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"Restore previous session" sometimes only restore partial Tabs and Windows.

Hi guys, I'm a desktop Firefox user for many years now and am currently using version 39 on Windows 8. I realized on some rare occasion (10% of less of the time), the "R… (read more)

Hi guys, I'm a desktop Firefox user for many years now and am currently using version 39 on Windows 8.

I realized on some rare occasion (10% of less of the time), the "Restore previous session" button only partially restore the Tabs and Windows from my previous session.

For example, normally I have at least 4 windows of Firefox opened (each window having 10 Tabs say for example). To rephrase it, it's basically 40 Tabs spread on 4 separate Firefox windows. Now usually when I end my session and restore it the next time, 90% of the time all 4 windows (and 40 Tabs) will comes back.

But on rare occasions, one of the window will not every come back. Meaning only 3 windows comes back. The other window with all it's Tabs will be gone.

I find it quite strange. It had happened to me before on slightly older version of Firefox and windows 7.

Even though it happened not very often but it's kind of a problem because one of the window might contain really useful Tabs.

I would appreciate if anyone with any ideas or suggestions would kindly come forward and share it with me. Thank you so much !

Asked by Kakikukeko 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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update to 40.0.3 erased profile

There is nothing left of my profile I had. No bookmarks, no history, none of my settings or addons. The icon was missing from my taskbar. So it looks like a complete wipe… (read more)

There is nothing left of my profile I had. No bookmarks, no history, none of my settings or addons. The icon was missing from my taskbar. So it looks like a complete wipe and install. Is there any way to recover the bookmarks?

Asked by Jimr315 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Can't import old passwords after update.

So after a recent update on my firefox Dev Edition (42.0a2) it wiped my browser without my knowledge and transferred 'old' information to an "Old Firefox" folder on my de… (read more)

So after a recent update on my firefox Dev Edition (42.0a2) it wiped my browser without my knowledge and transferred 'old' information to an "Old Firefox" folder on my desktop. I've gotten some of it back but my saved passwords won't transfer. I copy the files from the old folder into my directory but it doesn't show up in browser, nor do any of the passwords autocomplete.

Asked by Maximum_Fluff 5 years ago

Answered by Maximum_Fluff 5 years ago

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How can I save my extensions if I refresh Mozilla

One of my favorite Mozilla extensions is Super Start every time I've refreshed Mozilla in the past I've lost it and had to set it up again. I have my Super Start as my ho… (read more)

One of my favorite Mozilla extensions is Super Start every time I've refreshed Mozilla in the past I've lost it and had to set it up again. I have my Super Start as my home page and I have the sites that I use constantly all there. I would like to refresh again, but not if I'm going to lose Super Start. If you aren't familiar with Super Start I have taken a screen shot of part of my home page and will add it so you can see what I'm talking about.

Asked by rosemarybales 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How can i import my old passwords from signons3.txt, key3, and signons.sqlite files to the new firefox 41.0?

I recently upgrade my PC, and my old system hard disk is placed as slave in my new PC. Having signons3.txt, key3, and signons.sqlite files from the old firefox, how can i… (read more)

I recently upgrade my PC, and my old system hard disk is placed as slave in my new PC. Having signons3.txt, key3, and signons.sqlite files from the old firefox, how can i import the saved passwords into the new firefox 41.0?

Thank you.

Asked by Tako 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I used my old firefox data and now it's buggy.

My problem started after I deleted my profile. Not knowing what I was doing, I deleted my profile and restarted Firefox. I had no bookmarks, my theme was gone, etc. After… (read more)

My problem started after I deleted my profile. Not knowing what I was doing, I deleted my profile and restarted Firefox. I had no bookmarks, my theme was gone, etc. After a while, I figured out how to use my old Firefox data to get my old profile back. When I did this, I think I might have gone back to an older version of Firefox, but it says everything is up to date. The Problem is that when I go to some websites, it says there is a buggy script (or loads very slow) and I have to stop script then it works. Another thing is that when I go to some websites (it varies on how often it happens) it says I need to update my media player. So I got to the link and it automatically pulls up an .exe. I have a mac and can't use an exe (don't tell me to use bootcamp, I don't have a flash drive big enough). When I just go to the web it's the same thing. If it should only work with Microsoft, then how do I stop the banner from showing up?


Thanks for the help, and if you couldn't, thanks for trying.

Asked by Draycos0 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I mirate Firefox settings from one user to another

Worthless Windows 10 installed with a corrupt user profile and I have had to create another. I want simply to move my Firefox settings from one user profile to another. T… (read more)

Worthless Windows 10 installed with a corrupt user profile and I have had to create another. I want simply to move my Firefox settings from one user profile to another. There should be an easy way to do this I just have not found it. Can you please point me in the right direction?

Asked by CD903 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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My Firefox has lost all standard tabs and will no longer search using Google?

Today my former excellent Firefox lost all it's memory. My standard tabs in the upper bar are all gone. It constantly only wants to search in Yahoo, which I hate. I want … (read more)

Today my former excellent Firefox lost all it's memory. My standard tabs in the upper bar are all gone. It constantly only wants to search in Yahoo, which I hate. I want it back as it was yesterday. I want all my tabs back and I want it to search using Google. I have tried to set-up an account and to sync but nothing works as it keeps going back to a blank new start up with no tabs and Yahoo search.

Asked by RonHagell 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I reset Firefox to its default settings and now it cannot find files

For instance when I try to open my LastPass password managing software, it says it cannot find the file. I also now have an "Old Firefox Data" file on my desktop. Is it… (read more)

For instance when I try to open my LastPass password managing software, it says it cannot find the file. I also now have an "Old Firefox Data" file on my desktop. Is it possible to restore Firefox ?

Asked by michel34 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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I can't copy my saved backup files to Firefox. I have them in folder.

