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FF Profile backup
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:39:09 PM »
Greetings.

I'm getting ready to upgrade to the new 64-bit version and have been cautioned that I won't be able to go back to the previous version if needed/desired as the 32-bit profile will have gone away.

I searched what my beloved wife used and found that MozBackup isn't being developed past Windows 7.

Can I get a recommendation and a safe download site please?
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Re: FF Profile backup
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 10:53:57 AM »
32-bit was previously installed on all machines by default, now Mozilla is migrating those folks who can handle 64-bit to that platform automatically and silently.  I'm not sure what you are asking about the profile going away ...

If you simply want to backup the profile, see this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

This machine upgraded automatically recently without any action on my part, and all of the profile information, extensions, plug-ins, bookmarks, etc, work as they did.

Are you manually updating to 64-bit? 


... and you CAN go back to 32-bit should you want to, see the bottom of this blog: https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/firefox-64-default-64-bit-windows/
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Re: FF Profile backup
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 12:52:32 PM »
32-bit was previously installed on all machines by default, now Mozilla is migrating those folks who can handle 64-bit to that platform automatically and silently.  I'm not sure what you are asking about the profile going away ...

If you simply want to backup the profile, see this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

This machine upgraded automatically recently without any action on my part, and all of the profile information, extensions, plug-ins, bookmarks, etc, work as they did.

Are you manually updating to 64-bit? 


... and you CAN go back to 32-bit should you want to, see the bottom of this blog: https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/firefox-64-default-64-bit-windows/

You could try Batckup 3.0 for Firefox. I haven't used it but it might work.

http://batchapp.webs.com/backupandrecovery.htm

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Re: FF Profile backup
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 12:16:46 AM »
Have you resolved your issue?
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Re: FF Profile backup
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 02:38:32 PM »
Resolution is today's project.   :)

Thanks for the follow-up.
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Re: FF Profile backup
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 03:07:11 PM »
backup was easy enough. and I'm now updated to the 64 bit FF. Hoping for improvement.
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