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Some programs like Firefox and Google Chrome can automatically sync all your preferences, addons, bookmarks, etc.

So those are taken care of for you.

Other than that, you'd want to think about any programs which you spent time configuring, either by editing text files or looking through the preferences menu, and back up those. For example, I customized the window layout and shortcuts for GIMP, so I always make sure to backup the .gimp-2.x/ directory. Other programs might put their configuration files in a subdirectory of .config/ instead of directly under your home folder.

If you've downloaded any extra fonts, they might be stored in ~/.fonts, unless you installed them from yum or dnf.

Generally what I do is just look through all the "dot" files and folders, and save a backup copy of everything that looks related to something I use very often. If I don't use it all the time anyway, it probably won't be a big deal if the app preferences reset to their default.

But, if you have the storage space, it doesn't hurt to just backup everything.

You list all the files and folders in your home folder, but I'll generalize somewhat for other users.

Some programs like Firefox and Google Chrome can automatically sync all your preferences, addons, bookmarks, etc.

So those are taken care of for you.

Other than that, you'd want to think about any programs which you spent time configuring, either by editing text files or looking through the preferences menu, and back up those. For example, I customized the window layout and shortcuts for GIMP, so I always make sure to backup the .gimp-2.x/ directory. Other If you install any games from the Fedora repos, they generally save your progress in their dot folders too, but if you play any games installed from Steam, then Steam should sync the game progress for you.

Some programs might put their configuration files in a subdirectory of .config/ instead of directly under your home folder.

If you've downloaded any extra fonts, they might be stored in ~/.fonts, unless you installed them from yum or dnf.

Generally what I do is just look through all the "dot" files and folders, and save a backup copy of everything that looks related to something I use very often. If I don't use it all the time anyway, it probably won't be a big deal if the app preferences reset to their default.

But, if you have the storage space, it doesn't hurt to just backup everything.