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Question about transferring Firefox

  • # September 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Does anyone know if when you transfer your Firefox backup files (the one in application data/mozilla/etc.), are the themes/plug-ins automatically transferred with the firefox files or will I need to re-download all my plug-ins/Firefox themes if say I wanted to transfer my installation of Firefox on a new computer? Basically do I need to bookmark all of my plug-ins/themes or will all of this get transferred with my firefox backup files?

    # September 11, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Yep—extensions and themes are all contained within the Firefox profile folder. As long as you’re transferring between the same OS, everything should be in order. A few links for reference:

    Transferring data to a new profile – Firefox – MozillaZine Knowledge Base
    MozBackup – Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird
    FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)

    # September 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Awesome, thank you for the timely reply. I’d always want to be safe when it comes to my precious files. :D

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