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need to delete FF completely

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hi

can anyone see me through deleting FF completely as it got too confusing which/how files to save before

i will reinstall it . Refresh ff and new profile dont do as promised and remove ad ons etc

thanks

hi can anyone see me through deleting FF completely as it got too confusing which/how files to save before i will reinstall it . Refresh ff and new profile dont do as promised and remove ad ons etc thanks

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Hi, as FredMcD said, if you don't remove your profile, bookmarks etc should be saved.

See under the heading Remove user data and settings in Uninstall Firefox from your computer

For even greater bookmarks security, before you uninstall; open bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup, and save them to somewhere convenient on your computer.

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FredMcD
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Refresh Firefox {web link} is a LAST RESORT ! !

Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.

*1 '''[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Download Firefox For All languages And Systems]''' {web link} *2 '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer Uninstall Firefox from your computer]''' {web link}<br>DO NOT remove your profiles. *3 After, reboot the computer. Then run the full installer. ----------------- '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings Refresh Firefox]''' {web link} is a '''LAST RESORT ! !''' Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.

Question owner

but i must not loose book marks and passwords. How do i save protect them

thanks

but i must not loose book marks and passwords. How do i save protect them thanks
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Chosen Solution

Hi, as FredMcD said, if you don't remove your profile, bookmarks etc should be saved.

See under the heading Remove user data and settings in Uninstall Firefox from your computer

For even greater bookmarks security, before you uninstall; open bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup, and save them to somewhere convenient on your computer.

Hi, as FredMcD said, if you don't remove your profile, bookmarks etc should be saved. See under the heading ''Remove user data and settings'' in [[Uninstall Firefox from your computer]] For even greater bookmarks security, before you uninstall; open bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup, and save them to somewhere convenient on your computer.

Question owner

thanks to both of you

mark

thanks to both of you mark
FredMcD
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Firefox comes in two or more folders on all computers. They are;

Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And one folder in the profile of each user on the computer.

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

Firefox comes in two or more folders on all computers. They are; Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And one folder in the profile of each user on the computer. If you remove the Firefox folder, the user folders would not be affected.

Question owner

i got round to finally deleting FF and reinstalling it. Then i was offered to "refresh" it saying it would speed it up and reinstall bookmarks , the thing is that bookmarks were already recovered and i assume it would be speedy cause it was a fresh install. what is this about please

anyway i chose refresh , then cancelled it before it was finished , re booted , then was offered a choice of 2 profiles, i chose one

why was i offer refresh immediately after i reinstalled it .this dosn't seem right should i do a complete uninstall [all traces of it] to start fresh

thanks

i got round to finally deleting FF and reinstalling it. Then i was offered to "refresh" it saying it would speed it up and reinstall bookmarks , the thing is that bookmarks were already recovered and i assume it would be speedy cause it was a fresh install. what is this about please anyway i chose refresh , then cancelled it before it was finished , re booted , then was offered a choice of 2 profiles, i chose one why was i offer refresh immediately after i reinstalled it .this dosn't seem right should i do a complete uninstall [all traces of it] to start fresh thanks

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FredMcD
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Refresh Firefox {web link} is a LAST RESORT ! !

Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.


That 'refresh' message is from the browser and sometimes comes up when it thinks there is a problem.

'''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings Refresh Firefox]''' {web link} is a '''LAST RESORT ! !''' Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs. ------------- That 'refresh' message is from the browser and sometimes comes up when it thinks there is a problem.