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firefox will not open

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I say crashing - it will not open. The closest I get is that it will say 'running troubleshooter mode', and then immediately close again before I can even see the actual browser. This issue does not occur with Chrome or DuckDuckGo, so it is not an issue with a Microsoft Family account. This issue is not related to missing or corrupted redist files, as I have installed all of the latest files there. I would like to switch to Firefox, as I use it on my phone.

https://youtu.be/YIS4MET6fys

^ this is a video of what happens.

Thank you for any help.

I say crashing - it will not open. The closest I get is that it will say 'running troubleshooter mode', and then immediately close again before I can even see the actual browser. This issue does not occur with Chrome or DuckDuckGo, so it is not an issue with a Microsoft Family account. This issue is not related to missing or corrupted redist files, as I have installed all of the latest files there. I would like to switch to Firefox, as I use it on my phone. https://youtu.be/YIS4MET6fys ^ this is a video of what happens. Thank you for any help.

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Does it still happen if you rename firefox.exe to something else?

Have you tried creating a new local Windows user account?

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We're sorry to hear that your Firefox seems to be crashing when you open it. Please perform the following steps to give us a crash report ID that helps us find out more about the cause of the crash.

  1. On the keyboard, press [Windows] Windows Key + [R]. This should bring up a Run window that contains a text field.
  2. In that text field, type %APPDATA% and press Enter. An explorer window should open.
  3. From that explorer window, double-click on the Mozilla folder, then double-click on Firefox and then on Crash reports. Double-click on submitted.
  4. Now, you should see a list of files that contain reports. Go to View > Arrange Icons by > Modified to get the most recent files at the top of the window.
  5. Open the most recent 5 files with a text editor and copy the IDs.
  6. Paste each ID with bp- into the reply window on the forums.

Thanks in advance!

You can find more information and troubleshooting steps in the Troubleshoot Firefox crashes (closing or quitting unexpectedly) article.

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Paul said

We're sorry to hear that your Firefox seems to be crashing when you open it. Please perform the following steps to give us a crash report ID that helps us find out more about the cause of the crash.
  1. On the keyboard, press [Windows] Windows Key + [R]. This should bring up a Run window that contains a text field.
  2. In that text field, type %APPDATA% and press Enter. An explorer window should open.
  3. From that explorer window, double-click on the Mozilla folder, then double-click on Firefox and then on Crash reports. Double-click on submitted.
  4. Now, you should see a list of files that contain reports. Go to View > Arrange Icons by > Modified to get the most recent files at the top of the window.
  5. Open the most recent 5 files with a text editor and copy the IDs.
  6. Paste each ID with bp- into the reply window on the forums.
Thanks in advance! You can find more information and troubleshooting steps in the Troubleshoot Firefox crashes (closing or quitting unexpectedly) article.

I am very sorry. I do not have a submitted folder. This is what I see instead.

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Does it still happen with Developer Edition?

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zeroknight said

Does it still happen with Developer Edition?

yeso, unfortunately.

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What security software are you running? If Windows Pro version, try testing in Windows Sandbox (VM) to see if you have the same issue. https://www.howtogeek.com/399290/how-to-use-windows-10s-new-sandbox-to-safely-test-apps/

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jonzn4SUSE said

What security software are you running? If Windows Pro version, try testing in Windows Sandbox (VM) to see if you have the same issue. https://www.howtogeek.com/399290/how-to-use-windows-10s-new-sandbox-to-safely-test-apps/

the built-in security for windows 11 home.

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Does it still happen if you rename firefox.exe to something else?

Have you tried creating a new local Windows user account?

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