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Windows10 Won't Boot & Won't Restore - Need To Recover My Mozilla Profile VIA Command Line

After following a support document on editing system registry (the document suggested a full registry export in opposition to the chosen registry key export which does no… (read more)

After following a support document on editing system registry (the document suggested a full registry export in opposition to the chosen registry key export which does no good when in my situation using Windows 'reg import' can not be done using the full registry backup) to restore functionality of my Seagate USB Backup Plus Windows10 will not boot and I fear that I am going to have to start from scratch and so I wanted to ask this question in preparation for the worst possible scenario.

I am chronically reliant upon being able to close Mozilla having faith that it will always restore my last session(s) of all open tabs and their locations successfully EVERY TIME ... now that I may have to start from scratch with my OS, I am desperate to recover my Mozilla profile and I am in great hopes, that recovering the profile will likewise have my last session data to be restored once I get Windows10 running again, because I will really be in a pickle if I lose my open tabs!

So my questions are:

1: Is it possible to recover the profile including the very important "Restore Last Session" where all open tabs of the last session exists?

2: I will be retrieving the files VIA Command Line. I would like to be certain that I am retrieving the correct file(s) from the correct file location(s). Can someone provide the Mozilla profile folder locations and names.


Thanking you in advance for your time and knowledge

Best Regards

Asked by help4u 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Where are my bookmarks? Why does it say no title? My bookmarks are not saving to right folder I cannot find them anywhere.

I bookmark something and it goes to the recent bookmark list but when I click show all bookmarks I get three no title folders. There is nothing in the folder. Where are m… (read more)

I bookmark something and it goes to the recent bookmark list but when I click show all bookmarks I get three no title folders. There is nothing in the folder. Where are my bookmarks saving to? How do i get them back so I see them all?

Also i want to add. I backed up my entire pc and reset back to factory in December 2017 I think. And i didn't back up firefox right so I lost almost everything. I had an old back up from 2014 which I used to recover some bookmarks but all after was lost.

Actually my entire computer is weird now I'm locked out of changing all the back up data from the reset but I have accepted it now.

Please help. Thank you.

Asked by warrefresh 2 years ago

Answered by warrefresh 2 years ago

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I disconnected sync and had to refresh firefox. I don't want the refresh to change my other computers. How can I make sure this doesn't happen?

Details: Windows 8, Firefox 59.0.3 (64-bit) target from about:buildconfig = x86_64-pc-mingw32 One of the add-ons was preventing me from using the context-menu "Save Targe… (read more)

Details: Windows 8, Firefox 59.0.3 (64-bit) target from about:buildconfig = x86_64-pc-mingw32 One of the add-ons was preventing me from using the context-menu "Save Target As..." I have been using the same Add-Ons for some time without issue, but I must had made a change that cause the problem, because when I disabled all the Add-ons the functionality returned. In my haste I wanted to try the Refresh Firefox to get back to square-one, but now my concern is effecting the state of the other Firefox Quantum installations I have linked through Sync. Before I did the disabling of the Add-Ons, I disconnected from Sync (thinking ahead of this possibility). I have worked very hard customizing the setting and I am happy with the set-up; I do not want to lose all of that effort configuring Firefox to my liking, so how can I make sure that re-establishing Sync is not going to change the configuration on other machines. What is the proper order-of-operation for making sure that I can get back to where I want to be? I did copy the 'pref' files a few days ago, just in case. What copy operations can I perform on the other machine to backup EVERYTHING related to Firefox and my config to rollback, I necessary. Add-ons I use (all latest versions): CanvasBlocker Clear Flash Cookies Custom UserAgent String Decentraleyes Disconnect HTTPS Everywhere Link Cleaner NoScript Passphrase Generator Privacy Badger uBlock Origin uMatrix User-Agent Switcher

Regards, Aaron Orrell

Asked by Aaron Orrell 2 years ago

Answered by Aaron Orrell 2 years ago

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Where did my passwords go.

Hello, I September I had to have my computer re-imaged, and at the time I backed up/saved my Firefox profile. I was able to reinstall it without problem. On the weekend m… (read more)

Hello,

I September I had to have my computer re-imaged, and at the time I backed up/saved my Firefox profile. I was able to reinstall it without problem. On the weekend my hard drive fried, and I have put in a new one. I retrieved my Firefox profile from September again and installed it. Everything is there, but my passwords. Some folders look different (Profile just says user, weheras my backed up one was Default User) - has there been an update to Firefox that might have caused this? I'm not sure how to get the passwords to appear again. Thank you.

