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Firefox Profiles folder (about 79 GB) cannot be deleted - Recycle bin error message

Hi, i have a problem with deleting a huge FireFox profile folder. After moving them into the recycle bin im not able to delete the folder properly. The size is about 79 G… (read more)

Hi,

i have a problem with deleting a huge FireFox profile folder. After moving them into the recycle bin im not able to delete the folder properly. The size is about 79 GB and i would love to get rid of this huge file...

Unforetunately i cannot since i receive the follwoing messages:

Object "entries" in use "cache2" in use "nrbzc9xm.default-release-1600871876077" in use

Im really lost... Tried to delete in safe mode and after i uninstalled firefox. No chance!

Any advice?

Any help is appreciated.

Best from Germany,

Simon

Asked by burning84 2 hours ago

Last reply by burning84 8 minutes ago

RAM usage increases as time passes.

I have noticed that if I leave an empty firefox tab open after sometime the empty tab somehow would start using a large amount of RAM. I don't know if it is expected beha… (read more)

I have noticed that if I leave an empty firefox tab open after sometime the empty tab somehow would start using a large amount of RAM. I don't know if it is expected behaviour or not. I came to know about this problem as I use a laptop and I very rarely put it to sleep, so my laptop would idle out on charging with a empty firefox tab open and it would start out with consuming reasonable amount of RAM but after I return mabye after 20 minutes and the RAM usage would skyrocket to about a gig for only firefox with that empty tab. I do have 4 add-ons installed but firefox behaves the same when I restart it in safe mode. Any help is very much appreciated.

Asked by aayumishraam02 21 minutes ago

Firefox don't use free mem

I have more than 100 tabs and more than 1k open in the background (the tab is downloaded from the previous session, but not open). When opening / closing the FF tabs, it … (read more)

I have more than 100 tabs and more than 1k open in the background (the tab is downloaded from the previous session, but not open). When opening / closing the FF tabs, it gradually uses up to 18-20GB. When this limit is reached, friezes begin, the tabs open slowly. Memory busy FF is released ~2GB, after that it starts to load pages. According to symptoms, it looks like a shortage of RAM. But I have 64GB RAM, reserve (Win) 17GB, free 15GB. And more is 9GB SWOP on SSD, 136GB of free space on SSD and 1TB+ free space on HDD (RAID0), 200+ MB / sec internet . Where and what to change to ff used accessible resources? After all, they exist!

Asked by A-l-exa-n-d-r 1 hour ago

"A web page is slowing down your browser" = Facebook

Typing the problem in the quote marks in the search box yields over 400 identical questions. So obviously this is a known problem with FF, and hopefully with Mozilla. Wi… (read more)

Typing the problem in the quote marks in the search box yields over 400 identical questions. So obviously this is a known problem with FF, and hopefully with Mozilla.

With me it happens on Facebook. Clicking "wait" basically does nothing, clicking "stop it" it basically stops the page from loading, so you can't post a message or have any interaction with the site whatsoever.

All along I'm watching the CPU at a constant 50%-60%, and memory for one tab of FB going up steadily from 400 MB to 1.2 GB (almost like a memory leak).

Now, my laptop has really limited specs, 3 GB RAM, Win 7, 10 years old. So I thought the laptop is probably to blame. Till I did the following experiment: Let's try Edge, with the exact same tabs, exact same sites.

So, one tab of the same FB page + one tab of Yahoo Mail -> FF: 60% of CPU, 1.5 GB of memory (and counting). Edge: 10%-15% of CPU, 500-600 MB of memory, and FB smooth as silk.

Any suggestions/solutions are welcome.

Asked by elzach 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Tabs are constantly crashing

My tabs are constantly - several times a day, every day - crashing. I'm not watching any videos, I've tried a clean (deleted profile folder) install, and turning off hard… (read more)

My tabs are constantly - several times a day, every day - crashing. I'm not watching any videos, I've tried a clean (deleted profile folder) install, and turning off hardware acceleration. It's not anything attached to my profile, as I sync with a 2nd computer that has zero crash issues.

