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My tab bar disappeared and accessing addresses seemed to have changed to something I did not understand.

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So what is going on? I saw something called "Awesome Bar", but neither understood it nor understood how I was to look over a list of saved addresses, all categorized as I have arranged them over the years, and see something I needed or that was suggested.

Please tell me what is intended by Awesome Bar?

So what is going on? I saw something called "Awesome Bar", but neither understood it nor understood how I was to look over a list of saved addresses, all categorized as I have arranged them over the years, and see something I needed or that was suggested. Please tell me what is intended by Awesome Bar?

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Hi WestofYouLB, Awesome Bar was a new name invented for the updated address bar a long time ago, maybe in Firefox 3.

What changed with your tabs? Did your Bookmarks get lost, or bookmarks menu button get lost?


Firefox 67 Profile Migration Issue

Firefox 67 made some changes to how profiles work, and for some users, there is a glitch in the migration. So with that possibility in mind:

If you haven't already, could you close out of Firefox and do a normal Windows shutdown and restart to complete any pending updates and release any file locks.

If Firefox again starts up without your regular data, could you check whether your stuff is available in a different profile, as follows:

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 at least one profile and could list many. Each will show links to a pair of folders; please ignore those for now. Please do not use any Remove buttons!

The profile that Firefox is currently using will have this:

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

Do you have another profile named default or default-longnumber listed on this page? If so, you can check whether it is the one you were using recently by clicking its Launch profile in new browser button.

If it isn't what you want, simply close that new window.

If it IS what you want, back on the about:profiles page, click the Set as default profile button for that profile so Firefox uses it automatically at the next startup.

Any progress so far, or do we need to keep looking for your data in some other places?

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Hi WestofYouLB, Awesome Bar was a new name invented for the updated address bar a long time ago, maybe in Firefox 3.

What changed with your tabs? Did your Bookmarks get lost, or bookmarks menu button get lost?


Firefox 67 Profile Migration Issue

Firefox 67 made some changes to how profiles work, and for some users, there is a glitch in the migration. So with that possibility in mind:

If you haven't already, could you close out of Firefox and do a normal Windows shutdown and restart to complete any pending updates and release any file locks.

If Firefox again starts up without your regular data, could you check whether your stuff is available in a different profile, as follows:

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 at least one profile and could list many. Each will show links to a pair of folders; please ignore those for now. Please do not use any Remove buttons!

The profile that Firefox is currently using will have this:

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

Do you have another profile named default or default-longnumber listed on this page? If so, you can check whether it is the one you were using recently by clicking its Launch profile in new browser button.

If it isn't what you want, simply close that new window.

If it IS what you want, back on the about:profiles page, click the Set as default profile button for that profile so Firefox uses it automatically at the next startup.

Any progress so far, or do we need to keep looking for your data in some other places?

Hi WestofYouLB, Awesome Bar was a new name invented for the updated address bar a long time ago, maybe in Firefox 3. What changed with your tabs? Did your Bookmarks get lost, or bookmarks menu button get lost? ---- '''Firefox 67 Profile Migration Issue''' Firefox 67 made some changes to how profiles work, and for some users, there is a glitch in the migration. So with that possibility in mind: If you haven't already, could you close out of Firefox and do a normal Windows shutdown and restart to complete any pending updates and release any file locks. If Firefox again starts up without your regular data, could you check whether your stuff is available in a different profile, as follows: '''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 at least one profile and could list many. Each will show links to a pair of folders; please ignore those for now. ''Please do not use any Remove buttons!'' The profile that Firefox is currently using will have this: '''This is the profile in use and it cannot be deleted.''' Do you have another profile named '''default''' or default-''longnumber'' listed on this page? If so, you can check whether it is the one you were using recently by clicking its '''Launch profile in new browser''' button. If it isn't what you want, simply close that new window. If it IS what you want, back on the about:profiles page, click the '''Set as default profile''' button for that profile so Firefox uses it automatically at the next startup. Any progress so far, or do we need to keep looking for your data in some other places?
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Thanks, rebooting seems to have done it.

Thanks, rebooting seems to have done it.
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