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Firefox updates

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Every time Firefox updates, I lose my shortcuts and home pages, WHY????

Every time Firefox updates, I lose my shortcuts and home pages, WHY????

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How does your firefox update?

Geändert am von Dropa

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Arko said

. . . I lose my shortcuts and home pages

What about the rest of your profile? Settings, bookmarks, history, passwords . . . .

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donthavecow said

How does your firefox update?
Updates are downloaded automatically but I chose when to install.
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FredMcD said

Arko said

. . . I lose my shortcuts and home pages

What about the rest of your profile? Settings, bookmarks, history, passwords . . . .

I never save my history or passwords but my bookmarks remain as before the update.

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Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Note: Firefox comes in three or more folders on all computers. They are;

Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And two folders in the profile of each user on the computer for each Firefox profile for that user.

If you remove the Firefox program folder, the user profiles would not be affected.


Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Firefox ESR; Extended Support Release {web link}

Beta, Developer, Nightly versions https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/

Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.


Download and save the program you want. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

How to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; {web link} Free Online Encyclopedia

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With shortcuts, do you mean bookmarks or do you mean tiles you see on the Firefox Home page ?

What security software do you have in case that is causing the problems with updating ?

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cor-el said

With shortcuts, do you mean bookmarks or do you mean tiles you see on the Firefox Home page ? What security software do you have in case that is causing the problems with updating ?

I mean the tiles, I use Norton 360.

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Firefox updates to the newer version but it reverts to the default tiles and no home page.

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Shortcut tiles on the Firefox Home are normally filled from the history or do you have pinned all the tiles ? If you lose pinned tiles then this is a problem with the preferences.

  • browser.newtabpage.pinned => websites pinned to a tile
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I fill the tiles myself saving the tile shortcuts I want saved, not from my history.

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FredMcD said

Let’s do a full clean re-install; Note: Firefox comes in three or more folders on all computers. They are; Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And two folders in the profile of each user on the computer for each Firefox profile for that user. If you remove the Firefox program folder, the user profiles would not be affected.

Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Firefox ESR; Extended Support Release {web link}

Beta, Developer, Nightly versions https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/

Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.


Download and save the program you want. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

How to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; {web link} Free Online Encyclopedia

Tried that previously, waiting for the next update.