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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by blue_sky 1 usuku oludlule

Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (funda kabanzi)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 4 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by dravafox 7 amahora adlule

Facebook videos taken in portrait mode won't play in Firefox

Facebook videos taken in portrait mode won't play in Firefox. I can copy and paste the URL in the Chrome browser and they play fine. Any fix for this or do I have to chan… (funda kabanzi)

Facebook videos taken in portrait mode won't play in Firefox. I can copy and paste the URL in the Chrome browser and they play fine.

Any fix for this or do I have to change my browser of choice?

Asked by cs_heath 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cs_heath 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

The sooner I sign in the web page becomes blank

If I clean install and don't sign in everything works fine but the sooner I sign in the web pages become blank I am talking about clean every tiny bit from the regedit.ex… (funda kabanzi)

If I clean install and don't sign in everything works fine but the sooner I sign in the web pages become blank I am talking about clean every tiny bit from the regedit.exe my self manually. As long as I don't sign in everything is a charm but not after I sign in. The private mode works fine

Asked by scorpio_109 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by scorpio_109 18 amahora adlule

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (funda kabanzi)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by matthew34 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Virtual Tours (included images) not loading in page

Hello, My clients have a problem with our virtual tours. This problem not is at all clients, buts is. I imported to this topic , screen image. If you looking on this, yo… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, My clients have a problem with our virtual tours. This problem not is at all clients, buts is. I imported to this topic , screen image. If you looking on this, you see virtual tour but in backgroung show you is only gray background. Some elements you can view but image still not loading.

Can you tell me where the problem is? Console is nothing tell me.

This is link to virtual tour.

https://sb360.online/xkidqk?

In my browser this tour i exelent show me. Evrything is loading at my monitor. But in small groups clients this bug is showing.

This problem showing at version 79. In the earlier version, this problem does not exist.

Sorry for my english :)

Asked by arkadiusz.stencel 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by arkadiusz.stencel 2 amahora adlule

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (funda kabanzi)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by exekutive 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox 79.0 blocks sites Google, Youtube

Hi! My system: Win7, FF79.0 32-bit, ru After updating from version 78.0.2, Google and Youtube sites stopped opening normally: After opening the browser everything work… (funda kabanzi)

Hi!

My system: Win7, FF79.0 32-bit, ru

  1. After updating from version 78.0.2, Google and Youtube sites stopped opening normally:
  2. After opening the browser everything works fine.
  3. A few minutes later, errors about blocking downloads from Google resources appear in the console (gstatic, ytimg, google-analytics, googlevideo, etc.).

Reason: "CORS request did not succeed - Third-party request blocked: single source policy denies reading remote resource" or "CORS Failed". Also suggestions from Google in the search bar stop working.

  1. After a while, these sites stop opening at all.

Reason: "This error page has no error code in its security info" in the console on the page "Error establishing secure connection" (connection-not-secure).

Only restarting the browser helps. Disabling add-ons, resetting cache and cookies does not help. Downgrade to version 78.0.2 is not possible - the profile may crash :(

Please, help!

Asked by laticq 9 amahora adlule

Last reply by laticq 5 amahora adlule

Browser window bleeding onto extended monitor "white bar"

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout. Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to… (funda kabanzi)

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout.

Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to hit F11 (Fullscreen) twice. Minimizing, maximizing, restoring all have no effect - only taking it from a normal window to Fullscreen view (no menu bar or tabs), then back to a normal window works.

It happens on every new window opened and it doesn't matter which display it is opened on, the bar will be there if moved to the bottom screen, until F11 is pushed for that instance of Firefox twice.

This has happened before and it would seem to go away on later updates, but it is currently visible on every computer I have that has one display above another.

Asked by tahwos 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by tahwos 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Cookies keep reappearing after deletion

I have had Firefox set to delete cookies upon closure for several years now. I recently noticed that some cookies were present as soon as the browser was opened, which sh… (funda kabanzi)

I have had Firefox set to delete cookies upon closure for several years now. I recently noticed that some cookies were present as soon as the browser was opened, which should not be happening.

This set of cookies reappears every time I open Firefox, even if I manually delete all the cookies, and even if I delete the cookies.sqlite file in between closing Firefox and reopening it.

This problem occurs on two machines with Firefox. One with Windows 7 and one with Windows 10. I have Sync configured to keep bookmarks the same on both machines. I was wondering if this may have something to do with it, as the same set of 'zombie cookies' keeps reappearing on both machines?

Asked by dan.w.robinson 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by dan.w.robinson 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Menu Bar with a Unified Look Possible?

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7 Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would l… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7

Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would look much better if the solid background were also transparent. Anyone have a .css or other solution?

