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I spend an inordinate amount of time customising my Firefox browser the way I want it. I’m always tweaking here and there to get things just perfect. I have the right theme, the right extensions, the right design… what would happen if Firefox were to crash and I had to re-install? That’s right kids, I would break down and start smashing things and we don’t want that now do we? Nooooo…..

That’s why I was relieved to discover MozBackup which instantly makes a backup of your Firefox profile at the press of a button – and it’s idiot-proof which means I can operate it! Woo-hoo!

Just download the program and follow the step-by-step process. If you have more than one profile though, make sure you choose the correct profile to back up. Choose what profile features you want copied and press the button.

When it is finished, make sure you keep the backup file someplace safe such as a rewritable disk or a USB flash-drive. Then once a week, backup your profile again to reflect any changes to your browser since the last time (Sunday is my backup day).

Then if disaster strikes and you need to restore a profile, just run MozBackup again and choose the “Restore a profile” option showed in the screenshot. Everything will then be instantly restored to your newly installed Firefox browser and you can start smiling again.

As Cartman would say, “sweet!”


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  1. Mike Z
    August 18, 2007 at 2:00 am

    nice tool, thanks

  2. Aibek
    August 17, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    :-) :-)

  3. mark
    August 17, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Ohhhh!!! Don't get me started about FEBE! When I had to re-install Firefox a few months back, FEBE failed to restore my profile and I was left with zilch! my cursing was so loud, all the sailors in Kiel were blushing and running away!

  4. Aibek
    August 17, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    just today one of my friends lost all of her bookmarks.
    So guyz don't forget to backup.

  5. Aibek
    August 17, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Mark
    excellent timing!
    Check out comments on Adam's latest post you'll see what I mean.
    Good job. ;-)