[kde-linux] restoring from backup in Konqueror (and Firefox on KDE)

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Mar 26 12:26:50 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 26 March 2008, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 March 2008 12:08:44 James Kerr wrote:
> >> I formatted the HDD containing /home because I feared that it might have
> >>
> > > got corrupted in an attempt to dist-upgrade on the old HDD which went
> > > pear shaped.  I then did
> > >
> > > # cp -Rpu /backup/. /home
> [snip]
> > I think that you should not have used the -u option with cp. The rc files
> > created on installation or first boot will have later dates than your
> > backup and so your backup rc files will not have been copied.
> Learning the hard way.... :-(
> Is there anything I can do to retrieve the bookmarks which are presumably
> still there on /backup - until I next do a backup?

bookmarks should be in .kde/share/apps/konqueror/bookmarks.xml, your KMail 
config data in .kde/share/config/kmailrc

If you have your mail in ~/Mail, you could just try to overwrite .kde/share


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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