Firefox Essentials: Get To Know Your Profile


Firefox puts almost all of your 'favorites' information, along with passwords and other key data, into your profile folder. Even if you're not much of a techie, it's a good idea to know where to find your Firefox profile, what types of files you'll find there, and how you can protect them against mishaps.

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. InformationWeek | Firefox | Firefox Essentials: Get To Know Your Profile | February 21, 2006

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 23rd February 2006 1:54AM