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Firefox Essentials: Get To Know Your Profile

Editor's note: This is the second installment of our "Firefox Essentials" series. Don't miss our other segments on must-have Firefox extensions and troubleshooting Firefox.

The longer you use Firefox, the more little things you'll collect that make your online life easier: bookmarks (known as "Favorites" to recovering Internet Explorer users), a History file listing sites you've visited, saved login names and passwords, and so on. Firefox puts almost all of this information, along with your extensions, browser plug-ins, cache and configuration files, in one place: your profile folder.


Get To Know Your Profile



•  Meet Your Profile

•  Delve Inside


•  Back It Up

•  Restore It

•  The Piecemeal Approach

•  Image Gallery

Even if you're not much of a techie, it's a good idea to know where to find your profile, what types of files you'll find there, and how you can protect them against mishaps.

Meet Your Profile
Depending on your operating system, you'll find a copy of your Firefox profile folder in different places:

Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/

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