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Problem after updating from 80 to 81

I wanted to go back to 80 because I didn't like 81. When I dl'd & installed 80, it told me that I had to make a new profile, otherwise my bookmarks might be corrupted… (read more)

I wanted to go back to 80 because I didn't like 81. When I dl'd & installed 80, it told me that I had to make a new profile, otherwise my bookmarks might be corrupted. I did that, but now all my bookmarks & extensions are gone. Help!!!

Asked by submarinerr 2 years ago

Answered by submarinerr 2 years ago

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Backing up from an older version

Ok, thanks, finally human help! I just had to change my pc and make a fresh install of the operating system. I used Linux mint on the last pc, and have Linux MX 18.3 on t… (read more)

Ok, thanks, finally human help! I just had to change my pc and make a fresh install of the operating system. I used Linux mint on the last pc, and have Linux MX 18.3 on the new one, currently in use. I took the precaution of copying my Firefox and Thunderbird folders from the old hard drive, as I have several years worth of bookmarks organised in to folders, irreplaceable. This was the way I had preserved that information in previous changes, and swapping the old folders with those in a new install worked fine. But now i find the new version has changed and the files differ and cannot therefore be swapped. I don't really want to get into blaming or how disappointed and annoyed I am, as this won't be the fault of the person helping, and that is appreciated. But back ups need to be backwards compatible or there is no point? So, not sure which version I had, but will have been a couple of years old with updates. In my 'etc' folder there was a Firefox folder, and in that I have a folder marked pref. In that folder there is a file named apturl.js and I have saved those folders. With my new install there is not even a folder for 'firefox' in my 'etc' folder. How do I proceed to restore my bookmarks? If I need to install and older Firefox version I will do so. Many thanks, Tony

Asked by shantiwaters 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Change disk location

Hello I currently have firefox installed in my C drive. I want to move it to my SSD but I cant seem to find a way to do so. I tried uninstalling it to give me the option … (read more)

Hello I currently have firefox installed in my C drive. I want to move it to my SSD but I cant seem to find a way to do so. I tried uninstalling it to give me the option to select where I want to install it but whenever I launch the installer the only option it gives me is to re-install firefox and it does so in my C drive, no option to install it into my SSD.

Asked by misa.ambriz559 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Installation location

Trying to install Firefox browser in a different location. FireFox version 8.2 for Win 10 does not provide a dialogue box to select a different location. What am I miss… (read more)

Trying to install Firefox browser in a different location. FireFox version 8.2 for Win 10 does not provide a dialogue box to select a different location. What am I missing?

Asked by jeffcwilson425 2 years ago

Answered by jeffcwilson425 1 year ago

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Need help how to get Firefox-settings back to original setting.

Hi: I have BY MISTAKE clicked the Option to change my Firefox present settings to default-settings: can anyone help me how to get back to my original Firefox-settings pl… (read more)

Hi: I have BY MISTAKE clicked the Option to change my Firefox present settings to default-settings: can anyone help me how to get back to my original Firefox-settings please ...? Many thanks.

Asked by thorsak 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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What is Firefox for Acer?

I just brought a new Acer laptop that came with Firefox preinstalled, but upon viewing the About window it said Firefox for Acer. What makes Firefox for Acer different th… (read more)

I just brought a new Acer laptop that came with Firefox preinstalled, but upon viewing the About window it said Firefox for Acer. What makes Firefox for Acer different than Firefox that is downloaded from the website. I noticed that the default homepage was MSN. What customisations does Acer bring to Firefox?

Asked by desbest 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Upgrade from V52.esr to V81 - no Logins imported, no Fix working

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozi… (read more)

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozilla/firefox.../myprofile/*.* - including "key3.db" (in use), "key4.db" (don't know where this one originates from - shouldn't exist at all for versions < 57 or so) and "logins.json".

So far stumbled upon:

  • No Logins in new system visible. No master password set. After setting a new master password, still no logins visible.
  • This very forum here suggests - in many threads for version upgrades from somewhere in the 50s to up to the 70s - to simply copy the "key3.db" and "logins.json" and to delete the "key4.db" on the new system's profile. That does not change anything at all.

Am i forced to keep the V52, now not only by means of addons compatibility, but also by means of login manager compatibility?

What would the correct path to upgrade be? Would i have to install each and every in-between-version from 52 to 81 to be able to migrate? Will i run into the exact same trouble doing it that way, only burning daytime for nothing? Or is it guarantied to somehow get the logins data transfered to the current version? How did all the Millions of other users fare with that aspect? Is that an extremely rare case where users set a master password, so that developers decided to not care anymore about those nasty paranoids?

Asked by White-Gandalf 1 year ago

Answered by White-Gandalf 1 year ago

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How to 100% deny the use of SSD?

When i look into resource monitor, i get sick by seeing how much firefox is writing to my C: SSD. Some time ago i tried fixing it by doing folder linking and stuff i alre… (read more)

When i look into resource monitor, i get sick by seeing how much firefox is writing to my C: SSD. Some time ago i tried fixing it by doing folder linking and stuff i already forgot. It seems like everything got reverted after an update or something. (You can tell im not a Pro) But why is this such a hassle in the first place? Why cant we just get the option to completely deny the use of SSD? I dont care how slow it would be, i dont want to bu a new SSD every 2 years.

Asked by twilightforces 1 year ago

Last reply by twilightforces 1 year ago

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How do I import the password file from Pale Moon?

I'm trying to move back to Firefox from Pale Moon. I've exported my logins/passwords file from Pale Moon, as an XML file. However, I cannot figure out how to import that … (read more)

I'm trying to move back to Firefox from Pale Moon. I've exported my logins/passwords file from Pale Moon, as an XML file. However, I cannot figure out how to import that data into Firefox - Import from another browser doesn't include Pale Moon, and I have no Import from a File option that I can find.

I also saved back the files key3.db and logins.json from Pale Moon, but I cannot find their locations in FFX, so I'm guessing it doesn't use those files any more?

Any help on how I can import my Pale Moon saved passwords to Firefox is appreciated!

Asked by jmc6shop 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox version update?

i am getting message from "performstrongintenselyapplication.icu" saying "important Firefox update available". Is this legitimate? ABOUT FIREFOX says I'm already using t… (read more)

i am getting message from "performstrongintenselyapplication.icu" saying "important Firefox update available". Is this legitimate? ABOUT FIREFOX says I'm already using the most recent version (81.0.1, 64 bit)

Asked by brownfamily59 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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cant download anything

when i try to click "download" nothing pop up anymore.. im getting kinda frustated with firefox nowadays. so many useless updates which break the browser more and more. s… (read more)

when i try to click "download" nothing pop up anymore.. im getting kinda frustated with firefox nowadays. so many useless updates which break the browser more and more.

so any solution to this?

Asked by 94thomas 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Version 73 and up not compatible with W7

Version 78 is not compatible with W7 why do I have to go to filepuma to get an older version, v 72, that works? And remembers my passwords, allows me to see them so I can… (read more)

Version 78 is not compatible with W7 why do I have to go to filepuma to get an older version, v 72, that works? And remembers my passwords, allows me to see them so I can set up apps on my phone, allows me to use G Hangouts and many other sites.

Asked by wdhc 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago