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Offline Yezinki

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Favorites Backup?
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:28:18 PM »
How can one make a backup of Favorites, its Folders & subfolders & the sites?

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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 10:30:01 PM »
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 10:41:05 PM »
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 10:48:06 PM »
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 10:55:52 PM »
How do I run this, xmarks-3.1.1.xpi downloaded file, Tech?
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 11:08:48 PM »
If you have firefox (which the xpi file is for) then all you need to do is double click the file and firefox should run the add-on installation.
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 11:14:19 PM »
Ok thanks DavidR.
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 01:14:36 AM »
You can synchronize favorites with Windows (Firefox, IE) and Linux (Firefox) even.
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009, 04:15:28 AM »
But to run the file one need FF correct as DavidR suggested?
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 10:26:02 AM »
I've always used MozBackup for backing up and restoring my FF and TB profiles.The cool thing is that it can backup everything from stored passwords, extensions, cookies, settings, cache etc. Highly recommend it for any FF and Thunderbird user.

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/


EDIT: I just realized it also supports Songbird which is a very cool media player i've just discovered. I've dumped Winamp for this one ...  :)
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2009, 11:39:40 AM »
Use http://www.xmarks.com/
That's a handy site to know because I used to Export my Favorites to a floppy then Import them on my other systems.
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 03:37:35 PM »
But to run the file one need FF correct as DavidR suggested?
Yes. Or you can run Firefox and open the file within it.
MozBackup is a must have ;)
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2009, 03:59:45 PM »
I'm a trusting sod NOT and I wouldn't place my back-ups on-line. I also have a problem of having back-ups on-line even if I trusted them. Back-ups are normally needed when the dark brown stuff hits the fan and you may not have internet access.

So for me back-ups have to be available off-line where they are accessible when it hits the fan.
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2009, 05:26:45 PM »
Synchronization works as backup. I see no problems on having the favorites backup online, neither files if you use a safe and trust online backup provider (like Mozy).
With XMarks you can export your favorites to work with them offline, no problems.
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Re: Favorites Backup?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2009, 07:42:47 AM »
But one need to have a  Mozilla family Browser for Xmarks like FF.
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