Firefox Backup

Backing up Mozilla Firefox profile data has never been easier


Firefox is an open source browser from Mozilla Foundation.
To use Backup software, you will need .Mac membership to activate Backup. Trial membership will do the job. (see here for more detail) Try .Mac free for 60 days now.
Backup QuickPick
  1. download and run the Firefox Backup ‘QuickPick’ installer:
    Firefox Backup QuickPick installer (8.3 KB)


  2. exit Backup.app if it is running


  3. Press the + button to create a new backup plan and choose “Custom”.
    add a new plan

    select Custom

  4. Give a name to your backup plan, such as “Firefox”. Under “Backup Items”, press the + button to add an item.
    select + under Backup Items

  5. In the “QuickPicks” tab, choose “Mozilla Firefox” and press “Done”.


  6. Set up a destination and schedule and you're done!
    Set up a destination and schedule

This Firefox Backup QuickPick will back up Firefox settings files under
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox
and Firefox's Mac OS X preferences file.

If you have any questions or issues on this QuickPick, please ask in our support forum.


About Backup and .Mac membership (subscription):

.MacBackup software will continue to function after .Mac subscription expiry, however, a valid .Mac account is required to activate Backup software for the first time you run it. Trial .Mac membership is sufficient for authentication. (Apple Knowledge Base Article: 86104)