Wednesday, December 29, 2010

jProgr: Firefox's Configuration Folder

This article is part of the translation series. 

Firefox has a specific profile which contains all of its settings, tweaks here and there that you have done to your favorite browser. It is useful to know this when we have two computers or reinstall your OS and you don't want to configure Firefox from Zero to customize it to your liking.

As I mentioned, the complete profile is kept in one folder, which you can copy to other installations of Firefox to have it like that of our home computer (or wherever). The folder is in C:\users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ on Windows 7 and Vista, on Mac it would be under /Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/[random].[profile]/ and for Linux it can be found in /home/[username]/.mozilla/firefox/[random].[profile]. You can copy the location for your OS and paste it into the navigation bar of your file browser so you don't have to search folder by folder.

Copying that folder you now have a backing of your browser settings for use in emergencies, we can also make an automatic backup of the profile with the help of an extension, which saves you time by having to look for the folder, in addition you'll now have up to date copies/backups of your profile settings.

The next time you install Firefox on a machine and want to have the same configuration that you already have on your PC you know that copying a single folder you'll have everything resolved.

Source Article: La carpeta de configuraciones de Firefox(una muy importante)
Published on: 2010/03/26
Author: jProgr

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