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Nothing is working. Can't find profile anywhere. Have uninstalled and reinstalled a dozen times. My disk is fine. Was working earlier today. I changed the privacy settings to clear everything after I close FF. That is when it started to hang. It won't reset or do anything all it does do is not respond. Please help. Mac 10.8.4

Nothing is working. Can't find profile anywhere. Have uninstalled and reinstalled a dozen times. My disk is fine. Was working earlier today. I changed the privacy settings to clear everything after I close FF. That is when it started to hang. It won't reset or do anything all it does do is not respond. Please help. Mac 10.8.4

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no it is not seperate from regular firefox, you need to download and install firefox again, then try the profile manager method.

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can you launch the profile manager. * [[Use the Profile Manager to create and remove Firefox profiles]]

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The answer to your question is no.

If I understand this correctly my profile is not attached to the browser itself. I do not have FF installed at the moment. So it should still show up anyway right? Well I tried using terminal and it did not show up. So I do not know why it is gone but I did not move it or manually remove it either. I am stumped. Lost all my stored info I think unless one of you experts can help.

Thanks in advance

The answer to your question is no. If I understand this correctly my profile is not attached to the browser itself. I do not have FF installed at the moment. So it should still show up anyway right? Well I tried using terminal and it did not show up. So I do not know why it is gone but I did not move it or manually remove it either. I am stumped. Lost all my stored info I think unless one of you experts can help. Thanks in advance

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no it is not seperate from regular firefox, you need to download and install firefox again, then try the profile manager method.

no it is not seperate from regular firefox, you need to download and install firefox again, then try the profile manager method. * [[Install Firefox on Mac]]
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In Mac OS X v10.7 and later, the $HOME/Library folder is a hidden folder.

Open Finder and use one of these:

  • Go > Go To Folder (Shift-Command-G) and in the dialog type: ~/Library
  • Open the "Go" menu and hold down the Option key to make the Library appear
In Mac OS X v10.7 and later, the $HOME/Library folder is a hidden folder. Open Finder and use one of these: *Go > Go To Folder (Shift-Command-G) and in the dialog type: ~/Library *Open the "Go" menu and hold down the Option key to make the Library appear *http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/909/cpsid_90947.html Access hidden user library files

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Okay good news!

I was able to create a profile as well as have FF start up. However is there a way to recover my other info(ie. bookmarks,PW...)?

Okay good news! I was able to create a profile as well as have FF start up. However is there a way to recover my other info(ie. bookmarks,PW...)?
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see * [[Recovering important data from an old profile]]

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On Mac you usually also have the Time Machine to restore files from in case your old profile is no longer to be found.


On Mac you usually also have the Time Machine to restore files from in case your old profile is no longer to be found. *http://www.apple.com/support/timemachine/ ---- *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders

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Thanks guys! Got everything back to normal. Now to back-up!!!!!!

Thanks guys! Got everything back to normal. Now to back-up!!!!!!