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How do I correct Firefox only starting with creation of new profile each time?

I've uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted all profiles, viewed and attempted every suggestion that was found via search engine. Firefox will only start with -P option and cr… (funda kabanzi)

I've uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted all profiles, viewed and attempted every suggestion that was found via search engine. Firefox will only start with -P option and creation of new profile. Once closed, it will not open again using the profile just created. Any ideas as to what type of additional troubleshooting that is available. There are no crash reports or logs generated anywhere that can be found. Running on Windows 7 Professional.

Asked by badlhby 4 iminyaka edlule

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Can't get Firefox to open. Get an error message stating profile is missing or has been deleted. Please help.

I have an iMac. Operating system is High Sierra 10.13.6. Firefox was running slowly today and a pop up window came up on the bottom of my screen and gave me the option of… (funda kabanzi)

I have an iMac. Operating system is High Sierra 10.13.6. Firefox was running slowly today and a pop up window came up on the bottom of my screen and gave me the option of "refreshing" Firefox. I hit the refresh button, and it was taking FOREVER to refresh Firefox, so I clicked out of it (the little red button) mid-refresh. Ever since then, when I try to open Firefox, I get a message stating that Firefox cannot be opened because my profile is missing or deleted. Shortly after this happened, a folder appeared on my desktop titled "Old Firefox Data" which contains about 60 items. I did not create this folder. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. I have also tried starting my iMac in safe mode, then restarting in regular mode. Was on the phone with Apple Tech Support for over an hour and they were unable to help. They are aware of the "Old Firefox Data" folder but they didn't know what to do with it. I am not tech or computer savvy. Other people have posted this exact question before, and answers have been provided, however I don't understand the answers or the instructions that supposedly solve this problem. This is why I'm asking this question again. I am hoping someone can help and provide a simplified answer or simplified instructions to solve this problem. Thank you.

Asked by SunshinesMom 1 unyaka odlule

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Your profile cannot be loaded still after uninstall

When I tried to start Firefox after it had crashed i got the "Your profile cannot be loaded" error. I to reinstall it but the error persisted. I then googled and found th… (funda kabanzi)

When I tried to start Firefox after it had crashed i got the "Your profile cannot be loaded" error. I to reinstall it but the error persisted. I then googled and found that you could remove profiles.ini and ~/.cache/mozilla/. I've removed both of these as well as reinstalling Firefox multiple times.

But it still show the error message. It even "spread" to Thunderbird.

I'm using macOS Mojave 10.14.

Asked by ntoonio 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by ntoonio 1 unyaka odlule

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

I do not know what to do, I cannot get Firefox to load at all. The message above is what I keep getting. I tried looking in my profile for the profile.ini file and cannot… (funda kabanzi)

I do not know what to do, I cannot get Firefox to load at all. The message above is what I keep getting. I tried looking in my profile for the profile.ini file and cannot find one....I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Firefox is my browser I hate all the others. What can I do!!!

Asked by nikbait 2 iminyaka edlule

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Refreshed, now cannot access bookmarks, but DO have 'old Firefox data' file, nothing I have tried has worked.

POINT ONE: IMO, there needs to be a warning saying "if you are thinking of doing a 'refresh' (sounds innocent enough) and are not intimately familiar with Firefox, bear … (funda kabanzi)

POINT ONE: IMO, there needs to be a warning saying "if you are thinking of doing a 'refresh' (sounds innocent enough) and are not intimately familiar with Firefox, bear in mind that it may take you hours, days or weeks to get back working online. So don't do it unless you have to."

Yes, I have the 'old Firefox data' file but several methods suggested for getting my bookmarks back have not worked. I also did the procedure suggested to make an HTML file from the backup file, just in case I might need it, but I do not see the HTML file in 'documents'. Is it somewhere else? I could list some of the efforts I have made to get my bookmarks back but it would take several pages of typing. Right now I have about 15 windows open from links on help pages for multiple ways to fix bookmarks problems, but after working on this for several hours I am hopelessly confused.

