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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 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Is it normal for ////Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/ to maintain thousands (4,000+ for each user) of folders ? What is process to 'fix'?

The multiple folders, single or double digit hex address folder names, are under a ////Profiles/{random characters}.default folder name. Clearing the cache did not remov… (read more)

The multiple folders, single or double digit hex address folder names, are under a ////Profiles/{random characters}.default folder name. Clearing the cache did not remove. Can they safely be removed manually by removing that xyz123.default user folder?

Asked by MKBUSCPA 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Transferred logins don't show up

I transferred all files, including key3.db and logins.json to a new computer. Everything looks just like it did on the old one, except the saved logins are missing. The … (read more)

I transferred all files, including key3.db and logins.json to a new computer. Everything looks just like it did on the old one, except the saved logins are missing. The Exceptions-Saved Logins is filled with the previous data, but no Saved Logins.

This process worked fine on another such transfer I recently did.

Firefox 55.0 (64bit) on Win10 Pro (64bit)

Asked by vmanes 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I am getting the missing profile error in the latest Firefox Quantum but can't fix it

I suddenly started getting the error "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.". I followed the directions for removing the .ini file (I'… (read more)

I suddenly started getting the error "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.". I followed the directions for removing the .ini file (I'm on Mac OS High Sierra). But the problem didn't go away.

I tried using the Firefox Profile Manager. It does launch the profile manager window where there were no profiles. I created a new profile. It then opened Firefox. I could use it ok. But then I closed Firefox and re-opened it and got the error again.

Here is what shows up in my console window when I run the profile manager:

MacBook-Pro-2:me$ sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P MacBook-Pro-2:me$ 2017-11-30 14:27:41.594 plugin-container[8508:15019641] *** CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1100 (0x44c) 'Permission denied', port = 0xb943, name = 'com.apple.tsm.portname' See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes. 2017-11-30 14:27:57.203 plugin-container[8524:15021634] *** CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1100 (0x44c) 'Permission denied', port = 0xae3f, name = 'com.apple.tsm.portname' See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes. 2017-11-30 14:28:11.580 plugin-container[8533:15023234] *** CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1100 (0x44c) 'Permission denied', port = 0xc23f, name = 'com.apple.tsm.portname' See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes.

I can't get this browser to work at all! Is there a way to completely uninstall and start over?

Asked by emergingdzns 2 years ago

Last reply by andrewjohnstrong 2 years ago

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How can can't find profile error be fixed in 57? the published fixes do not work.

With version 57 the profile is there an available. Made a new profile and it's there, but profile message continues to appear on screen changes. Installed version 56, s… (read more)

With version 57 the profile is there an available. Made a new profile and it's there, but profile message continues to appear on screen changes. Installed version 56, same problem. Installed version 55 and the issue no longer appears but now firefox nags me about the version being old.

Asked by vansyckel 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes

After deleting my user profile, firefox won't start anymore. Every time I start firefox the Crash Report window opens. This happens also in safe mode. I tried creating a … (read more)

After deleting my user profile, firefox won't start anymore. Every time I start firefox the Crash Report window opens. This happens also in safe mode. I tried creating a profile with the ProfileManager option, but the result is the same. I have been waiting for a couple of weeks to see if a system update would eventually fix this (I installed firefox from Arch's repos). I run Arch Linux 64-bit. I have also tried installling firefox-nightly and even downloading firefox from mozilla with no success

Asked by jorgesca 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox will not load

I've been using Firefox a long time. Never any problem until immediately after the last automatic update procedure today. Now the application will not load. Instead, I o… (read more)

I've been using Firefox a long time. Never any problem until immediately after the last automatic update procedure today. Now the application will not load. Instead, I only get an error message "Profile Missing..." (see attached screen shot) I tried downloading the latest version from Mozilla and re-installing. It did not resolve the issue. I still got the same error message.

Computer info: Apple Mac Pro 2009 running OS 10.11.6 El Capitan.

Asked by Keyless 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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firefox won't launch in Windows 7 after update

Since the last update to Firefox 65, it won't launch on my Windows 7 64 bit. It shows in the running process. I've gone through all the forums and helps. I've checked com… (read more)

Since the last update to Firefox 65, it won't launch on my Windows 7 64 bit. It shows in the running process. I've gone through all the forums and helps. I've checked compatibility, cleared out my allowable programs and re-entered, checked my Windows defender, plus everything else I could find. It would not open in safe mode although I tried something once (no idea what) and it did open briefly to save my bookmarks but then I couldn't get out or back in. I'm at a loss what to do at this point and I really like Firefox. I'm not savvy with computers but I know some and can follow directions. Firefox worked fine until the update and nothing has changed on my computer since that point except downloading Chrome to have a browser.

Asked by Suiterain 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox is refreshing on its own

My mother and I both use Firefox on different models of Toshiba laptops. Starting a few months ago Firefox began refreshing itself without either of us doing anything. It… (read more)

My mother and I both use Firefox on different models of Toshiba laptops. Starting a few months ago Firefox began refreshing itself without either of us doing anything. It's usually either right before or right after a FF update is available; downloading the update right away doesn't seem to matter (as in, updating doesn't fix anything; it still happens). My mom's FF refreshed itself today as the 67.0.3 update became available.

Every time this happens I have to go through and change all of our settings back to they way they were, and reconfigure all of our add-ons. It's really frustrating.

Asked by P_V. 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago