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I downloaded, installed Firefox and when I try to open it i receive the error message Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

I have read through the various post / solutions. I can nopt find the profile file on my hard drive. Up until a month or so ago was able to use Firefox on this machine. … (read more)

I have read through the various post / solutions. I can nopt find the profile file on my hard drive. Up until a month or so ago was able to use Firefox on this machine. Now not.

How can I solve this problem?

Asked by ndfly 7 years ago

Answered by arniemac 7 years ago

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I can not open Firefox

I can not open Firefox, I am shown this message: "Could not get profile Firefox. The profile is missing or not accessible." Even after uninstalling and reinstalling Fir… (read more)

I can not open Firefox, I am shown this message: "Could not get profile Firefox. The profile is missing or not accessible."

Even after uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox.

what do I do?

Asked by gioele 6 years ago

Answered by Ashfaq Hossain 6 years ago

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Re-installed linux; Firefox doesn't use my old profile.

I had to reinstall my OS (linuxmint - debian edition - 201403). I left /home intact. After the process, I checked the profile -- nothing was changed. So I ran Firefox. Bu… (read more)

I had to reinstall my OS (linuxmint - debian edition - 201403). I left /home intact. After the process, I checked the profile -- nothing was changed. So I ran Firefox. But, my bookmarks didn't load (only the few that come with a new install). It didn't load the preferences either. I tried some tricks to get it to load my profile (i.e. create a new profile and copy the contents, Help>Troubleshooting Information -- Reset). Still no joy. I even tried running in a shell with -P <profile> for both the original and new profiles. Still no bookmarks (or anything from my original profile).

Also, on the Help>Troubleshooting Information page, I click 'open directory' and see my original profile.

What's wrong, and how do I fix it?

Asked by Michael K. 6 years ago

Answered by Michael K. 6 years ago

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Firefox user profile lost (AD roaming profiles)

Hello, I'm having problem with Firefox on one laptop. All computers in company are connected to domain (Active Directory), and are using roaming profiles, to roam user pr… (read more)

Hello, I'm having problem with Firefox on one laptop. All computers in company are connected to domain (Active Directory), and are using roaming profiles, to roam user profiles within computers in company. Laptops are using roaming profiles + offline files (so users can access their files, when not connected to company network). The problem occurs when user is connected to company network and is using Firefox, then hibernate computer (it doesn't matter if Firefox is on/off) and run computer on home WiFI network (or with no network) - Firefox is losing all settings including history & bookmarks. The strange thing is - that on other laptops Firefox is working properly (no matter on which network user is connected). I've tried new system install + connecting laptop to domain but problem is still exist.

Asked by fisz 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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I would like to transfer my bookmarks from old Mac to new Mac--in particular, my bookmark toolbar.

I have an old mac running Firefox 34.0.5 with an organized bookmark toolbar. The new computer is running Firefox 35.0. I cannot "sync" my bookmarks, much less my bookmark… (read more)

I have an old mac running Firefox 34.0.5 with an organized bookmark toolbar. The new computer is running Firefox 35.0. I cannot "sync" my bookmarks, much less my bookmark toolbar. It seems that both accounts are signed into the same email account. Nothing happens when I "Sync Now" from either computer. Thanks so much in advance for any help.

Asked by crawley.patrick 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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After reinsalling firefox I have tried to transfer info from old profile to new profile as per instructions but am unable to do so. I am not computer literate

firefox crashed whilst refreshing but created a folder "old firefox data". I therefore I started again and deleted then reinsalled firefox. I would like my old bookmarks… (read more)

firefox crashed whilst refreshing but created a folder "old firefox data". I therefore I started again and deleted then reinsalled firefox. I would like my old bookmarks to be available have tried the help info regarding copying files between profiles but does not seem to work. I can access the old and new profile but when I right click on Places.sqlite on old profile and select copy, then on new file there is no paste option. I am not computer literate and an OAP so would appreciate simple step by step instructions. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by bramble 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I reinstall Firefox to my "F" drive (where it was and still exists from before my PC totally crashed) and then how do I point FF to my old profile?

Win XP (why? because I like the interface) totally crashed and had to be reinstalled. How do I get Firefox to install on a drive other than the C drive? I want FF back in… (read more)

Win XP (why? because I like the interface) totally crashed and had to be reinstalled. How do I get Firefox to install on a drive other than the C drive? I want FF back in the same location that it was. (The files on Drive F are all still in place.) Also, I want to keep my old Profile and Add-Ons, etc.

Asked by Harry2000 5 years ago

Answered by ideato 5 years ago

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Mozilla cannot find my profile and not run

I had several problems to begin with 1.I booted up my PC and tried to boot up Mozilla. The Browser asked me to refresh or go to safemode. I dont want to be in safemode so… (read more)

I had several problems to begin with

1.I booted up my PC and tried to boot up Mozilla. The Browser asked me to refresh or go to safemode. I dont want to be in safemode so I refreshed firefox.Once it was done refreshing it opened,closed and asked again to refresh firefox. I kept doing this infinetly. 2.I decided to reinstall firefox, so I did. I also wanted my previous profile folder back so I can regain my bookmarks, passwords,tabs and extensions. It did not work. 3. So now everytime I try to open Mozilla Firefox it says "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible". I tried reinstalling again and it did not work.I wanted to try profile editor and such but I get the same error message everytime and I cannot open or fix Firefox in any way. Solutions?


edit: added a space after the periods . as it was making links and harder to read.

Asked by Christt 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Can I restore bookmarks from MozyHome backup?

My Windows 7 OS got corrupted and had to be reinstalled so I've had to "rebuild" my laptop. I don't recall ever backing up my many Firefox bookmarks using a Firefox tool… (read more)

My Windows 7 OS got corrupted and had to be reinstalled so I've had to "rebuild" my laptop. I don't recall ever backing up my many Firefox bookmarks using a Firefox tool. My online backup is Mozy and I've successfully restored data files. I see a folder among the Mozy backup files with this path: F:\mozyLocalBackup\betsyb-laptop\C\Users\betsyb\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gy6v6xhf.default-1408376452741. It contains files with names like logins.json and places.sqlite. Can I use any of this to restore bookmarks and other things that were stored in my Firefox profile? If not, any other suggestions? Thanks!

Asked by Betsy0814 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Can I create multiple profiles and have them password protected?

Hi, We have a computer that gets shared between a few people but it uses a generic logon. However, individual people may want to use Firefox to check the email and thing… (read more)

Hi,

We have a computer that gets shared between a few people but it uses a generic logon. However, individual people may want to use Firefox to check the email and things but don't want other people to get into their own stuff.

I know that I can create a profile for each person but I don't seem to see any way to set a password on the profile. Is there any way to do that?

Thanks!

Asked by kelemvor33 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I had Waterfox on my computer up until a few days ago. I got a bug. I uninstalled a few programs to reload. When I download waterfox and firefox, I get these messages: Yo… (read more)

I had Waterfox on my computer up until a few days ago. I got a bug. I uninstalled a few programs to reload. When I download waterfox and firefox, I get these messages: Your profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or corrupted. I cannot find the profile manager in the files. I tried using "run". I have uninstalled it and did a clean boot and installed again: no good. I have windows 10 on an HP Notebook. I have tried most of the fixes I found for this problem but most of them are old fixes. I will appreciate any help you can give because I have found Waterfox is the best browser for me. My computer is a 64bit. Thank you, Marcy

Asked by marcyf2412 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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firefox profile cannot be loaded

I am not very computer literate. I have been going around and around with this for hours. I can't open firefox. I just get the message. I re installed firefox and see … (read more)

I am not very computer literate. I have been going around and around with this for hours. I can't open firefox. I just get the message. I re installed firefox and see a folder of "old firefox data" on the desktop, but I can't figure out what to do from the different articles about this. I just go around an around.

Asked by 123Rhodes 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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firefox wont restore bookmarks or save settings

My startup disk was over capacity so I force quit out of all of my running applications and shut down my computer. When I started it back up I emptied some files to make … (read more)

My startup disk was over capacity so I force quit out of all of my running applications and shut down my computer. When I started it back up I emptied some files to make a bit of room. WHen I then opened FIrefox, a blank window opened with no bookmarks, toolbar and my homepage did not open. I checked preferences, and the homepage info is there, but for some reason I cannot get the homepage to open upon starting Firefox, or any of my bookmarks. I tried restoring bookmarks from backups, but I get an error message that says that FIrefox can't not open the files.

Asked by newblack 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Corrupted profile works only some times

I have a my Firefox profile and a copy of its folder. After a certain amount of time launching Firefox with this profile, the history and cookies are missing in the brows… (read more)

I have a my Firefox profile and a copy of its folder. After a certain amount of time launching Firefox with this profile, the history and cookies are missing in the browser, as well as some other preferences and data. What I do is that I close Firefox, delete the profile folder, duplicate the copy to a new copy and rename the original copy to match the profile folder name. The next time I launch Firefox history and cookies are here again. Then after 3 or 4 launches, they've disappeared again, so here I go again with the copies.

I don't know what causes the profile folder not to work after a few launches. One time the history was there again even after rebooting the computer, most of the time it disappears after a few hours (after a few relaunches of Firefox).

The profile originally became corrupted when I performed a cold shutdown of my computer while Firefox was open. I remember that when I booted again, my profile was well; it was at the next Firefox launch that the data was missing. I opened the sqlite files with the sqlite3 command line and they looked clean. Next time I launched Firefox the data was available again. I made a copy of the folder in case of, and there I am with the merry-go-round of copies.

Asked by SU001 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago