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Old 08-28-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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preserving bookmarks when removing Firefox


My Firefox has lately been crashing spontaneously or freezing up, so I am going to uninstall and reinstall it. Will the bookmarks survive?
 
Old 08-28-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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On my boxen there is:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ ls -l .mozilla/firefox/fwx9ju3e.default/bookmarks*
-rw-r--r-- 1 mingdao users 286173 2008-07-12 08:35 .mozilla/firefox/fwx9ju3e.default/bookmarks.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 mingdao users 286173 2008-07-12 08:35 .mozilla/firefox/fwx9ju3e.default/bookmarks.html
You might want to save the html file just in case. You can also save your
default profile by copying it somewhere else for safe keeping; such as:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ rsync -va .mozilla/firefox/fwx9ju3e.default firefox-backup
which will save everything in your default profile to /home/mingdao/firefox-backup/
 
  


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