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New clear profile every time after Firefox update

Hello. In organization we like to use Firefox as default browser. But we have a every day problem with profiles. After update, Firefox create new profile and not copy use… (read more)

Hello.

In organization we like to use Firefox as default browser. But we have a every day problem with profiles.

After update, Firefox create new profile and not copy user data to it. So user lost hes tabs, extensions, history and e.t.c. We can see two or more profiles for one user.

For example user logon to computer with Firefox version 68.0.1. Firefox automatically update to 68.0.2, and user now have new profile without custom data.

profiles.ini looks like:

[Install308046B0AF4A39CB] Default=Profiles/6qa5a710.default-release Locked=1

[Profile1] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/6qa5a710.default-release

[Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/xu3ic03g.default-1561039332923 Default=1

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

We create powershell script for workaround issue. Script copy files from privies profile: $profileCurrent\*.sqlite" $profileCurrent\sessionstore.jsonlz4" $profileCurrent\extensions\*.*" $profileCurrent\*.json"

You mast know that in organization we user roaming profile and ue-v, so users can logon on any computer. Some computers can be with older Firefox version like 68.0.1 or new one like 68.0.2.

Please help find solution for this issues. Can Firefox account help with this? Or we mast create some more clever script?

Thank you.

Asked by denis.pasternak 9 months ago

Answered by denis.pasternak 8 months ago

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I can't import passwords into FF62.0.3 on MacOS 10.14

Hi I have had to reformat my laptop but have my profile data saved on a backup drive. All the responses I can find say to c&p the key4.db and logins.json files into t… (read more)

Hi

I have had to reformat my laptop but have my profile data saved on a backup drive. All the responses I can find say to c&p the key4.db and logins.json files into the new profile folder when FF is shut, but this doesn't work. I have tried rebooting to see if that helped. That method also didn't work with the bookmarks, but there is a way to import these into the application when it's open rather than into the profile folder, so I do have all my bookmarks in place but not the password info. If I have been unclear I can add more detail to the above.

The file structure in the profile folder seems different in 62.0.3 than previous versions - having the password files in the profile folder isn't working, should they be in one of the folders that appeared by default? Image attached.

Thanks in advance for any feedback, I may be making an obvious mistake and apologise if so.

Asked by mouldy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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After Firefox asked to update, I clicked NO! it did it anyway and now I've lost my previous session. How do I get it and my saved passwords etc. back?

When firefox asked if I wanted to update to the newest version, I answered NO! I had already discovered on my other computer that if I allowed the update, I would lose my… (read more)

When firefox asked if I wanted to update to the newest version, I answered NO! I had already discovered on my other computer that if I allowed the update, I would lose my ability to restore the previous session, so I wanted to save the tabs so I could reload them. I also lost all of the saved passwords on my other computer and didn't want the same thing to happen on my work computer. But despite answering NO. Firefox updated anyway, and I have lost days of work. How do I get it back? Jack

Asked by Aturnium 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I lost all my saved passwords after my pc crashed.

I was using Firefox while my PC crashed. So I had to force-restart it. After I reopened Firefox, I was asked to reconnect to my Firefox account to sync it. When I typed m… (read more)

I was using Firefox while my PC crashed. So I had to force-restart it. After I reopened Firefox, I was asked to reconnect to my Firefox account to sync it. When I typed my password (which I was 10000% sure that it is correct), it said that it is wrong. So I reset it. After I connected to the account, I was surprised that all my saved passwords in my Firefox account disappeared. My bookmarks were there, nothing happened to them. Also, synchronizing Logins was checked in the sync settings, so I really didn't find any explanation for that!

Asked by maky_hnou 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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YouTube History and (video progress bar) is not saved when I use Firefox as browser

Hi! There is a bug. YouTube History is not saved when i use Firefox as browser. So I deleted it and then reinstalled it, logged in to it and played videos from YouTube ag… (read more)

Hi! There is a bug. YouTube History is not saved when i use Firefox as browser. So I deleted it and then reinstalled it, logged in to it and played videos from YouTube again. Then i checked again the history and saw that it was saving. Later without any changes in Firefox settings (including addons), the problem began starting again. I still don't understand why it is happening. The addons that i have installed are: Kaspersky Protection, Malwarebytes, uBlock Origin and Privacy Pass. This problem doesn't happen when i use Chrome Browser with same extensions.

