COOL APP: MozBackup

I got my current computer as a Christmas present in 2008. At the time, I didn’t have a copy of the installation media for x64 Vista… so I couldn’t do the “reformat the computer to clean off all the crud HP installed on it” thing like I normally would. And by the time I did have a copy of the media, I was so far along that I didn’t want to do the reformat. I then did an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 back in October 2009. Over time, several niggling (but hard to diagnose) issues cropped up, and this past weekend I reformatted the old gal and started over.

Like most folks, I do a lot of stuff on the Internet. And nothing is as important to me as my Firefox profile. Not only do I have saved passwords and a browsing history to keep, I also have tons of extensions and UI tweaks that would take forever to redo. That’s why I fell in love with MozBackup:

mozbackup

As the name suggests, MozBackup backs up your entire Firefox profile to a single, handy file. It’s a stand-alone app that requires no installer: just download, unzip and run. The entire process of backing up your profile only takes around 6 mouse clicks, and restoring everything about your browser takes just 6 clicks more. And not only did MozBackup restore the stuff I expected it to, it even restored all of my GUI tweaks after the reformat!

MozBackup works with Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, Flock, Postbox, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spicebird, Songbird, Netscape, and Wyzo and is freeware (even for commercial use).

Check it out here!

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