Backing up Bookmarks and email

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Backing up Bookmarks and email

Postby pauloates on Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:01 pm

Where are Firefox bookmarks and Thunderbird e-mail files stored please? I had to copy these manually before doing a clean upgrade to Elyssa but would like to e prepared before next upgrade - also I like to backup to an external hard drive regularly. Elyssa was a really easy upgrade and found all my hardware - just needed a graphics driver via Envy though at least the default screen was usable. Paul Oates
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Re: Backing up Bookmarks and email

Postby Fred on Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:18 pm

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Your Firefox bookmarks and and Thunderbird e-mail stores are in your /home folder. They are in a hidden folder called .mozilla

Copy this folder to a safe place and you can import your bookmarks and e-mail back into your new install.

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Re: Backing up Bookmarks and email

Postby grombor on Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:06 am

I personally backup my bookmarks and settings the easiest way possible. I don't back them up! When I set up linux mint the first time in Cassandra I portioned my hard drives into 4 separate primary partitions. I have my swap partition, root partition, ntfs / winbloze partition, and my /home partition. It is so nice this way because the only partition that I format now is my root partition on a clean install. I have an external where I have a backup in case of a catastrophe, but with a separate /home partition it all stays intact from upgrade, to upgrade, to upgrade....... :D
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