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How to keep firefox settings after update.

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I have not updated firefox in a LONG time because every time I did I had to reset all my settings (where tabs are, which order tabs are added.....) to keep firefox looking and behaving like firefox not chrome.

Well I think I need to update now. So I would like a way to backup all my preferences and settings before I update.

I have not updated firefox in a LONG time because every time I did I had to reset all my settings (where tabs are, which order tabs are added.....) to keep firefox looking and behaving like firefox not chrome. Well I think I need to update now. So I would like a way to backup all my preferences and settings before I update.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • Sling Player 2.4.0.130
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.11
  • 5.1.40416.0
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
  • 0.3
  • Uplay PC Plugin
  • 2.1.2
  • 1.138.0
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • 0.70.4

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0

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jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8695 solutions 71078 answers

Hmm, I suggest a copy of your entire currently active profile folder, preferably after Firefox has shut down gracefully (i.e., not crashed) so it has reconciled temporary database files and cleaned up nicely. This article has suggestions: Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles.

But I should note that there have been lots of changes in the past 10 versions so some of those backups probably won't work with Firefox 39 after it is initially installed and the installer imports/converts those older files during the update.

Hmm, I suggest a copy of your entire currently active profile folder, preferably after Firefox has shut down gracefully (i.e., not crashed) so it has reconciled temporary database files and cleaned up nicely. This article has suggestions: [[Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles]]. But I should note that there have been lots of changes in the past 10 versions so some of those backups probably won't work with Firefox 39 after it is initially installed and the installer imports/converts those older files during the update.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4248 solutions 59413 answers

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4248 solutions 59413 answers

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Flash Player Version 18.0.0.203
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Note: Windows users must download the “Internet Explorer” and “Plugin-based browsers” installers.

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0 <br>Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: '''[http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows]''' '''[http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac]''' Then reinstall the latest version. Flash Player '''Version 18.0.0.203<br>https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html''' '''Note: Windows users''' must download the “Internet Explorer” '''and''' “Plugin-based browsers” installers.