RIght way to uninstall and new reinstall to save things to keep?

Iron Forum for english speaking people
User avatar
SRWare
Site Admin
Posts: 2549
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:16 am

Re: RIght way to uninstall and new reinstall to save things to keep?

Postby SRWare » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:53 pm

You can make a total backup with the" Iron Config and Backup Tool". Otherwise you can try to copy single files like Bookmarks etc from your profile folder and experiment by yourself.
Iron-Updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/srware

Donations via Paypal and Bitcoin:
http://iron-start.com/spenden.php


Alphonse68
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Re: RIght way to uninstall and new reinstall to save things to keep?

Postby Alphonse68 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi,
Just to make sure you do get all you want to keep, make a copy of ALL the files, not the folders and don't pick and choose, just the files in the appropriate folder according to the version you have, whether full version installed or portable, and you can just copy them back after you install Iron. Note: Iron needs to be closed in order to restore those files. Mind you that if an overhaul has been made to Iron, or if and when they decide to make the pages look like everybody else's (you know, the three little dots, etc., like that means it's better), then Settings might need to be reconfigured.

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\

D:\Path to portable Iron\Profile\Default\

Cheers.


Nielsen
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:19 am

Re: RIght way to uninstall and new reinstall to save things to keep?

Postby Nielsen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Hi Alphonse, will that not mess up the new installation? I just curious.


Alphonse68
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Re: RIght way to uninstall and new reinstall to save things to keep?

Postby Alphonse68 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Hi Nielsen,

Sorry so late... have been unfortunately and unusually busy... I hope my answer will still help.

The answer to your question is No. The files in Default folder are your configuration and saved stuff (bookmarks, logins, last session, etc.) files so they will not mess anything up. If you back-up and restore the folders, that might be a different story. I say 'might' because I have never tried it, and I have never tried it because I have never read anything advising or even suggesting to do so. The Cache folder is all "garbage" anyway... I don't figure there is anything all that useful so as to keep in any of the others... I have never missed anything within them.

Cheers!



Return to “SRWare Iron Support (English)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 11 guests