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Computer is telling me that I do not have full permission to install Firefox. Why is this window popping up?

I have seen this question already posed in the forums about updating the latest version of Firefox, however I am not trying to update the version, I am trying to download… (read more)

I have seen this question already posed in the forums about updating the latest version of Firefox, however I am not trying to update the version, I am trying to download the latest version of Firefox to Windows through Chrome. I click the download button on the Mozilla website and I extract the file. At this point the computer asks me if I want to save the file or run the file. I have tried to just run the file and the computer shoots out this message "You may not have the necessary permissions to use all the features of the program you are about to run. You may run this program as a different user or continue to run the program as the currant user". The window gives me two options, "Run as currant user" (which closes everything when I choose it), and "Run as administrator" (which leaves me with a user name and password which are always wrong). I can't download Firefox and have tried alot of stuff. I feel like it is a security setting in my computer that needs to be adjusted but I don't know enough to start randomly tinkering around.

As in all Forums... PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

Asked by Eben-ezer 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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When installing, get "Error! Can't initialize plug-ins directory"

Began having problems when opening Firefox and trying to make Firefox the default browser. Windows 7 updated, AVG up-to-date and virus scans clean, MalwareBytes up-to-dat… (read more)

Began having problems when opening Firefox and trying to make Firefox the default browser. Windows 7 updated, AVG up-to-date and virus scans clean, MalwareBytes up-to-date and scans clean. Troubleshooting finally caused me to uninstall and try for clean install ... normal Windows 7 uninstall process successful. Made sure Firefox folder in "Program Files" was deleted. Downloaded "DownloadApp_1_7_5_198_Setup" (29,442 KB) from Mozilla website and run ... get "Error! Can't initialize plug-ins directory. Please try again later."

Asked by williamcraig5 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Can't install on Windows 10

I freshly installed Windows 10 and I can't install Firefox inside "ProgramFiles (x86)" I tried running as admin, changing admin privileges but nothing worked, then I trie… (read more)

I freshly installed Windows 10 and I can't install Firefox inside "ProgramFiles (x86)" I tried running as admin, changing admin privileges but nothing worked, then I tried to install it inside "C:\Users\*username*" and that worked. Any ideas why this might happen?

Asked by Zvon 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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I have installed Firefox on my macbook pro, and cannot seem to get the icon of firefox to stay on my Dock. Can you help?

This should be a simple process, as I have done it before on other computers - but the icon is only in my dock as a "?", which I click on , and then it opens up to the Fo… (read more)

This should be a simple process, as I have done it before on other computers - but the icon is only in my dock as a "?", which I click on , and then it opens up to the Fox/World icon. As soon as I shut down the computer - the Firefox icon disappears.

Asked by ajsviridoff 6 years ago

Answered by patrickmc 6 years ago

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Persistent "Firefox profile cannot be loaded" error after update.

Hi! After update to 56.0, I was getting multiple following messages when starting and/or using Firefox. Eventually, all my bookmarks loaded without problem, but the error… (read more)

Hi!

After update to 56.0, I was getting multiple following messages when starting and/or using Firefox. Eventually, all my bookmarks loaded without problem, but the error windows appeared consistently:


"Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."


Attempted solutions (with no success):

 - Delete %appdata%/Mozilla/Firefox/profiles.ini file
 - Delete the whole %appdata%/Mozilla/Firefox folder
 - Re-install firefox
 - Delete the %appdata%/Mozilla folder, delete C:\ProgramFiles\Mozilla Firefox folder and re-install
 - Remove old profile and add new one using "firefox.exe -P"
 - Repeat some of the above 5x

Working solution: Reboot

 - I noticed Kaspersky antivirus was demanding restart after its own update.
 - Firefox error said "inacsessible", and antivirus frequently locks out our files during development.
 - Kaspersky forces its plugins into browsers, so I gave restarting it a try.
 - The Firefox works after reboot with no errors even with the original (restored) contents of the %appdata%/Mozilla folder.

Suspected cause of the problem:

 - The Kaspersky automatically installs its extension into browsers (even after manually removing or disabling them). 
 - I suspect that the updates/installs somehow conflicted.

EDIT: Reformatting for better readability. Added missing info into "attempted" solutions.

Asked by akwky 2 years ago

Answered by akwky 2 years ago

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Firefox will not open up in Windows 7.

Firefox has stopped working in my computer. I have uninstalled and reinstalled 3 times now, and it will not load up. Many articles online instruct me to clean cookies, … (read more)

Firefox has stopped working in my computer. I have uninstalled and reinstalled 3 times now, and it will not load up. Many articles online instruct me to clean cookies, etc. but I cannot do anything if the program doesn't load. It does not even show as loaded in my Windows Task Manager. Please advise.

Asked by wild4hummies 5 years ago

Answered by wild4hummies 5 years ago

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How to export login information from Firefox Quantum

I set up a Linux OS on my computer and wanted to export all my login data from Firefox Quantum in Windows to it. I tried looking everywhere for what to do, but can't find… (read more)

I set up a Linux OS on my computer and wanted to export all my login data from Firefox Quantum in Windows to it. I tried looking everywhere for what to do, but can't find anything. I've tried syncing my Firefox account, copying then pasting everything from my Firefox profile in Windows into the Firefox profile in Linux, however it only imported my bookmarks and none of my login information. Is there a way that I am missing or may have overlooked that will allow me to export all the login information so I don't have to reconfigure everything?

Asked by UserUnavailable404 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox 50 wants to install "new helper tool" , what is it?

I downloaded Firefox 50 via the built in update. When I hit restart to install the update, I get a window saying that Firefox wants to install a "new helper tool" and tha… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox 50 via the built in update. When I hit restart to install the update, I get a window saying that Firefox wants to install a "new helper tool" and that I need to enter an admin password to complete the update. I can't find anything about this "helper tool" in the release notes or through a google search. I was wondering just what is it? Running OSX 10.11.16. Thanks.

Asked by PLBK 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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I keep getting prompted to update Firefox even though it is up to date

On my home System, I am [still] running Windows XP. When I go to "Help -> About", I get the message that my version of Firefox (22, I think) is up to date. However, … (read more)

On my home System, I am [still] running Windows XP. When I go to "Help -> About", I get the message that my version of Firefox (22, I think) is up to date. However, periodically, I keep getting pop-up pages that are blank except for a small square in the middle that states that my browser is out of date and I should "click here" to download the current version. Is this malware? How can I stop this from happening? I have run a couple of anti malware programs that indicate that everything is "clean" but I *still* periodically get these annoying pop-up pages. [Specifically, I have used Malwarebytes Anti Malware and run the full scan and that is in addition to using Norton 360 which also "runs clean".] At the same time, nothing else appears to be affected and currently I just cancel these pages. Any ideas? Note that I went to the "about:configure" exercise to look at the "useragent" and there was nothing there to reset (the "reset option" was "greyed out"). PLEASE NOTE: THE "PROBLEM" HAPPENS ON A DIFFERENT WEB BROWSER FROM THE ONE WHERE I AM POSTING THE QUESTION!!! THANK YOU!!

Asked by zvi1weiss 6 years ago

Last reply by zvi1weiss 6 years ago

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The procedure entry point ?DllBlocklist_Initialize@@YAXXZ could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Out of sudden I am getting this error message when I start fire fox The procedure entry point ?DllBlocklist_Initialize@@YAXXZ could not be located in the dynamic link lib… (read more)

Out of sudden I am getting this error message when I start fire fox

The procedure entry point ?DllBlocklist_Initialize@@YAXXZ could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

I tried reinstall, uninstall, reinstall, etc and it is not working out for me yet!

Asked by selfhealing2013 2 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 2 years ago

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Sync iOS device over Foxbrowser

I set up Sync on my PC a few weeks ago in preparation for purchasing an iPad. I now have it. I have just installed Foxbrowser and I am putting the code it gives me when I… (read more)

I set up Sync on my PC a few weeks ago in preparation for purchasing an iPad. I now have it.

I have just installed Foxbrowser and I am putting the code it gives me when I 'Paira Device'. The app just has a message saying it 'Cannot Setup Sync' pop up. I've been searching and I cannot find any results on this specific problem. The device shows that it cannot setu[ after I enter the code into FF on my PC, so it has some sort of connection.

