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*.final files

I recently had hard drive problems and during the ensuing melee, I discovered that Firefox has stored well over 100k files with the general name {xxx...}.final. Being the… (read more)

I recently had hard drive problems and during the ensuing melee, I discovered that Firefox has stored well over 100k files with the general name {xxx...}.final. Being the curious sort--and given that these boogers are taking up almost 1Gb--I looked at a few and they appear to be related to websites that I visited. I can see keeping some recent things around, but some of this goes back, literally, to the day I bought my PC. Um...that's a lot of files and a lot of space for places I visited once and will never go to again. Some of the websites no longer exist, so obviously those files are wasted space.

I am unable to find much about this on the web, either via Google or the help here. A few people have brought it up, but no one seems to know what to do. The help here goes nuts with the search term "final" and brings up a plethora of hits containing "finally" and so forth, but nothing useful. "}.final" isn't much help, either.

The path is C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile name>\storage\default

Questions: 1) Can some or all of this be deleted? 2) Is there a way to tell Firefox not to be so anal about keeping so many useless things?

Given the sheer quantity of these things, it would make future backup/restores easier if I could trim some of the fat, but I don't want to mess things up, either.

Thanks...

Asked by greyrollins 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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disappearing e-mails - Matt's reply today

Hi, Matt, thanks for replying so quickly. All contents of my old computer have been transferred to the new a couple of weeks ago and the old one emptied for resale. As m… (read more)

Hi, Matt, thanks for replying so quickly. All contents of my old computer have been transferred to the new a couple of weeks ago and the old one emptied for resale. As mentioned, all seemed to be ok with the new computer for the first several days. I have used Thunderbird for a number of years on the old computer and never had the slightest problem. I've hired a technician, a fine one, but he cannot understand the problem either.

Asked by jm.ferrer 6 days ago

Last reply by Matt 1 hour ago

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TB 102.7.0 on Linux disappears all messages in sent folder

Hello, I have seen similar reports on that issue here and elsewhere. What surprises me is that if I right click on the sent folder and select properties, it still gives m… (read more)

Hello, I have seen similar reports on that issue here and elsewhere. What surprises me is that if I right click on the sent folder and select properties, it still gives me the right number of messages in that folder.

In fact, If I go to ~/.thunderbird/my_profile.default/Mail/pop.gmail-2.com/Sent.sbd/2023 and open that file with whatever text editor, file 2023 contains all messages sent. I have tried repairing that file, then restarting TB to no avail. Is there a workaround ?

-Tx

Asked by Cbhihe 2 days ago

Answered by Cbhihe 2 days ago

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Can't get Thunderbird to access my gmail account

I've just installed the latest Thunderbird, using the default imap settings and my known good gmail password. When I press 'Done', Google asks me to log in and give permi… (read more)

I've just installed the latest Thunderbird, using the default imap settings and my known good gmail password. When I press 'Done', Google asks me to log in and give permission to Thunderbird to access my gmail account. This goes fine, but Thunderbird then reports that the password is rejected. I know that it is good, and I can't see anything wrong. Everything seems to be set correctly and none of the help topics appears to give me a solution that I haven't already tried. Help please!

Terry

Asked by tplatt4 8 hours ago

Answered by david 7 hours ago

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Can send email via Thunderbird from one AOL email address but not another

Like many others I had to switch to AOL when Verizon dumped their email service. I installed Thunderbird and configured the settings as follows: Server settings for each… (read more)

Like many others I had to switch to AOL when Verizon dumped their email service. I installed Thunderbird and configured the settings as follows:

Server settings for each email address:

Server name imap.aol.com port 993 User Name [email]@verizon.net Connection security SSL/TLS Authentication method OAuth2

Outgoing server: Description: <not specified> Server name: smtp.aol.com User name: [email address number 1]@verizon.net Authentication method: OAuth2 Connection Security: STARTTLS

I can receive emails sent to both addresses. Both show up in their respective Thunderbird inboxes. But I can only send emails from email address number 1, the one used for the outgoing server. When I try to send an email from email address number 2, I get a popup that says

Sending of the message failed. An error occurred when sending mail. The mail server responded: Request failed; Mailbox unavailable. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again.

One thing I should add is that email address number 2 was, under Verizon, an alias for an auto-generated email account which in turn was a sub-email of email account number 1. But ever since Aol took them over, I've always logged into email address number 2 via the Aol website, so clearly Aol treats it as its own email address.

Any help will be most appreciated! Thanks.

Asked by retriever 13 hours ago

Answered by retriever 8 hours ago

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Google Drive file details error

Lately in Google Drive I get this error when I select one image or a file: Impossible load details. Retry. I have Firefox 108 version, on Edge and Chrome all is OK. Also … (read more)

Lately in Google Drive I get this error when I select one image or a file: Impossible load details. Retry. I have Firefox 108 version, on Edge and Chrome all is OK. Also the troubleshoot mode doesn't resolve the problem.

Asked by happysurf 1 month ago

Answered by happysurf 10 hours ago

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Thunderbird Address Book

How can I export my Thunderbird address book on my laptop so that the addresses are available to the email app on my mobile phone?

Asked by jmt 2 days ago

Answered by jmt 10 hours ago

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How to avoid mails put into trends

When I click on an email and say reply, my reply is part of the original email. If the recipient replies by clicking my reply-email, his reply will appear in the inbox i… (read more)

When I click on an email and say reply, my reply is part of the original email.

If the recipient replies by clicking my reply-email, his reply will appear in the inbox in a thread along with the original email.

How can I avoid it so that all emails are listed as independent emails.

See copy of Thunderbird 102.7.0. macOS Monterey 12.06.3

Asked by hans51 14 hours ago

Answered by hans51 11 hours ago

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Incoming server already exists

I have been using Thunderbird for many years. I have a large number of email accounts added. I recently tried to add another one and received the error message: 'Incoming… (read more)

I have been using Thunderbird for many years. I have a large number of email accounts added. I recently tried to add another one and received the error message: 'Incoming server already exists'. I eventually uninstalled and deleted the whole thing and downloaded another version which I installed. Although I had deleted all mentions of Thunderbird from my computer, it stills comes up with the same message. If I create an account without the password, it will accept it but then doesn't recognise the password, despite the account working on other devices.

Asked by mike597 1 day ago

Answered by david 14 hours ago

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Google safesearch

Hello. I have a problem with turning off google safesearch. I'm 28 years old so it's not a problem with google acc. I have same firefox on pc and on laptop. On pc and on … (read more)

Hello. I have a problem with turning off google safesearch. I'm 28 years old so it's not a problem with google acc. I have same firefox on pc and on laptop. On pc and on smarthphone it's easily turning off and if i'm using edge or chrome on laptop it's also turned off, but if i'm using firefox exactly on google it's always turned on no matter what i'm do. Just in case, if i'm using for example bing search in firefox it's also turned off, likely it's always turned when i'm using google with combination in firefox. Methods that I already tried: 1) Turned off in computer settings (not worked) 2) Reinstalled browser (not worked) 3) Checked in my wifi settings (not worked) 4) Updated everything (not worked) Waiting for your help.

Asked by roman94994 1 day ago

Answered by Terry 1 day ago

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Firefox doesn't remember username, but remembers password

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox wi… (read more)

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox without WebEx there was addon which allowed to manipulate forms to prepare proper autocompletion data. This addon is not supported with WebEx anymore due to lack of proper functions. Instead Firefox Dev Team claims that mechanism built in current Firefox is enough for such tasks and mentioned addons are not needed. Seems it is wrong thinking.

I tried different approaches to save username for mentioned site but without success.

Asked by zygdresze1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Missing icons on address bar on Firefox Nightly 111.0a1 (2023-01-26) (64-bit) Mac OSX 12.5.1 Monterey on M1

Dear all, it's been a while since I completely lost icons on the address bar apart from the Container ones. The icons for "Always open this in a Container" or "Toggle re… (read more)

Dear all,

it's been a while since I completely lost icons on the address bar apart from the Container ones.

The icons for "Always open this in a Container" or "Toggle reader view" or "Bookmark this page" are missing, not their functionalities (I can blindly click on them).. but no icons, I tried to reset the Customization of my bar (brrrrr I lost all my extensions icons and orders!! uarggh) but no luck for me.

It is quite annoing since I have to wait the popup otherwise I cannot remember where are exactly the icons..

Could anyone help me please?

Thank you in advance, FrAg

Asked by francesco.agrusti 2 days ago

Answered by francesco.agrusti 1 day ago

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Used Firefox for years, suddenly it does not work, and new version will not install

Firefox stopped openng, tried to reinstall, no response (see the screenshot) I also use Tor Browser (never any problems) and Chrome (when absolutely necessary, like when … (read more)

Firefox stopped openng, tried to reinstall, no response (see the screenshot) I also use Tor Browser (never any problems) and Chrome (when absolutely necessary, like when Firefox failed to connect to an external email server and for sending queries like this one because Firefox does not work and will not reinstall. )

Asked by bob-hudson 2 days ago

Answered by bob-hudson 1 day ago

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Certificates - Certificate Authority Managers - Builtin Object Tokens and Software Security Devices - some expired

Hello, There is a very long list of these that are associated with my account. I've imported my Firefox settings from computer to computer for at least twenty years. I … (read more)

Hello,

There is a very long list of these that are associated with my account. I've imported my Firefox settings from computer to computer for at least twenty years. I may have made mistakes that caused me to pick up malware, and want to fix this, and some of these certificates have expired.

How do I know what to keep and what to either delete or edit trust regarding?

Is there any way to quickly and easily have all of them assessed at once?

Thanks very much!

Sally

Asked by Miami Sally 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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How do I export contacts to an LDIP file? UPDATE - Never mind

Apparently there's no way I can delete this. I just updated to 102.7.0 and tried to access the address book, and it's working. My contact list will not accept edit… (read more)

Apparently there's no way I can delete this. I just updated to 102.7.0 and tried to access the address book, and it's working.

My contact list will not accept edits or additions. I found an article describing how to fix it at https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1370420#answer-1488581

The solution given requires that I export my address book as an LDIF file as the first step. A Google search reveals numerous suggestions to select the address book, then go to Tools -> Export to export it. This doesn't work. The only option is to export everything to a zip file. I tried that, and got a corrupted .zip, so I couldn't look to see if there was an LDIF file there.

Help?

Asked by d.stephenraymond 1 day ago

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Thunderbird does not retreive mail through POP

Hello, I think I already asked for this, but I have an account at amis.net and Thunderbird does not even open the connection 99% of the time. When clicking on "Get messa… (read more)

Hello,

I think I already asked for this, but I have an account at amis.net and Thunderbird does not even open the connection 99% of the time. When clicking on "Get messages" nothing happens?

Why is that?

Best regards, Igor

Asked by Igor_P 1 month ago

Answered by Igor_P 1 day ago

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When viewing Youtube on Firefox on iPhone, battery charge depletes rapidly

In either standard Firefox, when I watch Youtube videos, roughly 1% of battery charge is used per minute of viewing, i.e. if I watch 20 minutes of a video, my charge has … (read more)

In either standard Firefox, when I watch Youtube videos, roughly 1% of battery charge is used per minute of viewing, i.e. if I watch 20 minutes of a video, my charge has gone down 20%. Is there something I can do to fix this besides getting rid of Firefox?

Asked by vp 4 days ago

Answered by Paul 1 day ago

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Where are Thunderbird local folders, are they on he C drive of my desktop Windows 10 computer?

I want to move Thunderbird local folders to an external drive (Seagate). I am working on a desktop computer with Windows 10. Where are the Thunderbird local folders? The … (read more)

I want to move Thunderbird local folders to an external drive (Seagate). I am working on a desktop computer with Windows 10. Where are the Thunderbird local folders? The files don't display anywhere in Windows explorer. I am able to transfer all other files such as jpg. and pdf. files from the desk top computer to the external drive by dragging and dropping, but I can't locate the Thunderbird local email files so as to be able to drag and drop.

Asked by renefabr 2 days ago

Answered by david 1 day ago

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Whenever I use Firefox helper application weirdness...

Whenever I use Firefox 109.0 (on Ubuntu 22.04) to transfer money between savings and checking in my online banking account, I get a window pop-up that says "No Apps Avail… (read more)

Whenever I use Firefox 109.0 (on Ubuntu 22.04) to transfer money between savings and checking in my online banking account, I get a window pop-up that says "No Apps Available". This is something going on my bank's servers and shouldn't require Firefox or any local helper apps on my end to do anything. I will post the window that pops up. Has anyone else encountered this? And is there a way to disable these pop-up?

Asked by neutronJK 1 day ago

Answered by neutronJK 1 day ago

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Unable to install firefox latest

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it. It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I… (read more)

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it. It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I have some pending work to do on my blog so I nee to install it ASAP. How can i fix it? Please help me. Thanks

Asked by zwigzsq038 1 day ago

Last reply by Paul 1 day ago