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Winblows 10 reset How to restore 25 y/o profile

Question. How do I restore a profile from windows.old? Details: Yesterday Windows 10 Failed (yet again , no surprise) Explorer.exe kept locking up and crashing at 1096 t… (read more)

Question. How do I restore a profile from windows.old?

Details: Yesterday Windows 10 Failed (yet again , no surprise) Explorer.exe kept locking up and crashing at 1096 threads making it impossible to load/browse anything on my computer. After relogging into the OS I had about 1 minute to do anything before failure happened. (this while windows loads all the bloatware simultaneously which slows down access greatly) In short I could barely load/run mozbackup

Previously every time a windows OS failed I just restored firefox with mozbackup. Apparently that no longer works for firefox and has in fact been out of development for a decade. (tears flowing) The last time this happened ( 3 years ago like clockwork with any windows OS since XP) I moved both the profile folders to their respective locations from windows.old roaming/local to the roaming/mozilla and local mozilla folders respectively.

This no longer works and in fact causes firefox to not function at all. Since I need the passwords locked in firefox to access certain sites like hotmail.com and recover other things for my OS I am screwed. I have no Idea what idiotic concept cause the inability to manually port your profile but I need a workaround asap.

I cannot even log into mozilla.org properly without it either and was forced to use a gmail account just to post this


HELP!!!!

Asked by Mad 7 months ago

Answered by Mad 6 months ago

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why is ff failing to import anything from MS Edge?

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import ev… (read more)

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import everything into Chrome or from Chrome to MSE, but NOTHING will import into ff from any other browser.

Asked by lolaiii 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Files, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, etc tab disappeared after update to 110.

The bar that contained those items disappeared in Firefox after the update to 110 I believe. I don't know how to get it back, I've searched settings. The bookmarks and… (read more)

The bar that contained those items disappeared in Firefox after the update to 110 I believe. I don't know how to get it back, I've searched settings. The bookmarks and all the data appear to still be there. It's been there since, I think, version .9 something. I updated to windows 10 from windows 7 about 3 months back. I noticed the change immediately. I don't even know what the bar is called. I still have my windows 7 machine since I am still trying to resolve problem with windows 10 and I'm even thinking of going back to window 7. It did the update to 109 without a problem.

HELP!!

It is probably something simple by windows is more a game machine to me. I learned computers on a GE-645 to give you an idea of how old I am.

Thanks

Asked by Multics 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Backup & restore information in Firefox profiles

Hi there! I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm usi… (read more)

Hi there!

I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm using the information supplied on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Step 4, under Backing up your profile says: Right-click on your profile folder (e.g. xxxxxxxx.default), and select Copy.

This folder, qspfoqtl.default, contains 1 file, named times.json, the contents of which are:

{ "created": 1618792039414, "firstUse": null }

Clearly, not my Firefox profile.

There is, however, a folder named nnob5aww.default-release that contains a bunch of directories and files (505.4MB) with names like bookmarkbackups, browser-extension-data... storage, weave.

Is this documentation incorrect as of this release of Firefox? And, should I be using the nnob5aww.default-release folder as the profile? I'm a little confused. (Most often, I'm a lot confused.) Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

- Ralph

Asked by Mandelbrot1 1 year ago

Answered by Mandelbrot1 1 year ago

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Used Firefox for years, suddenly it does not work, and new version will not install

Firefox stopped openng, tried to reinstall, no response (see the screenshot) I also use Tor Browser (never any problems) and Chrome (when absolutely necessary, like when … (read more)

Firefox stopped openng, tried to reinstall, no response (see the screenshot) I also use Tor Browser (never any problems) and Chrome (when absolutely necessary, like when Firefox failed to connect to an external email server and for sending queries like this one because Firefox does not work and will not reinstall. )

Asked by bob-hudson 1 year ago

Answered by bob-hudson 1 year ago

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Extension appears to be corrupt

Hi, There many extensions such as: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install: Installation aborted be… (read more)

Hi,

There many extensions such as:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install:

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I am using Firefox Developper Edition, with extensions.langpacks.signatures.required set to false.

This addon, after download, installs fine as a temporary addon.

How can I install it permanently?

Thanks.

Asked by Bob4K 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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Cannot install 52.9.0esr on XP SP3

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is … (read more)

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is required. IMO the installer is simply too strict on demanding exact version of SP ! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.9.0/system-requirements/

I went through the list of versions (thanks Mozilla that they all are still available!) and found that the last version I can install is... version... 12.0b6. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/12.0/system-requirements/

And indeed I installed 12.0b6 successfully but I would like to install 52.9.

Asked by andrzejm007 1 year ago

Answered by andrzejm007 1 year ago

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Unable to auto-update firefox for few versions in a row (have to download installer every time)

I am not sure when exactly problem started but for few months I have problem with automatic update of firefox. It properly detects update and downloads it but when I clic… (read more)

I am not sure when exactly problem started but for few months I have problem with automatic update of firefox. It properly detects update and downloads it but when I click to restart browser and apply update (this should close browser and display update install bar) nothing happens - browser simply closes. When I launch it again and go into "about firefox" again I see spinning circle next to "installing update". Of course this update never installs. When I close it for 2nd time and go into "about firefox" it goes back to "update ready to install, click to restart" - and again, when I click it browser simply closes without restarting and installing update. I tried removing my profile, using safe mode, disabling antivirus. Issue seems to be related to firefox itself. I also tried removing mozilla maintenance service but it did not help. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? For now only way for me to update firefox is manually download full installer from website and then it installs latest version without any problems - until next month comes and I have to update it again.

Asked by Piterk 2 months ago

Answered by Piterk 1 month ago

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Profile cannot be loaded - Tried all advice I can find already

Windows 10 - 22 H2 - All updates applied AMD Ryzen 7950x + DDR5 64GB RAM + 3090 RTX GPU + Plenty of Disk Space Firefox Hi, To get myself off MS Edge (as its Chromium … (read more)

Windows 10 - 22 H2 - All updates applied AMD Ryzen 7950x + DDR5 64GB RAM + 3090 RTX GPU + Plenty of Disk Space Firefox

Hi,

To get myself off MS Edge (as its Chromium based), I've come back to FF. But after I tried installing firefox standard and even the Extended Support Release I can not run it for the first time - I get this error

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I've followed the advice in the help pages, but it hasnt fixed the issue

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-remove-switch-firefox-profiles#w_start-the-profile-manager-when-firefox-is-closed

The same happens when I run

firefox -p

The firefox App Data folder contains no profile file at all....

C:\Users\marcu\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

Just

2022-11-14 12:49 PM <DIR> Crash Reports 2022-11-14 12:46 PM <DIR> Pending Pings

Inside crash reports is an empty events folder, and two crash report instance files (once for each attempt to start up FF) For example

InstallTime20221104133228

The above crash file conatins

1668458789

I've tried uininstalling and wiping all files, and I wanted to try an old versions BUT the link on the page is dead

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/ - Gives me 404

Do I have some service not running that this relies on ?

Asked by marcusobrien 1 year ago

Answered by marcusobrien 1 year ago

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Firefox won't work since moving to secondary hard drive

My HP Omen has 2 hard drives. Originally, Firefox was installed on the C: drive and working perfectly. In order to clear up space, I tried to use the Windows Move feature… (read more)

My HP Omen has 2 hard drives. Originally, Firefox was installed on the C: drive and working perfectly. In order to clear up space, I tried to use the Windows Move feature to move the program from the C: drive to the secondary (and larger) E: drive. Since then, Firefox won't work aside from opening a Firefox window. It will load no pages, settings, etc.

I've tried uninstalling Firefox from both the C: and E: drives. Searched for any remaining files and deleted them. Deleted Old Firefox Data folders. I've reinstalled Firefox, without the option of where to install it, but it still fails to work at all. I get an error message regarding a missing file, VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I've searched for the file and it's NOT missing. It is in both the Firefox folder and the Windows/Systems32 folder.

I've searched for data in the Users folders that might relate to Firefox but NOTHING seems to work that will allow Firefox to work again. I've tried putting Firefox in Troubleshooting Mode but it won't restart as it says it needs to. It just won't work!

If anyone can just tell me how to COMPLETELY remove Firefox from both hard drives so that I can just do a clean, new Firefox install, that would be preferable. I know how to import bookmarks from Chrome.

If anyone can offer some help for someone who isn't great with computers, I would greatly appreciate it. If you need any other information, please don't hesitate to ask.

Asked by shadley02 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can’t Open Firefox At All

I have just downloaded firefox from chrome and cannot install it. I have tried the usually uninstall reinstall and restarting my computer but cannot fix it. I have had th… (read more)

I have just downloaded firefox from chrome and cannot install it. I have tried the usually uninstall reinstall and restarting my computer but cannot fix it. I have had this issue with other browsers in the past eg opera and brave but gave up on them, however, I really want to switch to firefox so would appreciate your help. For some reason it seems chrome is the only browser I can even open on my laptop (windows 11). Do you know a fix?

Asked by oliverjamesharrison 6 months ago

Answered by oliverjamesharrison 6 months ago

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Profile Missing or Inaccessible

I use both firefox and firefox dev edition. Deleted the dev edition and reinstalled the latest one, now i'm getting the error below on attachment. I did not just uninstal… (read more)

I use both firefox and firefox dev edition. Deleted the dev edition and reinstalled the latest one, now i'm getting the error below on attachment. I did not just uninstall the dev edition but i manually cleaned the directorys: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox Dev Edition C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Firefox still works but the new dev edition after fresh install doesn't

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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108.0.2 (64-bit) to 109.01

I recently upgraded from 108.0.2 (64-bit) to 109.01 but it slowed my PC down to the point of uselessness. Nothing else changed application or OS-wise. PC, OS and all Apps… (read more)

I recently upgraded from 108.0.2 (64-bit) to 109.01 but it slowed my PC down to the point of uselessness. Nothing else changed application or OS-wise. PC, OS and all Apps are current & up to date. Defrag, Cache Clear a& all similar utilities run on scheduled basis prior to upgrade and everything A-OK.

Is this a Known Issue? If so, is there a fix coming

Asked by abroadwarriorc 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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File not downloaded: Potential security risk - Allow download don't work

Hi! On the latest version Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 when i download .docx files i get the message 'File not downloaded: Potential security risk.' I select Allow download an… (read more)

Hi! On the latest version Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 when i download .docx files i get the message 'File not downloaded: Potential security risk.' I select Allow download and the file downloaded can't be opened.

Thanks!

Asked by Laurentiu Marin 1 month ago

Answered by Laurentiu Marin 3 weeks ago

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Themes & extension icons

I just installed Firefox on a new Windows 11 desktop computer. I ported my profiles over and it appears everything came over EXCEPT: - Themes aren't working. I've tried… (read more)

I just installed Firefox on a new Windows 11 desktop computer. I ported my profiles over and it appears everything came over EXCEPT: - Themes aren't working. I've tried switching them and they still don't display. The menu bar is black w/white letters; the toolbar is gray with white icons/letters. - My extension icons are there...sort of. If I hover over them I can see the tool tip but the icon doesn't appear on the toolbar which is light gray in color. I can live without the themes if I have to. Not so much the invisible extension icons. Any suggestions as to how I can get them to appear as they do on my Windows 10 desktop? Screen cap below. Cursor is hovered over the Undo Close Tab extension icon but where's the icon? Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot this will be appreciated!!

Asked by MarkZ 1 year ago

Answered by MarkZ 1 year ago

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general use of Firefox, wont load any wepside.

When I start firefox its stand loading for a short time, and then comes with an error that its was unable to load the window, retry or close it. No matter what wepside i… (read more)

When I start firefox its stand loading for a short time, and then comes with an error that its was unable to load the window, retry or close it. No matter what wepside i enter to use its always the same. This happen a few days ago and have been troubleshooting my self since. now i need your own help. I have reinstalled it, reset settings, taking it off and on the firewall. Removed all plugins for it. and always come to same conclution. I got the latets installer from the wepside, to make sure its up to the newest version.

Before this issue, it ran fine, no issues what so ever. and one day i needed it was stuck on this problem.

I am useing it on a laptop. atm returned to chrome for help.

picture shows the issuse not able to load, no matter the wepside.

Asked by Hapsie 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Why ESR Updates on macos ventura?

Macos Ventura: Greetings, When I started getting msgs saying my browser was no longer supported, I checked my version. Firefox says i have v115esr and that it is "up t… (read more)

Macos Ventura:

Greetings,

When I started getting msgs saying my browser was no longer supported, I checked my version. Firefox says i have v115esr and that it is "up to date" - i.e. no update available at this time. I assumed I was getting the brush off from those web sites.

Why did Firefox not bring me up to v124? I get a "download update" probably once a month. It's been giving me a new variation of 115esr all along.

I've now downloaded 124 from your site. What do I need to do so that I stay current in the future? Thanks John

Asked by jnehera 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago

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Hi i am having trouble Mozzila asking me where to save files

As the title says i have enabled always ask where to save files but when i try to download files it saves them in my Download files most of the times.I didnt have the pro… (read more)

As the title says i have enabled always ask where to save files but when i try to download files it saves them in my Download files most of the times.I didnt have the problem yesterday. Can you please help.

Asked by nevara97 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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When I download pdf file from FF it tries to convert the file to a Word document

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "W… (read more)

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. This may take a while. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you to edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics."

I went to Settings - General - Applications, went down Contents list to Portable Document Format (PDF), and tried the various settings under the Action column, to include "Save File," "Always Ask," "Use Acrobat Adobe 2020." None of these worked or made any difference. I open numerous .pdf files every day and I need to be able to just click on them in the website and have them open in my Adobe Acrobat program - as they have up until today. What do I have to do to fix this? I am using Version 102.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by starjazz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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how is profile blanked, but not fully gone?

Basically, a requested relaunch blanked my profile and I can't get it back. I have a lengthy workaround that will take over an hour to fix from backups, before this inc… (read more)

Basically, a requested relaunch blanked my profile and I can't get it back.

I have a lengthy workaround that will take over an hour to fix from backups, before this incident, but I'd really like to understand what's going on. How can my add-ons, bookmarks, history, logins, etc. be gone? If I did a refresh on purpose, why would my shortcuts remain intact? And, I started by backing up my profile folder to a neutral spot, so why isn't replacing it reversing the changes?

As background: The "about:profiles/Restart With Add-ons disabled" button brings up a small button dialogue to choose "refresh" or default "open." I selected "open" because I didn't want to fix my profile and assumed I would relaunch with only add-ons disabled, so this was a potential point of screw-up. I assume selecting "refresh" would reset application defaults and make a mess exactly like I find myself in now. Shouldn't "Restart with Add-ons disabled/Open" relaunch a temporary and reversible state? Doesn't "refresh" prompt a new default profile?

Considering evidence only, it appears I did something to roast my profile before I backed it up, but that's strange and really out in the weeds, and I'm assuming I wrecked it with my current activity.

The default profile name and path are correct. My shortcut links and labels that I use for a home page are intact but with icons missing, the same appearance as if I deleted the cache; is this detail part of application settings and not profile?

Asked by SkyHook 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago