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Cannot find hidden files on Windows 8.1 after refresh

I stupidly did a Refresh on Windows 8.1 when having trouble with Clean Up disk not working. I know that i need to find the hidden files from other questions on here, and… (read more)

I stupidly did a Refresh on Windows 8.1 when having trouble with Clean Up disk not working. I know that i need to find the hidden files from other questions on here, and have checked the box for this, but how do i actually access these files, to get them back onto my Desktop. have lost Firefox history and bookmarks,my Avast Security,etc etc. I believe that i can retrieve them, is this right? I am not terribly computer literate but can follow instructions if they are kept simple. many thanks anyone.

Asked by gillkilroy 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I add missing lines in "about:config" (issue with "save as")

I have an issue with "save as". Can't download whenever I want to choose where to copy something (plus a few other related bugs). Seems not to work when an explorer windo… (read more)

I have an issue with "save as". Can't download whenever I want to choose where to copy something (plus a few other related bugs). Seems not to work when an explorer window is supposed to pop up. I found in FF troubleshooting, that the following 3 files were missing in my "about:config": browser.download.dir browser.download.downloadDir browser.download.lastDir My question is how can I enter them properly? Hoping that's the cause for this issue.

Asked by Phil24 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Unable to get my tabs back after power outage and "restore previous session" doesn't show up.

Well, I've spent most of my day trying to figure out how to fix this. My power unexpectedly went out overnight and I left my computer on. When I woke up, i saw that t… (read more)

Well, I've spent most of my day trying to figure out how to fix this. My power unexpectedly went out overnight and I left my computer on. When I woke up, i saw that the computer was off. So I started my computer, but when I went to get onto Firefox, none of my windows and tabs were there. (and I did have a ton of tabs open.) There wasn't even a "Restore Previous Session" icon to press on the Firefox homepage or a "Well, this is embarrassing" window. I tried opening "sessionstore.js" and "sessionstore.bak", but then a window came up titled "Windows Script Host" and said "Microsoft JScript Compilation Error." Then all there is to do is press "Ok". (By the way, at another time today when I tried opening a .js file, it said "Windows can't open this file" and it wanted me to choose the program I wanted to use to open the file, or use the internet to find a program. I chose Notepad, but then it was just a bunch of letters, words and symbols.)

I've also tried entering "about:sessionrestore" to get my windows and tabs back and then it says "Well, this is embarrassing." and "Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs." And there are no windows and tabs showing up below that sentence, with check marks, like it is when session restore has worked for me in the past. The only thing that worries me is that I did restart my computer between when I first started it this morning and now, when I'm writing this. I wanted to see if the "Restore Previous Session" icon would bring up my missing windows and tabs from before. But all it brought up automatically were the current windows and tabs that I have open right now. So now I'm wondering if I've permanently lost those tons of tabs that I had open before the power went out.

The other thing is that when I first got onto Firefox today, I could see all of my history from the days, weeks, and months past. Now I can only see today's history. I know I pressed something when I was trying to fix things but I don't remember what I pressed. Maybe that changed whether or not I could see the previous months' history. I did try "places.sqlite", "places.sqlite-shm" and "places.sqlite-wal" to restore my history, but again it said "Windows can't open this file" and it wanted me to choose a program to open the file. So again I chose Notepad, and it was just a bunch of letters, numbers, and symbols.

Hopefully someone may have an answer for me. Thanks!

Asked by Yielded2Yeshua 7 years ago

Last reply by Crymogea 7 years ago

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Same Cookie Prompts Each Time Firefox Starts

I am running Firefox 28.0 on Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. Every time I start Firefox (It crashes frequently) I get the same cookie prompts. On each one the "remember… (read more)

I am running Firefox 28.0 on Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. Every time I start Firefox (It crashes frequently) I get the same cookie prompts. On each one the "remember" box is checked. What does this "remember" box signify? If I tell Firefox that I do not want to save a cookie for site X, then I expect that Firefox will remember this, and if I visit the site again, then Firefox will not prompt me to ask if I want to save a cookie for that site.

--Barry Finkel

Asked by bsfinkel 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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how does sync work

I have two PC's I have Firefox on both and I have some time in the past set up sync as from the firefox (top left) icon it has listed 'sync now' What I would like to know… (read more)

I have two PC's I have Firefox on both and I have some time in the past set up sync as from the firefox (top left) icon it has listed 'sync now'

What I would like to know is what exactly gets synced !

