Restoring a saved profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. After repla… (read more)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop.

After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced. Because my favicons were not restored (a generic globe icon shows in their place instead), I'd like to load in my old saved profile and make that my default profile.

The problem: So I tried copying and pasting the saved profile ("bxfz7tby.default" ) back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles (e.g, into "C:\Users\,username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\", but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile it created.

I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice.

How can I restore my old backed up profile? And if I do restore it successfully, will that also restore my missing favicons?

נשאלה על־ידי blue_sky ב־6 days ago

Last reply by blue_sky 13 hours ago

Проблема с использованием мультимедии

ПОМОГИТЕ Произошла проблема с переключением мультимедии,. Решил перейти с браузера Chrome на Firefox, и столкнулся следующей проблемой: Я не могу переключать музыку и вид… (read more)

ПОМОГИТЕ Произошла проблема с переключением мультимедии,. Решил перейти с браузера Chrome на Firefox, и столкнулся следующей проблемой: Я не могу переключать музыку и видео с помощью горячих клавиш на клавиатуре, таких как F12,F11,F9, данные клавиши у меня использовались как макрос на наушниках и я в любой момент и в любом приложении, мог переключить музыку, которая играла в браузере через наушники, что было очень удобно ( также можно было и ставить на паузу видео). И вот сейчас я всё сделал и перенёс все данные, но найти решение данной проблемы не могу, тк это окошко с мультимедией просто не открывается и не работает

נשאלה על־ידי Самый лучший ב־6 days ago

Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (read more)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

נשאלה על־ידי dravafox ב־3 weeks ago

Last reply by dravafox 5 hours ago

Firefox won't Download files ?

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it.. My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tri… (read more)

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it..

My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tried the trouble shooting steps and its not a firewall issue because my other browsers will download - as a developer I have all the major browsers installed.

Also I changed the settings to have Firefox request the download folder for each downlod - but it doesn't. Anyway I am about to reinstall will post back then.

Maybe should have done that first.

C.

נשאלה על־ידי info2897 ב־2 weeks ago

Last reply by info2897 1 week ago

Downloads from external domains don't start since 79.0

Since the update 79.0, I'm having problems with downloads not starting, if they are directed to a different server via the download button. Before, the extra window would… (read more)

Since the update 79.0, I'm having problems with downloads not starting, if they are directed to a different server via the download button. Before, the extra window would briefly open and close and then the download dialogue would pop up as to where to save the file. This is no longer happening, the window briefly pops open, but it doesnt let me save the file anymore. Instead i found out, that its creating a bunch of .part files in the Appdata/Temp folder for each download that didnt start that way. What still works is rightclick-> save as, however, that's not very comfortable. Any idea as to what change may have caused this behaviour and how I can fix it?

נשאלה על־ידי branTT ב־3 days ago

Firefox v79.0 Copy and Paste doesnt work with Avast Web Sheild enabled.

COPY PASTE not working with Avast web sheild turned on and using the browser Firefox. My OS is Catalina. Currently 10.15.6 My Firefox is 79.0 My Avast is 14.5 with only t… (read more)

COPY PASTE not working with Avast web sheild turned on and using the browser Firefox.

My OS is Catalina. Currently 10.15.6 My Firefox is 79.0 My Avast is 14.5 with only the 3 most fundamental core shields (email. web. and file)

Copy and paste is broken within Firefox when you have the Avast Web Shield enabled. While its enabled, other browsers do not have the same issue. Copy and paste in Safari and Chrome works fine. If you turn off the web sheild in Avast you must close and re-open the Firefox Browser and the issue is gone.

The Firefox reset/refresh that i tried, based on another post, only really disables the web shield for a small time, when avast refreshes it puts it back. So its not fixing the issue, its temporarily disabling it.

Its rather aggravating. Anyone solved it? Im posting on both FF and Avast forums.

