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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.

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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.

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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

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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.