I keep most of my personal data on a shared partition, which I back up elsewhere. But I want to back up my app data, such as Firefox settings.
I haven’t been able to set everything up in Fedora, and may need to try installing another distro, so I want to be able to retrieve my data afterwards.
Firefox stores its profiles in
~/.mozilla, a hidden directory (
$HOME). In Gnome’s file manager nautilus, hit CTRL+H to display hidden files.
Thunderbird stores in
Your configs is stored in
“app data” is in
So, you backup of your home directory contains all you need to setup the same system with configs, profiles, and app data again.
Edit: if you want to find out more about what’s supposed to stored where, read XDG Base Directory Specification