Internet browsers are perhaps the most used programs on any computer these days. Opening the browser is the first thing that almost all of us do after turning on the computer. Initially, since there was no concept of a browser profile, there wasn’t a need for any type of browser backup. As technology advanced, our requirements and the dependencies on the internet increased. New browsers the likes of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera came out brandishing several features, which were not available in Internet Explorer at the time. More options meant a greater possibility to customize the browser according to your personal requirements. However, in the event of a system wipe, all customizations used to get lost or could not be transferred. That’s where browser backup programs and extensions came in. They allowed users to keep a copy of their profiles backed up, and restore them when needed. Today, we have an application called Hekasoft Backup & Restore, which not only lets you back up and restore profiles of multiple browsers from a unified interface, but those of software like Thunderbird, FileZilla, Mozilla Calender/Sunbird and Pale Moon as well (Internet Explorer not supported).
Hekasoft Backup & Restore supports a lot of browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Comodo Dragon, and Pale Moon. Normally, you have to install a separate extension for each browser in order to backup its profile. This can be quite risky because you can sometimes forget to backup a recent of the browser profile for each browser and it can result in all the personalizaton information of a user being wiped. However, using Hekasoft Backup & Restore, you don’t need to install a separate extension for each browser or use a different program for backing up the profile of all the browsers. It can export profiles of all supported browsers and other software without a glitch.
To create a profile backup, simply select the browser from the list provided under Step 1, choose Backup in Step 2 and click Start. The selected browser must be closed before hitting Start for the program to work.
Do check out previously covered browser backup applications, such as MozBackup, (it lets you create backups of user-selectable profile elements of Firefox) and Google Chrome Backup (a small utility to quickly backup and restore their complete profile).
Hekasoft Backup & Restore works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.