Firefox profile is incapable or missing
I've tried deleting the firefox profile folders and launching the application. Still get the same error message. I tried deleting all firefox files, restarted and reinstalled and still get the same error message. I had Sophos Home installed and removed that and it still did not fix the problem. Also when i try to launch the profile manager via terminal it still just gives me the profile error message. This is extremely annoying.
I found a way to fix whatever permissions got corrupted in order to have firefox create a new profile. Basically, I deleted the firefox files in my library folder then followed the directions on this link and got it to work.Read this answer in context 0
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_3) AppleWebKit/604.5.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0.3 Safari/604.5.6
You may have a corrupt profiles.ini file. Close Firefox. Open your file browser to this hidden location:
- Mac: *~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/
- Linux: *~/.mozilla/firefox/
- Windows: %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\
Locate the profiles.ini file. Then rename or delete it. Use this new profile as is. Is the problem still there?
I deleted all the files, but still getting the same error message.
Use these links to create a new profile. Use this new profile as is. Is the problem still there?
Okay I've tried all these things. I deleted basically every firefox related folder I could find, including the files mentioned in these articles. I also deleted the application and did a full restart of my mac, then tried to reinstall. Still got the profile missing error message. I also tried to activate the profile manager through terminal, but got the same message.
I called for more help.
Thanks for the help, hopefully something is figured out
I found a way to fix whatever permissions got corrupted in order to have firefox create a new profile. Basically, I deleted the firefox files in my library folder then followed the directions on this link and got it to work.
That was very good work. Well done.