Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to re-install the PC my mother uses and since she's not very handy with computers, she has a bunch of passwords stored in Firefox which she probably forgot and won't be able to enter again.

The current system is Ubuntu 10.04. I want to install Lubuntu 11.10. How do I ensure that after re-installing the system, all her stored passwords will remain stored and pre-filled in all the websites she currently uses?

Also, I'd like to install google chrome instead of firefox, so they should be available in google chrome.

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Everything personal is stored in your home directory, which is usually /home/username. Copy that somewhere, install the new system, copy it back into the new system and set permissions.

I think the new installer has an option to keep the home directory, but be sure to take a backup in any case.

share|improve this answer

try Using firefox sync feature.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox_Sync

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.