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I'm about to reinstall my Windows XP, and I'd hate to have to work three hours to get my Firefox back to its current condition in terms of theme, add-ons, toolbars and bookmarks.

Knowing Firefox, I assume these are saved somewhere on file, and can be easily imported after reinstallation. The question is what are these files named, and where do I find them?

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Backing up & Managing profiles

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Certainly sums it up nicely =8-) –  Yuval Nov 8 '09 at 17:58


Just copy that folder, and all of your settings, extensions, and history should be saved.

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Does this folder include bookmarks too? –  Yuval Nov 8 '09 at 15:56
I believe so, yes. –  Phoshi Nov 8 '09 at 15:57

MozBackup is a good option. It will let you back up bookmarks, history, extentions, etc.

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Maybe if I was using the entire Mozilla suite of applications... but it's just FF. Not gonna install a tool especially for this... 10x anyway. –  Yuval Nov 8 '09 at 17:55
MozBackup need not be installed. Just unzip and use. I've been using it for 3 years now (XP->Vista->7) and it works great. Also, it let's you password-protect your backed up settings. –  Traveling Tech Guy Nov 8 '09 at 23:33

I've tried FEBE and Mozbackup.But FEBE is the most efficient way to backup all extensions,settings etc.. in firefox...You can also create one click setup for setting up all extensions after a fresh install of Firefox by using FEBE...

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