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So, I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I started out with 2009 KDE 4.1 but it was too buggy, so I'm now running 2008.1 KDE 3.5 ...
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    [SOLVED] Getting ready for Mandriva 2009.1


    So, I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I started out with 2009 KDE 4.1 but it was too buggy, so I'm now running 2008.1 KDE 3.5
    Anyway, 2009.1 is coming out (hopefully) on Wednesday, and I need to backup stuff.
    How do I backup the saved passwords and stuff from Firefox? I know where the bookmarks backups are, but where are the passwords stored? When I install again, I'll never be able to remember all my passwords...
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    Just copy .mozilla folder in your /home/user_id folder. Replace it with .mozilla folder of new Firefox.

    You will have same Extensions, Passwords, Themes and Bookmarks in new Firefox.

    I backup .mozilla folder at regular intervals.
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    You can also use the xmarks plugin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Just copy .mozilla folder in your /home/user_id folder. Replace it with .mozilla folder of new Firefox.
    I thought of that, but won't it create version conflicts or something? Or is it finally time for me to stop thinking like a Windows user...
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    It won't create any version conflict. I am doing that since 2.x.

    Using new .mozilla folder in 3.x release onwards though.
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    Great! Thanks!
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