Asked by click-click 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by click-click 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Youtube viewing corrupting firefox/windows 10

I seem to have a 'bug' being introduced through firefox when I view youtube videos. it does not happen right away, it takes a few videos to happen. The partial solution I… (funda kabanzi)

I seem to have a 'bug' being introduced through firefox when I view youtube videos. it does not happen right away, it takes a few videos to happen. The partial solution I have found so far (having done this twice so far in almost as many days, and about to do it a second in one day.) is to do a complete uninstall of firefox, then do a windows defender offline scan (which seems to knock out whatever is left in the machine, it won't tell me what was found.) then to come back into win10 and doing a clean install which seems to work well enough (having multiple tabs open [I do miss being able to have large numbers of open tabs and not having my machine going nuts]) till I break down and check the youtube channels that I like to keep up with. main noticeable symptom is my machines cooling fan going into 'hyper' drive, then checking task manager and finding firefox using almost two gigs of memory and 40+% of cpu capacity. As I type this, with just one tab open, firefox is showing 563.3 MB and seven (7) sub? programs running. Before this latest flair up, for one tab open it would be under 400MB and five programs running?

Add-ons I run on Firefox: uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

My system: AMD A9-9425 RadeonR5,5 Compute Cores 2C+3G 3,10GHz

                   8GB of ram 7.45 usable
                   WIN 10 Home Ver. 1909         {64 bit}
                  OS Build 18363.997

Asked by rrtreerat 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by rrtreerat 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

FireFox 79.0 logout problems from website rdc.nl. Usermenu is not shown anymore when logoutbutton is pushed

Good morning all I am new in this house. Guido van Wijk, application engineer at RDC in Amsterdam (rdc.nl). We host large internet applications for the automotive industr… (funda kabanzi)

Good morning all I am new in this house. Guido van Wijk, application engineer at RDC in Amsterdam (rdc.nl). We host large internet applications for the automotive industry in the Netherlands. Java based. 8.000 users. In this web-applications html, exit buttons are built-in to return to user-menu's where our customer (automotive company's such as car-dealers) can make an new choice to enter a new application. These exit-buttons perform wel under FireFox 78.x. The men is shown. Since the Firefox 79.0 update these buttons do not function anymore. Either the application-screen stays untouched (as the menu should be shown) or a full white screen is shown. Whic is also wrong. I have tested with an older Ffox 78.0 version on another PC and then everything works fine. What's going on here. I am not an software engineer.

The images show an example of 1 of our web-apps, OKR with the uitlogbutton, logout. And the usermenu which should be shown then. This works Ok with Ffox 78, not anymore with 79.0

Asked by g.v.wijk 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by g.v.wijk 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

LOGIN ISSUES WITH SPECIFIC SITE

When I try to login to my Edward Jones account on my PC, I enter my ID and Password and there's a popup that they need to text me a security code. When I click on "text … (funda kabanzi)

When I try to login to my Edward Jones account on my PC, I enter my ID and Password and there's a popup that they need to text me a security code. When I click on "text me", I receive an error message and nothing happens. I can access my account via Internet Explorer (which doesn't ask for a security code). I can access my account on my iphone. I called Edward Jones and they said it was a Firefox issue. I have Windows 10. Anyone know how to fix this issue? I'm pretty tech-challenged, so if you have suggestions, I hope I understand!! :) Thanks!!

Asked by paulasrichard 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by paulasrichard 1 usuku oludlule

Firefox 79 with no connections establishes a connection

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following 104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:htt… (funda kabanzi)

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following

104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED)

Why is this occurring?

Asked by Mace2 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Mace2 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Policies in Firefox for Android

Anyone knows if Policies (thru policies.json file) works in Firefox for Android v68? All the help I found say what I need to place a file (policies.json) in the Firefox d… (funda kabanzi)

Anyone knows if Policies (thru policies.json file) works in Firefox for Android v68?

All the help I found say what I need to place a file (policies.json) in the Firefox distribution folden inside the folder where the executable file is. Anyone knows where the executable file is in Android Android is very picky about write in System folders besides I don't could find that folder in my Android 7.0 phone. Any help is welcome... Thanks in advance!

Asked by Cartucho 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Cartucho 1 usuku oludlule

Ebay.com does not show up in html it shows up as a txt file with txt links.

Please tell me how to fix ebay.com so it shows up in html. I don't know why that site is the only one that does that but it's strange and unusable like that. thank you! … (funda kabanzi)

Please tell me how to fix ebay.com so it shows up in html. I don't know why that site is the only one that does that but it's strange and unusable like that.

thank you!

Asked by donna23 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by donna23 1 usuku oludlule

As of 08/04/2020, Firefox is crashing on my Windows 10 computer

I followed your instructions with the following results: 1) https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Firefox-crashes/Mozilla-Crash-Reporter/ta-p/1715 Page Not Found 2) %APPDATA%… (funda kabanzi)

I followed your instructions with the following results:


1) https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Firefox-crashes/Mozilla-Crash-Reporter/ta-p/1715

Page Not Found

2) %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports\submitted

    Windows can't find  %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports\submitted. Check the spelling and try again.

3) Error still occurs: Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

I have 1) uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox 2) powered down and rebooted

Nothing gets resolved.

Asked by TekMan 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by TekMan 19 amahora adlule