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How do I stop my Personas background from resetting to default everytime I restart Firefox or my computer?

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I added a Thanksgiving Personas skin on my desktop and it defaults to a Blue Buttefily skin everytime I restart my computer or Firefox. I have to go back into the Add-ons menu and disable and enable the Thanksgiving Personas Skin to get the skin back on my desktop. I had this problem with all the Personas Skins I added on to my desktop, with the exception of the Blue Butterly skin, this one has remained.

How can stop the Personas Skins from resetting to the default settings ?

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You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.

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cor-el
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You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.

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I went into Firefox profile files and their isn't any file with the prefix "pref.js"

cor-el
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Windows may be hiding the .js file extension, so you may only see a prefs ans a possible user file.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

Question owner

Hi, I went into the Firefox Profile Folder and deleted the pref.js file, and am still having the same problem. Would it help to uninstall and reinstall Firefox?

cor-el
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Do you also have that problem with other preferences or only with personas?

You can also check for problems caused by extensions:

Which security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have?

Some security software has virtualization or sandbox features that may cause problems by protecting and restoring files in the Firefox profile folder.

Question owner

I only have the problem with Personas. My firewall, antivirus is McAFEE