This only backs up to the default firefox folder, not a good place to put a backup. We should be able to choose where we want it backed up. Also how does this maintain important browser settings when it only pertains to bookmarks and history ?
I tested by setting up a backup directory, naming backup file "bookmarks.json" then I added a bookmark, waited more than 5 seconds (5 second delay set) and checked directory, no backup created. Set up History to backup in the same manner, it works fine, I get a backup file (History.txt) as soon as I view a new page.
BackupFox not working on Ubuntu 14.04, FireFox 31, and BackupFox 1.03. My profile directory is "/home/sacha/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxxx.default/". Can you choose the destination of backup. Desired destination is "/home/sacha/firefox". Would like to backup bookmarks and history. Can't figure out how to set the filepath. Do I need to set folder permissions and(or) file permissions aswell?
You can choose the backup destination path in BackupFox's options window. Open a blank tab in FireFox and go to "about:addons", then click the "Preferences" button on the BackupFox line.
You user account will need write permissions for the directory containing the backup file. Permissions shouldn't be an issue if you are writing to your $HOME directory. However, keep in mind that your FireFox profile is also in $HOME, so backing up there won't protect you from disk failures. Consider backing up to another disk or network share.
Um pouco complicado para inexperientes, no entanto é funcional! Muito útil para reinstalar totalmente o Firefox. Recupera perfeitamente os favoritos, mesmo aqueles super organizados, com muitas pastas e subpastas.
Once I finally figured out you have to actually put the COMPLETE FILENAME PATH in the configuration options, Not just the directory like you normally would, it began working flawlessly! Even better it saves my bookmarks 5 seconds after any changes are made to it!
Since I have over 200,000 bookmarks and Xmarks cannot handle that many and has basically lost many many many of my bookmarks trying to keep them all synced, with their development team at one point having to reconfigure their servers to actually handle this size and amount of bookmarks, which was great but after many of them were already lost, I started looking for alternatives...and this means I can now save my bookmarks to my Cloud drive using this addon and NOT USE XMARKS ANYMORE!!!
No need for this or any similar extension. I just reinstalled Windows, but before that I saved folder: C:\Users\*mycomputername*\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox and replaced it after re-installing Windows (and after installing FF again, of course). Everything is the same as it used to be before reinstalling Windows, bookmarks, extensions, cookies, history, even GMail manager and all the passwords for everything... Just overwrite that folder with the one you saved and you won't lose anything. It will seem like you only restarted your computer :-)
tested with firefox 10.0.1 and BackupFox 1.0.3 "backup delay 1s" 1 - BackupFox don't restore history from jason file !!!!! how to recreate problem > - config backup file for BackupFox = back+url.json navigate to www.site.com.... www.site.com is on firefox history and in back+url.json file ( verified with notepad++ ). all is good - config backup file for BackupFox = back-tmp.json delete all www.site.com item in firefox history , them import back+url.json file ( open the bookmarks/history library window. click on Import and Backup ; Restore ; Choose File.Browse for back+url.json JASON file, select it, and click Open. ) - www.site .com isn't in firefox history !!!!!! , after close/restart firefox too
REQUEST for history options: 1 - possibility to enable/disable auto backup = manual backup only 2 - possibility to expand or disable "item_limit" , 5000 items max is too little. unlimited items would be better
Before I formated my pc I saved the bookmarks whit Beckupfox, but without any extension. i can't use this file with firefox but i can read with notepad ----25/01/12------ my file haven't extension, it isn't .JSON . and if i rename my file, it can't be read
Almost every add-on contains a configuration page that can be opened from the FireFox Add-Ons Manager. On the default theme (Win7), click on the orange Firefox button and select Add-ons, then click the Options button on the add-on you wish to configure.
The configuration page for BackupFox is self-explanatory. Furthermore, the BackupFox configuration dialog is automatically displayed the first time you reboot FireFox after installation.
Sounded good, but it does not work. FF 9.0.1, snow leopard. I checked and rechecked but everytime I try to backup bookmarks it says there is an error and I should check my options, which are set correctly.
the idea of this plug in is good , i was using it and suddenly i needed to formate the pc and i said ok all my bookmarks are backed up i will not lose them if i formated the pc so i did formate the pc and reinstall the back up bookmarks ,but i could not know how to open my old backed up bookmark items , i want to enter some websites that i've bookmarked and backed them up using this plug in but i can't how to import an existing previously made book mark backup file .json and use it? . because i need to do this how to reuse an old bookmark backup file .json ?
Using Firefox 7.0.1 with default theme: Click the orange Firefox button > Bookmarks > Show all Bookmarks. This will open the bookmarks/history library window. Now click on Import and Backup > Restore > Choose File. Browse for your JASON file, select it, and click Open.
The JASON file generated by BackupFox matches the format of FireFox's bookmarks backup/restore utility, which is what you will use to restore the file.
Have a look at this as well: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox
Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for this extension. Having suffered a host of OS re-installs recently having an addon like this that automatically backs up bookmarks as you add or change them is wonderful. Thanks a lot for making this.
i am using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit with firefox 6.01. i hope this will help your development further. one more thing if i may add, i normally have "NoScript" running, & as tested, it never prompted me to temporarily allow scripts to run.