Asked by algent 1 year ago

Answered by algent 1 year ago

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Firefox deleted all my passwords - synchronize doesn't get back them.

Hi, My lenovo x230 turned off yesterday without a reason and today I turned it on then went to Firefox (linux, installed from source in /opt/) and then I saw "restore se… (read more)

Hi, My lenovo x230 turned off yesterday without a reason and today I turned it on then went to Firefox (linux, installed from source in /opt/) and then I saw "restore session" button so I restored it because I'm a programmer and I have many cards opened and then I realized I don't have my passwords remembered in Firefox... so I went to Settings Privacy and then I saw it's not logged to my Sync Account, I logged and click Sync but still nothing.... no passwords... so I go to my Firefox on Android and what? There's all passwords... I tried to sync it between these 2 Firefoxes but it transfer to PC only that passwords I saved only on my Android... even if there are all my passwords on that Android device from PC too... :/ what should I do?? it's weird....

Asked by ShinJii 1 year ago

Answered by ShinJii 1 year ago

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Browser refresh erased my bookmarks

I took the bait and clicked on the interstitial to refresh my FF for improved speed. It states that it'll save all "essential" data. Well, ALL my bookmarks from the las… (read more)

I took the bait and clicked on the interstitial to refresh my FF for improved speed. It states that it'll save all "essential" data. Well, ALL my bookmarks from the last 3 years of browsing are now gone. Tried to import the backup and the latest (and only) option was from today.

Sure FF is much faster, but where do I go?......

Asked by killertofu 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Losing all bookmarks and saved logins

All my bookmarks and saved logins are disappeared. It's more like I'm trying firefox for the first time, showing me top sites and search box and ..., I run Microsoft upda… (read more)

All my bookmarks and saved logins are disappeared. It's more like I'm trying firefox for the first time, showing me top sites and search box and ..., I run Microsoft update, then I've been asked for restart, after restart I see nothing in my Firefox , I would appreciate it if you could help me back my saved logins and also all my bookmarks.

Asked by morteza777 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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key4.db file gets corrupted after I close the borwser

Hello FF team. starting with FF update 56 to 57 and so on I got this strange problem: it looks like my key4.db file gets corrupted and FF become almost useless after I ac… (read more)

Hello FF team.

starting with FF update 56 to 57 and so on I got this strange problem: it looks like my key4.db file gets corrupted and FF become almost useless after I access my saved passwords and then exit the browser. If I delete the key4.db file (I still have the key3.db and logins.json files in profile folder) everything works fine. The key4.db file is generated, my passwords are there and I can use them till next browser exit/restart. Here are the symptoms:

- upon start the browser directly asks for master password (normally I'm asked for the master password only when I really need it) - no browsing history is shown in the address bar - enter key and 'Go to...' button do not work at all (I can only open a site if it is bookmarked) - when I go to browser's options there is nothing under 'Search' section - in other words the content cannot be loaded or displayed - when I open 'Saved Logins' dialog there is nothing - there are no *corrupt files in my profile directory

So when this happens I have to exit the browser and delete the key4.db file. However if I don't access my saved logins during the session at all, there is no such problem. I can start/use/exit the browser as many times as I want and it works fine. So it looks like the access to the saved logins breaks something.

Regards, Ivan Mitov

Asked by ivan.mitov 2 years ago

Answered by ivan.mitov 2 years ago

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Some bookmarks are suddenly gone

Mac 10.12.6 Firefox 59.0.2 Periodically some of my bookmarks are missing. I am able to use my profile file from a back-up to get them back. How do I find out the reason… (read more)

Mac 10.12.6 Firefox 59.0.2

Periodically some of my bookmarks are missing. I am able to use my profile file from a back-up to get them back.

How do I find out the reason and solve this problem

Asked by jeakmc 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Onetab saved items gone after firefox update

A couple of Firefox updates ago, I lost everything I had saved in OneTab. I didn't export or otherwise save partly because they had always been there after the update. Is… (read more)

A couple of Firefox updates ago, I lost everything I had saved in OneTab. I didn't export or otherwise save partly because they had always been there after the update. Is there any way to recover them? (probably 100+)

Asked by cyteen 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Firefox didn't save my history or bookmarks on my Bookmark toolbar during a recent session.

I doing a lot of research and saving important webpages to my bookmark toolbar and when i opened Firefox browser this morning I saw all of the bookmarks I saved on the bo… (read more)

I doing a lot of research and saving important webpages to my bookmark toolbar and when i opened Firefox browser this morning I saw all of the bookmarks I saved on the bookmark toolbar are gone and I also noticed that firefox didn't save any of the history which is odd. I really need to know if I can recover what i've lost, hours of research is down the drain and I'm freaking out a little bit.

Asked by SebStan 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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lost password no new passwords

since after Firefox 59. All my existing passwords have gone awol (settings passwords blank) and no new passwords are being prompted to be added even if I enter them in we… (read more)

since after Firefox 59. All my existing passwords have gone awol (settings passwords blank) and no new passwords are being prompted to be added even if I enter them in websites. (also wierdly since 59.01 it keeps a restart message in the help even though i have updated

Asked by Garlic 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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My firefox updated and I´ve lost all my passwords. No, I don´t use AVG. I need my passwords back.

I opened my Firefox yesterday and it had updated. I don´t use AVG, and this is the only thing I´ve found when I look up the issue. With this new Firefox update I´ve lost … (read more)

I opened my Firefox yesterday and it had updated. I don´t use AVG, and this is the only thing I´ve found when I look up the issue. With this new Firefox update I´ve lost ALL OF MY PASSWORDS. I am extremely upset. How do I recover these?

Asked by lourdes.santaballa 7 months ago

Answered by lourdes.santaballa 7 months ago

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Closed windows lost after clearing recent history (1hr) and backup sessions seem to be gone.

Hi, A few hours ago I cleared the last hour of recent history, FYI I checked browsing & download history, form & search history and cache when doing it but after … (read more)

Hi, A few hours ago I cleared the last hour of recent history, FYI I checked browsing & download history, form & search history and cache when doing it but after that I realised all my closed windows and tabs were lost except the ones being opened.

In the session backup folder there is only 2 files, recovery.baklz4 and recovery.jsonlz4. Actually I just checked, there is 3 now, previous.jsonlz4, but they're all pretty much the same, after I lost those windows and tabs, and the former two seem to be constantly saving themselves, not sure why, is this supposed to be happening?

Usually there were upgrade backup files such as [upgrade.jsonlz4-date] but I don't have them in [sessionstore-backups], has something changed or is there something wrong with my browser?

When I realised my closed windows were gone I immediately made a backup but it was too late, they were all after I've lost the closed tabs and windows, and there were only two files (the files constantly saving I mentioned earlier).

So how should I proceed? I want to get my session restored but the last usable session backup I've made was months ago.

Asked by Tanuki- 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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History loss

I have firefox 60.0.2 (32-bit) . I wanted to run a java applet so I downloaded Firefox Setup 52.9.0esr 32 bit . I used the same profile. After closing the 52.9 and openin… (read more)

I have firefox 60.0.2 (32-bit) . I wanted to run a java applet so I downloaded Firefox Setup 52.9.0esr 32 bit . I used the same profile. After closing the 52.9 and opening again 60.0.2 I noticed that I lost all the history sites. I uninstalled Firefox Setup 52.9.0esr but it didn't returned back. What I can do? Note:I installed the two versions in different directory

Asked by johncfire 1 year ago

Answered by johncfire 1 year ago

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bookmarks disappeared

After restarting my computer, I got a new FF web page and ALL my bookmarks as well as history have been deleted. How do I get them ALL back? I have tried every solution o… (read more)

After restarting my computer, I got a new FF web page and ALL my bookmarks as well as history have been deleted.

How do I get them ALL back?

I have tried every solution on the Mozilla Help section - I cant do a Restore I have a very old version of backups - 2016

The online help system is going around and around in circles not giving any solutions. 4 hours of trying to sort this out is ridculous.

I really do not want to have to move to Chrome, I far prefer Mozilla, but I can not afford to loose more time sorting this problem out. If not resolved here, I will reluctantly have to restart all my bookmarks in Chrome.

I need all my bookmarks - some are work related.

Please Help

Asked by bulldwang 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago