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I trashed my mimetypes.rdf file to reset download actions, and now Firefox won't open because profile missing, please advise

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Up until recently, when I would download a pdf file, it would automatically open, and recently, for some reason, it stopped opening automatically and just downloaded to my desktop where I wanted it. I found instructions on Mozilla if files downloaded but not displayed, that included displaying my profile folder and then deleting it. I trashed it (different from deleting?) and now if I try to open Firefox, I get the message that Firefox can't open/load because profile is missing. Please advise how I can get the profile folder back in.

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Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.

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Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.