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Installed firefox beta version 84 and can't revert back to 83

So I recently installed Firefox beta. It installed on top of main firefox. Now I am in beta version 84 but if i try to open regular firefox release version 83 it says run… (read more)

So I recently installed Firefox beta. It installed on top of main firefox. Now I am in beta version 84 but if i try to open regular firefox release version 83 it says running an old version will corrupt profile data. It just has an option to create a new profile, so i am asking if there is a way to import my settings from my original profile or make my original profile run on version 83 or should I just wait for version 84 to be released in main firefox.

Asked by mark2004 12 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 12 months ago

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How to restore old data/bookmarks etc. through disc image

How can I get my settings and bookmarks from a cloned image of my old HDD. This is pretty annoying and making me think about leaving Mozilla. I've done what a support pag… (read more)

How can I get my settings and bookmarks from a cloned image of my old HDD. This is pretty annoying and making me think about leaving Mozilla. I've done what a support page advised and copied my data from one 'profile folder' (from the image) to another (internal drive). Not helping and displaying a 'The bookmarks and settings will not function properly' error message. I did not unfortunately create a proper backup prior to transferring drives so can't restore that way, assumed that things would more or less be a seamless sync through my Firefox account.

Would appreciate help here thanks.

Asked by ashirnadeem 12 months ago

Answered by ashirnadeem 12 months ago

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Downloads

Lately, every time I download a photoshop file, it now opens Photoshop and opens the file. How do I disable that from happening? I just want the file. I don't need to see… (read more)

Lately, every time I download a photoshop file, it now opens Photoshop and opens the file. How do I disable that from happening? I just want the file. I don't need to see it open. This has just been happening recently and I don't always need to open the files right away. It just slows my progress down and it's annoying! Thank you in advance!

Asked by woodlandelf 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Can I have 32 and 64 bit versions at the same time

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already ha… (read more)

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already have 64 bit. Now my question is can i have 32 and 64 bit at the same time? If i can't, then can i migrate my data from 64 bit to 32 without any data loss? i am free to give further info if needed. Thank You!

Asked by nazibalalam 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Downloading torrent files

Greetings.Every time I try to download any torrent file browser asks what program to use. I always press open with Mutorrent and press button use as default program but e… (read more)

Greetings.Every time I try to download any torrent file browser asks what program to use. I always press open with Mutorrent and press button use as default program but every time I try to download it alwas ask same.I try a lot of things and nothing seems to help. Very annoying because instead of one click you need to do it 3 times and wait a delay.

Asked by iusechainsaw 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Web site requests to update to newer version of Firefox

I use Firefox 67 browsers on a Linux computer and on MS computers. They are set to update automatically. Why do some web sites advise me to install more up to date versio… (read more)

I use Firefox 67 browsers on a Linux computer and on MS computers. They are set to update automatically. Why do some web sites advise me to install more up to date versions ?

Asked by den676310 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Profile Missing, nothing works!

I'm getting Profile Missing: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I don't have a caches folder I can remove the contents of the appli… (read more)

I'm getting Profile Missing: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I don't have a caches folder I can remove the contents of the application support folder and nothing changes.

When I go to open the profile manager I get:

MyName$ /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P Error: Access was denied while trying to open files in your profile directory.

      1. !!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

I tried running Disk Utility but it froze the machine as it's a time machine disk and that slows it down immeasurably.

What's my next option?

Asked by matthewaudio 11 months ago

Answered by matthewaudio 11 months ago

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Firefox won't stay downloaded or signed in

Firefox won't stay downloaded to my computer. I am having to download it multiple times, especially if my computer has updates. On a separate note, when it does actually… (read more)

Firefox won't stay downloaded to my computer. I am having to download it multiple times, especially if my computer has updates.

On a separate note, when it does actually stay on my computer over night, it never keeps me signed in to my Firefox account. I have to log in to it daily to have my bookmarks and passwords.

Also, it never remembers the theme I have picked for it. I would love some advice on how to fix this.

I've read through a ton of articles, and I can't seem to find a fix.

