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Still Not Working!

I gave up on Firefox due to its insistence that I could not stop it forcing updates on me no matter what settings I used in options as well as about: . I went back to IE9… (read more)

I gave up on Firefox due to its insistence that I could not stop it forcing updates on me no matter what settings I used in options as well as about: . I went back to IE9. Yes 9, as Microsoft couldn't repair Windows 7 to get a later version installed. Anyhow, after my motherboard became erratic and the replacement meant Win 7 no longer worked at all, I decided it was time to 'upgrade' to Win 10. After a complete reinstall of my software from scratch I realised just how bad Edge is and thought I might see how Firefox was holding up. I thought the sync could be useful and was getting on with it until 68.0.1! Since updating to this version automatically (the settings in options still do not work), it appears it is updating/resetting itself after every reboot. It restores the defaults and behaves as if it has just updated each time. Also after doing this for five times it appears to have broken ADBlock which advises it cannot work any more. I have had to uninstall it to get the tab to stop. So, as my questions were never answered previously, I'll ask again: 1. How do I get Firefox to stop updating itself? Options 'check for updates but let you choose when to install them' clearly still doesn't work as it updates regardless. 2. How do I get to keep my preferences. Having to go through them all each time Firefox updates is a pain. Surely it cannot be too much to create an ini file? 3. How do I convince Firefox not to keep installing version 68.0.1 over itself? 4. As Adblock no longer works in this version (I'm sure they are pleased with this result), what good alternatives are there?

Asked by AnnieBody 1 year ago

Answered by Jeremy Sanders 1 year ago

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passwords lost after every update since firefox 74.0

after the ubuntu 18.04.4 firefox update to 74.0 my passwords seams totally lost. No ask for my master password as I visited a login site. Going to menue passwords, I wa… (read more)

after the ubuntu 18.04.4 firefox update to 74.0 my passwords seams totally lost. No ask for my master password as I visited a login site. Going to menue passwords, I was asked for my master password, and after entering, my password storage was empty. After a very long time, it seamed as my passwords are back again, but they where not complete, only 271 where back. On an very old system, from which I had transferred the firefox profile to the system now in use, I had had 413 passwords and I had had to create a lot more since this clone. After update to 74.0.1 again, at first passwords where completely lost and now again, lots of them where missing. What was astonishing was, on the old system key4.db is 294912 Byte (and no logins.json), now key4.db is 720896 B (logins.json 141519 B) but for sure lacking lot of information!

Asked by 0771 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I did the update you suggested (mozilla slow) and lost bookmarks.

I do not want to have to do all my bookmarks over again. I did as you suggested to speed up mozilla and they are gone. I hate updates. How do I get rid of this new thi… (read more)

I do not want to have to do all my bookmarks over again. I did as you suggested to speed up mozilla and they are gone. I hate updates. How do I get rid of this new thing?

Asked by gladfrog 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Bookmarks deleted after flashplayer update?

After an Adobe flash update this seems to have wiped out all my favorites! After I reboot my computer I got the message "update available". I downloaded the adobe install… (read more)

After an Adobe flash update this seems to have wiped out all my favorites! After I reboot my computer I got the message "update available". I downloaded the adobe installer and installed the thing. I have two versions of firefox: FF 61.01and FF_esr 52.8.1. For some reason it opened the ESR version, that doesn't normaly happen. After the FF reboot all my favorites from both browsers were gone. The session was normaly restored. ?? I doubt it's a virus. This is the normal procedure for flash updates and my firewall asked permission to access *.macromedia.com.

config: Windows 10 ent. x64 Mozilla Firefox 61.0.2 (x64 nl) Mozilla Firefox 52.8.1 ESR (x64 nl)

flashplayer31au_ha_install.exe Adobe Flash Player 31 NPAPI

Asked by loeki 2 years ago

Answered by loeki 2 years ago

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My saved bookmarks have disappeared & I'm unable to restore it. When I try to bookmark any site, it does not do it.Address bar history also disappeared

I'm using genuine windows 10. After a recent update (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809), my firefox (updated) address bar HISTORY & all the BOOKMARKS have di… (read more)

I'm using genuine windows 10. After a recent update (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809), my firefox (updated) address bar HISTORY & all the BOOKMARKS have disappeared. I'm unable to restore it. When I try to bookmark any site, it does not do it. Plz let me know the step by step procedure to resolve these issues. Thanks in anticipation.

