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How to backup and restore Firefox settings, addons, bookmarks, and more [Guide]

febe [1]Not impressed with the Sync feature built into Firefox? Want something a little more advanced? Enter the Firefox Environment Backup Extension. This extension has the ability to back up every single aspect of your Firefox profile. This means your Firefox extensions, bookmarks, browsing history, theme/skin, button layout/configuration, saved passwords, set home pages, and even file associations! This guide will tell you how you can automate the backup system and even have the backups sync to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

Before We Begin

Syncing your backups automatically to Dropbox or Google Drive is not a necessity — you can easily store your backups locally. If you chose not to store backups in Dropbox or Google Drive, make sure you have a flash drive or a similar way you can store and archive your backups.

Alternatively, syncing backups will work with any cloud service provider — not just Dropbox or Google Drive.

The method described in this guide will work on any desktop operating system that supports Firefox 14 and up — including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X, and Linux.

How to Backup Firefox Settings, Addons, And Bookmarks With FeBe

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How To Restore FeBe backups

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Conclusion

Firefox sync is a decent utility, but it’s not quite up to par and thus many alternatives have spawned. Firefox Environment Backup Extension is the definitive backup and restore tool for Firefox. There’s simply nothing quite as good out there. Enjoy!