When clicking 'Sync Now', is this an upload or a download from the PC ?

If a download then how do you do an upload of changes and if a download how do you do an upload of changes from either PC.

I am totally confused how it works please explain as my two PC's only seem to have been synced once after the first time I joined them with the code !

Asked by Reddep 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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my search bar is gone, and it just shows an empty space

My search bar is gone from the top of my browser, it isn't gone as if i disabled it, the search bar seems to be invisible. it just shows an empty space with my theme. I h… (read more)

My search bar is gone from the top of my browser, it isn't gone as if i disabled it, the search bar seems to be invisible. it just shows an empty space with my theme.

I have tried uninstalling Firefox several times, I have deleted all of my extensions, I have reset Firefox under troubleshooting information and I have tried deleting the localstore.rdf file from my Firefox profile folder. But for some reason my search bar appears while in safe mode...

i don't know what else to do, any help would be appreciated, thanks! :)

Asked by jambam1 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How to save a web page as a file with extention ".html" instead ".htm"?

Firefox 28. Menu File-Save As-Web page, HTML Only (*.htm,*html) saves to a file with the extention ".htm". How to save a web page as a file with the extention ".html" ins… (read more)

Firefox 28. Menu File-Save As-Web page, HTML Only (*.htm,*html) saves to a file with the extention ".htm". How to save a web page as a file with the extention ".html" instead ".htm"?

Asked by AlexeySh 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Trying to customize FF28 to opera-like style

I have always used Opera <12, so I can't get accustomed to FF28 and of course FF29, so I am trying to customize it. It takes me a whole day, but I haven't found that I… (read more)

I have always used Opera <12, so I can't get accustomed to FF28 and of course FF29, so I am trying to customize it. It takes me a whole day, but I haven't found that I need yet. Can you help me?

I need these features (like in Opera <12):

1) Auto complete text in address bar with google (or some other search systems). I tried some addons for that, but some of them works well, but they disable all of my keywords search from bookmarks (I have a lot of them), some of them don't disable keywords, but google search suggestions have more priority then keywords, so I need to use arrows or mouse for search with bookmarks-keywords, and e.t.c. Have you some addon for this function?

2) Is there any addon to collapse tabs into one like in Opera? I have tried some Tree-like tabs, but it is not one I am looking for. As alternative, I would use groups of tabs, but its default FF service is disgusting. I don't even know how much groups I have without push ctrl+shift+e... There is some "TabGroups Manager". It is good plugin for me, but its programmer drops it, as I can see in reviews.

3) How can I setup hotkeys? For example, there is key ctrl+` to open next groups of tabs, but then I set russian layout it doesn't work...

Also I want to disable ctrl+left click on link, and change key ALT to edit link, because I use it in other program.

4) Is there any plugins which makes hotkey to open last viewed tab, not go to next/prev tab? "Tab Mix Plus" plugin has such option for ctrl+tab hotkey, but if I use this, I haven't any got hotkeys to go next/prev tabs.

5) Is there any FF settings file or something else for blocking some images, sites, or subdomain forever (like sys-file "hosts" in windows guess)? For some reason I need to block some images on some sites, which I don't want to see. In Opera there is file "url-filter.ini".


And some additional question, which maybe isn't relative to plugins, or, maybe, even browser:

6) Is there any program, addon, plugin to get/automically make dump of all installed plugins, changed "config:about" settings, login+passwords filling and e.t.c (really all of browser settings).

Asked by nexen 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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are bookmarks encrypted?

So I have a master password set for Firefox, to store my logons. I am syncing my bookmarks and passwords using Firefox's built-in sync function. My question is, are bookm… (read more)

So I have a master password set for Firefox, to store my logons. I am syncing my bookmarks and passwords using Firefox's built-in sync function. My question is, are bookmarks encrypted on FIrefox's sync servers? I want to ensure that all my bookmark metadata (tags, keywords, descriptions) that I enter are encrypted. Anyone know if this is occurring?

