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BackupFox 0.6

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Collision Bend    0

So I tried backupfox when my hard drive began to fail. Got the backup to work for T-bird, which is all I really care about. I have a 133,xxx kb backup file. OK, no sweat...

But when I go to restore it to the new installation of T-Bird, nothing happens -- I get the same inbox I had before. No address book, nothing.

My question: how do I get a readable version of my email (I only have to have onbe email in particular), and a readable version of my address book?

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akaladis    1

Did you use a new username on the new installation?

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TheBrotherhood313    0

Very nice indeed :)

I will be using this.

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CrisCr0ss    2

Srry to say but this still doesnt work

im using a diff PC FireFox 1.06 and when i dbl click backup fox.exe nothing happens.

What causes this i have no idea. I would really like to give this a shot but it seems there are two types of people.

1: where the app works flawlessly

2: where the app doesn't start at all

THere must be a reason.

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PermaSt0ne    1

why not just install it on a diffrent drive?

i installed it on my D: and after my C: crashed i formatted and re-installed windows and it stilll worked without me installing anything

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billpoly    0

A nice addition would be the ability to select what is backed up. For example, I use Firefox on two different machines with two distinct sets of bookmarks. I'd like to be able to back up all settings except for bookmarks and keep the two machines in sync (extensions, settings, etc. - just not bookmarks).

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wicked33    0

Heh well i tried it and i get the white with black unclickable links aswell..

And yah i formatted, so no idea how to get this working, I really need my fav's back :s

Oh im guessing its because my main hdd has changed Drive letter, i need one with all G:

Theres alot to change in the chrome file.. damn :\

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billpoly    0

Hello:

I think the idea for BackupFox is great, but I'm having a problem using it to copy my Firefox profile from one PC to another.

I created the backup on my source PC and did the restore on the destination PC. Both the backup and the restore appeared to work correctly. However, post-restore the path ...\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles is empty - no profile directory exists.

Here are a few key files that might help in understanding:

profiles.ini PRE-restore:

[General]

StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]

Name=default

IsRelative=1

Path=Profiles/gnsfjroz.default

profiles.ini POST-restore:

[General]

StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]

Name=default

IsRelative=1

Path=

backupfox.log:

Backupfox starting...

XP-style loaded.

Window size fixed, elements positioned.

Running folder is F:\BackupFox

User Home Path is C:\Documents and Settings\Bill\Application Data

Getting Firefox profiles...

Opening C:\Documents and Settings\Bill\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini

Getting Thunderbird profiles...

Finished! 1 profiles found.

BackupFox loaded successfully!

If I try to run the restore again after the failure (i.e. empty profiles directory), I receive a Run Time Error '76': Path not found, and BackupFox removes all files from the path ...\Application Data\Mozilla except for registry.dat.

Here are a few points/questions:

1. The backup was created to a USB flash drive that was mounted as drive E: on the source PC, but it was mounted as drive F: on destination PC for the restore. Is this a problem? Do the drive letters have to match?

2. Do the profile names have to match between PC's for the restore to work? On my destination PC, the current profile is gnsfjroz.default. I don't recall the name on my source PC, but I'm sure the characters before .default are different.

3. The Windows account names are not the same between, but I realize I can edit chrome.rdf post-restore to address that. This should not have an affect on the problem I am experiencing, should it?

I appreciate and help or advice you can offer.

Lastly, a quick suggestion. I would like it if the current time (down to the second) would be added to the backup file name, allowing for multiple backups per day with unique file names. This would be good if I am making multiple changes to my Firefox profile throughout the day and want to go back to a last known good config.

Thanks again for a great little tool. I'm sure we'll get it working for me.

Best... Bill

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sinatosk    0

nice app... would be nice if I could use it by command line aswell instead of a user interface. any plans for that to happen?

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akaladis    1
Hello:

I think the idea for BackupFox is great, but I'm having a problem using it to copy my Firefox profile from one PC to another.

I created the backup on my source PC and did the restore on the destination PC.  Both the backup and the restore appeared to work correctly.  However, post-restore the path ...\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles is empty - no profile directory exists.

Here are a few key files that might help in understanding:

profiles.ini PRE-restore:

[General]

StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]

Name=default

IsRelative=1

Path=Profiles/gnsfjroz.default

profiles.ini POST-restore:

[General]

StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]

Name=default

IsRelative=1

Path=

backupfox.log:

Backupfox starting...

XP-style loaded.

Window size fixed, elements positioned.   

Running folder is F:\BackupFox

User Home Path is C:\Documents and Settings\Bill\Application Data

Getting Firefox profiles...

Opening C:\Documents and Settings\Bill\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini

Getting Thunderbird profiles...

Finished! 1 profiles found.

BackupFox loaded successfully!

If I try to run the restore again after the failure (i.e. empty profiles directory), I receive a Run Time Error '76': Path not found, and BackupFox removes all files from the path ...\Application Data\Mozilla except for registry.dat.

Here are a few points/questions:

1.  The backup was created to a USB flash drive that was mounted as drive E: on the source PC, but it was mounted as drive F: on destination PC for the restore.  Is this a problem?  Do the drive letters have to match?

2.  Do the profile names have to match between PC's for the restore to work?  On my destination PC, the current profile is gnsfjroz.default.  I don't recall the name on my source PC, but I'm sure the characters before .default are different.

3.  The Windows account names are not the same between, but I realize I can edit chrome.rdf post-restore to address that.  This should not have an affect on the problem I am experiencing, should it?

I appreciate and help or advice you can offer.

Lastly, a quick suggestion.  I would like it if the current time (down to the second) would be added to the backup file name, allowing for multiple backups per day with unique file names.  This would be good if I am making multiple changes to my Firefox profile throughout the day and want to go back to a last known good config.

Thanks again for a great little tool.  I'm sure we'll get it working for me.

Best... Bill

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I am guessing the usernames are different on the two computers. This is a known problem with Firefox profiles. Hopefully Mozilla will change this weird behaviour in 1.5 :s

nice app... would be nice if I could use it by command line aswell instead of a user interface. any plans for that to happen?

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You just gave me a great idea!! Damn, I need find time for all these project (working on 4 already!).

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sinatosk    0

good to hear :p

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eboula    0

Hey thanks alot for this! I found it to be even better than Mozbackup already. I used to have problems restoring extensions with Mozbackup but there's no problem whatsoever with this program. The one feature I'd like to see though if possible is an update feature. I think this would be great since it's a standalone program that can't use firefox's extension updater. I don't know if it's possible for you to do (I'm not much of a software programmer) but in my opinion this would make it the perfect program if it is possible. Thanks again.

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Flamin-h    0

I like this program alot, but I need a way to extract atleast my bookmarks from the .firefox file it has created. I cant do it the normal way because of what ever problem I have where it just dosnt put it in the directly when I tell it to restore.

So my question is, how (with out the simple restoration process that dosnt work) would I get my bookmarks out, they are all I need as their importiant.

Thanks, this is a great program overall.

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dg_mortal    0
I like this program alot, but I need a way to extract atleast my bookmarks from the .firefox file it has created.  I cant do it the normal way because of what ever problem I have where it just dosnt put it in the directly when I tell it to restore.

So my question is, how (with out the simple restoration process that dosnt work) would I get my bookmarks out, they are all I need as their importiant.

Thanks, this is a great program overall.

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open the .firefox file with winrar or 7-zip or any other archive app that might be able to open it. then extract the bookmark file from it.

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Flamin-h    0

Thanks alot, Ill try that *now*...

Thanks alot, I had alot of work on that that is now potentialy saved (when I copy the files across). All I did was rename the .firefox extension to .zip and opened it in Winrar.

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tabbycat    0

Help appreciated :cry:

Hi, I've been using this backup fox for last 3weeks, it's been great!

It saved my bookmarks already!

Our computer was infected by Trojan virus, so reinstalled OS today (Windows XP).

Also I downloaded latest version of firefox (1.07) from(1.04).

Before removing the data from harddisk, I saved a whole backupfox073

file including a backup file sized 41.2MB.

So after I reinstalled OS I installed a newest version of firefox.

Then I tried to use backupfox, but it doesn't go.

So I downloaded backupfox073 again from here before and melted a zip file.

I tried to start the program by double clicking backupfox icon

(the one with a picture of fire & harddisk?) just like before,

but nothing happens.

I also tried dragging the

"default_2005-09-28" file onto backupfox icon, this doesn't work either.

Does anyone has any idea of what I am doing wrong?

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks for reading.

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MadTom    0

Any chnace of adding a progress bar or '%' completed ??

Great APP :)

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ex`    0
Srry to say but this still doesnt work

im using a diff PC FireFox 1.06 and when i dbl click backup fox.exe nothing happens.

What causes this i have no idea. I would really like to give this a shot but it seems there are two types of people.

1: where the app works flawlessly

2: where the app doesn't start at all

THere must be a reason.

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Same problem here unfortunately.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 (UK)
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 (Dutch - with edited language files)

BackupFox 0.6 throws a run-time error (50003), and 0.7.3. just won't open.

Any clues/hints/tips/tricks would be much appreciated. :)

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Von_Beard    0

great work thanks :cool:

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matrixman1013    0

Any chance we can see a version for Firefox 1.5. Or can someone confirm it works fine with 1.5

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HitchcockGreen    0

BackupFox is such a fantastic application that I've made it a staple in my Windows XP Unattended Install CD...

But now that Firefox 1.5 is out I notice that it doesn't import my profile backups very well anymore.

I don't know if 1.5 has all the features that the author was hoping for in order for the 'final release' of this program to work well (i.e. no single user account dependencies) but right now i'd be happy with being able to import my profile without firefox getting a little wonky.

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akaladis    1

Sorry everyone for the lack of replies :(

I study computer science away from Athens, and I got no Internet access whatsoever at my new place... I try to keep up with stuff through the uni's internet... In any case, right now I'm back in Athens for Christmas, so I'm back on my DSL line :) Hopefully I'll get a DSL line at my new place in January.

I upgraded to Firefox 1.5 recently, but didn't have much time to inspect the profile structure. I'm quite sure they still depend on username, but I'll have to look into the files to see if paths are still stored as absolute paths.

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solomani    0

Hi,

I just used this and it seems to work fine ... but... it doesnt import the address book.

Also is there a way to merge files? For example I have an older backup and if I restore that one to my current TB it overwrites everything instead of merging.

Thanks.

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daveym    0

I upgraded to Firefox 1.5 recently, but didn't have much time to inspect the profile structure. I'm quite sure they still depend on username, but I'll have to look into the files to see if paths are still stored as absolute paths.

I just did a backup from my laptop to home pc, both running WinXP with Firefox 1.5, and I did NOT have to rename anything in the ChromeRDF file...as their isn't one in the chrome folder! When I started up Firefox after the BackupFox restore everything was exactly as it is on my laptop version. So, there should be no more problems with crossing profiles to other computers if you're using Firefox 1.5.

raptor - Thanks again for the great app!

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thronfun47    0

Hi, I want auto-merge firefox profiles from all 4 of my XP PRO partitions, thus! all bookmarks are saved to a fifth data-only partition, and thus! all bookmarks are the same in every partition and worry-free because they is stored in a fifth partition, and extra sweet would be to auto-load this SAVED-MERGED-PROFILE after any reformat and Firefox is reinstalled, (a Krsna-like-perfection) :whistle:

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