How to reinstall Firefox and keep your passwords?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fab5freddy, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    How do you reinstall Firefox and
    keep all your passwords and bookmarks ?
     
  2. DCstewieG macrumors member

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    You don't have to do anything special, just download the new version you want and put it in your Applications folder, overwriting the old one.

    Firefox settings/bookmarks etc. are kept in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox so they will be kept.

    Why do you need to reinstall though? If you are having problems there is a chance it is caused by an extension and those will also be retained.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, you're right, it might an extension....
     
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