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how do I back up files onto a flash drive

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I want to back up my files onto a flash drive

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Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

This is your current profile. Copy the folder As Is to a folder on a thumb drive. Then Copy the folder to the new system.

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Hi, dyaskell!

It depends on what files you want to backup. If you want to backup the Firefox Installer Files, you can go to your downloads folder and copy and paste the installer files onto your USB Stick.

I am pretty sure that you can just install two versions of Firefox on your computer. (But the second copy will start out fresh.)

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Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

This is your current profile. Copy the folder As Is to a folder on a thumb drive. Then Copy the folder to the new system.

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Thank You I was able to do it.

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Since the OP is on Linux and not Windows.

FredMcD said

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar. Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox. This is your current profile. Copy the folder As Is to a folder on a thumb drive. Then Copy the folder to the new system.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

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dyaskell said

Thank You I was able to do it.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

James said

Since the OP is on Linux and not Windows . . . . .

Thank you for that information.