For one example: I went to Library / hit 'bookmarks' / hit 'show all bookmarks' / hit 'import and backup' / hit 'restore' / hit 'OK' / get message: "unable to process backup file".

Should I throw the computer out, buy a new one and start over? It would certainly be simpler. But I absolutely DO need those bookmarks.

Thanks for any guidance on this.

Asked by Rodney1111 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Rodney1111 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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won't recognize old profiles on file in default folder

A virus hosed my Windows 10 system. In restoring my apps, I reinstalled the latest version of Firefox. It created its own default profile. I have saved earlier Profiles i… (funda kabanzi)

A virus hosed my Windows 10 system. In restoring my apps, I reinstalled the latest version of Firefox. It created its own default profile. I have saved earlier Profiles in a separate folder on a different drive. I copied them back to the default folders in the Users folder. When I run Profile Manager, it only shows the one Profile just created but won't recognize or list those other profiles. I need some help, since those profiles have all my Bookmarks, extensions, etc. Please help.

Asked by ijblack 3 iminyaka edlule

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I can't find any of my old data before firefox updated today.

Firefox recently updated(without my permission) and i have no idea how to recover my old data. When I started up firefox, it came with information telling me to sync to a… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox recently updated(without my permission) and i have no idea how to recover my old data.

When I started up firefox, it came with information telling me to sync to an email and my phone and i did all that.i just cant find anyway of restoring my data. I've tried using this thread to help me but i can't find the old firefox data folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1195682

I also remember having mulitiple add-ons like no script and ad blocker plus but i don't know which version they were.

if anyone has information, if would be great if you could help me.

Asked by ncuwonfuwc 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by ncuwonfuwc 1 unyaka odlule

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C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tjzhwa81.default-1506294362537-1523219308478\storage\default

as you can see from the question in this folder there many entries like this:"https+++mail.google.com" from malwarebytes scan yesterday and today: PUP.Optional.YSearchTab… (funda kabanzi)

as you can see from the question in this folder there many entries like this:"https+++mail.google.com" from malwarebytes scan yesterday and today: PUP.Optional.YSearchTab, C:\Users\my name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tjzhwa81.default-1506294362537-1523219308478.old\storage\default\http+++jaleco.ysearchtab.com\idb\301792106ttes.sqlite, Quarantined, [1980], [395234],1.0.4906 PUP.Optional.YSearchTab, C:\Users\my name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tjzhwa81.default-1506294362537-1523219308478.old\storage\default\http+++jaleco.ysearchtab.com\.metadata, Quarantined, [1980], [395234],1.0.4906 PUP.Optional.YSearchTab, C:\Users\my name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tjzhwa81.default-1506294362537-1523219308478.old\storage\default\http+++jaleco.ysearchtab.com\.metadata-v2, Quarantined, [1980], [395234],1.0.4906

Asked by nnjsjs84njnN 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to migrate between Windows 10 profiles?

To correct a problem in MS Word, Microsoft Support created a new Windows 10 profile on my laptop and reinstalled MS Office. Firefox is still on my laptop in the new profi… (funda kabanzi)

To correct a problem in MS Word, Microsoft Support created a new Windows 10 profile on my laptop and reinstalled MS Office. Firefox is still on my laptop in the new profile, but its appearance is changed. It has lost all the profile data from the old Win 10 profile. I have looked at the articles under "Manage preferences and add-ons" but I don't think they solve my issue because I don't have a backup of my Firefox profile. Or, if I still do, I don't know how to find it on the old Windows profile, which is still on my laptop.

I had a lot of bookmarks, add-ons and preferences that I would like to retrieve for my browser. Is that possible?

Asked by Mysterfied 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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I can't understand directions how to restore bookmarks when they don't come back after refresh

I refreshed and Firefox saved old Firefox data in a folder on the desktop. I have named my new Profile per instructions, and tried to follow directions to restore bookmar… (funda kabanzi)

I refreshed and Firefox saved old Firefox data in a folder on the desktop. I have named my new Profile per instructions, and tried to follow directions to restore bookmarks & add ons (rebooted, tried to follow directions to open Profile folder, opened Menu, Help, Troubleshooting, but can't find Application Basics), but I am LOST! Any help much appreciated!

Asked by cpencek 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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Unable to restore bookmarks when moving profile folder

I recently changed my laptop. I took a backup of the entire profile folder. In my new laptop, I deleted the entire contents of the new profile folder and pasted the conte… (funda kabanzi)

I recently changed my laptop. I took a backup of the entire profile folder. In my new laptop, I deleted the entire contents of the new profile folder and pasted the contents from the old profile folder. This process works for me every time. However, this time my bookmarks are getting lost. Everything else is in place. Is there a method to manually restore only the bookmarks from my profile folder backup? I never took a manual backup of only bookmarks. Any help here will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Asked by devashisha 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FFus3r 1 unyaka odlule

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Computer slowed after the latest update, so I deleted every bit of firefox and tried to re-install it which is refused because of having no more profile

After updating to Version 67 it took 2 minutes for the Mozilla starting-page to open. So I deleted Firefox and reloaded it without success. I deleted the add-ons, the Coo… (funda kabanzi)

After updating to Version 67 it took 2 minutes for the Mozilla starting-page to open. So I deleted Firefox and reloaded it without success. I deleted the add-ons, the Cookies, Caches to no success. Finally I found that my profile could be the reason and I deleted the whole Firefox-Folder completely to start from anew. When I download the new Version comes "either you have no profile or the use is denied" and everything stops. If someone starts the first time with Firefox he would not have a profile either. So how can I get back using Firefox as my browser again?

Thanks for your tips and help in Advance.

Asked by freerider 1 unyaka odlule

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Lost all bookmarks etc on upgrade to 67

Others have asked similar questions but for different platforms and none of the suggestions have either worked, been appropriate for the setup or understood by me (a non … (funda kabanzi)

Others have asked similar questions but for different platforms and none of the suggestions have either worked, been appropriate for the setup or understood by me (a non programmer!). I am operating High Sierra 10.13.6 and after migrating to Firefox 67 have lost everything to do with previous setup.

When trying to set a previous profile as default I get the error message about launching an older version of Firefox and gives me a quit or new profile option only which is not satisfactory.

Is there not a simple solution to this unasked for level of complication that allows me to restore my existing bookmarks and passwords without delving deep into processes I don't understand and inputting lots of lines of code? It feels like I've taken my car in to fill up the tank and been told to rebuild the engine to get my car going again.

Im inputting this using Chrome because almost every attempt to use firefox causes a crash

All help gratefully received.

Asked by Timbo12 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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New clear profile every time after Firefox update

Hello. In organization we like to use Firefox as default browser. But we have a every day problem with profiles. After update, Firefox create new profile and not copy use… (funda kabanzi)

Hello.

In organization we like to use Firefox as default browser. But we have a every day problem with profiles.

After update, Firefox create new profile and not copy user data to it. So user lost hes tabs, extensions, history and e.t.c. We can see two or more profiles for one user.

For example user logon to computer with Firefox version 68.0.1. Firefox automatically update to 68.0.2, and user now have new profile without custom data.

profiles.ini looks like:

[Install308046B0AF4A39CB] Default=Profiles/6qa5a710.default-release Locked=1

[Profile1] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/6qa5a710.default-release

[Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/xu3ic03g.default-1561039332923 Default=1

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

We create powershell script for workaround issue. Script copy files from privies profile: $profileCurrent\*.sqlite" $profileCurrent\sessionstore.jsonlz4" $profileCurrent\extensions\*.*" $profileCurrent\*.json"

You mast know that in organization we user roaming profile and ue-v, so users can logon on any computer. Some computers can be with older Firefox version like 68.0.1 or new one like 68.0.2.

