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Ver68 lost my existing profile. Don't desire external account or Synching. How do I make Rev68 see my profile?

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Should have been warned that Ver68 would screw up my life. After upgrading from Ver 65 to Ver 68, my profile is not being found by the new install. I do NOT desire "synching' with other devices, and it is a security risk to have to use an "account" to do this. Not to mention getting completely screwed if I cannot access the Web or lose the password.

What idiot thinks this stuff up? What committee of monkeys on keyboards allows it to be implemented?

Should have been warned that Ver68 would screw up my life. After upgrading from Ver 65 to Ver 68, my profile is not being found by the new install. I do NOT desire "synching' with other devices, and it is a security risk to have to use an "account" to do this. Not to mention getting completely screwed if I cannot access the Web or lose the password. What idiot thinks this stuff up? What committee of monkeys on keyboards allows it to be implemented?
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Just tried trashing everything in the ver 68 Profile folder & Ctrl-Copy everything from the existing profile. Restarted FF but it didn't work, no History or Bookmarks, still see the 3 tabs from the Ver68 brief run.

Just tried trashing everything in the ver 68 Profile folder & Ctrl-Copy everything from the existing profile. Restarted FF but it didn't work, no History or Bookmarks, still see the 3 tabs from the Ver68 brief run.
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Now that the enclosing Folder contains several Profiles that seem to be segregated by which Installation can access them -- the Profile filename SHOULD tell you WHICH it is liked to !!!

Now that the enclosing Folder contains several Profiles that seem to be segregated by which Installation can access them -- the Profile filename SHOULD tell you WHICH it is liked to !!!
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So what happens if you change the Profile filename?

Used to be that when you opened FF, you could invoke the menu that let you chose which profile to use.

So what happens if you change the Profile filename? Used to be that when you opened FF, you could invoke the menu that let you chose which profile to use.
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jscher2000
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Hello, please pause your changes for a moment. Which profile is the one you want to use in Firefox 68? Is it listed in the Profile Manager, either the external one or the internal one?

External Profile Manager

With Firefox not running at all, start the program with the -P command-line switch. See: Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles -- "Start the Profile Manager when Firefox is closed".

Internal Profile Manager

In a new tab, type or paste about:profiles and press Enter to load the list.

If the profile you want to use is listed, can you launch it is Firefox 68?

Hello, please pause your changes for a moment. Which profile is the one you want to use in Firefox 68? Is it listed in the Profile Manager, either the external one or the internal one? ''External Profile Manager'' With Firefox not running at all, start the program with the -P command-line switch. See: [[Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles]] -- "Start the Profile Manager when Firefox is closed". ''Internal Profile Manager'' In a new tab, type or paste '''about:profiles''' and press Enter to load the list. If the profile you want to use is listed, can you launch it is Firefox 68?
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Creating new profile via Terminal didn't work... managed to do it via About:profiles and make it the Default profile.

WHY DIDN'T THEY SAY SO IN THE FIRST PLACE? WHY DID THEY SAY YOU HAVE TO CREATE A 3RD PARTY "ACCOUNT?"

Creating new profile via Terminal didn't work... managed to do it via About:profiles and make it the Default profile. WHY DIDN'T THEY SAY SO IN THE FIRST PLACE? WHY DID THEY SAY YOU HAVE TO CREATE A 3RD PARTY "ACCOUNT?"
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jscher2000
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Most people upgrade from one version to the next with no problems. I don't know whether we can figure out what went wrong on yours.

Were you able to track down your old data in a different profile folder and copy it to where you want it?

Most people upgrade from one version to the next with no problems. I don't know whether we can figure out what went wrong on yours. Were you able to track down your old data in a different profile folder and copy it to where you want it?
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