Colin

Asked by ColinEMacKenzie 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I can't understand directions how to restore bookmarks when they don't come back after refresh

I refreshed and Firefox saved old Firefox data in a folder on the desktop. I have named my new Profile per instructions, and tried to follow directions to restore bookmar… (read more)

I refreshed and Firefox saved old Firefox data in a folder on the desktop. I have named my new Profile per instructions, and tried to follow directions to restore bookmarks & add ons (rebooted, tried to follow directions to open Profile folder, opened Menu, Help, Troubleshooting, but can't find Application Basics), but I am LOST! Any help much appreciated!

Asked by cpencek 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Bookmarks have all disappeared since last Windows 7 enterprise update. I can't restore them from by backup

Hi, I am using FF bokmarks since Years without any issues. I regularly backup them. Since the last windows 7 enterprise update they have all disappeared and I can't re… (read more)

Hi, I am using FF bokmarks since Years without any issues. I regularly backup them. Since the last windows 7 enterprise update they have all disappeared and I can't restore them from my backup file.

I get the message "Unable to process the backup file"

Please can you help me to sort this out as I am using bookmarks for professional usage?

In addition, please let me know if I can get a readable vision of all bookmarks saved in my backup file?

Thanks a lot

Philippe

Asked by phbull 4 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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Bookmars have been lost after update.

I reload my computer. After this I found that my FF was updated and delete all my bookmars. Any folders like "old ff data" wasn't created and I can't find way to restore … (read more)

I reload my computer. After this I found that my FF was updated and delete all my bookmars. Any folders like "old ff data" wasn't created and I can't find way to restore my bookmarks. Does it exist?

OS: Windows 7 x64.

Asked by dskroll 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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I have lost alll my settings due to a wiped computer

Hi my computer needed to be reset completely, I have lost everything including all of my settings. I really want to get my old firefox browser settings. None of the email… (read more)

Hi my computer needed to be reset completely, I have lost everything including all of my settings. I really want to get my old firefox browser settings. None of the emails I enter are recognized. Is there any way to recover this by providing my name. please help.

Asked by Saniko 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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my saved logins have disappeared. How can I retreive all the stored passwords?

Hell, suddenly all my logins and the passwords of the profiles have disappeared. As I don't remember them all, is there a way to retreive them again? Any back up of Firef… (read more)

Hell, suddenly all my logins and the passwords of the profiles have disappeared. As I don't remember them all, is there a way to retreive them again? Any back up of Firefox that I can use?


Thanks a lot! Marcello

Asked by marcellodesimone 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Tried to sync firefox from old computer to new computer, but it did opposite: now my old computer have new computer's empty firefox, and I can't find my files

I got a new Macbook pro so I was trying to sync the Firefox from old computer (also Macbook Pro) onto the new computer. I researched how to do it on my new laptop, which … (read more)

I got a new Macbook pro so I was trying to sync the Firefox from old computer (also Macbook Pro) onto the new computer. I researched how to do it on my new laptop, which suggests creating a profile on the old laptop, copying it to a hard drive, opening the profile folder in the new laptop, and paste the folder from the hard drive so it over write everything.

I did that and when I opened my firefox back up (since you have to quit firefox to create profiles, etc.) both my old and new computer contained empty firefoxes, and I couldn't find my old bookmarks or settings on either computer. I don't even know where to look because everything is blank on both my old and new laptop. Please advise, also, is there a number I can call because it's hard to explain and understand everything through text.

Asked by cfengwps 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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When I updated firefox, all of my prior settings disappeared and an "old firefox data" folder appeared on the desktop; how do I restore my settings/bookmarks

Firefox sent a notice to update my version. I did so as requested and the new version does not have any of my old settings, bookmarks, or add-ons. It did create a folde… (read more)

Firefox sent a notice to update my version. I did so as requested and the new version does not have any of my old settings, bookmarks, or add-ons. It did create a folder on the desktop called "old firefox data". How do I restore my old settings, bookmarks, and add-ons? I am using Windows 7.

Asked by doc47 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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43.0.4 ate my bookmarks and killed the menu so I can't restore them

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at /questions/1104008 I got a prompt to update Firefox, so I updated. Now I can't see any of my bookmarks. Furthermore… (read more)

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at /questions/1104008

I got a prompt to update Firefox, so I updated. Now I can't see any of my bookmarks. Furthermore, the "open menu" icon doesn't do anything at all

Asked by JimT.Utah 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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how do i recover bookmarks from a .jsonlz4.mhe backup when Firefox ESR 38.5.1 wants a .jsinlz4 file?

