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Firefox updates reset settings

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Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I stop Firefox updates from essentially resetting the browser when it updates?

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Did you do an update, or use the full installer? Either way, only the Firefox program should have been changed. Not your profiles.

It's possible that the installer created a new profile.

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

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

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I use an add-on that makes backups of my user profile, Just In Case. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the current Firefox.

Every now and then, open the profile folder and create a copy of the current profile as is to another location on your hard drive. This way you will have a backup.

If you do this each day, you will not lose much data. This should be done with Firefox Closed.

Note: In case you need to restore from these backups, you may need to overwrite old or corrupted files.