MozBackup – Backup Firefox and Migrate profiles easily

Finally, I migrated Firefox 2.0 to Firefox 3.0.1 on my home laptop. It’s been a long wait, but now I’m able to use all my Firefox 2.0 add-ons and my complete profile settings including passwords, cookies, bookmarks, history, extensions, settings etc. At work, I’ve been using Firefox 3 Portable already.

My Mozilla Firefox 2.0 installation exists in Program files. I had taken backup of everything with ease to use MozBackup tool. But the best part was, while installing Firefox 3.01, it asked me where my existing installation was and it has taken care of everything including the browser tabs that were open in firefox 2.0

MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spicebird and Netscape MozBackup Logo profiles. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc. It’s an easy way to do Firefox backup, Thunderbird backup. This program is freeware and works on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

Before migrating to a new version, run MozBackup before you install new version of Firefox or new extensions that are in development. Your backed up profile lets you rollback easily and use on newer version.

Download MozBackup , Install the app, Close the Mozilla program you want to back up, then run MozBackup and Choose backup or restore, then the application. Select the program profile and the location to save the backup as .pcv file (it is really just a zip file) will contain all your settings. , and whether you want to password protect the file.

When you’re done, you can Email it to yourself and save it on your new computer.

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