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Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

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Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

There is an unusual problem that keeps cropping up with firefox 11.0. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with an encrypted hard drive and for some strange reason firefox cannot be loaded. I keep receiving the Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. Error message.

I have gone in through the profile manager, deleted, and created a new profile. That didn't work. Then I tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, no luck. I even tried changing the location of the profile folder with a brand new profile, that didn't work either.

The strangest thing of all is, is that I can still use and load up firefox, but only if I open up a terminal to type in sudo firefox. Then it loads up with no problem, but that is the only way I can get it to load without the error message.

This is an unusual firefox bug I have never encountered before and I have no clue as to how to fix it. Any help fixing this problem will be extraordinarily appreciated. Take care, stay amazing, and have a wonderful day.

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Re: Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

Hi,

You can try to delete the profiles.ini file after exiting Firefox. If the problem persists, please also check with a non-customized original Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

The Ubuntu Forums would also be very helpful.