Asked by alifreeman93 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

On Screen Keyboard will not open, Surface Pro 7

I'm using a Surface Pro 7, running Win10H. Firefox had a brief period when I first installed it where the on screen keyboard would appear and work, that stopped after a f… (read more)

I'm using a Surface Pro 7, running Win10H. Firefox had a brief period when I first installed it where the on screen keyboard would appear and work, that stopped after a few hours and has not worked since. I fiddled with the settings on both Firefox and my surface, though nothing has changed. Un/re-installing did not help, thought it could reset something. Any fixes or advice would be greatly appreciated.

For clarification, the Accessibility Menu on-screen keyboard does work, but the tablet-specific larger keyboard does not function. It does open and type in other applications.

Asked by Big Daddy 1 month ago

Last reply by Madmitch 1 hour ago

Thunderbird

My inbox has lost all its past messages. The header still appear in the Inbox so it looks as if the messages are there but when you click on the message, all is blank. … (read more)

My inbox has lost all its past messages. The header still appear in the Inbox so it looks as if the messages are there but when you click on the message, all is blank. It's just on the inbox. And new messages received since Sunday are fine.

We had a power cut and a crash on Sunday, so it looks as if something in an index might have got corrupted? The size of the inbox file looks to be such that the messages are still there, just not able to be accessed or shown.

Is there some way of resolving this and recovering the text of the underlying messages?

Be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Mal

Asked by baccma 1 hour ago

Can´t send outgoing mails.

This message (in summary) is coming up when trying to send an e-mail. "Could not be sent with outgoing server (SMTP) z9.smtp.startmail.com. Unknown reason. Unexpected fa… (read more)

This message (in summary) is coming up when trying to send an e-mail. "Could not be sent with outgoing server (SMTP) z9.smtp.startmail.com. Unknown reason. Unexpected failure, 80004005. No description. Check settings for outgoing server (SMTP) and try again." Incoming mails as expected. Have used TB for many yers without any problems. Can use the e-mail account from the Startmail home page.

Asked by rolf.gardmo 22 hours ago

Last reply by День сумо 3 hours ago

Subject line is replaced by dots upon saving drafts or templates

I create a new blank message, type something into the subject field, save, and close the window. My drafts folder displays the new message, but instead of my subject line… (read more)

I create a new blank message, type something into the subject field, save, and close the window. My drafts folder displays the new message, but instead of my subject line there are three dots. When I open the draft again, the subject line indeed consists of three dots. Replacing the dots again by some text does not solve the problem, after saving it will still have three dots. Thus, I cannot save subject lines in drafts. The same for templates. What's going wrong here?

This is on Windows 10, newest Thunderbird release version 78.9.1 (32-bit).

Asked by mail1009 4 hours ago

search generates "excessive traffic" page

Today, when I enter any search term, Firefox puts up a new page saying there is "excessive network traffic" from my computer. The search is for anything, such as "Firefox… (read more)

Today, when I enter any search term, Firefox puts up a new page saying there is "excessive network traffic" from my computer. The search is for anything, such as "Firefox contact" or "grow azalea". Is this a feature in a new Firefox update?

Asked by robertrist 10 hours ago

Last reply by Naheed 4 hours ago

Firefox not opening

Every time I try to open firefox, it instantly crashes. it pops up in task manager but only for a split second (although if my computer has just started up firefox will o… (read more)

Every time I try to open firefox, it instantly crashes. it pops up in task manager but only for a split second (although if my computer has just started up firefox will open for maybe 10 seconds). this is getting really frustrating. No crash errors or reports. I've tried it in safe mode, reinstalling, made sure I have none of the software on my computer which prevents Firefox from opening. Any help will be appreciated :)

Asked by sam.rogers.kiwi 14 hours ago

Last reply by Naheed 4 hours ago

Firefox hangs Ubuntu 20.04

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but … (read more)

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but no difference still hangs Ubuntu. Need help on this one Thank you

Asked by Lumaja 2 days ago

Last reply by JustSecurity 5 hours ago

Why is Firefox so Unstable?

With every update, Firefox becomes more and more unusable. It's been 20 minutes so far on this morning's session, but the tab won't open. And Options won't let me clear d… (read more)

With every update, Firefox becomes more and more unusable. It's been 20 minutes so far on this morning's session, but the tab won't open. And Options won't let me clear data as those tabs are dark. It's hard to be nice when I read these same complaints in forums all over the internet. It's only getting worse, and the recommendations are always the same -- clear your cache, remove extensions, blah, blah, blah. No, nothing works! It's time to blow it up and start over. Not to mention that it's always crashing or not responding. It's just about as useless as Edge and Chrome. What a pity. (Oh, I just noticed -- 27 minutes later -- that the Clear Cache tab is now active. Better late than never, I suppose.)

Asked by phonyaddress 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 7 hours ago

Firefox loading pages sluggishly

Hi All So recently I had some windows issues on my newer laptop and had to resort to going back to my old laptop for the time being. Before using it I restored the system… (read more)

Hi All

So recently I had some windows issues on my newer laptop and had to resort to going back to my old laptop for the time being. Before using it I restored the system to factory settings and such then reinstalled the newest versions of firefox and such then imported my profiles that I backed up from the new system.

Was working fine for few weeks but the last week or so I have noticed firefox has become sluggish in how it loads websites and such.

I have tried setting up a test profile and that new profile was reacting the same way very sluggish in loading pages.

I have also cleared my browsers cache wondering if that would help.

I have also tested loading pages in Microsoft Edge to see if it was browser or system related and Edge seems to be loading pages just fine so it has to be browser specific.

Any ideas what I should try next to clear this up as the sluggishness is getting old fast!

Thanks

Asked by scottish2 20 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

multiple copies of saved messages

My copy of Tbird creates multiple entries in all of the folders. The worst is sent mail where the first duplicate is a 2020/08 message and the oldest 2013/07 has 32 copie… (read more)

My copy of Tbird creates multiple entries in all of the folders. The worst is sent mail where the first duplicate is a 2020/08 message and the oldest 2013/07 has 32 copies. Other folders aren't as bad but still have up to 6 copies of the oldest messages. Is there some way to re-index these tables? I'm concerned that one day it will just corrupt completely and I'll lose it all.

Asked by Rick 1 week ago

Last reply by Rick 9 hours ago

Firefox For Samsung s8

I have download Firefox from PlayStore but when I clicked to open it It says me an error, Firefox keeps stopping and close the App, Is Samsung S8 is not compatible for fi… (read more)

I have download Firefox from PlayStore but when I clicked to open it It says me an error, Firefox keeps stopping and close the App, Is Samsung S8 is not compatible for firefox ? SCREEN SHOT ATTACHED https://imgur.com/a/mbQjQhV

Asked by mrirahilind 16 hours ago

Last reply by RageE1der 11 hours ago

Firefox screen collapses to dock

If I have more than one tab open and I close the last one, the entire screen teardrops into the dock. And I just got it out of the Mac shop! I have to click on the imag… (read more)

If I have more than one tab open and I close the last one, the entire screen teardrops into the dock. And I just got it out of the Mac shop! I have to click on the image, down on the bottom right dock, to get it back!

Asked by sewjung14 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

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can't sign in to a specific website

i don't know if the problem lies within firefox or not. i am able to sign into the site via chrome tho. when i try to sign into spectrum (as i have many times w/o issue) … (read more)

i don't know if the problem lies within firefox or not. i am able to sign into the site via chrome tho. when i try to sign into spectrum (as i have many times w/o issue) it does some blinking or flashing loading type thing and ends with this message: -- We're sorry, something didn't work quite right. Please try again. IDID-1060 --. this is going on for 3? weeks now. i have called tech support through spectrum with no help. they could get in on their end and we changed pw's but it didn't help me. also--and i have no idea if this matters at all, but it disturbs me... the padlock right beside the address box says -verified by amazon-. why is that? at times when i have hovered that at websites, it says verified by, and the name of my security service. i can't 100% say that i have checked it when signing into spectrum tho, but still i don't understand why it would say amazon! i much prefer using firefox! but i also feel like i shouldn't have to use chrome part time to get to certain sites or do certain things. PLEASE PLEASE help me figure this out.

P.S. i am already forced to use chrome to play games on facebook for years now. except bingo blitz, which is odd to me. i can play that through firefox. sighs.

Asked by beth 1 day ago

Answered by beth 14 hours ago