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Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

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Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

I made the mistake of changing permissions within page info on my fantasy football site. Was trying to get rid of an advertisement that covered areas of the page and prevented me from setting my weekly starting lineup. Rather than doing that, it has made it impossible for me to log in to my team's web pages. I can log in to CBS Fantasy Football, but not to the pages that deal with my league or team.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

Install Adblock Plus from FF's add-on manager. It will remove the ad. It is a work around but it works.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

There is another way...but to answer your question, yes. When you uninstall FF it ask to delete 'personal' files or some such expression. I did it and did not lose any of my bookmarks or even many other special settings. Edit: if you don't get a window asking to save settings, wait for another to suggest help. I could be wrong. My setup was on vista and I see you are on XP.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

Thank you,

When you say there is another way, may I ask what that is? Also, in your opinion, is it a better way to resolve the problem? Your help is appreciated.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

Install Adblock Plus from FF's add-on manager. It will remove the ad. It is a work around but it works.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

Sounds that you block the cookies from that domain.

You can inspect all the permissions on the aboutSmiley Tongueermissions page.
You can open about: pages via the location bar like you open a website.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

Thank you cor-el. It's late and I need some rest before trying to take advantage of of the great advice I've received. Your time and concern is appreciated.

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Re: Can I uninstall & then reinstall ff without losing bookmarks and passwords? If so, how?

W1_M2 and cor-el,

THANK YOU BOTH!

I had blocked cookies to the site. Allowing them now gives me access to it.

Adblock Plus is now hard at work and I can now set my fantasy football lineup.

Can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to help.