Asked by victoria.womble 11 months ago

Answered by Amorain 6 months ago

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"Import from file" not available on dropdown menu

I am setting up Firefox on a new PC... I am running the latest version of Firefox (I think) version 84.0. I exported my logins on my old PC to a .csv file with no proble… (read more)

I am setting up Firefox on a new PC... I am running the latest version of Firefox (I think) version 84.0. I exported my logins on my old PC to a .csv file with no problem. Now, I'm trying get Firefox to load that file. I've seen help responses that talk about getting to a submenu in the Login/Password section, but those responses indicate that one of the choices should be "Import from a file". But I'm not seeing that choice. I see "Import from another browser" in that menu, but I don't see "Import from a file"... any suggestions?

Asked by Jim 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Does upgrade delete any exceptions, preferences or settings?

I keep getting reminders that there is a new release of Firefox. Does it delete any preferences, exceptions, settings, etc? Any reported bugs with it? Thanks. … (read more)

I keep getting reminders that there is a new release of Firefox.

Does it delete any preferences, exceptions, settings, etc?

Any reported bugs with it?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Profile migration not working

I followed the recommended steps for migrating profiles exactly, but when I open up Firefox I have nothing from my old profile. Why is there not a simple migration soluti… (read more)

I followed the recommended steps for migrating profiles exactly, but when I open up Firefox I have nothing from my old profile. Why is there not a simple migration solution?

Asked by professorchaos66 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (read more)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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new mac air

we would like to migrate firefox from an old mac air to a new mac air. we do not see how to do it. sahara is working fine but my wife says she has bookmarks etc on her ol… (read more)

we would like to migrate firefox from an old mac air to a new mac air. we do not see how to do it. sahara is working fine but my wife says she has bookmarks etc on her old firefox and she wants to transport it too the new mac air

Asked by neddad 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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ZIP Files Downloading as PDFs

Background: I'm currently tutoring full-time, and the site I use allows tutors to download the session afterward as a .zip folder. In the past this has been incredibly he… (read more)

Background: I'm currently tutoring full-time, and the site I use allows tutors to download the session afterward as a .zip folder. In the past this has been incredibly helpful, because it allows me to review my lessons and improve my planning.

Current Issue: For some reason Firefox now appears to be misinterpreting these ZIP files as PDFs. When I begin the download, Firefox gives me the option to either open (as PDF) in Firefox, or to download. At this point (before any download occurs) Firefox has already labeled the file as a PDF. If I open it in Firefox, obviously it doesn't work (being a .zip folder.) If I download it, Windows Explorer usually lets me explore it as a .zip folder, but recently, about 10% of the files I download (even if I never open them as a PDF) still download as a PDF and are therefore inaccessible.

Fixes: I've tried downloading instead of opening with Firefox. This works about 90-95% of the time; not sure what the issue is. I've tried re-assigning the file type in Windows Explorer, to no avail. I've adjusted Firefox preferences (from "always ask" to "use Windows Explorer.") I'm not sure this will help, but will try.

Any advice? I hate to sound fussy, but I'm pretty meticulous about saving my lessons and hate losing that much data on my students. While I can save each file independently, it takes much longer. Thank you!

Asked by ajic.ajic 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Trying to "link" machines

I am a computer user. Don't try to be able to be a power user, as I have better things to do with my time. I downloaded Firefox to be able to take some FEMA courses requ… (read more)

I am a computer user. Don't try to be able to be a power user, as I have better things to do with my time. I downloaded Firefox to be able to take some FEMA courses required for my Search and Rescue volunteering. I download it and installed. Launch the program and followed instructions to set up an account. OK that seemed a bit much for a free browser but I assumed like all internet based companies it was a data collection exercise that would test my dedication to blocking all email spam.

After the account set-up, I was met with the concept that I needed a browser on a second machine to be linked to the account. Some lame excuse that you couldn't sync with only on computer with the browser. Funny thing why would you want to sync if you only had one machine with the browser. Have a simple backup system would take care of any of that. Oh well I was stuck because the browser would not function and I followed through with downloading the program onto my iPhone and scanning the code. It seemed to work. The only acknowledgments is a continuing barrage of emails telling me "someone is trying to log into my account." Yea that's me because I got asked a second time to set-up this bloody link. Some something is not working.

I would just delete everything (account and Firefox) but I am scared that my email address will be tarred and feathered and not allowed to be used again ever!!

Help please. What I hoped to be a quiet morning completing 2 need courses has ended up costs me hours of frustration.

Thanks

Mike

Asked by wmichaelgriffin 11 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 11 months ago