A Simple Solution to Backing Up Your Browser Settings

The everyday computer user primarily uses the computer to browse the internet. As a result, the web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.) becomes one of the most important pieces of software on the computer. Over a period of time, based on the user’s surfing habits, the browser cumulatively collects bookmarks, cookies, history, toolbar settings, extensions, add ons, etc. that the user ultimately becomes dependent on. The problem occurs is when the computer crashes or the user moves to a new computer AND all of those cumulative browser gatherings by the user are lost. I have actually witnessed users that were more upset that they lost their browser bookmark settings, when their computer crashed, than personal documents they may have had.

To prevent this mishap from occurring there is a backup solution, called FavBackup, that will backup your bookmarks and any other settings that are browser specific (e.g. history, cookies, user preferences, extensions and other elements).

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FavBackup is a portable app that requires no installation and has the capability of backing up the browser settings for various versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Flock.  One point to make is that you will be see two different type of backup and restore options:

(1) – Backup or Restore – allows you to select what you desire to backup or restore

(2) – Full Backup or Full Restore – will perform a backup or restore of all settings in one fell swoop.

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FavBackup is very easy to use, fast and efficient; AND is must-have software for any computer user who is tied to their browser. If anything, make FavBackup part of your normal backup routine and use it to at least backup your bookmarks.

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  1. Rick,

    You’re absolutely right – this is an area that can easily be overlooked.

    I often backup my Firefox settings, independant of regular backups, to a USB key using MozBackup, another great tool. Trying to rebuild booksmarks can be a daunting task.

    Bill

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  2. I have so many free back-up apps that I still don’t use but this one looks one of the best so I probably will use this next.

    Btw, I want to make sure that you get my utmost gratitude by praising my work on Plato on-line sir.
    You just don’t know how much that means.
    More power to WOMP!

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    1. Pochp,

      I visit your site on a daily basis and get the sense many others do as well… Keep up the great work!

      FavBackup is one of the easiest to use to back up your “browser” settings.

      Rick

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  3. Thanks for sharing this tool with us, it sounds great. The web browser is definitely one of the most important pieces of software on my PC. It seems much easier to use FavBackup then to have to rebuild bookmarks – what a hassle!

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    1. TuneUp,

      FavBackup is one of those utilities that I use in conjunction with my backup routines… This utility, in conjunction with storing my bookmarks online, makes sure I always have a copy.

      Thanks for visiting…

      Rick

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