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Unable to import saved firefox profile (from windows 7 32-bit, to windows 10 64-bit) - new profile has none of my data

My attempt at transferring profile from an existing machine to a new machine has not produced the intended result, and I need help. I saved my firefox profile (on a 32-bi… (மேலும் படிக்க)

My attempt at transferring profile from an existing machine to a new machine has not produced the intended result, and I need help.

I saved my firefox profile (on a 32-bit windows 7 machine; firefox was fully up to date) without firefox running, in a ZIP file (the letter number combination followed by dot followed by default), then copied the ZIP file to the new machine (windows 10 64-bit), unzipped it (so I had the same file name as from the old machine), then copied this folder into position at

C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles

I then started firefox on the new machine, went to about:profiles, created new profile, selected the folder (which was present at this step), then completed the procedure and started a new firefox with the new profile (the option given in about:profiles).

The new instance of firefox has none of my data (several thousand bookmarks, passwords, etc.); instead looks like the other (default new) profile.

The existing profile file set was (after this procedure) visible in

C:\users\user\appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profiles

The restored profile is running now as "Default User" and reflects the folder I transferred from the old machine (except that I changed the word "default" in that folder to "main", leaving the number-letter part and the dot unchanged.)

No errors were indicated from firefox (which is running version 83 now) during any steps of the old back-up/archive save step or the new restore/recover step.

What am I doing wrong? How can I recover my existing profile data? The procedure, while not very friendly, seems straightforward enough. I don't want to go into the details of recovering specific database files/folders; I'd just like the profile I had before functioning in the new machine.

Please help

Asked by wb0gaz 1 நாள் முன்பு

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My Firefox says: "your system administrator deactivated updates", but he (myself) didn´t. How to fix that?

Dear community, for some days my Firefox 80 on Windows 10 has shown the message "your system administrator has deactivated updates", when I look under "Help" -> "about… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Dear community, for some days my Firefox 80 on Windows 10 has shown the message "your system administrator has deactivated updates", when I look under "Help" -> "about Firefox". This is strange, because the admin is me myself, and I didn´t change anything in Firefox or in the Win 10 registry. Has anyone of you had this experience, and how can I possibly fix it? Thanks in advance! Pete

Asked by canaima-pete 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Answered by cor-el 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

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Firefox not launching (crashing) after update 82.0

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the foll… (மேலும் படிக்க)

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the following in event viewer:

Faulting application name: firefox.exe, version: 82.0.0.7592, time stamp: 0x5f8738dd Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1049, time stamp: 0xb5beef21 Exception code: 0xc0000409 Fault offset: 0x00000000000a1170 Faulting process id: 0x504 Faulting application start time: 0x01d6a79d51cff95a Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: a6b172b9-a2b5-4bc0-a874-22a48b48aa06 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

When trying to uninstall from Program and Features we get the following NSIS error (attached).

Asked by dirkvdm85 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Answered by Jonathan Watt 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

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Cannot load Capthca

Hi there. I have a problem: I cannot acces to site with username and password where a captcha is required because captcha is not showing and cannot be clicked. In the con… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi there. I have a problem: I cannot acces to site with username and password where a captcha is required because captcha is not showing and cannot be clicked. In the console a message tells that Firefox cannot load a remote resource in https://www.gstatic.com/recaptcha/releases/T9w1ROdplctW2nVKvNJYXH8o/recaptcha__en.js It seems I have a problem with javascript but I have downloaded and installed the latest release. Anyone can help me? Thank you.

Alessandro

Asked by Alessandro Simonato 1 நாள் முன்பு

Answered by Alessandro Simonato 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Firefox uses system High Contrast text color for websites

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system back… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system background. However, many webpages on the internet have light backgrounds, so when Firefox uses this color, I can't read the text. I already have Options>Language and Appearance>Colors>Override the colors specified by the page set to "Never." This also occurs in a brand new profile with 0 extensions or addons in Safe Mode. I just want Firefox to display webpages "normally", i.e. with black text, without regard to the current system colors.

To reproduce: - Turn on High Contrast - Visit a site such as http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ppois.html - Change system High Contrast text color to any color you wish - Notice that the text on the page also changes to the same color, even with the setting on "Never"

Is there any way I can get Firefox to ignore the system's text color settings? Chrome renders the webpage just fine with black text.

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Answered by cor-el 3 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Pictorial security verify function not working since last Firefox upgrade

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login. Any suggestions? … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Mee Too 1 நாள் முன்பு

Answered by FredMcD 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Why does a link in Thunderbird insist on opening in a new Firefox window...

