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How to reactivate firefox without loosing favourites, not possible to open after refresh, profile can't be loaded while profile is available in profile map

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Followig suggestion to clean up Firefox by Firefox, I did so, but now I can't open Firefox any more. Error message: Firefox profile can not be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessable Restarting Firefox does not help. I have checked the existance of the profile and it is available in the correct map on my PC. The profile file is new, of today. How can I reactivate Firefox, without loosing favourates? Can I reinstall previous profile? Thanks very much

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You can use the Profile Manager to register and use this lost/orphaned profile if the Profile Manager currently doesn't list it.

You can recover an orphaned profile via these steps:

See "Profile was moved or renamed":

Note that you should never use "Choose Folder" to specify a folder that already contains files that do not belong to Firefox. Only use "Choose Folder" to recover an profile that isn't listed in the Profile Manager.

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You can use the Profile Manager to register and use this lost/orphaned profile if the Profile Manager currently doesn't list it.

You can recover an orphaned profile via these steps:

See "Profile was moved or renamed":

Note that you should never use "Choose Folder" to specify a folder that already contains files that do not belong to Firefox. Only use "Choose Folder" to recover an profile that isn't listed in the Profile Manager.