How to Backup Firefox 3 browser Passwords and Profiles easily

By Sidharth | How-to

We all surfers know and have used Firefox browser. Or, at least heard of it.

Firefox is a reliable Internet browser ruling the browser market — don’t believe me? The fact that Mozilla Firefox have recently registered there name in the Guinness record should speak for itself.

Now, if you are Firefox browser and want to reinstall it once again, then a backup is necessary, because having your passwords, settings and profiles backed up will avoid the hassle of starting everything from a scratch.

Why backup?

Because if you backup the data then you can import the data again to the newly installed Firefox. There are couple of reasons why backing up data is useful, and I’ll leave that for you to discuss, but now, lets look at how to backup browser details so that you can use it whenever you need.

Backup/ Export Firefox passwords

This firefox addons backs up the saved passwords of your Firefox browser. It allows you to export your saved passwords in a file, which, as they like to call it, is Password Exporter.

Firefox Password Exporter

Your login details will be exported to an XML (Extensible Markup Language) or CSV (Comma Separated Values) file. After fresh installation of the browser, you can import the files to the new browser and there you have it, the browser just as good as your old Firefox.

Download Password Exporter From

Backup Firefox Profiles: Bookmarks, History, Contacts

MozBackup is another nifty tool that does a great job in backing up your browser details. With this tool, one can not only backup Mozilla Firefox settings but also Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spicebird and Netscape profiles can be saved and restored with a click of a button.


Mozbackup allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions and many other settings.

Using Moz backup is fairly easy; launch the application, and the windows dialog box will guide you through the rest of the steps, which is nothing but asking for backing up the bookmarks, contacts, etc.

Download Mozbackup Firefox utility

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!