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posted by hecate 6 months ago
transferring layout, extensions and plug-ins to new computer

transferring bookmarks is easy, but i'm having trouble finding info on transferring all my plugins and extensions, as well as my layout, so that they'll load on a new install of FF. i'm getting a new win8 computer soon. currently, i am running FF PORTABLE on an XP computer and intend to install FF (not portable) in my new computer immediately. i would like to move over not only my bookmarks, but the special way i have my menu bar set up, my tweaked bookmarks bar, my custom search engines, and my extensions and plugins.

if i copy the files from my c:/FirefoxPortable/Data/Profile folder over to replace the new one, that doesn't seem to include the plugins, etc. if i copy the whole c:/FirefoxPortable/Data/ folder (which includes profile, plugins, and settings, i'm afraid i'll mess something up since this is a portable installation and the new one will not be.

is there any way to transfer everything so my new FF looks and works just like my old one? importing the bookmarks is the easy part! i don't want to give up FF on the new computer, but am afraid of either messing up the new installation, or having to set up everything manually all over again.

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