Asked by tanngate 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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Super low volume on Firefox

I have this weird problem i can barely hear something while playing youtube vids on firefox at first the volume was just a little bit low but now i cant hear anything i a… (read more)

I have this weird problem i can barely hear something while playing youtube vids on firefox at first the volume was just a little bit low but now i cant hear anything

i already tried with other browsers and the volume works right i checked the volume mixer and firefox is at the top youtube videos volume is at the highest

i need help with this, i dont want to change my browser

Asked by jorge5879 7 years ago

Last reply by julikaf 7 years ago

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Youtube links doubling up?

I have just noticed an odd situation that cropped up yesterday. When I click a link on Youtube, it seems to open the link twice, meaning that when I would normally hit th… (read more)

I have just noticed an odd situation that cropped up yesterday. When I click a link on Youtube, it seems to open the link twice, meaning that when I would normally hit the back button to watch a different video on a channel, it opens the same video again, meaning I have to hit back another time to get back to where I was. I don't know if this is due to a glitch and might be fixed by doing a reset or if this is just because I'm on an older version of Firefox due to how old my computer is and the fact that it doesn't seem to be able to handle the newer versions properly anymore. (I'm still using 28, and no longer simply due to my dislike of the new interface, though that is still an issue. My machine is over 13 years old and looking back, I'm surprised that it runs Firefox 28 at all.)

I am including a screenshot of what I am seeing, which can be seen by looking at the links that right clicking on the back arrow shows. As you can see, the doubling up is happening both on Youtube's videos and some parts of Youtube itself. This does not seem to be occurring anywhere else that I visit. Not sure why though. Is this on my end or theirs? Again, this doesn't occur anywhere else I go on the net. Curiously, it did not start happening till after I had visited tvtropes.org, but I have everything but the website itself and one font that the site runs on blocked as far as scripts go. I also ran a check for malware on my machine just in case, and came up clean. Dunno if that will help, but I figured the more you guys know, the better you can try to answer the question. For all I know, this might be happening on other later versions of the browser as well.

Asked by Marc7 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox 28 got hacked by an advertising site and can't get rid of it, need Help to get it gone

I went to a link I got from a bud to download some family pic in his cloud, well once their this pop up came telling me update firefox see below: I Did NOT update and now… (read more)

I went to a link I got from a bud to download some family pic in his cloud, well once their this pop up came telling me update firefox see below: I Did NOT update and now all hell has broken loose, every time I click on anyplace it opens 5-8 pop up to a game site and now I've got ads all over my browser page. I even uninstalled the old version and installed a clean one. Exact, same results


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Asked by walkswitheagles 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Problem with data in browser

Hello, Firefox recorded, in duplicate, my e-mail address with (in one) a fault. In each display, I am entitled to two, which is a bit disturbing. Is it possible to remove… (read more)

Hello, Firefox recorded, in duplicate, my e-mail address with (in one) a fault. In each display, I am entitled to two, which is a bit disturbing. Is it possible to remove the distorted version ? Thank you.

Asked by Neven 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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What is command line argument to raise and give focus to an existing instance of Firefox?

I'd like to create a shortcut which acts on the existing Firefox instance. If iconified, it should deiconify. In any case, it should come to the top of the window stack… (read more)

I'd like to create a shortcut which acts on the existing Firefox instance. If iconified, it should deiconify. In any case, it should come to the top of the window stack and take focus. I have looked over the command line arguments, and I don't see one that will do that. The closest I can come is to give it a URL; but I don't really want to open a new tab.

Asked by DrHow 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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how do you reset preferences in about:config? (DownThemAll plug-in conflict?)

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with Facebook and other sites not allowing me to see or use the messaging functions. I think this may caused by conflicts between tho… (read more)

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with Facebook and other sites not allowing me to see or use the messaging functions. I think this may caused by conflicts between those sites and some of the plug-ins I use, one of which is DownThemAll.

In the "Problematic Extensions" page ( http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions ) it says that you should "reset these preferences via about:config:

   network.http.max-connections
   network.http.max-connections-per-server
   network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy
   network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server"

But there is no information about HOW to "reset these preferences". When I look at my about:config, I see the following lines that begin with "network.http.max":

network.http.max-connections;202 network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy;32 network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server;6

But what the hell does "reset" mean? Usually, it means that something is already listed or included, but disabled, and that manually selecting or enabling it "resets" it. How can something be "reset" if it doesn't even show up? Does the instruction mean that I should somehow *add* those four lines into about:config?

Also, the specific numbers at the end of each line are unknown to me. Do they look like the right values?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by rch427 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago