Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Backing up entire profile

  • 11 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 29 views
  • Last reply by MajorFoley

more options

Hey guys, i plan on doing a clean install of windows 7 on my computer soon and i need to backup my tab sessions on my browsers. I was wondering with firefox how do i completely backup everything? This includes -Bookmarks -Tabs -Extensions -Autocomplete History -Browsing History -Cookies I have backed up the folder located in /appdata/roaming/mozilla But i want a safer way as well and i would like to have the same profile lettering at this one.

Chosen solution

Copied the entire mozilla folder in the appdata\roaming, worked like a charm. Thanks guys

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (11)

more options

Some addons to help you:

More:

more options

Thanks for the info, for redundancy ill use Mozbackup, and copy the profile folder to a USB, ill let you know what happens.

more options

Hi MajorFoley, what did you mean by "i would like to have the same profile lettering at this one"?

more options

Note that you also need the profiles.ini file if you want to restore a saved Firefox profile folder.

See also:

more options

i mean i want it to have the same number/letter combination e.g 2eniqpga.default Cor-el where can i find that file? isnt it automatically backed up when i use mozbackup?

more options

Hi MajorFoley, profiles.ini is one or two levels up from your profile folder.

more options
more options

shouldnt that mean i should just copy the entire mozilla folder in appdata/roaming then? Whats so important that i need profiles.ini? is it needed for that specific profile i want to use?

more options

The profiles.ini file has the have the correct name of the profile. If Firefox can't find the profile folder that is expects to find, Firefox will just create a new profile. Basically, the profiles.ini file is the index of the profiles.

more options

The profiles.ini file is the profile registry and it makes the connection between the profile name as listed in the Profile Manager and the location (folder) on the hard drive. It also can mark the last used profile folder o be used when you click a link in an external program and Firefox isn't running.

Modified by cor-el

more options

Chosen Solution

Copied the entire mozilla folder in the appdata\roaming, worked like a charm. Thanks guys

Modified by MajorFoley