I have been running into an issue any time that I try to open Firefox, I recive a pop up stating "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible… (read more)
I have been running into an issue any time that I try to open Firefox, I recive a pop up stating "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."
I have tried all of the suggestions noted within the Mozilla support and documentation.
I am running Windows 11 and was using my machine normally. I cleared the cache within Firefox under the settings and was able to use the browser for 20 more minutes without any issue. I tried to open a second Firefox window and received the Profile Missing error. From here I closed out instance of Firefox which I had open and tried to open up Firefox again. I was greeted with the same "Profile Missing" error.
When I navigate to the location of the Firefox profile (%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\) there exists a profiles.ini file along with a "Profiles" folder.
I have tried deleting the profiles.ini file, as the Mozilla documentation says that doing so will cause Firefox to generate a new profile, however after doing so I continue to receive the "Profile Missing" error.
I am unable to access the Profile Manager within Firefox to make changes to a profile or create a new one as stated within the Mozilla documentation, due to the application being blocked by the "Profile Missing" error causing the browser not to open.