Recently my hard drive(external) and after that my laptop had some issues which resulted in a fresh install of my OS and pale moon respectively. I could still access my external hard drive and my laptop's partitions via testdisk and live cd image respectively so i could back up my stuff on fresh external hard drive.
I have got (on my work laptop) similar bookmarks,(same file as on my previous installation from earlier this year) so I imported them in the mean time for my fresh install but I wondered whether there was a possibility to extract /find a file in the pale moon folders(that I copied from my old installation onto my new external HD) which keeps the bookmarks so I could replace it in my current palemoon installation files .
When I recently helped a friend to upgrade from PM25 to PM28, I installed him FEBE under PM25 just to make the backup just in case.
morri wrote:Does it do automatic backups?
In your old profile folder find a folder named bookmarkbackups. There must be several autobackup files inside it. Transfer the latest of them to your new machine, and then restore bookmarks from the PM Library menu (Restore>Choose File...). Keep in mind that your current bookmarks will be overwritten.
If you do not know what the path to the bookmarkbackups directory in your profile is
run in a terminal:
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sudo updatedb --prunepaths='/tmp /var/spool /media /mnt'
this command will run for a while updating the DB, when back at the prompt run:
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sudo locate bookmarkbackups
Now you will now see the path to your bookmark json files in the output of this command.
From Palemoon menu:
Bookmarks >>> Organize Bookmarks >>> Import and Backups >>> Restore >>> Choose File
Then drill down the path of current json file as found in the output of "locate bookmarkbackups"
They are easy to recognize .. as the JSON files are named according to date of backup.
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