I have seen a mention of sign in to sync. I don't have that option, just Tools>Setup Sync. I guess I would explain it that I have set the browser to look like its older version.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by JChowda 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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Problems after updated to 55.0.2

I'm having all sorts of problems after Firefox automatically updated to 55.0.2 in Windows 7. It wouldn't run. It would start the service but would never actually open/l… (read more)

I'm having all sorts of problems after Firefox automatically updated to 55.0.2 in Windows 7. It wouldn't run. It would start the service but would never actually open/launch the app. I uninstalled it and went to the 32bit d/l page to reinstall. But, it installed the 64 bit version (grrrr). Now, the biggest problem I am having is that when I click on a link in an email or office document, the browser doesn't launch or a new tab open. Instead, I get an error message: General Failure. The URL was: http://www.URL. Application not found.

Firefox is set to my default browser.

Any ideas?

Asked by tejenkins44 2 years ago

Answered by tejenkins44 2 years ago

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How to backup passwords without sync or profile folder?

Hi, I use Firefox 62.0 on Ubuntu and I would like to know how to backup my saved passwords without use Firefox Sync and without copy the entire profile folder. I'll expla… (read more)

Hi, I use Firefox 62.0 on Ubuntu and I would like to know how to backup my saved passwords without use Firefox Sync and without copy the entire profile folder. I'll explain: considering that for some generic problems the profile could be corrupted in the future, I would like to backup only my password without to be force to use Firefox Sync and uploading my passwords on cloud (with all the consequences on security and privacy) Is there any way to do this? Many thanks

Marco

Asked by mcflay 1 year ago

Answered by mcflay 1 year ago

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developer edition ver. 54 or earlier english

Hi all, I must do my project with Selenium and Firefox. Since they does not work together after ver. 55.x.x, I need to download one stable earlier version. Does someone c… (read more)

Hi all,

I must do my project with Selenium and Firefox.

Since they does not work together after ver. 55.x.x, I need to download one stable earlier version.

Does someone can help me?

Thanks in advance

Fernando

Asked by fpauloc 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How can I have both FireFox Quantum v57 & FireFox ESR v52.5

I am currently trying to adapt/fix legacy add-ons after the update to Quantum. I concluded that installing the ESR version is the best option as it will allow time for me… (read more)

I am currently trying to adapt/fix legacy add-ons after the update to Quantum. I concluded that installing the ESR version is the best option as it will allow time for me to adapt the way I use Firefox and find replacement add-ons.

However, I'm having trouble figuring out how I can install the ESR without messing up the already installed Quantum. I'm pretty good with computers but I'm no developer.

I want to have both installed, because I'm using the ESR to recover the data I had in my legacy add-ons; that I was using in the old version.

Thanks and I look forward to what the community can suggest.

Asked by BirchBehav 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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RE: Installed "Access Denied" posting. I have same problem and none of the answers have worked. Ownership is blank but application will not accept me.

RE: "Access Denied" question following install of Firefox. I have same problem. Details follow: I tried opening in Safe Mode which did not work. I have Administrativ… (read more)

RE: "Access Denied" question following install of Firefox. I have same problem. Details follow: I tried opening in Safe Mode which did not work. I have Administrative access. When I click the general tab in properties I get a message that "firefox.exe" does not exist. Neither that file nor any other "install" type of file appears in the Mozilla Firefox directory except for "uninstall". I have downloaded and tried to install seven times from six different sources, including Mozilla, all with the same results. I've also tried a number of solutions from the web for this error message with no greater success. I tried, first, doing an upgrade then deleted the older version of Firefox and have done "install" since. Avast, Malwarebytes and Threatfire have found no malware.

I have never had a similar problem with Firefox before and I've used it for years. Anyone have any ideas I haven't already tried? I'm tired of using Internet Explorer! RE: troubleshooting information below--Windown will not open the downloaded file.

Asked by arwade 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I need to 'enable download pictures/graphics' in my Comcast email.

I get no images or graphics in my Comcast email. I need to 'enable download pictures/graphics' I believe to fix this. Text within a blank graphics box stated this. I'm… (read more)

I get no images or graphics in my Comcast email. I need to 'enable download pictures/graphics' I believe to fix this. Text within a blank graphics box stated this. I'm using Firefox version 27. Windows XP. Comcast email server. Graphics quite showing in my email several months back all of a sudden. I've cleared the cache and cookies. I believe I tried resetting Firefox to default settings. I could try this again. Don't remember if I did this before or after email graphic problems. Comcast tech support could not help me. Thank you.

Asked by wpeary 6 years ago

Last reply by wpeary 6 years ago