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was told to delete firefox and reinstall, no bookmards come with it, how do I get them to go with me to new downloaded version?

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Computer kept freezing, 5th time. Called Apple, they said nothing seems amiss, they suggested I delete Firefox and reinstall. I did. No book marks now, ack. How do I get my bookmarks to go with me to new downloaded Firefox?

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How did you delete Firefox?


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the way the Apple guy said to, went to Finder and sent to trash. I did pull it out of the trash, once I realized I'd loose all bookmarks. So, how to delete firefox and reinstall and keep the stuff I need. Thanks.


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Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Note: Firefox comes in three or more folders on all computers. They are;

Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only>
Firefox itself: (Programs Folder)
And two folders in the profile of each user on the computer
for each Firefox profile for that user.

If you remove the Firefox folder, the user profiles would not be affected.
Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Save the file. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder.

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux;

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory.
Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer.
If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again. This shows how to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia


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Thank you for this. I will do this. Going to take me awhile, thanks so very much for your time. And it's spelled lose, sigh. I actually do know how to spell, LOL! Super appreciate this!


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zaxusg said

I actually do know how to spell

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