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Firefox and problem with Missing Profile - nothing helps

Hi, Huge problem here. My Firefox won't start. There is a message that Profile is Missing, but no solution from support helps. Itried to reinstall app, romove profiles, c… (read more)

Hi, Huge problem here. My Firefox won't start. There is a message that Profile is Missing, but no solution from support helps. Itried to reinstall app, romove profiles, copy profiles from time machine when the app was running, even profile manager doesn't start from terminal - it throw same error.

I dont have any idea what's wrong. Someone something? Please help me.

OSX 10.13.6

Asked by maniex1 2 weeks ago

Answered by maniex1 1 week ago

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Firefox 82.0 (Restart Doesn't Update Client) 82.0.3 Update

To you awesome people, I've experienced this issue in several Windows 10 installations now, different builds, running 19042 currently, Home 64-bit. My issue: I can instal… (read more)

To you awesome people,

I've experienced this issue in several Windows 10 installations now, different builds, running 19042 currently, Home 64-bit.

My issue:

I can install Firefox without issues, configure it to my taste, no issues on that end.

I choose C:\Mozilla as my install directory.

However, whenever there's an update and I choose to download and install it, it downloads and installs fine, but when I need to restart the browser to apply the update, nothing has been updated.

As in this very instance, it was downloading and installing 82.0.3, but once restarted, Firefox is still stuck in 82.0.

I've not tampered with about:config just configured Firefox in the regular options.


What could be the cause?

Anyone else having these issues?

Thanks.

Asked by mzlla 2 weeks ago

Answered by mzlla 1 week ago

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Setting up Firefox

I've downloaded Firefox, signed on, set it as my default browser. Microsoft Edge seems to override that setting and for a search engine, I have "google" showing up. … (read more)

I've downloaded Firefox, signed on, set it as my default browser. Microsoft Edge seems to override that setting and for a search engine, I have "google" showing up. I do not want to use "Google". How can Can I change this or is this just how Firefox works? It does the same thing on my phone, too.

Asked by wnw12804 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Lost files

I've been using Firefox for years. The other day I tried to open and got a message that it could not be opened and to download again. Did that and all my files are gone. … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years. The other day I tried to open and got a message that it could not be opened and to download again. Did that and all my files are gone. All my documents, scans etc. Saw a message during download that all that info is in a previous installation but there were no instructions on how to access them or reclaim. I am desperate. Please help.

Asked by d.bowie 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Why am I running Firefox ESR?

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recal… (read more)

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recall ever having installed the ESR version. Why am I only getting Firefox ESR updates?

Asked by 777bb 1 month ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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language choice and dictionnary (PROBLEM FIXED)

Hi, i can't install any other dictionnary beyond the default (french) one, it is installed but the correction doesnt work when browsing, do i need to uninstall and re-in… (read more)

Hi,

i can't install any other dictionnary beyond the default (french) one, it is installed but the correction doesnt work when browsing, do i need to uninstall and re-install firefox?

PROLEM FIXED

Asked by Hichem 2 weeks ago

Answered by Hichem 2 weeks ago

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Firefox can't download from google drive if the file size is exceed for scanning virus

Firefox can't download from google drive if the file size is exceed for scanning virus, I tried to refresh it many time and close all add-ons, but I still can't download … (read more)

Firefox can't download from google drive if the file size is exceed for scanning virus, I tried to refresh it many time and close all add-ons, but I still can't download them, I tried another browsers and there are no problem, Please fix this issue as soon as possible, thankyou.

Video: https://cutt.ly/Firefox-Google-Drive-Issue

Asked by kennethcho2020 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Can I trust an update?

A few days ago Firefox automatically updated and destroyed all my logins and passwords and a huge amount beside. Yes, there was blurb about how to find them which involve… (read more)

A few days ago Firefox automatically updated and destroyed all my logins and passwords and a huge amount beside. Yes, there was blurb about how to find them which involved a file which did not exist on my system and the whole was not comprehensible.

I did ask for help but got nothing

Somehow, the next day my system had gone back to the earlier setup. Now Firefox wants me to update AGAIN!

Given my experience how can I trust Firefox not to destroy my data?

Asked by db 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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What am I supposed to do now? (firefox 67 profiles)

I have a customers dead laptop, she wants her firefox profile copied to her new laptop. Since the laptop is dead, I can't use sync. I have her profile data, which is usel… (read more)

I have a customers dead laptop, she wants her firefox profile copied to her new laptop.

Since the laptop is dead, I can't use sync. I have her profile data, which is useless in her new laptop.

For future reference, how am I supposed to do this? I've always kept as many customers as I can on firefox.

Is there a conversion tool? A way around this? Or am I just going to have to say shes out of luck?

Asked by uranium23567 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Upgrade

Good morning. I`ve got one question: I have 81.0.2 version, and - everytime i launch firefox - i receive message that i should install the newest version. Problem is that… (read more)

Good morning. I`ve got one question: I have 81.0.2 version, and - everytime i launch firefox - i receive message that i should install the newest version. Problem is that i did this around 5 times... and still nothing.

