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Firefox and chrome backup + 32 or 64 bit?

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December 19, 2011 7:52:30 AM

first and foremost, what should i use / how do i back up firefox and chrome, im moving to a new drive, and os and want to back them up for easy moving, but have no clue the folder/program to use

and with firefox, should i bother with 64bit? god knows i use enough ram to make a 64bit version a viable option, but i have no idea about its stability and would love to get opinions from people who are useing it.

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December 19, 2011 9:03:06 AM

U can use for Firefox soft like MozBackup.

MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spicebird, Songbird and Netscape profiles.

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
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December 19, 2011 9:11:03 AM

And another, better improvement u can do to speed up the system, is to get SSD for the system.

That is the fastest improvement u can do, after upgrade to i7 CPU.
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December 19, 2011 9:25:11 AM

im moving to an ssd,
im using ddr2 ram, but i have 8gb worth of it for when i move.
im also going to windows 7.

sticking with my phenom II though, cant justify getting anything better because its not worlds of difference, everything i want to do, it does, and it does well.

now, here is my question.

the mozilla way, will it back everything up, move it in its entirety, and when i open firefox up on the new os, it will be just like it is now.

and with chrome, basically the same thing. i dont have to take time setting anything up and it remembers passwords too?

to me the internet browsers are about the only thing, asside from ssd firmware, that i dont want to screw up at all, as they are such a pain in the butt to get just how i like them...

you have any idea if the 64bit version of ff handles massive amounts of tabs better? i open upwards 600-700 tabs at peak, but usually hover around 300 ish, the 32 bit version starts to crap out at about 1.5gb ram usage.
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December 19, 2011 9:28:24 AM

alidan said:
im moving to an ssd,
im using ddr2 ram, but i have 8gb worth of it for when i move.
im also going to windows 7.

sticking with my phenom II though, cant justify getting anything better because its not worlds of difference, everything i want to do, it does, and it does well.

now, here is my question.

the mozilla way, will it back everything up, move it in its entirety, and when i open firefox up on the new os, it will be just like it is now.

and with chrome, basically the same thing. i dont have to take time setting anything up and it remembers passwords too?

to me the internet browsers are about the only thing, asside from ssd firmware, that i dont want to screw up at all, as they are such a pain in the butt to get just how i like them...

you have any idea if the 64bit version of ff handles massive amounts of tabs better? i open upwards 600-700 tabs at peak, but usually hover around 300 ish, the 32 bit version starts to crap out at about 1.5gb ram usage.

If u will use those 2 programs, than passwords and all the settings and history in the search boxes will be saved.
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December 19, 2011 6:14:22 PM

this never posted for some reason, ment to post it last night.

do you happen to know what the profile folders are for firefox and chrome, im going to use the programs, i just want to be able to have a few different backups incase one method fails... its happened to me in the past.
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December 19, 2011 7:12:09 PM

For Chrome, it would be more complicated than u think. I would not do that, waste of time, IMHO.

I use these programs all the time and never had a problem.

Only when I backed up FF with extensions and tried to restore it to the newer version, for example version 3 back up to the version 4.0, than some doesn't worked, but thats normal, due to large software change.


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December 19, 2011 7:12:16 PM

Create backup with everything and another backup just the favorites.
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December 19, 2011 10:29:48 PM

ok sounds good to me.
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December 19, 2011 11:41:44 PM

Did u try it?
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December 20, 2011 2:26:33 AM

nah, got webpages bookmarked, and on my desktop, im going to run the backup on the 24th for them, go to sleep, get the ssd, ram, and 7 in the morning and get that up, running, and everything i want on it.

i want to pull the most recent version for it.
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December 29, 2011 11:32:11 PM

chrome backup took a crap ton of space, over 800mb even when everything was cleared, and it continually "failed" to restore, but it restored, that program works but im guessing it has allot of bugs.

firefox didn't see i had a nightly 8 build, but still backed it up, but wouldnt restore without firefox fist being installed.

any way, they both worked and thank you
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December 29, 2011 11:32:32 PM

Best answer selected by alidan.
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December 29, 2011 11:36:27 PM

Thanks for the vote alidan : )
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December 29, 2011 11:39:06 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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