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My add-ons changed with firefox 67.0

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With Firefox 67.0 strange things happened with add-ons: some were simply deleted and others where installed : I had basically YD youtube downloader installed´. After the upgrade it were both gone !

Instead I found an old add-on that I had removed namely Safefrom.net helper.

Does anyone why this happened and how it will be corrected ?

With Firefox 67.0 strange things happened with add-ons: some were simply deleted and others where installed : I had basically YD youtube downloader installed´. After the upgrade it were both gone ! Instead I found an old add-on that I had removed namely Safefrom.net helper. Does anyone why this happened and how it will be corrected ?

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So, you were able to switch profiles and now you have your stuff back? I hope that's what you're saying.

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jscher2000
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Hi sign_up, sorry to hear about this problem. Could you check whether your Firefox is using a new profile? In a new profile, Firefox only discovers certain add-ons in shared folders or advertised in the Windows registry.

Profile Manager Page

Inside Firefox, type or paste about:profiles in the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it.

This page should list one or more profiles. The newest one typically is named default-release and the older one(s) might be named default or a variation on the word default.

Each profile has one or more buttons at the bottom: please do not use Rename or Remove to avoid further problems.

Can you find a "Set as default profile" button for your previous profile? After setting that, you can exit Firefox and start it up again, but the history/settings in the current profile will not carry over after the switch.

Was that the issue?

Hi sign_up, sorry to hear about this problem. Could you check whether your Firefox is using a new profile? In a new profile, Firefox only discovers certain add-ons in shared folders or advertised in the Windows registry. '''Profile Manager Page''' Inside Firefox, type or paste '''about:profiles''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it. This page should list one or more profiles. The newest one typically is named '''default-release''' and the older one(s) might be named '''default''' or a variation on the word default. ''Each profile has one or more buttons at the bottom: please do'' '''not''' ''use Rename or Remove to avoid further problems.'' Can you find a "Set as default profile" button for your previous profile? After setting that, you can exit Firefox and start it up again, but the history/settings in the current profile will not carry over after the switch. Was that the issue?
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Thank you for looking inito my problems. Unfortunately your solution does not apply to my situation: sine one year I have set up Firefox to always ask me which profile I want to use and I always use the same.

Thank you for looking inito my problems. Unfortunately your solution does not apply to my situation: sine one year I have set up Firefox to always ask me which profile I want to use and I always use the same.
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jscher2000
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sign_up said

Thank you for looking inito my problems. Unfortunately your solution does not apply to my situation: sine one year I have set up Firefox to always ask me which profile I want to use and I always use the same.

Aha! So your desktop shortcut or pinned Taskbar icon Target is similar to the following:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P

In the Profile Manager, do you see a new default-release profile listed, or only the profiles you had before?

After launching Firefox, if you open the Profile Manager page (about:profiles), can you confirm that Firefox actually used the profile you selected? It should be marked with the following:

This is the profile in use and it cannot be deleted.

''sign_up [[#answer-1224939|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you for looking inito my problems. Unfortunately your solution does not apply to my situation: sine one year I have set up Firefox to always ask me which profile I want to use and I always use the same. </blockquote> Aha! So your desktop shortcut or pinned Taskbar icon Target is similar to the following: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P In the Profile Manager, do you see a new '''default-release''' profile listed, or only the profiles you had before? After launching Firefox, if you open the Profile Manager page (about:profiles), can you confirm that Firefox actually used the profile you selected? It should be marked with the following: '''This is the profile in use and it cannot be deleted.'''
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Thanks again. As I said: one year ago I set up firefox to let me choose profile at startup and I always (try) to choose the same. For some reason I manage always get this question about which profile to use but I can't see the "-P" as I should in the pinned shortcut. But let's leave that at present. The main thing is as you say that with the upgrade to 67.0 I saw my two profiles but for some reason chose the wrong one. Maybe the profile I have used for a year was not colored in blue after the upgrade and I was not alert enough to discover it. And with the profile I did not use for a year now being the default I got the wrong add-ons as You described it. Thanks again !

Thanks again. As I said: one year ago I set up firefox to let me choose profile at startup and I always (try) to choose the same. For some reason I manage always get this question about which profile to use but I can't see the "-P" as I should in the pinned shortcut. But let's leave that at present. The main thing is as you say that with the upgrade to 67.0 I saw my two profiles but for some reason chose the wrong one. Maybe the profile I have used for a year was not colored in blue after the upgrade and I was not alert enough to discover it. And with the profile I did not use for a year now being the default I got the wrong add-ons as You described it. Thanks again !
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So, you were able to switch profiles and now you have your stuff back? I hope that's what you're saying.

So, you were able to switch profiles and now you have your stuff back? I hope that's what you're saying.
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