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Firefox 41.0.1 does not create places.sqlite and hangs regularly

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Firefoz 41.0.1 hangs pretty regularly. Doesn't seem to be related to resources, as CPU usage is moderate. Bookmarks and History are fine, but when I deleted/moved the places.sqlite file and then restarted firefox, no replacement places.sqlite was created. Strangely, firefox appears to work perfectly normally (aside from the hanging) without a places.sqlite, or indeed any files in the profile folder!

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Firefox should immediately create a new places.sqlite in the profile folder when you start Firefox. Make sure that you look in the correct location in \AppData\Roaming\.

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

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It wasn't doing that, but I've just copied and created a new profile in a new custom location and it all seems to be working fine now, thanks. Still don't know what was preventing firefox from modifying the standard folder.