When I start Firefox, it shows only a new blank default profile, and not any of my existing profiles. How can I reconnect to my existing profiles?
I don't get the dialog box asking which profile to open. the browser opens as though it were a new profile. There are no bookmarks, no history, plugins, addons, etc. When I look in my lcoal or roaming folders, the profiles are there, but for some reason, Firefox is ignoring them. How can I fix this without having to create new profiles and bookmark dozens of sites over again?
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36
Type about:profiles<enter> in the address bar. How many profiles are listed? How many should be there?
This should have a clue I guess...
... So I need to invoke Profile Manager from Ver 68, create a new blank profile, then Ctrl-Copy everything, and Paste into the blank profile???
But that seems to be the equivalent of what I did. Unless the "original" profile is Blessed in some un-documents manner...
Are these profiles listed in the profiles.ini file?
You can find the profiles.ini file in a hidden location:
- Windows: %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\
- Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/
- Linux: ~/.mozilla/firefox/
Open the Terminal application.
In the Terminal application, enter the following: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P ... -- no such file or directory. ... Note that I also tried using the changed filename which allows me to know which version is which: ... /Applications/Firefox 68-0-2.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P ... also tried: /Applications/Firefox 68-0-2.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox 68-0-2-bin -P
Managed to do it with FF running via About:profiles and making it the default . WHY DIDN'T THEY SAY TO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE ??? WHY DID THEY SAY THE ONLY WAY WAS TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH THEIR 3RD PARTY?