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Old 12. May 2009, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a Firefox backup/restore program that can read .pvc files, the format that MozBackup uses. So like a Debian package or something that will work...

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Old 12. May 2009, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a Firefox backup/restore program that can read .pvc files, the format that MozBackup uses. So like a Debian package or something that will work...

Thank you
There doesn't appear to be anything about at the moment that will read and restore .pcv files. However, you could use the FEBE firefox addon instead. I've recently transferred my 32 bit Firefox 3.0.10 settings (profile, addons, bookmarks, etc) from Vista 64 to Ubuntu 9.02 using this without a problem.
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[QUOTE=rikmayell;4805]There doesn't appear to be anything about at the moment that will read and restore .pcv files. However, you could use the FEBE firefox addon instead. I've recently transferred my 32 bit Firefox 3.0.10 settings (profile, addons, bookmarks, etc) from Vista 64 to Ubuntu 9.02 using this without a problem.[/QUOTE

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, so you will be able to restore the .fbu file into Firefox?
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I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, so you will be able to restore the .fbu file into Firefox?
Sorry, I did mean 9.04! Yes FEBE should restore everything. I installed FEBE under Firefox in Windows, set the backup type in FEBE options to BOTH, and then ran the backup (using the BOTH option recreates the original XPI extension files.) I then transfered the files to Ubuntu, installed FEBE into Firefox via the File, Open command, configured FEBE to look at the directory containing the Windows Firefox files and then did a restore.

The FEBE restore option allows you to restore the profile, or, if you prefer, selectively restore extensions, bookmarks and so on. When I did this I choose the selective restore as my profile included some Windows specific Vista themes that X windows probably wouldn't have liked. Further, Firefox extensions use a Just In Time technique, that is the XPI file is converted for the appropriate platform on installation. I suspect that this platform specific information is stored in the profile making it better to restore the extensions so that they get correctly converted for Ubuntu.

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Sorry, I did mean 9.04! Yes FEBE should restore everything. I installed FEBE under Firefox in Windows, set the backup type in FEBE options to BOTH, and then ran the backup (using the BOTH option recreates the original XPI extension files.) I then transfered the files to Ubuntu, installed FEBE into Firefox via the File, Open command, configured FEBE to look at the directory containing the Windows Firefox files and then did a restore.

The FEBE restore option allows you to restore the profile, or, if you prefer, selectively restore extensions, bookmarks and so on. When I did this I choose the selective restore as my profile included some Windows specific Vista themes that X windows probably wouldn't have liked. Further, Firefox extensions use a Just In Time technique, that is the XPI file is converted for the appropriate platform on installation. I suspect that this platform specific information is stored in the profile making it better to restore the extensions so that they get correctly converted for Ubuntu.

Hope that helps.

Rik
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