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    Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    Does anyone happen to know where firefox stores things like the bookmarks (favourites in IE), settings, etc? I want to back them up but haven't been able to track them down to do so!

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    You need to run the "profile manager"

    http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile


    Run firefox.exe -profilemanager

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    Wow, this is like Outlook's profile manager, only without the handy Control Panel applet to start it up from. (Hint, hint) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    You could make yourself a shortcut.

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    Thanks, Jim, that was exactly what I needed!
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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    Of course, you and I could make ourselves shortcuts, but Firefox/Thunderbird should beat/match the competition here. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    One very good site is the-edmeister's Firefox informational pages. It contains a lot of useful information about working with profiles.

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    IE has a profile manager? <G>


    Firefox has put their utility in an unusual place, but not necessarily a bad one. It's certainly less confusing to me than remembering where some of the more obscure options on MS's options screens ( Go to Tools.. Options..., and select Advanced, and then choose More, and then Advanced options.... and then .. and then....)

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    No, as far as I know, IE does not have a profile manager. (Microsoft prefers that you switch users in order to have a different profile.) It is Outlook that has a profile manager, and that is accessible through the Control Panel's Mail applet and, I believe, by right-clicking on a "special" Outlook icon (the one with magical properties unlike other shortcuts).

    Again, my point is simply that difficult-to-access-for-normal-people features don't do much to sell Firefox. When one can use Tools>Change Profiles to transform your browser's personality, THEN we will have a feature to brag about. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox info (WinXP, Firefox 1.0.3)

    Unix is very user friendly. It's just picky about it's friends.

    <img src=/S/bwaaah.gif border=0 alt=bwaaah width=123 height=15>

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