Asked by phoenixlk 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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I changed from Chrome > Firefox on my Macbook, and transferred all data earlier today - but Firefox hasn't saved that?

So earlier I downloaded Firefox for my Macbook Air and made the change from Chrome to Firefox. I followed all the instructions online of transferring data from Chrome to … (read more)

So earlier I downloaded Firefox for my Macbook Air and made the change from Chrome to Firefox. I followed all the instructions online of transferring data from Chrome to Firefox and all seemed great. I just restarted my computer because I was having issues with my internet, and went to reopen everything again. Firefox isn't saved like a normal application like it should, it's still acting like I'm installing it from the .dmg each time. Also, it hasn't saved any of the transferred data/settings I did earlier today. I have no idea what's going on?

Asked by shaniahlamourjohnson 3 weeks ago

Answered by shaniahlamourjohnson 3 weeks ago

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How do I stop using beta?

I Googled about stopping using Firefox beta and transition to release version but none of the pages I found in this forum talks about an error message about user profile … (read more)

I Googled about stopping using Firefox beta and transition to release version but none of the pages I found in this forum talks about an error message about user profile that only gives me the option to Create a New Profile (therefore losing all my add-ons, cookies, settings and everything) or Exit.

I tried manually googling "download Firefox" and downloaded the release version and after installing it, I get the warning message above. This thread here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1224888 has a link to the rapid release version but I end up in the same warning message.

Since the beta will necessarily always be a newer version than a release version, how do I transition from beta to a release version but preserve all my settings, add-ons and everything if Firefox will tell me that it won't let me use my existing profile in an older version, the release version?

My motivation to leave the beta version is that Firefox started having a bug since 27-Oct-2020 in Google meetings where either a shared screen or the camera image of the person in a meeting appears very zoomed in in the top left corner so it doesn't show the rest of the image.

Asked by riluma 4 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 weeks ago

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Unable to import saved firefox profile (from windows 7 32-bit, to windows 10 64-bit) - new profile has none of my data

My attempt at transferring profile from an existing machine to a new machine has not produced the intended result, and I need help. I saved my firefox profile (on a 32-bi… (read more)

My attempt at transferring profile from an existing machine to a new machine has not produced the intended result, and I need help.

I saved my firefox profile (on a 32-bit windows 7 machine; firefox was fully up to date) without firefox running, in a ZIP file (the letter number combination followed by dot followed by default), then copied the ZIP file to the new machine (windows 10 64-bit), unzipped it (so I had the same file name as from the old machine), then copied this folder into position at

C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles

I then started firefox on the new machine, went to about:profiles, created new profile, selected the folder (which was present at this step), then completed the procedure and started a new firefox with the new profile (the option given in about:profiles).

The new instance of firefox has none of my data (several thousand bookmarks, passwords, etc.); instead looks like the other (default new) profile.

The existing profile file set was (after this procedure) visible in

C:\users\user\appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profiles

The restored profile is running now as "Default User" and reflects the folder I transferred from the old machine (except that I changed the word "default" in that folder to "main", leaving the number-letter part and the dot unchanged.)

No errors were indicated from firefox (which is running version 83 now) during any steps of the old back-up/archive save step or the new restore/recover step.

What am I doing wrong? How can I recover my existing profile data? The procedure, while not very friendly, seems straightforward enough. I don't want to go into the details of recovering specific database files/folders; I'd just like the profile I had before functioning in the new machine.

Please help

Asked by wb0gaz 4 weeks ago

Answered by wb0gaz 4 weeks ago

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My Firefox says: "your system administrator deactivated updates", but he (myself) didn´t. How to fix that?

Dear community, for some days my Firefox 80 on Windows 10 has shown the message "your system administrator has deactivated updates", when I look under "Help" -> "about… (read more)

Dear community, for some days my Firefox 80 on Windows 10 has shown the message "your system administrator has deactivated updates", when I look under "Help" -> "about Firefox". This is strange, because the admin is me myself, and I didn´t change anything in Firefox or in the Win 10 registry. Has anyone of you had this experience, and how can I possibly fix it? Thanks in advance! Pete

Asked by canaima-pete 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Amazon Fire Tablet

I was gifted an Amazon Fire Tablet to use for an upcoming hospital/rehab stay. I use Firefox on my desktop and Android phone and want to use it on my tablet, but the Ama… (read more)

I was gifted an Amazon Fire Tablet to use for an upcoming hospital/rehab stay. I use Firefox on my desktop and Android phone and want to use it on my tablet, but the Amazon store doesn't have the app. Not sure I trust the Amazon Silk browser, but I may have no choice. I am not a tech savvy person! I don't know the difference between a bit, byte, or buttercup. If there is a way to install and use Firefox on my tablet, and sync with other devices, I would like to do so. Please explain how to do it as though you are talking to a 6 year old (who probably knows more about this stuff than I do, anyway). Thanks. rennylloyd

Asked by rennylloyd 1 month ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 month ago