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#1 JohnRocks

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:36 AM

I want to know that if I uninstall Firefox and then re-install than will my bookmarks be reloaded automatically?

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

I'm pretty sure it wont, but then I'm not that familiar with doing anything like that, although it does make back up's by default, I couldn't say if these would remain after uninstalling it, safest answer unless someone knows better is to make a manual back up, then when reinstalled you can add them back again, I'm not saying theres not a better way, but logically it should be the safest way to go, hope it helps.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

Bookmarks, history, etc are in your profile directory which is not deleted when you uninstall FireFox (or Mozilla or SeaMonkey or Netscape). When you reinstall they may not be used though as a new profile will be created, so you will have to copy them from the old profile location to the new one.

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