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I would like to uninstall firefox 4 and then reinstall it, but how do I save my book marks?

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I would like to uninstall firefox 4 and then reinstall it, but I don't want to lose all of my bookmarks. The actual problem is a persona that won't stay changed. We change it, but every time we close Firefox it goes back to the Persona we changed it from when we start up Firefox again. I was just planning on uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, but, like I said, I don't want to lose my bookmarks. How do I save my bookmarks in Firefox 4?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I'm not sure, but possibly after the motherboard on my computer was replaced.

Installed Plug-ins

  • IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.2"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
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  • Google Update
  • Unity Player 3.0.0f5

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

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Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
4.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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Enabled
ID
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Forecastfox Weather
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Adblock Plus
1.3.3
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FoxTab
1.4.1
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Java Console
6.0.24
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0024-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
IE Tab Plus
1.98.20110322
true
ietab@ip.cn
McAfee SiteAdvisor
3.3.1
true
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DownloadHelper
4.8.4
true
{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
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Name
Value
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180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://my.msn.com/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110318052756
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:2.0
extensions.lastAppVersion
4.0
general.useragent.extra.brc
keyword.URL
http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1300926293
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
257675
places.last_vacuum
1298478251
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
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Adapter Description
ATI Radeon HD 5450
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1002
Device ID
68f9
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1024
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Driver Version
8.740.0.0
Driver Date
5-17-2010
Direct2D Enabled
Blocked on your graphics driver. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.
DirectWrite Enabled
false (6.1.7600.16763, font cache n/a)
WebGL Renderer
(WebGL unavailable)
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1

berlinblue 0 solutions 8 answers

Helpful Reply

You could always remove/disable the Persona that you don't want. Go to Add-ons > Appearance, and then just disable/remove the offending Persona.

Though, if you really want to save your bookmarks: Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Which will open the Library > Look for Import and Backup > Backup...> and it will prompt to you save the file somewhere. To add them back into Firefox, go back to the library > Import and Backup again > Restore > Choose File... > and then open the file you saved earlier.