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Slow and unusable due to recent update screwing up hat was working OK

The recent update by Microsoft and Firefox totally screwed up my computer. It is so slow to respond with constant iterations of "Program Not responding" that it is comple… (read more)

The recent update by Microsoft and Firefox totally screwed up my computer. It is so slow to respond with constant iterations of "Program Not responding" that it is completely unusable in most cases. It crashed Thunderbird and I lost many years of data and email that is completely unretrievable. I do not want EDGE or anything to do with it, but Microsoft has made plain their intent to force it on me by making nothing work . Is there a fix without going yo Linux?

Asked by willisjcus 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

My firefox does not save passwords

Hello all. I seem to have a new version of Firefox installed on my computer, or an update has made it a newer version (89) and now it does not save my passwords. When I c… (read more)

Hello all. I seem to have a new version of Firefox installed on my computer, or an update has made it a newer version (89) and now it does not save my passwords. When I close down the laptop and re start it the next time I want to use it and go to firefox, none of the paswords I had thought I'd saved previously are there. This is very frustrating as I have a lot of places I visit which I had, in previous times using an earlier version of firefox, saved passwords which populated the correct places. I am no techie so really don't understand what has happened. Every time I want to get onto even my email, I have to leaf through my black book to find the necessary password and do it all manually.

Please can anyone help?

Asked by Johnone 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox updates causing issues

Within the past 3-4 week, I am constantly getting messages that FF has updates. These messages are coming randomly throughout the day and when I select "Dismiss", it upd… (read more)

Within the past 3-4 week, I am constantly getting messages that FF has updates. These messages are coming randomly throughout the day and when I select "Dismiss", it updates anyway. These updates have caused me to lose bookmarks and saved log in for certain websites. This is frustrating. I cannot go through this everyday, all day. This is my work computer and my technology department cannot seem to find or figure out the issue. I no longer have the option to turn off updates. This is happening on my desktop only. No issues with the laptop. Never had issues with FF updates before; updates would occur overnight and bookmarks were never lost. WHAT GIVES?????????? I have attached screenshots. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the browser. Cannot use Chrome, Edge or IE for the software I use for work; all modules will not work with those browsers. This is a brand new desktop; less than 6 months old.

Asked by sford1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Firefox will not save passwords

I currently have FF 90.0 (64 bit). Three updates ago (several weeks) all my passwords disappeared. They are not in another profile. I can't save any passwords either. … (read more)

I currently have FF 90.0 (64 bit). Three updates ago (several weeks) all my passwords disappeared. They are not in another profile. I can't save any passwords either. How can I fix this? Thanks

Jim

Asked by theelevatorguy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by theelevatorguy 2 weeks ago

Password gone after update

My passwords were saved on my laptop and they are not available any more even after I have signed in to my Firefox account. They seem to be gone now after the latest fire… (read more)

My passwords were saved on my laptop and they are not available any more even after I have signed in to my Firefox account. They seem to be gone now after the latest firefox update. How to get the saved username/password back?

Asked by osamamaqbool1 2 weeks ago

Firefox Sync just updated my bookmarks to how they were in 2016

I've had a smooth ride with firefox sync for a few years now and I have admired how quick and safe it has been. I was a long time xmarks user. However today it went off t… (read more)

I've had a smooth ride with firefox sync for a few years now and I have admired how quick and safe it has been. I was a long time xmarks user. However today it went off the rails. I booted a virtual machine for the first time in years and while on that vm I used firefox. That copy of firefox had never had sync enabled and the bookmarks were very old. I uncautiously turned sync on, thinking that it'd favor the current bookmarks over years old bookmarks. Nope. Now I find all of my active instances of firefox (all windows flavors) have bookmarks from 2016. Two things.

  1. 1 What's the best way to restore my current bookmarks? I have backups from last night and maybe even more recent. I know how to restore bookmarks...but I'm concerned that sync will just repeat the same error and adjust to the 2016 set.
  2. 2 How did this happen? I have gotten to trust sync so much that I just enabled on the old firefox without taking any precautions. That was probably a mistake plain and simple - sync is complex and that sort of gap in dates could be unanticipated. But still it seems odd that sync would favor an ancient set over the current set.

Firefox is a great browser and sync is part of that greatness. Thank you mozilla.

Asked by sparrowtwo 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Losing passwords from open browser window 89.0.2 and after restarting browser.

While my browser was open with 89.0.2, I had lost a password to a site. I thought maybe I'd blown it out with a data/cache clean. Then I tried logging into my email, that… (read more)

While my browser was open with 89.0.2, I had lost a password to a site. I thought maybe I'd blown it out with a data/cache clean. Then I tried logging into my email, that too did not autofill and I KNOW that nothing was done by my on it. I have exported the remainder of my passwords. I have restarted the open session. I have lost a third sites password information. What is happening?

Asked by Philip 3 weeks ago

THE NEW FIREFOX UPDATES HAVE QUIT REMEMBERING MY LOGIN INFORMATION

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when… (read more)

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when I view logins in the settings mode, they are all listed there with the correct passwords. I am not technical and would sincerely appreciate a tutorial of some kind as to how to correct this egregious oversite on behalf of the Mozilla team.

Asked by c13563 1 month ago

Last reply by c13563 3 weeks ago

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Linux Mint updated Firefox to 89.0.2. Lost History and Bookmarks. No Old Firefox data.

Firefox was one of the system updates I installed today on my Linux Mint 19.3. I updated it and discovered all history and bookmarks are gone. I have no Old Firefox Dat… (read more)

Firefox was one of the system updates I installed today on my Linux Mint 19.3. I updated it and discovered all history and bookmarks are gone. I have no Old Firefox Data folder. I tried about:profiles but the only other profile is the default Linux one. I tried to Restore from Import and Backup in Manage Bookmarks for several different dates, but only get "Unable to process the backup file" error. I also tried to choose several .json files from the STG-backups-FF-8x folders in Linux Downloads directory, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried using Timeshift to restore from previous system dates, but it would only create Firefox folders with the same outcomes as above. I don't really care about history, but I have a lot of bookmarks that would be very difficult to recreate.

Thanks, in advance, for any help getting my bookmarks back!

Asked by dschroed13 1 month ago

Answered by dschroed13 1 month ago

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Firefox continiues to wipe all of my saved password and bookmarks.

Firefox continiues to wipe all of my saved password and bookmarks. After fresh windows install, I signed into my account and figured out that all of my bookmarks are gone… (read more)

Firefox continiues to wipe all of my saved password and bookmarks. After fresh windows install, I signed into my account and figured out that all of my bookmarks are gone. It happend for the second time. I have a mobile device running firefox which is lincked to my account. It's also gone there. How can I fix it or restore my data?

Asked by Kyrylo 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

Lost Bookmarks

My PC (running Windows 10) crashed and when I restarted I'd lost all of my bookmarks plus I was prompted to create a new user profile. I'm running Firefox 89.0.1 I've tri… (read more)

My PC (running Windows 10) crashed and when I restarted I'd lost all of my bookmarks plus I was prompted to create a new user profile. I'm running Firefox 89.0.1 I've tried following the information to find and restore my bookmarks but when I try this all Firefox prompts me is to import from another browser platform (which I don't use). Any ideas?

Asked by gppoulton 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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deleted all my tabs and bookmarks

This new 'update' has just caused me to lose all my tabs and bookmarks. The new version is c**p and it is awful. I went to the page to install the previous version I like… (read more)

This new 'update' has just caused me to lose all my tabs and bookmarks. The new version is c**p and it is awful. I went to the page to install the previous version I liked and worked perfectly and when I installed I now have none of my tabs and bookmarks. My pc is nearly unusable and I am now out of business until I can get them back if I can. It will be months to try to get back to where I was and will never get all of what I had. Is there any way to fix this? I need help immediately.

Asked by helpful55 2 months ago

Answered by gsfc12 1 month ago

PASSWORDS AND LOGINS NOT SAVING FROM DAY TO DAY

Following the latest Firefox update, my computer no longer saves passwords or logins from day to day. I have checked all the settings all of which are as they should be.… (read more)

Following the latest Firefox update, my computer no longer saves passwords or logins from day to day. I have checked all the settings all of which are as they should be. I have also cleared my cookies and browsing history but it makes no difference, when I log in the following day none have been saved. Please help - I am at my wits end.

Asked by jill.sumbler 1 month ago

Last reply by jill.sumbler 1 month ago

Cannot open Firefox because "Firefox Profile Missing or Unavailable." But I did find it in my Library. Using MacBook Pro, High Sierra

Suddenly! Cannot open Firefox because of the error message: "Firefox profile missing or unavailable." I found the profile in my Library. Looked for internet advertised "… (read more)

Suddenly! Cannot open Firefox because of the error message: "Firefox profile missing or unavailable."

I found the profile in my Library.

Looked for internet advertised "Firefox profile manager," but could not find it. Only one I could find was obsolete.

Thank you.

Asked by Rob 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox Lockwise Password Recovery

Yesterday, my search engine, which was regularly Google, got bugged by searchmarquis. After hours of trying to resolve the issue, I resorted to refreshing Firefox. Once t… (read more)

Yesterday, my search engine, which was regularly Google, got bugged by searchmarquis. After hours of trying to resolve the issue, I resorted to refreshing Firefox. Once the browser was up and running, I tried to recover my passwords and my logins in Firefox Lockwise. I followed steps from pages on the support and previously used solutions on the site, but none have been successful. I have a folder entitled, "Old Firefox Data," and tried importing it into Firefox Lockwise, however, every attempt was met with an error message.

Asked by asi.hoq17 1 month ago

Firefox crashed, updated and I lost ALL session data

Hi guys, do I assume correctly, that if after-crash update to 89.0 wiped clean my sessionstore-backups folder, I've lost all my 50+ tabs forever? Firefox crashed, I start… (read more)

Hi guys,

do I assume correctly, that if after-crash update to 89.0 wiped clean my sessionstore-backups folder, I've lost all my 50+ tabs forever? Firefox crashed, I started it and it opened with no tabs, like a new installation. I immediately went to sessionstore-backups folder and found that Firefox wiped it, created new empty recovery.jsonlz4 and recovery.baklz4 files and no other files are there (no, there are no alternative profiles in my Firefox directory).

I tried to recover deleted files using Disk Drill, however they seem to be corrupt, because the History Scrounger is not able to decode them. Does anyone have any other ideas, or is this it and I just have to move on? It was on my work laptop, so recovering the tabs would be extremely helpful and would save me lots of time and possibly some trouble too.

Thank you, Sam

Asked by whisper. 2 months ago

Last reply by whisper. 2 months ago

firefox update wiped out all bookmarks and history!

how do I restore history and bookmark files? I have Linux mint 17.7.1 Rebecca. There was a message that there was three updates waiting (one of which was from Firefox).… (read more)

how do I restore history and bookmark files? I have Linux mint 17.7.1 Rebecca. There was a message that there was three updates waiting (one of which was from Firefox). I got the message all three downloaded successfully and I was "up to date". My normal boot up screen was now replaced with a firefox info screen. All bookmarks and history disappeared. I am not familiar with Linux so if there is a restore to prev fix I would be grateful for a step by step fix. This same thing happened on my windows 7 os when I got an update message but that was a simple fix of just restoring to previous day. The Firefox version that is the latest offending # 78.7.1

Thank you rocketguy333@hotmail.com

Asked by rocketguy333 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Lost logins and passwords after restart (88.0.1)

After hard reboot firefox successfully restored session, all bookmarks and settings are intact, but all saved logins and passwords are gone! Mozilla Firefox(88.0.1 (64-b… (read more)

After hard reboot firefox successfully restored session, all bookmarks and settings are intact, but all saved logins and passwords are gone! Mozilla Firefox(88.0.1 (64-bit)) for Ubuntu (18.04.5 LTS) Is there a way to restore them? The only "Old Firefox Data" available is 2 years old which is not acceptable.

Asked by anna.zaychenko 2 months ago

Last reply by anna.zaychenko 2 months ago

Lost all my password

Hello folks I hope everyone is doing good :) I 'refreshed' firefox as suggested. The guidance suggested that all my logins and passwords would be preserved but when I c… (read more)

Hello folks

I hope everyone is doing good :)

I 'refreshed' firefox as suggested. The guidance suggested that all my logins and passwords would be preserved but when I check the Logins and Passwords all have been cleared. I was able to find key4.db file in the Old Firefox Data folder created after the refresh but I couldn't find the second required file "logins.json" to recover my logins succesfully.

Any suggestions or advice?

Thanks

Asked by sotsaner 2 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 months ago