Firefox Help

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  1. Njrg
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    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    I'm sort of reseting my system...

    Can anyone tell me how to save my firefox bookmarks? I have litterally like 150 unorganized links and I don't want to spend my time dragging and dropping each one to my desktop. Internet Explorer Faves are a breeze to save because they're stored convieniently in a folder, it doesn't seem to be so simple with Firefox.

    Also, don't you think there should be a tech support section?
     
  2. prowler

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    Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup

    Also, with the 'unorganized' thing, press Ctrl+D then OK to save it to the general location [​IMG]
     
  3. GreatZimkogway

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    Yeah. There're a few ways to do this, and Firefox's is much simpler then IE. Ctrl+Shift+B > Bookmarks Manager > Import and Backup > Export HTML. Then save that HTML file, then do the same thing you just did to reload them, just go Import HTML. Or you could use Xmarks, which saves your bookmarks online.

    And yes, we need a Computer Tech Support section.

    I got Ninja'd. And wat? ANOTHER ANGEL BEATS FAN BESIDES ME? Wooot. WOOOT, I say.
     
  4. The Pi

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    import and backup
    backup
    save somewhere
    in *new* firefox
    history
    show all history
    import and backup
    restore
    choose file
    done
     
  5. Njrg
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    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    Thank you all for the help.

    I will argue with this. The backup thing in FF was simple after I was told, but it isnt as near as simple as "Drag and Drop."
     
  6. prowler

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    If you have a fuckton of add-ons, you could try this http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Cyan

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    You could also backup your complete profile folder.

    It's located in document and settings/username/application data/Mozilla/Firefox/profiles/xxxxxxxx.profilename

    the xxxx.profilename is a folder, named with random letters, and with the profile name.
    mine is ijbaix4r.Cyan
    it could be xxxxxx.default, if you never change the name.

    Guide to save and restore your profile :
    save the complete folder
    format your system, reinstall your OS
    copy your folder back at the same place it was before the format
    reinstall Firefox, it will detect the profile and use it as default.

    Then, you will have all your bookmark, but also all your history/password/cookies/config/add-on, well your complete profile [​IMG]

    If your profile is not loaded, but instead there's a new empty profile, boot firefox with a command line :
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager
    select the profile and check "don't ask at statup"


    Or you can install firefox first, it will create a new profile.
    Go to the profile folder, and replace all the content with your old profile folder's content

    instruction and path for all OS :
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backin...r%20information
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing%20profiles

    Same for Thunderbird (just not in mozilla/sub folder, but in right into %appdata%/thunderbird)