FF addons

Jorge Villalobos jorge at mozilla.com
Wed Aug 16 18:19:14 UTC 2017

The add-ons metadata storage (addons.json, currently) has changed
occasionally in backward-incompatible ways. Depending on which version
you use to back up and which version you use to restore that data, it
could not work as you expect. However, you can just copy the contents of
the "extensions" directory, which hasn't really changed for as long as I
can remember. You lose the disabled/enabled/blocked status when you
restore them, but it should be relatively easy to disable them after
that's done, if that's what you want.

The add-ons being listed on AMO or not doesn't affect any of this.


On 8/16/17 9:50 AM, rus1234 at fastmail.fm wrote:
> Hi again,
> please, if I can kindly ask you - as I disable my installed addon
> collection and back-up the profile in .../AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/... I
> want to ask you if the back-up of disabled addons is any good, i.e. if
> when reinstalling the profile to Firefox I would be able to easily
> switch the addon on to Enabled, even if no Mozilla Firefox repository is
> available at that point in time in the future?
> many thanks for a brief explanation!

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