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All my addons are gone, my saved passwords are erased, my history is wiped... what happened!?

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I opened Firefox today and my home page was wrong. That was just the start. It's like it was completely reset. None of my addons are showing up, my bookmarks are gone, my history, my saved passwords, and so on. I tried rebooting the computer and nothing changed. How do I get everything back?

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7yj60qkw.default-1356627201347 is a profile that has been created via a reset on Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:53:21 GMT

Do you have an Old Firefox Data folder on the desktop that may have data from the previous profile?

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Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try some of the following programs to scan for malware:

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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I opened the profile manager and it only has one profile there. I tried creating a new one and linking it to the only profile folder I have and it's still the new blank one. What happened to my old profile?

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I'm very sure I didn't delete anything. It was running fine last night.

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Did you look on the hard drive?

It is possible that a new profiles.ini had been created.

  • C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

The "Application Data" folder in XP/Win2K and the "AppData" folder in Windows Vista and later Windows 7+ versions are hidden folders.

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I only have one profile subdirectory:

\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7yj60qkw.default-1356627201347

I honestly don't remember if that was the same filename as before or if this is a new profile directory.

My profiles.ini file points to it.

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I just did a Windows search through my \Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ directory for any file modified before today and all it turns up are old crash reports.

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You didn't get started into a temporary Windows profile did you? (Is your wallpaper the same, all your icons there, etc)

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No, Windows is perfectly fine.

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...wait a minute. I just noticed a folder on my desktop that says "Old Firefox Data"

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Okay, there we go. I just created a new Profiles subdir and copied all the info from the Old Firefox Data folder and everything is recovered.

Hopefully someone else finds this who has the same problem in the future.

Thanks so much for the help, all. :)

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Backing everything up ASAP

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الحل المُختار

7yj60qkw.default-1356627201347 is a profile that has been created via a reset on Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:53:21 GMT

Do you have an Old Firefox Data folder on the desktop that may have data from the previous profile?