The taskbar shortcut disappeared overnight. Firefox is no longer in the Start Menu. I cannot find the Program Files for it. It is still listed as an App in my Windows …
The taskbar shortcut disappeared overnight. Firefox is no longer in the Start Menu. I cannot find the Program Files for it. It is still listed as an App in my Windows 10 Pro settings. I typed "Firefox" in the Start Menu to start the program manually and I get an error message:
"The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Mozilla Firefox.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again."
The disk is fine (all three of my internal and my external hard drives are functioning), and I'm obviously using the network right now.
I restarted, same problem. I've run a number of anti-malware scanners and my carefully managed computer does seem to be free of malware.
Then I looked again at the App settings and noticed that it says version 63.0 was installed on 10/24/2018. That was last night. Did the installation fail and commit total suicide or what?
I'm about to download and re-install Firefox, but I'd sure like to know what really happened. Or should I take this opportunity to switch to Edge? I've been considering it, but I've been using Firefox since its inception and an am pretty accustomed to how it works. I'd rather keep using Firefox, but this probably is going to cost me a LOT of time to recover if the new installation does not recognize the tabs I had open. If I have to start over finding all of my tabs I might just make the switch now.