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Can I recover anything from old Firefox installation?

Hi. My PC died a few days ago, I took it to a repair shop, and the guys there installed an SDD, reinstalled Windows 10 on the SDD after saving (almost) all the data from … (read more)

Hi.

My PC died a few days ago, I took it to a repair shop, and the guys there installed an SDD, reinstalled Windows 10 on the SDD after saving (almost) all the data from the old hard disk. Yes, I know they should have made a clone with one of those cloning programs, but they didn't and now it's too late and there's nothing I can do about it. I managed to find the Firefox folder in the old Program File folder. It contains the following files. Is there any way to recover the bookmarks, passwords or the session I had saved with this add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/ ? I didn't have a Firefox account. I used the browser without being logged into any account, but I had a lot of bookmarks.

Screenshots of folder content: https://images.guru/i/Q3Z0x https://images.guru/i/Q3h7o

Asked by lucian_hodoboc 9 hours ago

Downloads file manager window automatically closes when mouse hovers over the navigation bar [elementary os]

I recently transitioned from windows 10 to elementary os. My preferred download option is to ask me where to save each file. And so when I download something, the file ma… (read more)

I recently transitioned from windows 10 to elementary os. My preferred download option is to ask me where to save each file. And so when I download something, the file manager opens. BUT when I hover my mouse over the navigation bar (to quickly get out of nested windows or make a new folder), the file manager automatically closes.

what gives? this does not happen in chrome.

Asked by kevinkaw08 3 days ago

Some downloads not working.

I normally keep five tabs open on task bar. Without warning three programs will no longer load. One is my homepage. They load fine on Chrome but I would prefer to keep us… (read more)

I normally keep five tabs open on task bar. Without warning three programs will no longer load. One is my homepage. They load fine on Chrome but I would prefer to keep using them on Firefox. Any ideas welcome.

Asked by Magnus21 2 days ago

Last reply by Magnus21 2 days ago

Why make Firefox unusable once an update is done in the background?

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setu… (read more)

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setup the update. Not great but OK. But suddenly it would completely disable the user from not using the browser until an update is performed (See Image). But why? Not OK!

I am totally fine with the browser needing a restart to finish update. But why wouldn't Firefox not let me decide when I want that. Until I am ready let me use the browser. I really wish they don't freeze the browser like that.

Is there someone looking to address this issue in a future version? Is this only happening to me?

Asked by DrSpill 4 days ago

can't use netflix, spotify etc after Firefox update

Hi, Yesterday I installed a new version of Firefox. And after that I can't run Netflix, Spotify and Viaplay. I can log in but when I want to start a movie or play some mu… (read more)

Hi, Yesterday I installed a new version of Firefox. And after that I can't run Netflix, Spotify and Viaplay. I can log in but when I want to start a movie or play some music it says that Firefox is installing components to play sound and video - but nothing happens. I have been using Firefox for many years and the programs have always worked - until yesterday after I installed the new version. I'm on a PC using windows. Any tips on how to proceed?

Asked by martin156 4 days ago

Media Feature Pack

It keeps asking me for the Media Feature Pack. I install it but it still pop-up a requirement to install the Media Feature Pack. I use Firefox 79. It never were a problem… (read more)

It keeps asking me for the Media Feature Pack. I install it but it still pop-up a requirement to install the Media Feature Pack. I use Firefox 79. It never were a problem with Firefox 78.

What's wrong?

Asked by klappa 1 day ago

Firefox can't update!

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automa… (read more)

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automatically install updates. However i disabled background service. I don't want to use it. And automatic updates are still enabled, so there shouldn't be reason for it - to not work. Thanks for answer.

Asked by empleat 3 weeks ago

Last reply by empleat 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?

Asked by blue_sky 5 days ago

Last reply by blue_sky 1 day 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.

Asked by info2897 1 week ago

Last reply by info2897 5 days ago