X
Tryk her for at gå til webstedets mobilversion.

Supportforum

Firefox 62+ does not start

Skrevet

I had Firefox Developer Edition running for ages. Always kept it up to-date. Now the latest update made it stop working AT ALL. There is nothing. The executable pops up in Taskmanager for a split second and then its gone.

I went back to beta. Worked for a couple days. Now an update came in: BAM! same thing! Now I have 2 broken Firefoxes on my PC.

Not even running the Profile manager worked!!

Back to standard version: Works

I had Firefox Developer Edition running for ages. Always kept it up to-date. Now the latest update made it stop working AT ALL. There is nothing. The executable pops up in Taskmanager for a split second and then its gone. I went back to beta. Worked for a couple days. Now an update came in: BAM! same thing! Now I have 2 broken Firefoxes on my PC. Not even running the Profile manager worked!! Back to standard version: Works

Yderligere systemdetaljer

Program

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/69.0.3497.57 Safari/537.36

Yderligere information

Luk

Spørgsmålsstiller

Alright! So I'm on Windows 10!

I actually renamed my Mozilla-folders in Appdata/Local and Appdata/Roaming and Voilà: Dev Edition works again!

Now the weird thing is: I ran it once with a fresh profile. Then I deleted these new profile folders again and put my old ones in place: Works!

Alright! So I'm on Windows 10! I actually renamed my Mozilla-folders in Appdata/Local and Appdata/Roaming and Voilà: Dev Edition works again! Now the weird thing is: I ran it once with a fresh profile. Then I deleted these new profile folders again and put my old ones in place: Works!

Spørgsmålsstiller

Hey Again! 63.0b2 (64-bit) and it broke again! I copied my symlinked profiles back to the main drive and it works again. So it's literally the symlinks that break it! :(

Are there other ways to install latest Firefoxes so that they don't use the main drive for the profiles??! Anyone?

Hey Again! 63.0b2 (64-bit) and it broke again! I copied my symlinked profiles back to the main drive and it works again. So it's '''literally '''the symlinks that break it! :( Are there other ways to install latest Firefoxes so that they don't use the main drive for the profiles??! Anyone?
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8792 løsninger 71906 svar

Normally on Windows 10 your profile folders are in your Windows user folder here:

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

However, you'll notice this file:

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.ini

That is where Firefox finds the paths to the individual profile folders. That mechanism allows you to place profiles elsewhere.

HOWEVER!

I don't know the safest way to relocate an existing profile folder. I think there might be some documentation on MozillaZine about that.

Normally on Windows 10 your profile folders are in your Windows user folder here: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\'''Profiles''' However, you'll notice this file: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\'''Profiles.ini''' That is where Firefox finds the paths to the individual profile folders. That mechanism allows you to place profiles elsewhere. HOWEVER! I don't know the safest way to relocate an existing profile folder. I think there might be some documentation on MozillaZine about that.

Spørgsmålsstiller

the profiles.ini is in the AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox folder but my profile is also in the AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ one! ...

But in my profile entry in the ini there is only one Path=

the '''profiles.ini''' is in the '''AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox''' folder but my profile is also in the '''AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\''' one! ... But in my profile entry in the ini there is only one '''Path='''
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8792 løsninger 71906 svar

Nyttigt svar

AppData\Roaming has the valuable data like bookmarks, passwords, etc., so the other folder is not important to preserve. However, I don't know where Firefox will create the new "local" folder if the main folder is relocated. Hopefully you can find that through some searches, or you will have to experiment...

AppData\Roaming has the valuable data like bookmarks, passwords, etc., so the other folder is not important to preserve. However, I don't know where Firefox will create the new "local" folder if the main folder is relocated. Hopefully you can find that through some searches, or you will have to experiment...

Spørgsmålsstiller

Hmmm. OK. I could't find out how to format the path string to the roaming folder. It was just creating an all new profile and erasing my hacked entry from the ini :/

I tried something different: symlinked just the very profile folders off the main drive and just kept the rest of the appdata folders as is. So the profiles.ini for instance is in the original spot.

This seems to work. ... for now

Hmmm. OK. I could't find out how to format the path string to the roaming folder. It was just creating an all new profile and erasing my hacked entry from the ini :/ I tried something different: symlinked just the very profile folders off the main drive and just kept the rest of the appdata folders as is. So the profiles.ini for instance is in the original spot. This seems to work. ... for now
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17575 løsninger 158984 svar

Nyttigt svar

If you do not create the profile folder in the default location (AppData\Roaming) then there is only one folder used that stores personal data and also stores temporary data. The profiles.ini files always needs to be in the "AppData\Roaming" location. Profiles can be located anywhere as long as you have write access and the folder is always available (network drive or removable storage device).

If you do not create the profile folder in the default location (AppData\Roaming) then there is only one folder used that stores personal data and also stores temporary data. The profiles.ini files always needs to be in the "AppData\Roaming" location. Profiles can be located anywhere as long as you have write access and the folder is always available (network drive or removable storage device).

Spørgsmålsstiller

Well. Yeah that seems to apply :)

Well. Yeah that seems to apply :)
Shadow110 1072 løsninger 14836 svar

Yes if not careful it will share your Bookmarks and if uninstall may loose them. Always :

Firefox 62.0 to release tomorrow.

Yes if not careful it will share your Bookmarks and if uninstall may loose them. Always : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles Firefox 62.0 to release tomorrow.

Spørgsmålsstiller

Weird. in the profiles.ini my profile is the [Profile0] and its made default. However: Starting up fresh it always loads the dev-edition-default one.

in about:profiles you see the whats in the attached image. How is that even possible?!?!

When I turn StartWithLastProfile=1 to =0 and I select my profile everything works like a charm. But as soon as I let it auto-select the last used profile it takes the dev-edition-default...

Weird. in the '''profiles.ini''' my profile is the [Profile0] and its made default. However: Starting up fresh it always loads the dev-edition-default one. in about:profiles you see the whats in the attached image. How is that even possible?!?! When I turn '''StartWithLastProfile=1''' to '''=0''' and I select my profile everything works like a charm. But as soon as I let it auto-select the last used profile it takes the dev-edition-default...

Spørgsmålsstiller

Well: Know what I did? I just named my profile dev-edition-default. Fixed it!

Well: Know what I did? I just named my profile '''dev-edition-default'''. Fixed it!
Shadow110 1072 løsninger 14836 svar

Great. Please mark your solution as the answer. Heads up : Firefox 62 .0 released today.

Great. Please mark your solution as the answer. Heads up : Firefox 62 .0 released today.