Windows 10: Is there any MozBackup alternative?

Discus and support Is there any MozBackup alternative? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I have scoured the web and can't seem to find a reliable backup/restore tool for Firefox/Thunderbird Any suggestions? 166373 Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Spartan, Oct 14, 2020 at 5:07 PM.

  1. Spartan Win User

    Is there any MozBackup alternative?


    I have scoured the web and can't seem to find a reliable backup/restore tool for Firefox/Thunderbird

    Any suggestions?

    :)
     

  2. Thunderbird/MozBackup failure, am in desperate straits!

    I have used MozBackup for years to restore Thunderbird after a new laptop or a reinstall of Windows, but this time it has failed, over and over.

    First, it couldn't find the pcv but it could when I went into Browse and re-selected the file. Also, I don't remember seeing this "default-release" option before.


    Is there any MozBackup alternative? [​IMG]


    Eventually it went thru the process successfully but when I open Thunderbird this is what I see - I'm sure that in the past Thunderbird opens as it was when I backed it up, not as a new blank program that needs the email a/c setting up :-/


    Is there any MozBackup alternative? [​IMG]


    I've gone round in circles - I saw (paraphrasing) "after you've installed Thunderbird open it once to make sure profiles.ini is created" but there's no profiles.ini to be found in the x86 folder. Somewhere else it said the same thing, almost, but it was registry.dat that should have been created and that's not there either.

    Then I read that MozBackup 1.5.1 has problems and that 1.5.2 beta is preferable - I've always used 1.5.1. Could I install 1.5.2 beta on top of 1.5.1, or uninstall the latter and install the former? The backed up files are on D-drive, completely separate from program files, and this has always been the case.

    I also found a suggested fix - the pcv file should be changed to zip and unzipped, which I've done after copying the pcv into a separate folder... but what then? I can't understand how to go about it.

    I started using Thunderbird to replace Outlook Express, so you can imagine there's a heckuva lot of history to be lost *Sick

    Sorry if I haven't been clear enough - am so frazzled and just can't keep stopping all ongoing "work" to install/uninstall/reboot this 'n that. I do hope someone can recommend a step-by-step.

    (And to make matters worse, I'm getting the same problem that made me reinstall Win10 in the first place, that's going to be another question to TenForums!)
     
  3. amcgall Win User
    mozbackup failing in batch file

    I know that the author is no longer supporting mozbackup. But I'm experiencing a problem that I thought perhaps someone has found a fix for.

    I run mozbackup from a batch file with a single line of code: MozBackup.exe default.mozprofile

    default.mozprofile contains instructions telling mozbackup where to store the backup file and other settings.

    The problem I'm having is that after a Windows 10 update a few months ago mozbackup ignores the instructions file. Prior to the update it was working fine under Windows 10.

    I tried running it in compatibility mode but it's still ignoring the instructions file (default.mozprofile).
     
  4. dalchina Win User

    Is there any MozBackup alternative?

    mozbackup failing in batch file

    As you know there's no guarantee it can or will work, and FF and Win 10 continue to evolve.

    From its site:
    Does that help at all?
     
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