Firefox is my default browser in every setting page I can find, including Win10, and right now I have three FF windows open (one private). But when I click a link in a Th… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Firefox is my default browser in every setting page I can find, including Win10, and right now I have three FF windows open (one private). But when I click a link in a Thunderbird email, it opens in a brandnew FF window, and every subsequent link will open in that fourth window rather than any of the three old ones I am actually using. I just don't see any FF or TB setting that says "Open link in existing window"! Of course, I am missing something...

Asked by almagary 4 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Answered by almagary 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Suggestion (meta): Bug in navigation of this forum

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine to check if anyone has replied to discussions that I took part in. However, when I then click the link ## questions in the last 24 hours have no reply. Help solve them!, I am redirected to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine&filter=recently-unanswered, which is always an empty list. Basically, the &owner=mine parameter is still present, but it should have been overriden by &owner=all. On mouse-over, I see that the link does include &owner=all but this does not seem forced as I still end up on a page where owner=mine.

While I think that this question is somewhat irrelevant to Firefox, contributors here should have experience with the site and therefore could help with meta issues.

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Answered by jscher2000 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Add-ons not working/appearing in toolbar

Hello, I have three add-ons and none of them are appearing in the tool bar or working. They are enabled and I am not browsing in private or safe mode. Likewise, when I g… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello,

I have three add-ons and none of them are appearing in the tool bar or working. They are enabled and I am not browsing in private or safe mode. Likewise, when I go to the customize page, none of my add-ons' logos appear for me to move.

I have attempted uninstalling/reinstalling the add-ons, but to no avail. There is room on the toolbar. They have been on the toolbar before with previous Firefox versions. I have made sure that Firefox is updated as are the add-ons in question.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Dan 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Answered by Dan 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Change the start/home page

Hi, I use duckduckgo as my search engine and I have set the start page as that as well. This is gonna be tricky to explain so bear with me. When the start/home page comes… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi, I use duckduckgo as my search engine and I have set the start page as that as well. This is gonna be tricky to explain so bear with me. When the start/home page comes up I have to press the "plus" to open a new tap and on that page I´ve got all the most visited pages. How can I change it so that is the first page I see when I start firefox?

Very grateful for any help.

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Answered by Rexxo 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Firefox is gone this morning

Never had this before. I opened firefox this morning and restored the old tabs as I usually do every morning. They all opened up (e.f. tab with the correct title) but the… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Never had this before. I opened firefox this morning and restored the old tabs as I usually do every morning. They all opened up (e.f. tab with the correct title) but the address is empty and nothing loads.

Attempted in order: - open a new tab, would not even load google, simply a white page - same action on new window, same result - refreshed firefox= nothing - uninstalled firefox = no luck - removed the apps I installed in the last days (visual studio code) - installed firefox from scratch (no account sync) 82.0 (64-bit) nothing at all. Same result see image in attachment.

I also have: removed all cookies/cache (refresh would do any ways), scanned my computer for viruses (nothing found). It doesn't open the options from the menu, it doesn't show anything under about:config

Windows 10 2004

In 15 years I'm using FIrefox I have never seen anything like this :-o

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Answered by FredMcD 1 நாள் முன்பு

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Mysterious black bars on webpages

Please see screenshot below. What are these fat black bars that keep appearing in my browser? They now show up on almost every web page. They suddenly appear as I move my… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Please see screenshot below.

What are these fat black bars that keep appearing in my browser? They now show up on almost every web page. They suddenly appear as I move my cursor around the page.

I’m using Firefox 82.0 (64-bit).

Asked by jih31 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Answered by cor-el 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

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need to weed downloads

Awesome Partner takes thousands of bird pics. I store then on Google drive. How can I delete them from Downloads? Is there a bulk delete command? I'm using Firefox on… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Awesome Partner takes thousands of bird pics. I store then on Google drive. How can I delete them from Downloads? Is there a bulk delete command? I'm using Firefox on a Linux computer.

thx.

Asked by tripichick 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

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Login data is populating despite all attempts to prevent same

Firefox is saving and offering to auto-fill login information (i.e. usernames) even though I explicitly ask they NOT be saved, and even though these sites are not among t… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Firefox is saving and offering to auto-fill login information (i.e. usernames) even though I explicitly ask they NOT be saved, and even though these sites are not among the list I allow through Lockwise. How can I forever purge these and prevent the problem from recurring?

Asked by keucv22 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Answered by cor-el 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

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Apple Mac Catalina 10.15.5

G'day, I just got a Mac, Catalina 10.15.5, I've installed Firefox 3 times but every time I put the Mac to sleep Firefox is gone along with all info. Baffled???

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Answered by jscher2000 4 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு