I recently had my laptop fail, but I had my profile folder backed up to a remote location so I've been trying to move it to a replacement system. I followed the instructi… (read more)
I recently had my laptop fail, but I had my profile folder backed up to a remote location so I've been trying to move it to a replacement system. I followed the instructions found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles . Both were Windows 7 machines running FF 44.0.
After backing up the existing profile information, I replaced the contents of my existing profile directory with my profile, and it worked great. Then I closed Firefox, did some things, and tried to restart it. No connection. Any external pages hang forever rather than load. I repeated in safe mode, restarted my PC, checked proxy settings, and used the Refresh Firefox feature under about:support. No change. I even tried restoring the original profile and the problem persisted.
Then I tried reinstalling Firefox and it worked fine, and even had my restored profile. But as soon as I restarted, there was no connection. Through trial and error, I've found simply running the installer without first uninstalling works as well. I have to assume it's a config issue between the systems. The only major difference I can find is that the old version of FF was installed on drive C while this is on drive D (though I've tried installing it on C without any success).
Any assistance would be appreciated, especially some that keeps my history. Worst case I can nuke the profile and restart with just restore with bookmarks and passwords, but I'd prefer to avoid that.