Backing up your Browser Settings: MozBackup for Firefox and Thunderbird

Using a browser such as Firefox and/or Thunderbird may be a great experience, but if you have to format your computer, then you lose all your bookmarks and settings and extensions. The only way out seems to be that you have to backup each item individually and this can be quite a tedious process. However, there is a small and handy utility called MozBackup that takes care of all the backing-up you need to do with these browsers.

The purpose of this application is simple and straightforward – it backs-up and/or restores all the customized data for your browsers. Although named MozBackup, this tool works with a few other browsers as well – viz. Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and Netscape.

Its design and use is also simple – all you have to do is close the browser that you wish to back-up and then launch MozBackup. MozBackup will ask you to choose the function you want to carry out – backup or restore, and then it will ask you to select program, then the profile, and so on. The process for restoring your customized browser profiles is also the same.

This tiny download of around 800K is easily available on the net for free. It is compatible with all Windows platforms.

You can download your copy of MozBackup from this link.