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Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

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There is an unusual problem that keeps cropping up with firefox 11.0. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with an encrypted hard drive and for some strange reason firefox cannot be loaded. I keep receiving the Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. Error message.

I have gone in through the profile manager, deleted, and created a new profile. That didn't work. Then I tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, no luck. I even tried changing the location of the profile folder with a brand new profile, that didn't work either.

The strangest thing of all is, is that I can still use and load up firefox, but only if I open up a terminal to type in sudo firefox. Then it loads up with no problem, but that is the only way I can get it to load without the error message.

This is an unusual firefox bug I have never encountered before and I have no clue as to how to fix it. Any help fixing this problem will be extraordinarily appreciated. Take care, stay amazing, and have a wonderful day.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

3/31/2012

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • This plugin provides integration with Cinnamon for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • This plugin provides integration with Gnome Shell for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The Totem 3.0.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

More Information

Vivek 310 solutions 2084 answers

Hi,

You can try to delete the profiles.ini file after exiting Firefox. If the problem persists, please also check with a non-customized original Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

The Ubuntu Forums would also be very helpful.