how to backup browser history on firefox?

Profile picture of the author bb4h by bb4h Posted: 02/08/2011
Hi,

Is there a simple way to backup firefox browser history? (without having to use add ons and things of that nature hosted on third party servers?
#backup #browser #firefox #history

  • Profile picture of the author pc101seo
    pc101seo
    Here is the trick

    on your Fire Fox browser type: about:cache hit CTL+S and then save it where ever you like.
  • Profile picture of the author bb4h
    bb4h
    Originally Posted by pc101seo View Post
    Here is the trick

    on your Fire Fox browser type: about:cache hit CTL+S and then save it where ever you like.
    Thanks!

    But that only gives history for today. How can all the saved history for as far back as it can go?
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    Mike Baker
    I use a third party program called MozBackup, which will backup everything needed including your history, but only until the last time you cleared it.

    You can use MozBackup for both Thunderbird and Firefox.
  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    peter gibson
    Originally Posted by mikescos View Post
    I use a third party program called MozBackup, which will backup everything needed including your history, but only until the last time you cleared it.

    You can use MozBackup for both Thunderbird and Firefox.
    Yep. I use this as well. I actually meant to tell you about Mozbackup when I posted but I got sidetracked with the knuckleheads ridiculous earlier post lol! Mike has proven that cooler heads prevail!
  • Profile picture of the author bb4h
    bb4h
    Originally Posted by mikescos View Post
    I use a third party program called MozBackup, which will backup everything needed including your history, but only until the last time you cleared it.

    You can use MozBackup for both Thunderbird and Firefox.
    Yes Mozbackup popped up a lot when i researched the issue prior to posting. The thing is though I don't want to use any third party. I'd rather just save the history doing something similar to perhaps what pc101seo suggested. Either type something in the address bar or command prompt on the computer.

    If anyone has a solution, feel free to post. Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author GGM25
    GGM25
    Originally Posted by bb4h View Post
    Yes Mozbackup popped up a lot when i researched the issue prior to posting. The thing is though I don't want to use any third party.
    Don't be afraid to use MozBackup. It's great. I recently upgraded computers, used MozBackup for Firefox on my old one, backed-up, then restored the file on my new computer using MozBackup. Quick, perfect, no problem.
  • Profile picture of the author bb4h
    bb4h
    Originally Posted by GGM25 View Post
    Don't be afraid to use MozBackup. It's great. I recently upgraded computers, used MozBackup for Firefox on my old one, backed-up, then restored the file on my new computer using MozBackup. Quick, perfect, no problem.
    But doesn't mozbackup save all your passwords and everything that you save on your firefox on their servers? Or am I wrong about that? THat's really my main issue with using it, is I don't want my passwords or personal info saved on a third party server...
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    Mike Baker
    Originally Posted by bb4h View Post
    But doesn't mozbackup save all your passwords and everything that you save on your firefox on their servers? Or am I wrong about that? THat's really my main issue with using it, is I don't want my passwords or personal info saved on a third party server...
    MozBackup saves whatever you choose to locally, not on their servers.

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