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Why do I need to redo my ADP settings every time I load FF?

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Whenever I start or re-start my computer and then start FF, the ADP settings I had have been deleted and must be redone. That was not the case previously, but I can't pinpoint a time when it changed. I believe it's been several months.

Whenever I start or re-start my computer and then start FF, the ADP settings I had have been deleted and must be redone. That was not the case previously, but I can't pinpoint a time when it changed. I believe it's been several months.

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Extensions store their data in IndebdDB and a special UUID that is stored in a pref (extensions.webextensions.uuids) in prefs.js is used to link the extension to this storage. So if you lose data then it is possible that you have a problem with the preferences.

If you use any cleanup software then make sure they leave the Firefox profile folder alone and do not touch any files.

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Computer boots normally. FF loads normally. ABP icon appears normally. When I click on the icon and open ABP all the settings are blank. I reset them. As long as FF remains loaded, ABP settings stay put and ABP works normally. If I close FF at any time during the day, either just FF or for any reason rebooting the computer, the ABP settings are blank when FF is reloaded.

Computer boots normally. FF loads normally. ABP icon appears normally. When I click on the icon and open ABP all the settings are blank. I reset them. As long as FF remains loaded, ABP settings stay put and ABP works normally. If I close FF at any time during the day, either just FF or for any reason rebooting the computer, the ABP settings are blank when FF is reloaded.
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McCoy
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Thank you for the clarification.

Unless someone else here comes up with the perfect solution; maybe you could contact ABP :

https://help.eyeo.com/en/adblockplus/

(scroll down to "Still looking for help ?")

I know that you don't have this problem with Edge, but my experience with ABP is that it sometimes works differently in these two browsers.

Thank you for the clarification. Unless someone else here comes up with the perfect solution; maybe you could contact ABP : https://help.eyeo.com/en/adblockplus/ (scroll down to "Still looking for help ?") I know that you don't have this problem with Edge, but my experience with ABP is that it sometimes works differently in these two browsers.
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Thanks for your help. Have contacted ABP support and explained the issue.

Thanks for your help. Have contacted ABP support and explained the issue.
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Extensions store their data in IndebdDB and a special UUID that is stored in a pref (extensions.webextensions.uuids) in prefs.js is used to link the extension to this storage. So if you lose data then it is possible that you have a problem with the preferences.

If you use any cleanup software then make sure they leave the Firefox profile folder alone and do not touch any files.

Extensions store their data in IndebdDB and a special UUID that is stored in a pref (extensions.webextensions.uuids) in prefs.js is used to link the extension to this storage. So if you lose data then it is possible that you have a problem with the preferences. If you use any cleanup software then make sure they leave the Firefox profile folder alone and do not touch any files. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Profiles
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