When I opened Firefox this morning, Ask.com had taken over the Firefox site. I closed and re-opened Firefox and a window appeared asking me to refresh and I did so. That … (read more)

When I opened Firefox this morning, Ask.com had taken over the Firefox site. I closed and re-opened Firefox and a window appeared asking me to refresh and I did so. That got rid of the Ask.com hack, but all of my bookmarks were transferred to a folder on my desktop. I have tried every solution in the support site and though all files still appear in my profile, I can not get them back on my Firefox opening page. Help!

Asked by ronsongz 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Used the "refresh firefox" button due to browser hesitation. Indicated it would save my bookmarks but they're gone. Tried to "restore" them but didn't work.

I used the "refresh firefox" button because the browser was continually hesitating. The instructions indicated this would save things such as my bookmarks, etc. However… (read more)

I used the "refresh firefox" button because the browser was continually hesitating. The instructions indicated this would save things such as my bookmarks, etc. However, when it was done there are no bookmarks. I tried to restore the booksmarks but got a message it was unable to use the file created when I did the refresh. Needless to say, I'm really ticked off. Any suggestions?

Asked by LvlSlgr 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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how do i recover bookmarks from a .jsonlz4.mhe backup when Firefox ESR 38.5.1 wants a .jsinlz4 file?

Lost the hard drive on laptop. Trying to recover from backups. The profiles in the backup has bookmark backups with a .jsonlz4.mhe filetype. Firefox ESR 38.5.1 o… (read more)

Lost the hard drive on laptop. Trying to recover from backups. The profiles in the backup has bookmark backups with a .jsonlz4.mhe filetype. Firefox ESR 38.5.1 on my rebuilt system does not support that file type. It is looking for .json and .jsonlz4 files. This is a work computer. I dont think the version on the lost system was ESR.

What is the difference in the types and how do i recover from the .jsonlz4.mhe ?

Asked by rvabobr 4 years ago

Answered by rvabobr 4 years ago

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43.0.4 ate my bookmarks and killed the menu so I can't restore them

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at /questions/1104008 I got a prompt to update Firefox, so I updated. Now I can't see any of my bookmarks. Furthermore… (read more)

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at /questions/1104008

I got a prompt to update Firefox, so I updated. Now I can't see any of my bookmarks. Furthermore, the "open menu" icon doesn't do anything at all

Asked by JimT.Utah 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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When I updated firefox, all of my prior settings disappeared and an "old firefox data" folder appeared on the desktop; how do I restore my settings/bookmarks

Firefox sent a notice to update my version. I did so as requested and the new version does not have any of my old settings, bookmarks, or add-ons. It did create a folde… (read more)

Firefox sent a notice to update my version. I did so as requested and the new version does not have any of my old settings, bookmarks, or add-ons. It did create a folder on the desktop called "old firefox data". How do I restore my old settings, bookmarks, and add-ons? I am using Windows 7.

Asked by doc47 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Tried to sync firefox from old computer to new computer, but it did opposite: now my old computer have new computer's empty firefox, and I can't find my files

I got a new Macbook pro so I was trying to sync the Firefox from old computer (also Macbook Pro) onto the new computer. I researched how to do it on my new laptop, which … (read more)

I got a new Macbook pro so I was trying to sync the Firefox from old computer (also Macbook Pro) onto the new computer. I researched how to do it on my new laptop, which suggests creating a profile on the old laptop, copying it to a hard drive, opening the profile folder in the new laptop, and paste the folder from the hard drive so it over write everything.

I did that and when I opened my firefox back up (since you have to quit firefox to create profiles, etc.) both my old and new computer contained empty firefoxes, and I couldn't find my old bookmarks or settings on either computer. I don't even know where to look because everything is blank on both my old and new laptop. Please advise, also, is there a number I can call because it's hard to explain and understand everything through text.

Asked by cfengwps 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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my saved logins have disappeared. How can I retreive all the stored passwords?

Hell, suddenly all my logins and the passwords of the profiles have disappeared. As I don't remember them all, is there a way to retreive them again? Any back up of Firef… (read more)

Hell, suddenly all my logins and the passwords of the profiles have disappeared. As I don't remember them all, is there a way to retreive them again? Any back up of Firefox that I can use?


Thanks a lot! Marcello

Asked by marcellodesimone 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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I have lost alll my settings due to a wiped computer

Hi my computer needed to be reset completely, I have lost everything including all of my settings. I really want to get my old firefox browser settings. None of the email… (read more)

Hi my computer needed to be reset completely, I have lost everything including all of my settings. I really want to get my old firefox browser settings. None of the emails I enter are recognized. Is there any way to recover this by providing my name. please help.

Asked by Saniko 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Bookmars have been lost after update.

I reload my computer. After this I found that my FF was updated and delete all my bookmars. Any folders like "old ff data" wasn't created and I can't find way to restore … (read more)

I reload my computer. After this I found that my FF was updated and delete all my bookmars. Any folders like "old ff data" wasn't created and I can't find way to restore my bookmarks. Does it exist?

OS: Windows 7 x64.

Asked by dskroll 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Bookmarks have all disappeared since last Windows 7 enterprise update. I can't restore them from by backup

Hi, I am using FF bokmarks since Years without any issues. I regularly backup them. Since the last windows 7 enterprise update they have all disappeared and I can't re… (read more)

Hi, I am using FF bokmarks since Years without any issues. I regularly backup them. Since the last windows 7 enterprise update they have all disappeared and I can't restore them from my backup file.

I get the message "Unable to process the backup file"

Please can you help me to sort this out as I am using bookmarks for professional usage?

In addition, please let me know if I can get a readable vision of all bookmarks saved in my backup file?

Thanks a lot

Philippe

Asked by phbull 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago