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Portable Firefox Backup Software

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We have already talked about how to backup the user profiles in Firefox manually without using any software. There are a lot of software which will automate the process of Firefox backups very easy but I have yet to find a software which is portable and offers all the functions of other backup software. Today while browsing the Internet I have found out a command line software which is portable and can backup all the Firefox profiles.

The people who tend to move between one computer to another or reinstall their Operating System frequently have to take care that all their browsing data including their favorites, history, addons etc. are transferred to the new Operating System so that they can browse the Internet without any problems.

Backup Firefox batch script

Backup Firefox is a simple batch script for backing up full Firefox profile folder which will contain all the profiles of all the users. You will need to place the batch file in a folder where you want to backup the profiles. Since Backup Firefox is a simple batch script which runs from command line, you’ll need to run the file as administrator in order for it to function properly.

Run Backup Firefox script, press any key to continue and it’ll start backup up the profile. In the new version of Backup Firefox, the default backup location is Desktop or you can also specify the backup location when you start Backup Firefox.

Backup Firefox does not offer any facility to restore the backup so you’ll have to restore it manually. While Backup Firefox is not the perfect backup utility, it can be handy because of its speed and portability.

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Comments (4)

  • A much better portable backup tool is http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

    Not only does it backup, but it will also restores. Amazingly simple, it has never failed me since I started to use it.

  • MozBackup is much advanced and better but Backup Firefox is very simple and handy when you need to copy all the profiles at the same time. MozBackup only backs up one profile at a time.

  • AHH – but a quick little script can have all of your profiles backed up with one click; but alas, not many folks know how or have the time to whip this together.

    Maybe I’ll clean the script I have and make it available here.

    It would be a shame to have such a great tool as mozbackup (I am not associated with the app) go unused because of the one profile at a time.

    I’ll be back in a few days with something for you.

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