נשאלה על־ידי tim109 ב־1 week ago

Last reply by tim109 6 days ago

Choppy video playback in sites other than youtube. [Firefox 79.0 (64bit)] [mozilla flatpack 1.0] [elementary OS]

I recently transitioned from Windows 10 to elementary OS. Video playback in sites other than youtube (facebook, messenger, news) are very choppy, audio is okay though. tr… (read more)

I recently transitioned from Windows 10 to elementary OS. Video playback in sites other than youtube (facebook, messenger, news) are very choppy, audio is okay though.

tried playing around with and disabling "use recommended performance settings", no changes.

please help.

נשאלה על־ידי kevinkaw08 ב־1 week ago

Last reply by kevinkaw08 4 days ago

After update to v79.0 browser is freezing, unable to type, resource useage is high. Constant occurance every 30 seconds.

Please, I have read your articles, started in safe mode and this freezing continues. I am unable to type a complete sentence without freezing. This happens in Outlook em… (read more)

Please, I have read your articles, started in safe mode and this freezing continues. I am unable to type a complete sentence without freezing. This happens in Outlook email, or the search bar.

This does not happen in Word or other programs only in Firefox. This started after the latest update to version 79.0. I am a simple user and not a tech person. I’ve used Firefox as my browser for years. Perhaps this is a conflict with the new Microsoft update version 2004 home version. Maybe they want to force to change to Edge.

I have a print screen of the task manger showing usage. But not sure if that will help. Please help me, this is so frustrating. I’m tying this in Word to cut and paste into your box. I tried to upload two pdf's would not allow.

נשאלה על־ידי vvsigns ב־1 week ago

Last reply by vvsigns 6 days ago

Menu Bar with a Unified Look Possible?

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7 Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would l… (read more)

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7

Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would look much better if the solid background were also transparent. Anyone have a .css or other solution?

נשאלה על־ידי click-click ב־2 days ago

Last reply by click-click 1 day ago

Downloading summary pdf page

After the latest update, I can only download individual pdf’s & can not download a summary page of pdf’s. I have several other browsers- which will do the downloads-M… (read more)

After the latest update, I can only download individual pdf’s & can not download a summary page of pdf’s. I have several other browsers- which will do the downloads-MUCH prefer Firefox! This is a very recent occurrence, Firefox was working well prior to about a week ago... Please HELP!!! J.

נשאלה על־ידי jlaughlin ב־4 days ago

Last reply by jlaughlin 3 hours ago

Video Lagging at other platforms other than youtube.

I dual booted Ubuntu 19.10 in my laptop alongside Windows 10. The videos in my Firefox browser (on Ubuntu) lags in between, it plays smoothly and after sometime it lags.… (read more)

I dual booted Ubuntu 19.10 in my laptop alongside Windows 10. The videos in my Firefox browser (on Ubuntu) lags in between, it plays smoothly and after sometime it lags. The lagging is not so worse, but still it disturbs me from watching the video. If I play the same video in Windows in Firefox the video plays well. The main problem is with the site ' www.geeksforgeeks.org ' in Ubuntu (Linux) and the same site plays well in Windows Firefox. I have tried fixes like : 1) 'set media.benchmark.vp9.fps = 0' 2) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1245735 but they didn't work.

System specs : 8gb of RAM 4gb of Dedicated Graphics card of AMD Radeon RX 560X AMD Ryzen 5-3550H processor

נשאלה על־ידי Bipin Jadav ב־6 days ago

Last reply by Bipin Jadav 5 days ago

Images do not display when opened in a new tab, instead downloads.

When i try to look at an image on firefox in it's own tab so i can see it bigger, it instead opts to download it instead of just showing it in the tab itself. This is ann… (read more)

When i try to look at an image on firefox in it's own tab so i can see it bigger, it instead opts to download it instead of just showing it in the tab itself. This is annoying as I don't want to have to make a whole folder just for images that i've seen once and then never look at again. is there an option i might have chosen at some point that enables this? i'm not too sure. please help if someone is able to.

נשאלה על־ידי EnderDaveMC77 ב־2 days ago

Last reply by EnderDaveMC77 2 days ago

firefox reboots by itself, twice

Hi, From two to three weeks ago, every time I open windows, my firefox browser reboots twice. It does not give any error message and when it reboots it goes back to home … (read more)

Hi,

From two to three weeks ago, every time I open windows, my firefox browser reboots twice. It does not give any error message and when it reboots it goes back to home page. I removed all extensions, then I updated the browser and the Graphic Card, in vain!

Any help please

נשאלה על־ידי maher.souilah ב־3 weeks ago

Last reply by maher.souilah 1 day ago

Unresponsive script on different websites.

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10. Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant … (read more)

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10.

Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant - a webpage is slowing down your browser. I remedied that w/a a different *about:* - but I do not remember what I inserted.

I tried disabling possibly troublesome addons. No help. I let the script run longer using about:config. No help. I am in safe mode, but no error now - which does not mean anything. In prior error (webpage slowing browser), safe mode did not alleviate the problem at all.

Cannot view FF or addons, which is why I did not put versions in. Andrew deleted my post.

Thank you.

Some errors: A script from the extension “Adblock Plus - free ad blocker” is running on this page, and making Firefox unresponsive.

It may be busy, or it may have stopped responding permanently. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if it will complete.

Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:12050272Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:192376832 Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:186986496 Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:190863384

Annoying as hell.

Thank you.

נשאלה על־ידי CiaoBella1 ב־1 week ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 4 days ago

How do I use "window.open" to open a new window with a menubar?

menubar no longer shows in a new window opened with window.open? I am running Firefox Ver. 79.0 (64-bit); Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0; on Ubuntu Bionic 18.… (read more)

menubar no longer shows in a new window opened with window.open? I am running Firefox Ver. 79.0 (64-bit); Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0; on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 I use the following javascript code in <head> to open a new window: <script> </script> The body is as follows: <body bgcolor="#F2E8DE" onLoad="nameThisWindow()">

Click <a href="javascript:openHomePage()">Open Homepage</a> to open Homepage.htm in a new Window. </body> This code will not display the menubar in the new window (HomePage). The new window opens, resizes, relocates, has scrollbars, has address bar and has the [Open menu] option to the right of the address bar. The way it should except for the menubar on my desktop computer. If I right click on [Open Menu] in the new window it shows a check mark before Menu Bar. If I uncheck it, it closes the menubar in the window that opened it (HomePageCaller). If I click on Customize in HomePage, it opens the customize window in a new Tab in HomePageCaller. If I open a link in HomePage with "Open Link in New Tab" it opens the link in HomePageCaller. If I open a link in HomePage with "Open Link in New Window" it opens the new window with a menubar like it should. I have opened about:config to change all nine of the "dom.disable_window_open" options to "false" and restarted the computer. This did not change anything? I have removed all content from the<head> except the <title> in the new window page. I have removed all content from the <body> except a line that says it is the new window. All to no avail. Thank you for any help someone can provide, Rob

נשאלה על־ידי Rob ב־6 days ago

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

נשאלה על־ידי exekutive ב־3 months ago

Last reply by exekutive 2 days ago

Can't restore backed up profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. I also sepa… (read more)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. I also separately made a backup of my bookmarks. After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced and it seems that all my bookmarks, etc came back. The only two problems: 1) All my hundreds of bookmark favicons had been replaced with a generic globe. 2) My last session (which had scores of tabs), was not restored. So I tried copying and pasting the saved profiles back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles, but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile. I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice. How can I restore my old backed up profile, and will that solve my missing favicons problem?

נשאלה על־ידי blue_sky ב־1 week ago

Last reply by blue_sky 6 days ago

Devtools Network Params Tab is missing

Hi, I am on a MacOS Firefox v79.0 16 bit and I used to have the Params tab in the Network section of the Developer Tools that shows the GET/POST parameters. It suddenly w… (read more)

Hi,

I am on a MacOS Firefox v79.0 16 bit and I used to have the Params tab in the Network section of the Developer Tools that shows the GET/POST parameters.

It suddenly went missing after some update this year. May I know how can I get it back?

נשאלה על־ידי peekolo ב־1 week ago

Last reply by peekolo 5 days ago

Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (read more)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

נשאלה על־ידי DetectiveShrek ב־3 weeks ago

Last reply by DetectiveShrek 5 days ago