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backing_up_browser_data [2017/08/24 09:41]
abrashear Removed instructions to backup profiles. I'm not sure it's a good idea to have folks messing with their profiles. They can find that info elsewhere if they need it.
backing_up_browser_data [2018/02/14 12:46] (current)
abrashear Removed guides which were copy/pasted from official docs. They're redundant.
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 ===== Sign In to Chrome ===== ===== Sign In to Chrome =====
-When you [[https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/185277?hl=en|sign in to Chrome]], your browser settings are synchronized to your Google Account so that they can be accessed from any device you own. +When you [[https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/185277?hl=en|sign in to Chrome]], your browser settings are synchronized to your Google Account so that they can be accessed from any device you own. Signing in to Chrome is the easiest way to keep your settings backed up.
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-Follow these steps to sign in: +
-  - Open Google Chrome+
-  - Click the Chrome menu {{::chrome_menu.png?nolink|Chrome Menu}} on the browser toolbar. +
-  - Select **Sign in to Chrome**. +
-  - Sign in to your Google Account in the dialog that appears. +
-    - You may use your LSHS email account, or a personal Google Account. +
-  - In the "Confirm sync settings" dialog that appears, choose what you want to sync. +
-    * **Sync everything**: Click the "OK, sync everything" button. +
-    * **Choose specific items to sync**: Click "Advanced" and select "Choose what to sync" from the drop down menu. Select the checkboxes for the items you want to sync. +
-      * Apps from the Chrome Web Store +
-      * Autofill (except for credit card numbers) +
-      * Bookmarks +
-      * Extensions from the Chrome Web Store (except those containing plug-ins) +
-      * History +
-      * Passwords +
-      * Themes +
-      * Open tabs +
-      * Settings +
-  - Optional: Advanced encryption settings +
-    * By default, your passwords are encrypted with your Google Account credentials. You may choose to encrypt all your synced data with your own sync passphrase. +
-    * If you change your encryption method on one computer, you might receive a sync error notification on other computers where you’re syncing your data. Enter the new sync passphrase on other computers to resolve the error. +
-  - Click OK.+
  
 ===== Exporting Chrome Bookmarks ===== ===== Exporting Chrome Bookmarks =====
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   - Choose the name and location to save your bookmark backup to and hit "Save".   - Choose the name and location to save your bookmark backup to and hit "Save".
   - You have successfully backed up your bookmarks to an HTML file.   - You have successfully backed up your bookmarks to an HTML file.
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 ===== Importing Chrome Bookmarks ===== ===== Importing Chrome Bookmarks =====
 Chrome allows you to import your bookmarks from an HTML file you exported at a previous point in time. To do so, follow these steps: Chrome allows you to import your bookmarks from an HTML file you exported at a previous point in time. To do so, follow these steps:
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 ===== Set Up Firefox Sync ===== ===== Set Up Firefox Sync =====
 When you [[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-up-firefox-sync#w_sign-up-for-firefox-sync-on-your-computer|set up Firefox Sync]] on your computer, all of your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) gets stored securely on the Mozilla servers. You can share all this information across all your devices and restore it to any device when needed. When you [[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-up-firefox-sync#w_sign-up-for-firefox-sync-on-your-computer|set up Firefox Sync]] on your computer, all of your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) gets stored securely on the Mozilla servers. You can share all this information across all your devices and restore it to any device when needed.
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-  - Click the menu button {{::firefox_menu.png?nolink|Firefox Menu Button}}, then **click Sign in to Sync**. The Firefox Sync page will open in a new tab. 
-  - Click the **Get Started** button. 
-  - Fill out the form to create an account and click **Next**. 
-  - Check your email for the verification link and click on it to confirm your email address.  
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-You can view the [[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-up-firefox-sync|full guide on Firefox Sync at Mozilla Support]]. 
  
 ===== Exporting Firefox Bookmarks ===== ===== Exporting Firefox Bookmarks =====
backing_up_browser_data.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/14 12:46 by abrashear