Asked by sumeet17 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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firefox - my profile is missing and nothing works

PLEASE HELP - I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT I'M DOING SO ANNOYED AT THIS NOW (day 2) I EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT GOING TO SAFARI !!! (can't though because i use a samsung phone) Got … (read more)

PLEASE HELP - I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT I'M DOING

SO ANNOYED AT THIS NOW (day 2) I EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT GOING TO SAFARI !!! (can't though because i use a samsung phone)

Got a new iMac with i7 processor (old one 2009 with high sierra) I set up the new one, backed up the old one and did the transfer from the external hard drive. Everything transferred even the firefox pages and tabs migrated but the bookmarks did not. A window for firefox quantum appeared for an upgrade which i left alone for now...

2009 imac firefox still works fine so looked up the problem = eventually found out 'my profile is missing', I have backed up latest copy firefox on 2009 imac and have an .html file and a .json file so using an sd card might work


tried these too but no good http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager#Accessing_the_Profile_Manager

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_finding-your-profile-without-opening-firefox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xhFmFqeI5k&list=WL&index=2&t=0s

This is where firefox really lets itself down and I am not going to donate.

ANY IDEAS ? THANK YOU

Asked by David Lumley 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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All bookmarks and saved loggins disappeared randomly - history did not

Hello, In the morning everything was in place - after several hours like 5-6 I started firefox again and all my bookmarks are missing and also all my saved logins are mis… (read more)

Hello,

In the morning everything was in place - after several hours like 5-6 I started firefox again and all my bookmarks are missing and also all my saved logins are missing - only all the history remains. Can this be recovered? Please note that bookmark recovery did not recover anything.

Asked by Raimond56 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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every bit of my previous firefox is gone

I shut my computer down for a day and when I came home and started it again and opened firefox it was like a completely new install of firefox. It didn't restore my prev… (read more)

I shut my computer down for a day and when I came home and started it again and opened firefox it was like a completely new install of firefox. It didn't restore my previous session, all my defaults were gone, all my bookmarks were gone. I have no idea how to restore any of this any why this happened. Did a bad update get pushed or something?

Asked by eric_the_red 2 years ago

Answered by eric_the_red 2 years ago

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Bookmarks completely missing and can not be restored since 60.0 update

All my bookmarks are gone especially ones that are important to my work. I tried to restore but I get an error saying unable to process backup. Why is this happening and … (read more)

All my bookmarks are gone especially ones that are important to my work. I tried to restore but I get an error saying unable to process backup.

Why is this happening and so anti user? any answer to this would be appreciated.

thanks

Asked by travlolnash 3 years ago

Answered by travlolnash 3 years ago

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Accidentally Deleted FF App. All settings & Years of Bookmarks Gone! Desperate to Get BM Back --;((

I accidentally deleted the Firefox app. Now, even when restoring from Trash, I get a "new" app. Settings and years of bookmarks are gone. HELP. Desperate. Detail: My … (read more)

I accidentally deleted the Firefox app. Now, even when restoring from Trash, I get a "new" app. Settings and years of bookmarks are gone. HELP. Desperate.

Detail: My extensions disappeard and, before I knew it was a Mozilla glitch, I tried deleteting and then reinstalling Firefox. I didn't think about it, but by deleting it, I also lost years worth of bookmarks. I tried restoring the file from Trash, but I only got a new "blank" version of Firefox. ALL my settings, bookmarks, etc. are gone. I'm desperate to get my bookmarks back. Please help!!!

MAC Latest update

Asked by rpfirefox 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Got malware, then reformatted, now missing bookmarks but not logins...?

I got a nasty malware infection today, from [stupidly] downloading a file. The app installed all sorts of garbage all over the place including taking over Firefox and re… (read more)

I got a nasty malware infection today, from [stupidly] downloading a file. The app installed all sorts of garbage all over the place including taking over Firefox and replacing Google search results with its own.

I'd been meaning to reformat + clean install Windows 7 anyway, so I did so immediately.

Now on the fresh install, I can log in to Firefox Sync, and all my logins are intact, however, my hundreds of bookmarks are "gone" and the Bookmark Toolbar won't let me add anything new to it either.

The thing is, the bookmarks *DO* still exist in FF on my Android... but as I understand there's no way to export bookmarks from mobile... (at least not without hacky-looking apps?)

I'm worried that it's going to sync "the wrong way" and delete them from the Android, but on the other hand, the strange toolbar behaviour might mean the data's still there but "stuck" or corrupt?

Any suggestions?

I'm on Windows 7 Home, running Firefox ESR 52/64-bit (same as previously).

Asked by ashleedawg 2 years ago

Answered by ashleedawg 2 years ago

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Since an update my bookmarks can´t be found, replaced or restored, it claims the system is in use somewhere else.

