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Retrieving bookmarks from a Windows Image File of a machine I no longer have

Copying Firefox Bookmarks I had a Windows 10 machine on which the motherboard died. I had the machine fully backed up in a WindowsImage file. Then I bought a new machine … (read more)

Copying Firefox Bookmarks

I had a Windows 10 machine on which the motherboard died. I had the machine fully backed up in a WindowsImage file.

Then I bought a new machine of a different make that came with the same version of Windows 10 Professional as I had on my old machine. Unfortunately, the restore program will not restore the file to my new machine. So to retrieve my many useful Firefox bookmarks I opened a VHD (mounting the file onto a virtual drive) and attempted to copy the bookmarks across to the proper directory in the new machine.

My understanding is that they are kept in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

Overwriting everything in the new Profiles directory with everything in the Profile directory from my old machine does not work, and I cannot work out what to copy and where to copy it to as the directory structure and the folders it contains are very different on the two machines.

Does anybody know of a utility out there that will help me? All suggestions gratefully received.

Thank you,

NM

Asked by noelmacara 29 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 minutes ago

Bitdefender: suspicious connection blocked involving Firefox - signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender: Suspicious con… (read more)

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender:

Suspicious connection blocked: Feature: Online Threat Prevention

firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an unmatching security certificate to content-signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since the used certificate was issued for a different web address than the targeted one.

Question: Is this ACTUALLY coming from Firefox? If so, please match your security certificates! If that's impossible due to a technical issue, then please email me your confirmation so that I can add an exception to Bitdefender.

Question: If it's not coming from Firefox, please email me, letting me know what additional system information you require so that we can get to the bottom of who/what is masquerading as Firefox while attempting to establish an unauthorized Internet connection from my computer.

HP Envy laptop, Windows 10 OS, latest update.

This has been occurring for several months.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by swamper 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 47 minutes ago

Google Recaptcha not working when cache (disk or memory) enabled

I am using Google Recaptcha on my website but it is not working properly in Firefox. After test, I found the problem is the cache system, because when I enable disk cache… (read more)

I am using Google Recaptcha on my website but it is not working properly in Firefox. After test, I found the problem is the cache system, because when I enable disk cache or memory cache, the Recaptcha can't be loaded properly after refresh page unless do the force refresh by pressing the SHIFT key.

Can Firefox disable cache for Google Recaptcha related file(javascript, css, etc)?

Please help this.

Asked by Tony 16 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

All types of media - videos or audios stopped playing on Firefox since a few weeks

All types of media - videos or audios stopped playing on Firefox since a few weeks. The page opens but the after clicking play button it keeps on loading. As per online a… (read more)

All types of media - videos or audios stopped playing on Firefox since a few weeks. The page opens but the after clicking play button it keeps on loading. As per online articles, I disabled all extensions, unticked hardware acceleration etc but nothing has helped so far.

I'm at a point where I will stop using this browser altogether.

Asked by ajnagane 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Firefox Passwords using Browser Firefox Lockwise

Hi, I receive your emails on security (How to avoid wire fraud, spot spyware, smash spam and more) and my concern is holding all my passwords in Firefox Lockwise on my Wi… (read more)

Hi,

I receive your emails on security (How to avoid wire fraud, spot spyware, smash spam and more) and my concern is holding all my passwords in Firefox Lockwise on my Windows devices which are synched. If someone or some process gains access to one of my PC's they would also I presume gain access to all my passwords. Is this true? If so, can I implement password access to my Firefox Lockwise passwords on Windows machines?

Thanks for your thoughts and hopefully reply.

best regards, Terry

Asked by terry_morrison 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Bookmarks

version 93.0 (64 bit) Windows 10, I have lost all my bookmarks and I can not bookmark any pages. The bookmark tabs are gone. I get the message: "The bookmarks and histo… (read more)

version 93.0 (64 bit) Windows 10, I have lost all my bookmarks and I can not bookmark any pages. The bookmark tabs are gone. I get the message: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem" What security software?

Asked by rschoenert 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Outlook business account won't login on Firefox

Yesterday morning all was well. As my usual custom I opened my Microsoft Outlook, checked email and went on with my day. Usually I leave that tab open, but for some reaso… (read more)

Yesterday morning all was well. As my usual custom I opened my Microsoft Outlook, checked email and went on with my day. Usually I leave that tab open, but for some reason it got closed. About two hours later I tried to open it again and it will not load, nor let me login to my Microsoft365 business account. I contacted Microsoft and spent two hours on the phone with them trying everything to get this to work. What we discovered: Outlook online opens fine with every other browser, and if I do a private browsing page in Firefox it opens. I've changed nothing in my Firefox settings for many months, but suddenly something is interfering with my ability to get into my email. This, in combination with how slooooooooow Firefox has been over the last month or so is tempting to completely switch to a different browser. Not what I want to do, but it's terribly annoying to not be able to get in my email without having two browsers open at the same time. Please tell me this is in the works to be fixed!

Asked by tquay 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Huge RAM consumption, over time

I looked at various tips on how to solve a RAM problem. But I don't understand why my firefox takes about 800MB of RAM after startup, but sometimes after the time of use … (read more)

I looked at various tips on how to solve a RAM problem. But I don't understand why my firefox takes about 800MB of RAM after startup, but sometimes after the time of use it suddenly takes 16GB of RAM. Does Mozilla not have a tool to track which part of Firefox uses so much RAM?

Asked by kju 6 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 hours ago

ReChaptcha never resolves

Google's ReCaptcha has stopped working on all websites. After checking the box, it spins forever. Even does it in Troubleshooting Mode where all add-ons are disabled. For… (read more)

Google's ReCaptcha has stopped working on all websites. After checking the box, it spins forever. Even does it in Troubleshooting Mode where all add-ons are disabled. For any website with a captcha I need to go to Google Chrome to use it. Not good. Version 93.0 on Windows 10 64-bit

Asked by tim75 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Browser font

Having issues that started this morning once I start up the Firefox browser. The browser font for all numbers and letter are extremely blurry. Never has happened before… (read more)

Having issues that started this morning once I start up the Firefox browser. The browser font for all numbers and letter are extremely blurry. Never has happened before, tried to look for a trouble shoot but cannot find anything to help anywhere.

Asked by shale529 16 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Firefox 93.0 always attempts to restore previous session, even though I have that option disabled.

I want to completely disable the 'restore previous session' option. I want to start a new session with my preset home pages 100% of the time. Having Firefox display a pag… (read more)

I want to completely disable the 'restore previous session' option.

I want to start a new session with my preset home pages 100% of the time.

Having Firefox display a page 'unable to restore previous session' with the options of 'display previous' pages and 'start new session' is inconvenient at best. I do not want to see that page, I just want Firefox to automatically start a new session every time I open it.

In the Tools menu settings tab, the 'Restore previous session' checkbox is not checked.

Asked by nitehawke13 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Firefox will NOT save my home page and hasn't for a number of releases.

I always used Bing as my homepage. Firefox will not allow me to change my home page to something outside your defaults. I have tried your instructions (I already knew h… (read more)

I always used Bing as my homepage. Firefox will not allow me to change my home page to something outside your defaults. I have tried your instructions (I already knew how to do it as I have used Firefox for AGES). None of those work. It hasn't worked for a number of releases. I want to have the home page I want. There is no "saving" the home page anymore. And just changing and following instructions (even the drag and drop) had NO effect. If it close Firefox and reopen it, I am back to the defaults. I am kind of getting to the point that if I cannot save my settings anymore I just think I finally need to switch browsers to one that does.

Asked by suzannelkaufmannosb 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

Remotely add exception to Saved Passwords for specific sites

Good afternoon! We need to add a "Saved Password Exception" to Firefox on several remote computers on our network (Non-Domain). We do not want to block the saving of all … (read more)

Good afternoon!

We need to add a "Saved Password Exception" to Firefox on several remote computers on our network (Non-Domain). We do not want to block the saving of all passwords, but want to specify a few websites to never ask or prompt to save.

I was hoping I could do this with Mozilla.cfg or Policies.json, and distribute it over the network to each PC. All I have found is a way of blocking all site password save-prompts with "signon.rememberSignons" in the Mozilla.cfg.

Any suggestions on how to set exceptions for specific sites with either using the Mozilla.cfg or Policies.json? Otherwise I may need to edit the firefox configuration manyally on each PC.

Suggestions?

Thanks everyone!

Asked by ar550n1c 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Website "Not Recognizing"??? Firefox

The log in to a website previously worked on Firefox for several years. When I tried this week and hit sign in, NOTHING happened - no wrong password, no error message, n… (read more)

The log in to a website previously worked on Firefox for several years. When I tried this week and hit sign in, NOTHING happened - no wrong password, no error message, nothing. I called their customer support. They passed me around for a while and decided that I had to reset my password. The reset link went to Firefox and nothing happened. I decided to try on Microsoft Edge, and the sign in worked with my original unchanged password. Anything I can do to make the website happy on Firefox? Thanks for your help.

Asked by jnugent8 16 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 16 hours ago

URL is truncated in address bar

I'd like the option that is opposite of this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273260 Need to see and re-edit the full url "http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" for … (read more)

I'd like the option that is opposite of this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273260

Need to see and re-edit the full url "http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" for whatever I have entered in the address bar. This might not always be the case for everyone so why not put an option for this.

Asked by davidc.aldrich 18 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 17 hours ago

Data Recovery

I was using Firefox as my default browser and had data like bookmarks, add-ons for everyday use, etc. but after I reinstalled windows and installed Firefox again I forgot… (read more)

I was using Firefox as my default browser and had data like bookmarks, add-ons for everyday use, etc. but after I reinstalled windows and installed Firefox again I forgot which email was link to my data as I had multiple emails logged in. Now I have tried 2-3 emails which didn't work in bringing my data back and I don't remember the password of my other emails, I can recover them by forgot password but I it says resetting password will clear history bookmarks, etc.| I can afford to loose history and saved passwords but is there a way I can get Firefox back to my configuration and add-ons, etc I was using previously?

PS: I do have windows.old file after windows installation-If it could help./

Asked by varunvora9898859131 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

Web browser is not working

I have been using ff for 15 years. I had to do a reiinstall of windows 10. I installed FF and can see the first page with my nominated browser, Google. When I search for … (read more)

I have been using ff for 15 years. I had to do a reiinstall of windows 10. I installed FF and can see the first page with my nominated browser, Google. When I search for a page, the address appears in the address bar but nothing happens. I have been trying this for over one hour. When I close down FF and reopen it, the first page comes up find and there was not a problem to navigate to here on your site but I still can't get to any other sites. When I click on this link it keeps coming back to this page. "We've made some educated guesses about your current browser and operating system. Show details »" Please help, I like using Firefox.

Asked by Suzi 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago