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What intermediate steps to take (updating from 3.6.20 to 14.0.1) to keep add-ons?

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Just updated a Firefox installation from version 3.6.20 to version 14.0.1. (Yes, it's a big jump: this computer went several months without an Internet connection.)

All but one of dozens of extensions and themes were absent from the list in 14: it's not that they were listed as disabled; they weren't listed at all. (So I went back to 3.6.20.)

I'm accustomed to the fact that, when you switch to a newer version of Firefox, some extensions also need to be updated—and some are completely incompatible and you have to find substitutes. But I've never had them all just disappear.

My guess (really just a guess) is that I can have them migrate (even if disabled because of incompatibility) and remain in the list if I upgrade to some intermediate versions, rather than jumping straight from 3.6.20 to 14.0.1. Is this right? If it is, which stepping-stones should I bother to use? Trial-and-error of upgrading to every single intermediate version (it seems there are dozens) is not an appealing prospect. And I'm leery of simply installing the extensions anew, because some of them have folders full of personalized data, which I would like to continue to have accessible through the extensions.

The one extension that was still in the list after the update was Fox Splitter.

These are some of the many extensions that disappeared from the list in the update:

  1. Browse Images
  2. DictionarySearch
  3. DownloadHelper
  4. DownThemAll!
  5. FireFTP
  6. LocalLink
  7. Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
  8. NewTabURL
  9. OptimizeGoogle
  10. PDF Download
  11. Save Image in Folder
  12. ScrapBook
  13. Scroll Search Engines
  14. Split Browser
  15. Tab History

Themes that disappeared:

  1. Blue Canidae
  2. LittleFox
  3. NASA Night Launch
  4. Royal Blue
  5. Simpler Black

Thank you for any help you can offer.

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When you updates, how did you do it? Was it by downloading Firefox from getfirefox.com? Or using the internal updater to update Firefox? I'd suggest doing the following: First make sure Windows is all up to date. Then, click on Help, and check for updates inside Firefox. Install any updates it finds (It might be Firefox 3.6.28, or Firefox 12) After installing that update, repeat the Firefox check for updates. After you install a version higher than Firefox 4, you will have to click on About Firefox to check for updates.

If at any time during the update process, Firefox asks to update your add-ons, allow it.

Finally, once you have all your updates installed, go to your Addons manager and check for any updates.

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Solución elegida

When you updates, how did you do it? Was it by downloading Firefox from getfirefox.com? Or using the internal updater to update Firefox? I'd suggest doing the following: First make sure Windows is all up to date. Then, click on Help, and check for updates inside Firefox. Install any updates it finds (It might be Firefox 3.6.28, or Firefox 12) After installing that update, repeat the Firefox check for updates. After you install a version higher than Firefox 4, you will have to click on About Firefox to check for updates.

If at any time during the update process, Firefox asks to update your add-ons, allow it.

Finally, once you have all your updates installed, go to your Addons manager and check for any updates.

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Thanks for responding so soon, Tylerdowner!

I jumped from 3.6.20 to 14 by manually downloading the installation executable and then running it.

I will try your method. It's true, incidentally, that 3.6.20 wants me to upgrade only to 12, not to 14.

Whether it works or fails, I'll be back here to report.

Thanks again. Smadaf

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It worked. 12 and then 14. Thanks very much, sir!