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speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (read more)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 1 year ago

Last reply by ginchinchili 1 year ago

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Firefox Lockwise says I have 158 saved logins, but when I select "Logins and Passwords" nothing shows up

I have searched every support post that has anything remotely to do with my problem. I have tried booting in safe mode, downloading Firefox ESR and performing folder acro… (read more)

I have searched every support post that has anything remotely to do with my problem. I have tried booting in safe mode, downloading Firefox ESR and performing folder acrobatics with key3 and key4 files, I have disabled my anti-virus software. To no avail.

This morning, I was forced to log back in to my Firefox Browser "due to security reasons" and when I did all of my logins and passwords were gone. if I go to about:protections and scroll to the bottom of the page, Firefox Lockwise tells me that I have 158 passwords saved securely. But if I go to Logins & Passwords, there are only the 5 passwords that I have saved today since the issue began.

I NEED HELP!!!!!

Asked by tjwilson1987 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox / MacOS: Profile cannot be found found. It´s probably not available or access denied.

Hello, since yesterday after closing FF to restart, I encountered a problem. Everytime, when I try to open FF, it says that the profile isn´t available or not accessible.… (read more)

Hello,

since yesterday after closing FF to restart, I encountered a problem. Everytime, when I try to open FF, it says that the profile isn´t available or not accessible.

I tried already to rename in /library/Application Support/Firefox, Profiles.ini -> Profiles.iniOLD and the folder Profiles -> ProfilesOLD.

As well I tried to call the Profile Manager from terminal using the below commands, since FF isn´t open. /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -ProfileManager

No matter, whether I rename the profile.ini or try to call the profile manager. Each time I get the same warning, that the profile isn´t available.

Since I tried every possible solution, which I could find on the help pages, I hope to find help from the community.

best regards Corey

Asked by fgd4ff 9 months ago

Answered by fgd4ff 8 months ago

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Find & recover my Firefox PROFILE data from Back up

My laptop died - but have FULL back up on ACRONIS cloud ... I want to find & restore my Firefox BOOKMARKS/ favorites etc. FIREFOX creates a PROFILE that contains all … (read more)

My laptop died - but have FULL back up on ACRONIS cloud ... I want to find & restore my Firefox BOOKMARKS/ favorites etc. FIREFOX creates a PROFILE that contains all the data... BUT its hard to find!!??

I know location is USERname>AppData> Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox> PROFILES

BUT ... on my NEW Laptop when I go down through C:Drive hierarchy I cant see "AppData" If I search I can find ... BUT I cant actually locate via USER NAME.... Is this to do with HIDDEN FILES???

So when I go to my CLOUD BACKup I have the same problem. I can search & see ...but cant find in the hierarchy so I can recover those files & re-install on my new laptop... Any ideas where these hidden files are located?

Any ideas?

Thx for any help Cheers Keith

Asked by kjcrowley 1 year ago

Answered by kjcrowley 1 year ago

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Firefox needs a much better profile management system

The feedback page is useless and I don't see any way to contact Mozilla so this will probably go unviewed and be more of a rant but Firefox absolutely needs a much better… (read more)

The feedback page is useless and I don't see any way to contact Mozilla so this will probably go unviewed and be more of a rant but Firefox absolutely needs a much better profile management and back system. Particularly there should be a mandatory step to backup a current profile before updating. Today I updated Firefox not by choice, for some reason my PC decided that a single click was a double click. So the latest version created a brand new profile I assume because I already had Firefox open. I am beyond rage right now because I just spent the last half hour trying to find my correct profile in my user data because for some insane reason Firefox decided to create two new profiles.

I manually backed up my profile data but it's incredibly stupid that A) the profile naming is gibberish and B) I had to do that in the first place.8

Asked by njdev 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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"Missing Profile" cannot even open Firefox

I am on Mac OS 10.13.6 and I cannot open Firefox and it says Profile Missing, and will not open. I don't care about any bookmarks or anything I just want to use Firefox a… (read more)

I am on Mac OS 10.13.6 and I cannot open Firefox and it says Profile Missing, and will not open. I don't care about any bookmarks or anything I just want to use Firefox as an alternative browser to Safari.

Asked by actionimages 10 months ago

Last reply by HawkEye 9 months ago

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missing profile

How do I get Firefox to recognize the profile that is in my Library on a Mac? I didn't touch it; did nothing to it, but when I tried to open Firefox it suddenly was missi… (read more)

How do I get Firefox to recognize the profile that is in my Library on a Mac? I didn't touch it; did nothing to it, but when I tried to open Firefox it suddenly was missing. And your Help system HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION IT SO AS TO BE NOTHING BUT CONFUSING. I AM NOT A CODE JOCK OR A WEB DEVELOPER OR SOMETHING. END RESULT: YOUR HELP SYSTEM IS USELESS!!!!!!!! I even tried deleting my current Firefox and downloading a fresh app. SAME THING! Please answer back with a REAL person, not some canned menu of HUNDREDS OF OPTIONS. Or, I will simply not touch anything from Mozilla again. Now that is SIMPLICITY!!!!

Asked by northphysicsgroup 1 year ago

Last reply by HawkEye 9 months ago

Lost settings preferences and addons

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working pe… (read more)

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working perfectly until this update, where if I try to change my profile to my old one, it forces me to create a new one which does not include my saved addons, settings, or bookmarks sometimes. I really need access to some of these things, so it would be great if someone can help me to recover it. I tried to troubleshoot by finding my extensions local folder from my old profile, and I copied it to a new profile, but it didn't work. I am also wondering, if I do copy the extensions successfully, how can I also copy the settings preferences? Any solution is appreciated, thank you!

( I tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-user-data-missing-after-firefox-update )

Asked by reimoon 1 month ago

Last reply by reimoon 1 month ago

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"Unable to process the backup file"

I deleted my entire partition firefox was installed on, and lost mybookmarks, passwords,... . i had this firefox account but nothing recovered by sign in but extensions. … (read more)

I deleted my entire partition firefox was installed on, and lost mybookmarks, passwords,... . i had this firefox account but nothing recovered by sign in but extensions. so i used some recovery app and found my last -deleted- firefox files and folders (/appdata/roaming/..../profile/...), but i cant introduce/change/swap these files to my new firefox. what should i do to recover my lost data?

Asked by keivanfar.mohsen 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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profile wont reinstall

As with others I can't find my old profile. I renamed it long ago as my primary profile and have updated firefox many times since. On Sat 8/14 I updated Sahara and my pr… (read more)

As with others I can't find my old profile. I renamed it long ago as my primary profile and have updated firefox many times since. On Sat 8/14 I updated Sahara and my profile won't reload, instead I'm getting a window claiming the profile is too old. I've been through and through the FAQs and am not enough of a successful user to get to the right folder to find a usable profile with my data still in tact. about:profiles, where I usually go now had 43 profiles in it including my previously renamed profile but that doesn't help. I refreshed ff without success. I tried to find help in the many profiles help pages that said click on this, copy this, click on the profile tab, go up one level and turn left and you lost me. Can anybody help me find my usable profile and simply explain how do I re-initiate it? Thanks.

Asked by veh_4_sale 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago