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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