I can't restore bookmarks or create new ones since a firefox update. It is like the whole bookmark tool stopped working. There is a red note saying the the system (or fil… (read more)

I can't restore bookmarks or create new ones since a firefox update. It is like the whole bookmark tool stopped working. There is a red note saying the the system (or file) is in use somewhere else, which it is not.

Asked by KatarinaSjogren 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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you auto updated and now I have lost all bookmarks and function of foxfire

Foxfire auto updated the program and it lost all bookmarks and even login. The result is I cannot do anything with my computer that needs the internet. I have spent man… (read more)

Foxfire auto updated the program and it lost all bookmarks and even login. The result is I cannot do anything with my computer that needs the internet. I have spent many hours trying the suggested fixes and I cannot get them back and I do not have my password so that I cannot change if for fear I will loose access to the bookmarks. There seems to be no accountability from Mozilla and no way to reach any one. Is anyone else having this problem.

Asked by TerrelF 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox is NOT remembering my passwords. Just began.

I checked the only other response that I see (about:preferences#security), which I cannot enter as a URL. I lost all of my logins/passwords tonight, after reinstalling v … (read more)

I checked the only other response that I see (about:preferences#security), which I cannot enter as a URL.

I lost all of my logins/passwords tonight, after reinstalling v 66.0.2. I created a couple of passwords, including here. They are NOT in my saved logins. That has never happened before.

I always save logins. And I always update my logins when I change them.

This is becoming tedious.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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One folder of bookmarks has vanished from my bookmarks toolbar.

I am unable to follow the directions to try to restore it because they start by telling me to click a Library icon (which I cannot find). Instructions: Manual backup … (read more)

I am unable to follow the directions to try to restore it because they start by telling me to click a Library icon (which I cannot find).

Instructions: Manual backup

   1. Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks. (I don't see this Library icon anywhere.)
   2.Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks.
   3. In the Library window, click the e3f62ffc25d52f883aa490cc65d71e2d-1252097598-804-1.png Import and Backup button and then select Backup.... (no Library window, hence no Import and Backup button)

Please help me — thank you!

Asked by Tomiyama2 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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History isn't active, even though preferences are set to remember history (firefox 61.0.1; MacOS 10.12.6)

Since I've updated to 61, I can't get the history to be active. (Bookmarks are fine). I made sure the settings were correct, I ran Refresh firefox; I ran Verify integri… (read more)

Since I've updated to 61, I can't get the history to be active. (Bookmarks are fine). I made sure the settings were correct, I ran Refresh firefox; I ran Verify integrity and got this:

Task: checkIntegrity

- Unable to check database integrity > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

I've looked up numerous help sites, and they all refer to a place.sqlite file that I don't seem to have, and a profile folder that also does not exits (I'm assuming this is a 61 thing, in my older versions I had those files and folders.

Help! I need my history!

Thanks.

Asked by shifra 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Possible to restore very old (v48) password file?

I purchased a new iMac after 9 years on a MacBook running the last installable version of Firefox: v48. Passwords were not migrated, so have all been lost. All help topi… (read more)

I purchased a new iMac after 9 years on a MacBook running the last installable version of Firefox: v48. Passwords were not migrated, so have all been lost. All help topics address *.json topics in Profiles. But the old version only has directoryLinks.json and frequencyCap.json files. Possible to restore from such an old version? If not, sadly, I must revert to using Safari. Bye bye Firefox.

Asked by mark160 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do i get my synced stuff on a new browser

My firefox was running slow so I shut it down from task manager. When I opened it back up i got a pop up saying something about a refresh I wasn't thinking and click yes … (read more)

My firefox was running slow so I shut it down from task manager. When I opened it back up i got a pop up saying something about a refresh I wasn't thinking and click yes and it wiped everything off my browser. I tried looking in the options and saw no way to retrieve my data from my account which I thought was suppose to be backed up to my account. Why else would I be syncing to an account. So after that failed. I tried system restore to earlier that day. When I opened firefox everything was still gone. I then went back 4 days way before the refresh. Still firefox bookmarks and everything else was gone. I saw in a youtube video where you can find a back up on you computer and replaced the profile it gave me a error about profile can't be loaded. So I reinstalled firefox and still got the same error. I've tried reinstalling it like 10 times now.

Asked by Beny333 2 years ago

Answered by Beny333 2 years ago

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после того как Ваш браузер запросил синхронизацию пропали все пароли!!!

Добрый день.... ваш браузер попросил повторить синхронизацию.... после чего пропали все пароли к сайтам.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by s212 2 years ago

Answered by s212 2 years ago