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Why don't you fix refresh firefox? It should be refined such that it is easier to restore settings, as it caused more problems than it solved

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Refresh firefox caused more problems than it solved. I was shocked at the time that I had to waste restoring my settings.

I believe it may be possible to write a refresh script that does not get rid of all custom settings and bookmarks.
Refresh firefox caused more problems than it solved. I was shocked at the time that I had to waste restoring my settings. I believe it may be possible to write a refresh script that does not get rid of all custom settings and bookmarks.

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Sometimes, its the settings or something in the user profile that is causing the problem. The refresh / reset removes everything.


Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles


These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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FredMcD
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Sometimes, its the settings or something in the user profile that is causing the problem. The refresh / reset removes everything.


Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles


These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

Sometimes, its the settings or something in the user profile that is causing the problem. The refresh / reset removes everything. --------------------------------- Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; '''Old Firefox?''' '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile''' '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles''' ---------------------------- These can't get your data back, but will help in the future. These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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knotafool said

Refresh firefox caused more problems than it solved. I was shocked at the time that I had to waste restoring my settings. I believe it may be possible to write a refresh script that does not get rid of all custom settings and bookmarks.

I'll try the add-ons. I did use the Old Firefox file, but was still a hassle. It is odd that settings are allowed that could cause a problem. Evidently more conflict error checking needed. It is always easier to "re-image" rather than repair software or hardware, but always incurs restoration work that can be time consuming.

''knotafool [[#question-1057963|said]]'' <blockquote> Refresh firefox caused more problems than it solved. I was shocked at the time that I had to waste restoring my settings. I believe it may be possible to write a refresh script that does not get rid of all custom settings and bookmarks. </blockquote> I'll try the add-ons. I did use the Old Firefox file, but was still a hassle. It is odd that settings are allowed that could cause a problem. Evidently more conflict error checking needed. It is always easier to "re-image" rather than repair software or hardware, but always incurs restoration work that can be time consuming.
FredMcD
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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.