Lost the hard drive on laptop. Trying to recover from backups. The profiles in the backup has bookmark backups with a .jsonlz4.mhe filetype. Firefox ESR 38.5.1 o… (read more)

Lost the hard drive on laptop. Trying to recover from backups. The profiles in the backup has bookmark backups with a .jsonlz4.mhe filetype. Firefox ESR 38.5.1 on my rebuilt system does not support that file type. It is looking for .json and .jsonlz4 files. This is a work computer. I dont think the version on the lost system was ESR.

What is the difference in the types and how do i recover from the .jsonlz4.mhe ?

Asked by rvabobr 4 years ago

Answered by rvabobr 4 years ago

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Used the "refresh firefox" button due to browser hesitation. Indicated it would save my bookmarks but they're gone. Tried to "restore" them but didn't work.

I used the "refresh firefox" button because the browser was continually hesitating. The instructions indicated this would save things such as my bookmarks, etc. However… (read more)

I used the "refresh firefox" button because the browser was continually hesitating. The instructions indicated this would save things such as my bookmarks, etc. However, when it was done there are no bookmarks. I tried to restore the booksmarks but got a message it was unable to use the file created when I did the refresh. Needless to say, I'm really ticked off. Any suggestions?

Asked by LvlSlgr 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I can't copy my saved backup files to Firefox. I have them in folder.

When I opened Firefox this morning, Ask.com had taken over the Firefox site. I closed and re-opened Firefox and a window appeared asking me to refresh and I did so. That … (read more)

When I opened Firefox this morning, Ask.com had taken over the Firefox site. I closed and re-opened Firefox and a window appeared asking me to refresh and I did so. That got rid of the Ask.com hack, but all of my bookmarks were transferred to a folder on my desktop. I have tried every solution in the support site and though all files still appear in my profile, I can not get them back on my Firefox opening page. Help!

Asked by ronsongz 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I reset Firefox to its default settings and now it cannot find files

For instance when I try to open my LastPass password managing software, it says it cannot find the file. I also now have an "Old Firefox Data" file on my desktop. Is it… (read more)

For instance when I try to open my LastPass password managing software, it says it cannot find the file. I also now have an "Old Firefox Data" file on my desktop. Is it possible to restore Firefox ?

Asked by michel34 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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My Firefox has lost all standard tabs and will no longer search using Google?

Today my former excellent Firefox lost all it's memory. My standard tabs in the upper bar are all gone. It constantly only wants to search in Yahoo, which I hate. I want … (read more)

Today my former excellent Firefox lost all it's memory. My standard tabs in the upper bar are all gone. It constantly only wants to search in Yahoo, which I hate. I want it back as it was yesterday. I want all my tabs back and I want it to search using Google. I have tried to set-up an account and to sync but nothing works as it keeps going back to a blank new start up with no tabs and Yahoo search.

Asked by RonHagell 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How do I mirate Firefox settings from one user to another

Worthless Windows 10 installed with a corrupt user profile and I have had to create another. I want simply to move my Firefox settings from one user profile to another. T… (read more)

Worthless Windows 10 installed with a corrupt user profile and I have had to create another. I want simply to move my Firefox settings from one user profile to another. There should be an easy way to do this I just have not found it. Can you please point me in the right direction?

Asked by CD903 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I used my old firefox data and now it's buggy.

My problem started after I deleted my profile. Not knowing what I was doing, I deleted my profile and restarted Firefox. I had no bookmarks, my theme was gone, etc. After… (read more)

My problem started after I deleted my profile. Not knowing what I was doing, I deleted my profile and restarted Firefox. I had no bookmarks, my theme was gone, etc. After a while, I figured out how to use my old Firefox data to get my old profile back. When I did this, I think I might have gone back to an older version of Firefox, but it says everything is up to date. The Problem is that when I go to some websites, it says there is a buggy script (or loads very slow) and I have to stop script then it works. Another thing is that when I go to some websites (it varies on how often it happens) it says I need to update my media player. So I got to the link and it automatically pulls up an .exe. I have a mac and can't use an exe (don't tell me to use bootcamp, I don't have a flash drive big enough). When I just go to the web it's the same thing. If it should only work with Microsoft, then how do I stop the banner from showing up?


Thanks for the help, and if you couldn't, thanks for trying.

Asked by Draycos0 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago