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why do i have to reinstall options and add on's every time I boot up the computer. Why does firefox disable the add on's.

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what is the fix for firefox disable of the add ons

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Are the add-ons still installed if you check this in "Add-ons -> Extensions" ?

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the add-ons/ extensions are still listed but disabled. have to enable and reinstall

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The add-ons are enabled when you close the browser, but disabled when you start it again?

johearn said

the add-ons/ extensions are still listed but disabled. have to enable and reinstall

You just need to enable them again, No need to reinstall.


It’s possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry.

Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

Delete all extensions* files and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry.

New files will be created when required.

After, restart Firefox.

See "Corrupt extension files"

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You may have to approve the updating one last time.

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