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Old 02-16-2008, 01:22 AM   #1
Verlager
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re-installing and keeping mozilla email/browser settings


I have to reinstall Linux while retaining as many of my browser and email settings as possible. The swiftweasel bookmarks are easy, because, in my case, the .mozilla/swiftweasel/xxxx.default/bookmarks.html is simply a link to a genuine bookmarks.html file on a server, which means my other comps always have current bookmarks.

I want to keep the ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxxxx.default/Mail/* settings and inbox/outbox settings. I can't just re-install and quietly put the files back into the new directory, -that never works.

I also want to keep my address book, and browser cookies. Where are these things located? I'd like to get up to speed in saving this valuable information.

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Old 02-16-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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I want to keep the ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxxxx.default/Mail/* settings and inbox/outbox settings. I can't just re-install and quietly put the files back into the new directory, -that never works.
It has always worked for me??

All of the browser cookies are in the respective firefox folder in the home folder. I Just always copy the whole .folder and I have never had a problem with either thunderbird or FF
 
  


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