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Old 10-01-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
danielr2
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FEBE from W7 machine to Linux Mint


hello everyone;
i have two Lenovo laptops, both browsing Firefox, both email client with Thunderbird.
with Mozbackup, i was able to transfer what backed up in one to another, replicating functionality.
i also have a netbook Asus Eee 1001 PCX running W7 home premium and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon version.
through browsing, i learned about FEBE and TEBE as "equivalents" to Mozbackup for Linux Mint.
i added on in BOTH, the Asus and one Lenovo (as backup source).
problem: it doesn't show ability to backup all links and cookies i have.
nevertheless, carried to generate a Quick Backup xpi file with 14 items.
copied it to a USB and tried to use them as restore in Firefox at the netbook, through its FEBE.
no luck, doesn't work.
so, the q' to the forum:
is it there something i'm misunderstanding or doing wrong?
your help guidance and assistance will be appreciated.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 10:32 AM   #2
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You can copy the thunderbird folder in %appdata% to another computer.
 
Old 10-05-2017, 07:16 AM   #3
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hi Keruskerfuerst;
thanks for your reply.
i tried but i didn't work. i got a message "format not compatible"
this weekend i'll try to import bookmarks from mozilla firefox [FF] into internet explorer [IE} in the laptop.
then, in the notebook, will try to import bookmarks from IE into FF.
will report results.
 
Old 10-05-2017, 07:31 AM   #4
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You could try Export and Import!!
 
Old 10-05-2017, 07:54 AM   #5
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Mozbackup creates a zip archive - you can also try to use that.
 
Old 10-05-2017, 10:34 AM   #6
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That is not going to help as it will be the same incompatible format, just zipped.
 
Old 10-06-2017, 11:14 AM   #7
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Thunderbird: Are you using IMAP or POP folders?

Then create the email accounts with passwords and let the email client download the folders and emails.

Firefox: You can export the links with the export function of FF.
I don´t know, where FF stores it´s cookies.

FEBE and TEBE are availaible for Linux, too.

Last edited by Keruskerfuerst; 10-07-2017 at 04:05 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 11:02 PM   #8
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importing FF bookmarks into IE at the laptop [LP] was no problem, BUT trying to install IE in the LM running notebook [NB] was full of hurdles, as (browsing the net) indicates that IE is strongly dependent on Windows OS running.
decided to abandon attempt in that direction.
installed Google Chrome [GC] in LP, imported FF bookmarks. no problem.
then trying to install GC in the NB was impossible, as it's a 32 bit machine, and GC is no longer supported in 32 bit.
websites recommended Google CHROMIUM [GCH] instead.
attempts to install GCH also turned difficult and full of hurdles.
decided to abandon attempt in that other direction.
so, tried AGAIN to go the FEBE road (which is actually in the FF at both machines).
reviewed FEBE options, set up some parameters, and ..................
VOILA! got a FEBE backup and profile in LP !!!
USB copied, and when trying to "restore profile" in the NB, a warning came indicating that the restore required FF to be closed, and a dialog box opened.
clicking button to [finally !!!] run restore, ANOTHER warning came indicating that profile restore MIGHT NOT work, given that NB's FF is version 33, while the restore file was from version 55 in LP.
mozilla site linked to obtain FF for Linux Mint, which downloaded.
as i do not know HOW TO INSTALL in LM, further browsing led me to
http://libre-software.net/how-to-ins...tu-linux-mint/
; which provides, STEP BY STEP, instructions (remember, i'm a NEWBIE !!!) on how to proceed/write in the terminal.
as i have time this coming weekend, i'll try those instructions and report to forum.
dr2
 
  


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