For the 1st time ever after not long after I renewed my Norton Internet Security Software, I wanted to open up Firefox and it would automatically start update process win…
For the 1st time ever after not long after I renewed my Norton Internet Security Software, I wanted to open up Firefox and it would automatically start update process window which I would use task manager to stop it cause my windows xp laptop doesn't have memory to spare (This all happened in a 2 day span.)
Today, I can't open it up at all and instead every time I get a XULRunner window saying, " Error: Platform version '50.0.2' is not compatible with minVersion >= 50.0.1 maxVersion <= 50.0.1" with a Ok Button. In my control panel it states that I have FireFox 50.0.0. Also, I can't same window when I try to use FireFox Safe Mode.
After googling, I found out too many new files got mixed up with old files, so I copied my current profile folder and then uninstalled and re-installed Firefox using the Firefox Installer than has been saved in my computer. But, YouTube vids are lagging and buttons are missing and different address bar font.
Also, all my bookmarks are missing except for recent bookmarks list found under Bookmarks in toolbar and all History missing. I tried to restore my bookmarks by having Firefox access one of my dated BookmarksBackUps files, but I get a pop up window saying "incorrect file type". In my Current Profile folder file format of bookmark backups folder is .jsonlz4, but in my Old Profile Folder Copy only the first file's format is .json.
I tried out and old copy of my profile folder by deleting contents of my current profile and pasting the old copy. This brought back what I was browsing in the past and my bookmarks, but I know I'm still missing 6 months worth.
After more googling, When I went to looking for Places.sqlite corrupt file in my current profile folder and to compare with that old profile folder copy that I had, I swear the old copy only had 1 file starting with Places.sqlite . And so, I deleted from my current profile folder Places.sqlite-shm and Places.sqlite-wal file which brought back History, but none of my bookmarks. Then I noticed for the 1st time that all my current and old copy Profile folders has "Telemetry.FaliedProfileLock " Text File.