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after installing windows 8, firefox no longer highlights visited links- history is on but still doesn't do it- I want it to- help!

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Matt_G
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Hi gregverena,

You should take a look at this thread:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/761758

There are a lot of good suggestions in there. Hopefully one of them will help!

Hi gregverena, You should take a look at this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/761758 There are a lot of good suggestions in there. Hopefully one of them will help!

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Thanks - I've tried pretty much all suggestions- even re installed firefox- I now see that the bookmark function doesn't work at all. I can't even bookmark new pages. I have the bookmarkshtml file I want but the bookmark thing doesn't recognize it, even though I've placed it in profiles. This is very weird. Something is turned off, but I don't know what - could there be something in windows? I've just noticed that the link color changing and bookmarks work in Internet Explorer- so must be a firefox issue.

Thanks - I've tried pretty much all suggestions- even re installed firefox- I now see that the bookmark function doesn't work at all. I can't even bookmark new pages. I have the bookmarkshtml file I want but the bookmark thing doesn't recognize it, even though I've placed it in profiles. This is very weird. Something is turned off, but I don't know what - could there be something in windows? I've just noticed that the link color changing and bookmarks work in Internet Explorer- so must be a firefox issue.

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cor-el
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A possible cause is a problem with the file places.sqlite that stores the bookmarks and the history.

You can also try to repair the places database with this extension:

A possible cause is a problem with the file places.sqlite that stores the bookmarks and the history. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Bookmarks+not+saved#w_fix-the-bookmarks-file You can also try to repair the places database with this extension: *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/

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cor-el Thanks! the maintenance add-on fixed the highlighting problem. Now, if I could figure out how to re-install my saved passwords it will help - these are all gone . I'll bet they're somewhere!

Also,while we're at it - is it possible to restore saved emails to thunderbird? where are they saved? Can they be added on to current ones or only overwrite current ones. Thanks-

cor-el Thanks! the maintenance add-on fixed the highlighting problem. Now, if I could figure out how to re-install my saved passwords it will help - these are all gone . I'll bet they're somewhere! Also,while we're at it - is it possible to restore saved emails to thunderbird? where are they saved? Can they be added on to current ones or only overwrite current ones. Thanks-
cor-el
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You're welcome


The passwords are stored in the signons.sqlite database file and encrypted with a key that is stored in the keys.db file.
If you want to recover lost passwords then you need to restore a backup of both files.

See also:

You're welcome ---- The passwords are stored in the signons.sqlite database file and encrypted with a key that is stored in the keys.db file.<br /> If you want to recover lost passwords then you need to restore a backup of both files. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Password_Manager#Troubleshooting See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

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thanks again- I'll give it a whirl! G

thanks again- I'll give it a whirl! G

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well, haven't been successful with that yet. Here's something else. Before changing anything , I backed up the entire c: to an external disc. When I try to open firfox, get message: The procedure entry point NSS_InitializePRErrorTable could not be located in H:Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\nss3.dll

what is this and where is it? I tried searching and can't find it anywhere. What's the point of backing up programs if they can't be accessed? Thanks.

well, haven't been successful with that yet. Here's something else. Before changing anything , I backed up the entire c: to an external disc. When I try to open firfox, get message: The procedure entry point NSS_InitializePRErrorTable could not be located in H:Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\nss3.dll what is this and where is it? I tried searching and can't find it anywhere. What's the point of backing up programs if they can't be accessed? Thanks.
cor-el
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Such an error can be caused by a corrupted Firefox installation that still has files from an older Firefox installation or files are missing.
You need to delete that Mozilla Firefox folder and reinstall a clean copy of Firefox.

You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here:

Such an error can be caused by a corrupted Firefox installation that still has files from an older Firefox installation or files are missing.<br /> You need to delete that Mozilla Firefox folder and reinstall a clean copy of Firefox. You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here: *Firefox 10.0.x: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html