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Restore Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and settings

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Small Business
  • CrashPlan PROe

Overview

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for restoring your Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and settings.

Before you begin

Your Firefox profile must be included in your backup file selection in order to restore your bookmarks and settings.

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Steps

  1. Open the CrashPlan app and go to Restore.
  2. If there are multiple computers on your account, select the computer you want to restore.
  3. If you are backing up to multiple destinations, select the backup destination that you want to use for this restore.
  4. Locate and select your Firefox profile .default folder from the file tree. The folder is located in your AppData (Windows) or Application Support (Mac) folder and labeled with a unique combination of eight letters and numbers, for example:
  • Windows: /Users/<user name>/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/<nkta7i8r>.default
  • Mac: /Users/<user name>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<nkta7i8r>.default

Restore Firefox bookmarks

  1. (Mac only) From the restore options, click original permissions to change the selection to current permissions.
  2. From the restore options, click Desktop, then original location to change the location of where the files are restored. The location should be set to a folder.
  3. Change the folder by clicking on the default (Desktop).
  4. From the Select a Directory dialog, choose the Firefox Profile folder for your operating system and click Ok:
  • Windows: /Users/<user name>/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/
  • Mac: /Users/<user name>/Library/Application/ Support/Firefox/Profiles/

Restore to folder

  1. Click Restore.
  2. Restart Firefox to see your restored bookmarks and settings.