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Does refreshing Firefox cause any loss of my info?

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What, exactly does refreshing Firefox do?

What, exactly does ''refreshing Firefox'' do?

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Yes, and no. Your old profile is moved to a folder on your desktop. Then some data is copied to a new profile. Sometimes the data does not get copied, but only sometimes.

If there is something you want from the old profile, it will be waiting for you on the desktop.

Refreshing Firefox {web link} is a LAST RESORT ! !

Refreshing Firefox -- easily fix most problems

If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks and open tabs. Everything else, like user settings and add-ons, are removed. Note: Refresh saves your old profile to the desktop in a folder called Old Firefox.

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Yes, and no. Your old profile is moved to a folder on your desktop. Then some data is copied to a new profile. Sometimes the data does not get copied, but only sometimes.

If there is something you want from the old profile, it will be waiting for you on the desktop.

Refreshing Firefox {web link} is a LAST RESORT ! !

Refreshing Firefox -- easily fix most problems

If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks and open tabs. Everything else, like user settings and add-ons, are removed. Note: Refresh saves your old profile to the desktop in a folder called Old Firefox.

Yes, and no. Your old profile is moved to a folder on your desktop. Then some data is copied to a new profile. Sometimes the data does not get copied, but only sometimes. If there is something you want from the old profile, it will be waiting for you on the desktop. [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings Refreshing Firefox] {web link} is a '''LAST RESORT ! !''' Refreshing Firefox -- easily fix most problems If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks and open tabs. Everything else, like user settings and add-ons, are removed. '''Note:''' Refresh saves your old profile to the desktop in a folder called '''Old Firefox.'''
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