Back up option (settings, bookmarks, extentions, etc)




14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: sha256sum, Assigned: bugzilla)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

As people install more and more extensions, the settings become more
complicated, and harder to reproduce again on another computer, e.g. being ones
notebook or a friends/new users computer.

So I would like to suggest a entry in preferences called Back up. When pressed
the user should see something like this:


Select the items to back up

* Bookmarks
* Extensions
* Extension settings
* FireFox settings
* Themes
Back up file: |____________________________|


The idea should be, that it should output a tar.gz file containing everything
that the user selected.

Selecting "extensions", "themes" should include the extensions and themes.

If the extensions can't be copied from the current computer, it should download
the xpi file, and include that in the final tar.gz file.

Losing the Adblock blacklist or Cookie white list, would not be fun at all, so I
see great need for such a feature.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
Just find your profile folder
<> and make a copy of it to
create a backup of all your personal settings.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 2

14 years ago
You are right, it is easy if I want to back everything up, but in the case,
where I want to give my extensions with settings to a friend, there it trouble.

As it is now, I do not know of any way to export the extension settings, and
having a entry in FireFox just for back up proposes, would be an elegant
solution the "back up bookmark problem" aswell which there is a bug report for.

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