Restoring a saved profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. After repla… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop.

After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced. Because my favicons were not restored (a generic globe icon shows in their place instead), I'd like to load in my old saved profile and make that my default profile.

The problem: So I tried copying and pasting the saved profile ("bxfz7tby.default" ) back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles (e.g, into "C:\Users\,username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\", but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile it created.

I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice.

How can I restore my old backed up profile? And if I do restore it successfully, will that also restore my missing favicons?

Asked by blue_sky 6 நாட்கள் முன்பு

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Problems with Firefox failing to copy to Applications on MacBook Pro with OS X Catalina

Firefox has been consistently misbehaving in that it will not launch but shows as being open. Quitting the app and trying to re-launch achieves nothing but frustration. I… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Firefox has been consistently misbehaving in that it will not launch but shows as being open. Quitting the app and trying to re-launch achieves nothing but frustration. I tried starting in Safe Mode but no response so deleted from apps, downloaded a new copy and tried re-installin..After several failed attempts all I can get is a dialog box that tells me it is 'preparing to copy to applications'. The process never completes. Please help. I need clear, step by step instructions, please, preferably with screenshots of critical steps. Do not assume that I have a great depth of knowledge about things Apple or their OS X or you may as well write the reply in Swahili. I shall not comprehend. With gratitude, JohnjackS

Asked by jackgeorge15 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

addon

to install addon I hit 3 bars in upper right. I click on Add-ons. I type Malwarebytes Browser Guard in the box for more add-ons. I get a screen for it. But I don't see … (மேலும் படிக்க)

to install addon I hit 3 bars in upper right. I click on Add-ons. I type Malwarebytes Browser Guard in the box for more add-ons. I get a screen for it. But I don't see how I'm supposed to install on firefox.

Asked by frncie 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

lost bookmarks and history

Recently did the automatic upgrade of FireFox for Windows on one of my computers that was not logged in (sync) with FireFox. Upon completion all of my bookmarks and hist… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Recently did the automatic upgrade of FireFox for Windows on one of my computers that was not logged in (sync) with FireFox. Upon completion all of my bookmarks and history were gone. An upgrade should not have done that.

Thought someone would want to know.

Asked by ESH.FIRE 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Update

A message has come up saying that an update is ready and should be downloaded. Question: Will I lose the websites/tabs that are on the top bar or will they all be reload… (மேலும் படிக்க)

A message has come up saying that an update is ready and should be downloaded.

Question: Will I lose the websites/tabs that are on the top bar or will they all be reloaded automatically?

Many thanks

John

Asked by johnvernon8817 6 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 6 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Firefox on Windows 10 keeps on failing updates

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an er… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an error message "Update Failed", requiring a manual download and install. What can I do to automate the update installs? Thank you.

Asked by rmk9785e 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by FredMcD 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

After win 10-2004 update, the latest firefox update(79) deleted the browser and cookies

How can I get my 40 Mb of cookies back?? Otherwise is lots of work to re-authenticate at each secure site?

Asked by dl324 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by FredMcD 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

V79.0 won't run YouTube Videos

Just installed the update to v79 (64 bit) on Win 10 v2004 (64 bit). I when Firefox reopened, I went to YouTube to watch a video and play would not work. You get the "thu… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Just installed the update to v79 (64 bit) on Win 10 v2004 (64 bit). I when Firefox reopened, I went to YouTube to watch a video and play would not work. You get the "thumbnail" pic of video and then the screen goes black and an error message appears saying the video cannot be played. I turned off the Hardware Accelerator, rebooted, same issue. Restarted in Safe Mode, same issue. Updated all Plug-Ins and Extensions, same problem. I can play YouTube videos in Chrome and Edge without issues.

Asked by Aaron A. 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

I can't open my files with my pictures on my desk top, it says 404 tha's an error

I moved my pictures over to a file on my desk top... now they will not open... this pops up 404 that's an error? I'm older and I really don't know what I'm doing... … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I moved my pictures over to a file on my desk top... now they will not open... this pops up 404 that's an error? I'm older and I really don't know what I'm doing...

Asked by Jeannie 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Unable to import bookmarks from Google Chrome

I've been using Google Chrome forever, but I've had Firefox for a while installed on my computer and used it off and on for other users, etc... I finally had enough of Ch… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I've been using Google Chrome forever, but I've had Firefox for a while installed on my computer and used it off and on for other users, etc... I finally had enough of Chrome, so I decided to switch to Firefox, it's not going very well, in fact I'm about to give up on that idea, unless I get some help! Even after I removed/re-installed and wiped the appdata stuff, still what the Mozilla help articles say, DO NOT show up in my browser. Two articles, neither agree w/what I see, or can do. NO such thing as "see all bookmarks", no such thing of Firefox telling me let migrate.... I CANNOT migrate my bookmarks from Google Chrome to Firefox. So, if ANYONE can offer some help, I'd like very much to switch! Thank you in advance for your help. Goodnight & I'll check tomorrow! PS: I even have the xml file of all my bookmarks from Chrome.

Asked by jsoutherd 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by shangshanruoshui 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Trying to transfer my old Firefox setup from a dead Windows 7 PC to a new Windows 10 PC (Old HDD is intact).

Ok so this really has me pulling my hair out. My old laptop died the other day and so I bought a new one and put my old drive in an enclosure. I had my Firefox heavily … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Ok so this really has me pulling my hair out. My old laptop died the other day and so I bought a new one and put my old drive in an enclosure. I had my Firefox heavily customised (over the past eight years) and I don't know how to transfer it over. It used to be that I would just copy the users over and everything would be cool (XP to W7 didn't give me this problem) but it's not working this time. My guess is that it's because my old laptop used Windows 7 Ultimate x64. My desktop monster uses Windows 10 Pro but this new laptop uses Windows 10 Home (which is just awful compared to Pro) so there's probably an issue with how the user profiles are handled. I didn't have a Firefox account because I didn't want every machine I use to have the same Firefox setup. This was because my desktop and laptop are used for different purposes entirely.

Does anyone know how to import the settings from a Windows 7 profile to a Windows 10 profile? So far, I've had no luck whatsoever. Thanks!

Asked by avroarrow69 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Lesezeichen übertragen

Hallo. Kann man von einem anderen Browser alle gesammelten Lesezeichen auf Firefox übertragen, ohne dass die schöne Ordnung darunter leidet oder müsste man alles wieder m… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hallo. Kann man von einem anderen Browser alle gesammelten Lesezeichen auf Firefox übertragen, ohne dass die schöne Ordnung darunter leidet oder müsste man alles wieder manuell einspeichern?

Asked by B0nst3r 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Can not download .pdf files.

Starting yesterday, I can no longer download .pdf datasheets from the regular firms that I have been dealing with. When I click on the datasheet link, the page that I w… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Starting yesterday, I can no longer download .pdf datasheets from the regular firms that I have been dealing with. When I click on the datasheet link, the page that I was on is returned, instead of the datasheet. I am using Windoz 7. Is this caused by changes in Firefox? Can this be fixed?

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Johnski

Asked by JohnskiC87 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு