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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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Can't instal new version of firefox after stopping refresh

firefox very slow, started refresh, after over an hour, stopped refresh, firefox crashed, won't reload. TRASHED FIREFOX APP, downloaded fresh version, will not instal. "… (read more)

firefox very slow, started refresh, after over an hour, stopped refresh, firefox crashed, won't reload. TRASHED FIREFOX APP, downloaded fresh version, will not instal. "profile and data missing"

Firefox GONE and I WANT it BACK!!! HELP!!!

Asked by Hookster7143 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

i have downloaded and executed the install link. after it downloads it tries to open Firfox but the it pops a message window saying: "Can not load your firfox profile. it… (read more)

i have downloaded and executed the install link. after it downloads it tries to open Firfox but the it pops a message window saying: "Can not load your firfox profile. it may be inaccessible or has been deleted." and then it shuts. I have been trying doing it but the outcome is still the same. in my laptop i have only one profile, mine, as admin, so i dont need to execute it as administrator, but even have tried that, but the same message appears. what can i do.

Asked by jsubia 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 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 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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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 11 months ago

Answered by Jeremy Sanders 11 months ago

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My profile eats all the ram within the first seconds of usage, even in --safe-mode; only if I change profile it works. What can I do?

So the problem is the following: I experienced Firefox to eat up all my ram (I have 4Gb + 5Gb swap in linux) since a year ago. After 1 hour it started to consume als… (read more)

So the problem is the following: I experienced Firefox to eat up all my ram (I have 4Gb + 5Gb swap in linux) since a year ago. After 1 hour it started to consume also the swap and I needed to kill firefox and restart it. That was okay. But today, I cannot even start to surf on internet because it completely use my RAM and swap. If I follow what happens with htop, I see that the RAM usage oscillates violently from 2Gb on and as soon as it starts to use the swap the computer almost freeze because it start to write on disk.

This also happens in --safe-mode

Now i started another profile, and it works fine. But how can I fix my old profile? How can I find what happens? (I don't want to repeat everything with my new profile in a couple of months)

Thanks in advance for any suggestion!

Asked by marzut 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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how do override firefox on a site I want to bookmark that is listed as untrustworthy

I use a number of sites almost weekly for my business. I have been able to bookmark links on Chrome but when I try to do the sale for Foxfire, I get an error that these s… (read more)

I use a number of sites almost weekly for my business. I have been able to bookmark links on Chrome but when I try to do the sale for Foxfire, I get an error that these sites are not trustworthy and cannot be saved. How do I override this problem so I can save these bookmarks or do I need to go back to Chrome?

Asked by biznetguy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Mozilla will not work at all

-- I was using firefox all the time until recently; a week and a half or so ago I was doing my school work using firefox when it crashed. I brought it back up and it cras… (read more)

-- I was using firefox all the time until recently; a week and a half or so ago I was doing my school work using firefox when it crashed. I brought it back up and it crashed again in about 10 minutes and then since then it will NOT work at all. I tried to bring it up and an error message of "missing profile" stating: "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." -- (which doesn't make sense to me I never had one to begin with?)... I have removed firefox completely from my device and reinstalled it 3 times and it still does the same thing. I have tried troubleshooting it and it does work I have tried to change it to earlier versions.... nothing. I'm not certain what to do. My laptop is a Lenovo Flex 3 windows 10 OS.

Thank you all in advance or you help. Hopefully it can be figured out.

Asked by Sregneva 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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MAC Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible (Already deleted Profiles file/folder and cleared cache, no avail). how to fix?

Alright, I use Firefox like normal, but sometime today it stopped working, I get "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" error, I looke… (read more)

Alright, I use Firefox like normal, but sometime today it stopped working, I get "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" error, I looked it up using safari, followed every possible interpretation of the instructions to no avail, I deleted the profiles folder and file, in both cache, and application support, on both my user folder and global HDD folder, no fix whatsoever, I don't know why this isn't working (yes I checked the hidden files, I searched my entire HDD and found no results for anything remotely named "Profile"/"Profiles" and I don't know what else to say.

I have checked: Application support (on every user) & Cache (on every user)

I don't know what's up, I also reinstalled Firefox after deleting everything related to it and I just don't know.

Asked by Phayden 1 month ago

Answered by Phayden 1 month 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 4 years ago

Answered by ideato 4 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. 5 years ago

Answered by Michael K. 5 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 5 years ago

Answered by Ashfaq Hossain 5 years ago

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Firefox can't find profile folder and I tried all fixes found so far.

I have deleted firefox and renamed the profile folder and init folder then reloaded firefox. Get the same error message can find profile folder. I have done this several … (read more)

I have deleted firefox and renamed the profile folder and init folder then reloaded firefox. Get the same error message can find profile folder. I have done this several times. Help - I love firefox and this is the first issue. I have downloaded the latest update just before things went south. RN

Asked by rnewland 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I cant find the files to back up my passwords in Windows 10; they are not in the profile folder

I am trying to backup my password files ( key4.db and logins.json ) I am looking in the profile folder, and I have selected "show hidden files". Firefox is closed when I… (read more)

I am trying to backup my password files ( key4.db and logins.json )

I am looking in the profile folder, and I have selected "show hidden files". Firefox is closed when I do this.

Nothing. Please help!

.... Related Rant - a priority of the devs should make a native import/export function to do this...


Firefox 62 Windows 10

Asked by sd33 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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bookmark libary missing but sqlite is ok

tried most bookmark solution no change import/backup is broken? say unable to process file Places Database > Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane… (read more)

tried most bookmark solution no change import/backup is broken? say unable to process file Places Database > Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches - Unable to invalidate caches > 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: originFrecencyStats - 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.

Asked by Specter2 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't delete corrupted profile.

Hi, I use FEBE and Profile Manager, because I have tailored FF to my small screen, and personal needs, with many add-ons. I recently made a new profile for FF42, and used… (read more)

Hi,

I use FEBE and Profile Manager, because I have tailored FF to my small screen, and personal needs, with many add-ons.

I recently made a new profile for FF42, and used FEBE to overwrite it with my customary profile settings.

All went well until I came on here to ask a question about my Thunderbird: Halfway through asking the question FF froze, and I had to kill it in Process Explorer. When I opened it again, the first tab just said 'connecting', and the whole thing froze as soon as that came up. Clearing all my caches with CCleaner made no difference. There was no malware detected by Malwarebytes.

I opened a previous version of FF (Thank g-d for FEBE!), and tried to overwrite the stuck profile with my current settings again, but it just froze, and had to be terminated from Process Explorer.

I tried to delete the corrupt profile in Profile Manager, but that just froze as well. :/

Luckily, it didn't break Profile Manager altogether, and, after reloading it, I could make a new profile for 42, and give it my preferred FEBE profile, and am using it now. As I don't know what corrupted the first 42, I'm a bit wary that this one might break too.

The corrupt 42 is still in the list in Profile Manager, but freezes everything when I try to delete it. How can I clean it out?

Thanks for any ideas as to what went wrong, and any tips on clearing the corrupt profile without damaging my good ones. Have I been locked out of that profile by something changing my permissions? I would have thought that MWB would have detected any obvious mischief.

Cheers.

Asked by Spamlet 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago