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Install fail. Says it can not find profile?

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during a firefox refresh the process failed and firefox no longer worked. I did an uninstall so I could do a fresh install. All attempts to install fresh fail saying "profile" could not be located. So now I have nothing. All my data is missing. I do have a copy of the profile folder, but after the uninstall was performed? contacts, bookmarks, passwords and such all missing ;-( Please help.

during a firefox refresh the process failed and firefox no longer worked. I did an uninstall so I could do a fresh install. All attempts to install fresh fail saying "profile" could not be located. So now I have nothing. All my data is missing. I do have a copy of the profile folder, but after the uninstall was performed? contacts, bookmarks, passwords and such all missing ;-( Please help.

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FredMcD
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What's your computer system and Firefox version? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Navigating_to_the_profile_folder https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

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I believe I have tried each of the 4 methods and I am no further ahead? There is no profile file (.ini)

I believe I have tried each of the 4 methods and I am no further ahead? There is no profile file (.ini)
cor-el
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Firefox can only use profiles that are listed in profiles.ini, so if you restored a profile in the correct location in "AppData\Roaming", but do not have a profiles.ini file with an entry that points to this profile folder then you will have to edit profiles.ini or use the Profile Manager to point to this profile via "Choose Folder".

Firefox can only use profiles that are listed in profiles.ini, so if you restored a profile in the correct location in "AppData\Roaming", but do not have a profiles.ini file with an entry that points to this profile folder then you will have to edit profiles.ini or use the Profile Manager to point to this profile via "Choose Folder". *http://kb.mozillazine.org/profiles.ini_file *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles