Backup Mozilla Firefox bookmarks to an external hard drive.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:29 PM
Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:57 PM
it contains a folder with a name twpjrfti.default
put this or the whole profiles folder in a new folder --maybe name it 'Firefox data' or something--then copy folder to your external drive.
to restore your bookmarks you can drag this back to it's original location (which by default will be updated every time you add new info) and let it overwrite the newer folder.
yes-you can delete the bookmarks from your computer and because you copied the info to a separate folder on your Maxtor drive--the info will be available.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:50 AM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:44 AM
this with Firefox in a Windows PC, Ubuntu, Mint and a couple
distros. Don't let the references to Linux scare
Firefox browser open, Click Bookmarks/Organize
Backup/Export or Import. The terminology
might be slightly different
depending on the version of Firefox.
The file is just a HTML file so
no problem getting the file from a
different Linux OS Firefox or
I usually export
to the desktop and copy to a
flash drive or hard drive . Move to a
different PC and import from
the flash drive. There are minor
variations on the process. Practice
it a few times.
the bookmarks file on a flash drive in case I
ever botch up the
Firefox or the OS. Has not happened yet. I have
known people who
delete their bookmarks by accident.
Don't forget to back up your personal
files to the drive
though I suspect you must be doing that if you
have an external
Oops, forgot to mention, the file will be called
Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:50 PM