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Firefox user profile lost (AD roaming profiles)

Hello, I'm having problem with Firefox on one laptop. All computers in company are connected to domain (Active Directory), and are using roaming profiles, to roam user pr… (read more)

Hello, I'm having problem with Firefox on one laptop. All computers in company are connected to domain (Active Directory), and are using roaming profiles, to roam user profiles within computers in company. Laptops are using roaming profiles + offline files (so users can access their files, when not connected to company network). The problem occurs when user is connected to company network and is using Firefox, then hibernate computer (it doesn't matter if Firefox is on/off) and run computer on home WiFI network (or with no network) - Firefox is losing all settings including history & bookmarks. The strange thing is - that on other laptops Firefox is working properly (no matter on which network user is connected). I've tried new system install + connecting laptop to domain but problem is still exist.

Asked by fisz 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I would like to transfer my bookmarks from old Mac to new Mac--in particular, my bookmark toolbar.

I have an old mac running Firefox 34.0.5 with an organized bookmark toolbar. The new computer is running Firefox 35.0. I cannot "sync" my bookmarks, much less my bookmark… (read more)

I have an old mac running Firefox 34.0.5 with an organized bookmark toolbar. The new computer is running Firefox 35.0. I cannot "sync" my bookmarks, much less my bookmark toolbar. It seems that both accounts are signed into the same email account. Nothing happens when I "Sync Now" from either computer. Thanks so much in advance for any help.

Asked by crawley.patrick 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Mozilla cannot find my profile and not run

I had several problems to begin with 1.I booted up my PC and tried to boot up Mozilla. The Browser asked me to refresh or go to safemode. I dont want to be in safemode so… (read more)

I had several problems to begin with

1.I booted up my PC and tried to boot up Mozilla. The Browser asked me to refresh or go to safemode. I dont want to be in safemode so I refreshed firefox.Once it was done refreshing it opened,closed and asked again to refresh firefox. I kept doing this infinetly. 2.I decided to reinstall firefox, so I did. I also wanted my previous profile folder back so I can regain my bookmarks, passwords,tabs and extensions. It did not work. 3. So now everytime I try to open Mozilla Firefox it says "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible". I tried reinstalling again and it did not work.I wanted to try profile editor and such but I get the same error message everytime and I cannot open or fix Firefox in any way. Solutions?


edit: added a space after the periods . as it was making links and harder to read.

Asked by Christt 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Can I restore bookmarks from MozyHome backup?

My Windows 7 OS got corrupted and had to be reinstalled so I've had to "rebuild" my laptop. I don't recall ever backing up my many Firefox bookmarks using a Firefox tool… (read more)

My Windows 7 OS got corrupted and had to be reinstalled so I've had to "rebuild" my laptop. I don't recall ever backing up my many Firefox bookmarks using a Firefox tool. My online backup is Mozy and I've successfully restored data files. I see a folder among the Mozy backup files with this path: F:\mozyLocalBackup\betsyb-laptop\C\Users\betsyb\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gy6v6xhf.default-1408376452741. It contains files with names like logins.json and places.sqlite. Can I use any of this to restore bookmarks and other things that were stored in my Firefox profile? If not, any other suggestions? Thanks!

Asked by Betsy0814 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Can I create multiple profiles and have them password protected?

Hi, We have a computer that gets shared between a few people but it uses a generic logon. However, individual people may want to use Firefox to check the email and thing… (read more)

Hi,

We have a computer that gets shared between a few people but it uses a generic logon. However, individual people may want to use Firefox to check the email and things but don't want other people to get into their own stuff.

I know that I can create a profile for each person but I don't seem to see any way to set a password on the profile. Is there any way to do that?

Thanks!

Asked by kelemvor33 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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firefox profile cannot be loaded

I am not very computer literate. I have been going around and around with this for hours. I can't open firefox. I just get the message. I re installed firefox and see … (read more)

I am not very computer literate. I have been going around and around with this for hours. I can't open firefox. I just get the message. I re installed firefox and see a folder of "old firefox data" on the desktop, but I can't figure out what to do from the different articles about this. I just go around an around.

Asked by 123Rhodes 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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firefox wont restore bookmarks or save settings

My startup disk was over capacity so I force quit out of all of my running applications and shut down my computer. When I started it back up I emptied some files to make … (read more)

My startup disk was over capacity so I force quit out of all of my running applications and shut down my computer. When I started it back up I emptied some files to make a bit of room. WHen I then opened FIrefox, a blank window opened with no bookmarks, toolbar and my homepage did not open. I checked preferences, and the homepage info is there, but for some reason I cannot get the homepage to open upon starting Firefox, or any of my bookmarks. I tried restoring bookmarks from backups, but I get an error message that says that FIrefox can't not open the files.

Asked by newblack 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Corrupted profile works only some times

I have a my Firefox profile and a copy of its folder. After a certain amount of time launching Firefox with this profile, the history and cookies are missing in the brows… (read more)

I have a my Firefox profile and a copy of its folder. After a certain amount of time launching Firefox with this profile, the history and cookies are missing in the browser, as well as some other preferences and data. What I do is that I close Firefox, delete the profile folder, duplicate the copy to a new copy and rename the original copy to match the profile folder name. The next time I launch Firefox history and cookies are here again. Then after 3 or 4 launches, they've disappeared again, so here I go again with the copies.

I don't know what causes the profile folder not to work after a few launches. One time the history was there again even after rebooting the computer, most of the time it disappears after a few hours (after a few relaunches of Firefox).

The profile originally became corrupted when I performed a cold shutdown of my computer while Firefox was open. I remember that when I booted again, my profile was well; it was at the next Firefox launch that the data was missing. I opened the sqlite files with the sqlite3 command line and they looked clean. Next time I launched Firefox the data was available again. I made a copy of the folder in case of, and there I am with the merry-go-round of copies.

Asked by SU001 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Profile Missing/ inaccesible

Recently did a Firefox upgrade following which I kept getting above message (am running Windows 10)...had not MOVED any files/ folders & only changes had been made by… (read more)

Recently did a Firefox upgrade following which I kept getting above message (am running Windows 10)...had not MOVED any files/ folders & only changes had been made by Firefox upgrade itself!

Tried reinstalling Firefox web browser to rectify problem...no change, still kept getting same message & eventually had to do a System restore to retrieve my Firefox web browser ( fortunately had a restore point from just a couple of days previously as had only recently installed the Firefox browser.)

Firefox browser now running but not performing in QUITE the same way as previously (not pre empting web addresses & such in my private browsing window).

Is there a compatibilty problem with Windows 10 & Firefox web browser?...& what should I do if so?

Please make answer simple, am no IT expert I'm afraid!

Asked by LizzieC 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox has stopped working and now it says your forefox profile cannot be loaded it may be missing or inaccessible

Firefox has stopped working and now it says your "firefox profile cannot be loaded it may be missing or inaccessible" every time I go to open it. I have uninstalled it a… (read more)

Firefox has stopped working and now it says your "firefox profile cannot be loaded it may be missing or inaccessible" every time I go to open it. I have uninstalled it and re-installed it but it is still saying the same thing

Asked by mozilla21 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

When I start Firefox, a dialogue box appears and says: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. Any suggestions? I have tried to uninstal… (read more)

When I start Firefox, a dialogue box appears and says:

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

Any suggestions?

I have tried to uninstall and re-install, to no avail.

Thanks

Asked by spineyglenn 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Is it normal for ////Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/ to maintain thousands (4,000+ for each user) of folders ? What is process to 'fix'?

The multiple folders, single or double digit hex address folder names, are under a ////Profiles/{random characters}.default folder name. Clearing the cache did not remov… (read more)

The multiple folders, single or double digit hex address folder names, are under a ////Profiles/{random characters}.default folder name. Clearing the cache did not remove. Can they safely be removed manually by removing that xyz123.default user folder?

Asked by MKBUSCPA 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How to completely delete remnants of Firefox after uninstall?

I know two location Firefox keep the user's private data. Users/Username/AppData/Local/ Users/Username/Appdata/Roaming/ I delete the folders every time after uninstallin… (read more)

I know two location Firefox keep the user's private data.

Users/Username/AppData/Local/
Users/Username/Appdata/Roaming/

I delete the folders every time after uninstalling Firefox but it seems to still able to pull data (password, bookmarks, add ons, etc) out of nowhere next time I install the browser. I don't use Firefox Account so nothing is backed up online.

Where else does Firefox save my data??

Asked by david1941 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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defaults setting

'Hi im having an issue on resetting the browser back to default display. Tried reinstall but still back to the same display. Pease advise. attachementis the screenshot. T… (read more)

'Hi im having an issue on resetting the browser back to default display. Tried reinstall but still back to the same display. Pease advise. attachementis the screenshot. Thank you William

Asked by williamyap67 3 years ago

Last reply by bygabyga 3 years ago

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Firefox & Thunderbird installed on D drive which died. Reinstallation on C drive - 'profile cant be found', both programs

I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed the D drive. The D drive died. I try to reinstall on the C drive and it installs but when run says that the profile is not availab… (read more)

I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed the D drive. The D drive died. I try to reinstall on the C drive and it installs but when run says that the profile is not available (same for both programs). I have deleted all reference to mozilla in user>appdata and the same happens. Tried running "firefox -p", with the same resulting message. Back to Opera?

Asked by gary-a 3 years ago

Last reply by user1378671 3 years ago