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I have downloaded and Installed several firefox add-ons and plugins. I like to be able to backup these add-ons, so that a new fresh installation does not require new Downloads.

So my question is --
How can I backup my current installed firefox add-ons, to avoid redownloading?

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One answer Added a method to backup. How can i restore those add-ons without installing every add-ons I had installed ?. (Like copying add-on files on specific directories.)

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I use FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension). You can easily find it on the Add-on page of your Firefox: tools/add-ons

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Thanks for the answer, but can i restore them without reinstalling everything again? –  Anwar Shah May 24 '12 at 20:06
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Yes. It has a restore option. Read the features. I used it on Linux on migration and on Win XP-Win7 migration. Make sure you use it's back-up which will create a file from which you restore. –  bioShark May 24 '12 at 20:11
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Go to home directory and enable the option in Nautilus to show hidden files.(Ctrl + H)

You will see a folder called .mozilla, which you may back up to external media or copy to another location.

If you ever need to restore from this backup, just copy this directory back to the home folder under the same name. You may need to use Ctrl + H to see it, though.

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Isn't .mozilla technically a directory? –  hexafraction May 24 '12 at 20:31
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yup sorry :) .mozilla directory. My bad –  Usman Khan May 24 '12 at 20:36
    
But I think it will also backup all the caches. –  Anwar Shah May 25 '12 at 5:06
    
@AnwarShah Yes, but you may exclude that by not copying the Cache folder located at ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/Cache, although that may be hard to achieve without using command-line cp. –  hexafraction May 25 '12 at 20:13
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