Please help find solution for this issues. Can Firefox account help with this? Or we mast create some more clever script?

Thank you.

Asked by denis.pasternak 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by denis.pasternak 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Saving all profiles in a network share

Hello! I am now struggling to configure Firefox in a VDI environment and we want the Firefox profiles to be stored on a network share in order to take them out from the u… (funda kabanzi)

Hello!

I am now struggling to configure Firefox in a VDI environment and we want the Firefox profiles to be stored on a network share in order to take them out from the user folder.

Guess there should be a line in the mozilla.cfg file to change the path, but I'm not able to find it.

Anyone has faced the same situation? Is it possible to specify a path where all the profiles will be stored?

Thanks!!

Asked by ieltxu 2 iminyaka edlule

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I upgraded to v67.0 and I lost all of my tabs. Please help

When I upgraded to the most recent version of Firefox, I lost all of my tabs. The directions on upgrade indicated that I would not lose any tab information. However, o… (funda kabanzi)

When I upgraded to the most recent version of Firefox, I lost all of my tabs. The directions on upgrade indicated that I would not lose any tab information. However, on startup of the new version, I seem to only have the option to restore from sync which I never did. I do not believe that I was instructed to do this prior to closing. I maintain 2 active open profiles, home and office, and I do not want these to be synced. I had them both set up to automatically restore the last session which was working well. I am no longer able to restore from an old session. I think this is because this is an entirely new version of Firefox and the local settings were not saved. Now I want to either recover the old tab data and apply to the new installation or restore the previous version of Firefox which might have my previous tab data. Please help.

Asked by cknopke 1 unyaka odlule

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Add-ons don't work after copying profile (Access to the file was denied)

I recently copied my Old Firefox profile to another folder and refreshed my Firefox Dev Edition browser. After refreshing, I copied all of the content of my old Firefox p… (funda kabanzi)

I recently copied my Old Firefox profile to another folder and refreshed my Firefox Dev Edition browser. After refreshing, I copied all of the content of my old Firefox profile to the new default profile and then started the browser. Upon starting it, the browser was working with all of my previous add-ons. But whenever I close the browser and open it again, the icons of the add-ons at the overflow menu are not showing though there is space for the add-ons. Whenever I click at the add-ons, the error that 'Access to file was denied' - `The file at moz-extension://b408b31d-945f-43cb-881e-b1f4071942b6/index.html is not readable` shows up. I tried it with creating other profile folders and then copying my old profile data but it still always happens.

Any help?

Asked by Scarletti19 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Scarletti19 1 unyaka odlule

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I just upgraded to 67.0.1 (64-bit) of Firefox and all my bookmarks are gone.

I just installed "Firefox Quantum" version 67.0.1, and none of my bookmarks were copied from my previous version. So I looked at help files on how to import my old bookma… (funda kabanzi)

I just installed "Firefox Quantum" version 67.0.1, and none of my bookmarks were copied from my previous version. So I looked at help files on how to import my old bookmarks from my last version of Firefox, and they're all about either importing from Chrome, or Safari, etc, or else they're about sync'ing my mobile devices to my laptop. I don't need any of that information. Why didn't Firefox keep my old bookmarks, the way it always has whenever I have upgraded to a new version? What did it do to my old bookmarks?

I'm kind of upset, because I have a lot of recent bookmarks that I will have lost (since last backup). I sure hope Mozilla didn't just delete all that.

Oh, and I do have a Firefox account, and I've logged in, but still can't find anything that will tell me how to get my bookmarks back.

Thanks.

Asked by Bastette54 12 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Bastette54 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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On a tablet with W10 I have set up seperate profiles for myself & wife but Firefox always opens in my profile, same goes for Thunderbird. How can I change this?

I have tried the"firefox.exe profilemanager" method (& similar for Thunderbird) but no improvement. Help please!

Asked by 1391mnhoJ 4 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 4 iminyaka edlule