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There is no file in my system = %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox

jscher2000, Thank you for your response to my question, but my Windows 7 system does not contain the "%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox" file. What do I need to do to establish t… (read more)

jscher2000,

Thank you for your response to my question, but my Windows 7 system does not contain the "%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox" file.

What do I need to do to establish that particular file? Or how would I actually load FireFox to create that file?

Thank you,

Mark S. Pannill

Asked by Mark S. Pannill 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Back up profile contents copied. Profile contents not seen by firefox

Following this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles When I put the contents of my backup profile in a newly created profile… (read more)

Following this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

When I put the contents of my backup profile in a newly created profile or the initial profile, set firefox to load that profile automatically, and load firefox, it doesn't see anything from the backup. profiles.ini is set to use that profile.

Even if I delete every profile and create a new one, it doesn't see the stuff from the backup.

What can I look into to figure out why this isn't working? Is there some kind of settings file?

Asked by TheLawnStink 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox installed by snap: how to open downloaded files?

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465 Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has … (read more)

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:


   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which does nothing with my files.
If I choose to open the file with firefox (say a pdf file) a blank page appears

All these options work with chrome though..

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!


Obviously snap firefox doesn't access anything beyond thatI've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work. I'm guessing that it tries to open nautilus, but fails to do so because nautilus is a non-snap application.I've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work.

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My downloadhelper wont download

My downloadhelper wont download the download bar will pop up i rename it and click download but it doesn't pop and move to download Que i have re-installed firefox and Dw… (read more)

My downloadhelper wont download the download bar will pop up i rename it and click download but it doesn't pop and move to download Que i have re-installed firefox and Dwhelper and updated dwhelper.

Asked by Riass66 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago