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New install over an outdated version of Firefox,

I have three devices, a desk top, a laptop and an iPad. The desktop is running a very outdated version of Firefox which means it is not compatable just to update it. The … (funda kabanzi)

I have three devices, a desk top, a laptop and an iPad. The desktop is running a very outdated version of Firefox which means it is not compatable just to update it. The forum tried to help me with this a while back, but it was deemed not to be possible, and the best way would have been to do a fresh new install, but there was noway to save log-ins/passwords bookmarks. My devices all have the Firefox sync and that is so far working well. My question is, if I dragged my PC's Firefox into the present by performing a fresh new install, would my synced items install ok....after invoking the Sync feature on the new install. Logic tells me this should be so, as it worked ok with the new iPad, but I know from experience that logic doesn't always come into play. (Windows7) Many thanks

Asked by Fozzie777 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Unable to log into Firefox Sync

I recently got all new devices and traded in my previous ones and when trying to login to Firefox Sync, I can sign in successfully but then I’m required to provide the 6-… (funda kabanzi)

I recently got all new devices and traded in my previous ones and when trying to login to Firefox Sync, I can sign in successfully but then I’m required to provide the 6-digit code that is sent to my email. I am unable to login to my email because the password in stored in my Firefox Sync saved passwords.

Attempted to reset my email password (Gmail) but I need to enter the last password that I used, which I have no idea since I’ve always used Firefox Sync and all I get from Google is “we are unable to verify this account belongs to you”. So not much traction on gaining access to my email account.

In my mind, I assumed that by utilizing Firefox Sync as a form of a password manager, I wouldn’t be in this situation as long as I knew my Firefox Sync password. I have since learned otherwise. I can sign-in on accounts.firefox.com but of course making any change requires that I put in the code that was sent via email.

I attempted to download Lockwise and again prompted to enter the code sent via email.

So at this point, I’m just wondering if I’m out of luck and although I know my password to my Firefox account that I’ll be unable to regain access to it or my email because I can’t access the 6-digit code being sent to that email.

Any additional support or suggestions are appreciated but I feel like I’m unfortunately at the end of the line here on what else could be done.

Asked by Corey W 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox logins & passwords

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain. I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain.

I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly due to low battery and unstable power connection couple times in a few minute interval.

How do I get back logins and passwords?

Asked by hoops1 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Lost Bookmarks

My PC (running Windows 10) crashed and when I restarted I'd lost all of my bookmarks plus I was prompted to create a new user profile. I'm running Firefox 89.0.1 I've tri… (funda kabanzi)

My PC (running Windows 10) crashed and when I restarted I'd lost all of my bookmarks plus I was prompted to create a new user profile. I'm running Firefox 89.0.1 I've tried following the information to find and restore my bookmarks but when I try this all Firefox prompts me is to import from another browser platform (which I don't use). Any ideas?

Asked by gppoulton 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Videos do not load in Firefox

MAC OS Monterey Verrsion 12.0.1 but problem preceded this update Tried all suggestions listed but the problem persists. All videos function in Safari. eg: https://www.msn… (funda kabanzi)

MAC OS Monterey Verrsion 12.0.1 but problem preceded this update

Tried all suggestions listed but the problem persists. All videos function in Safari.

eg: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/topvideos/alarm-clock-goat-wakes-owner-with-terrifying-scream/vi-AAQ7Khx

Asked by beck.art 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox updating itself and I lost all my history and bookmarks!!

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session … (funda kabanzi)

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session or find any bookmarks! I am very very sad.... can anyone help me recover these things?

Asked by jennyleis 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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firefox keeps rolling back to homepage

firefox keeps rolling back to homepage. It also opens new widows automatically. Please find a solutiion for this, all work is lost because of this. Windows 10, Firefox 94… (funda kabanzi)

firefox keeps rolling back to homepage. It also opens new widows automatically. Please find a solutiion for this, all work is lost because of this. Windows 10, Firefox 94.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by sunoj1 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by sunoj1 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Places.sqlite gets. corrupted every time Firefox is closed

Hello, Every time I restart Firefox or it crashes or power cuts or anything, place.sqlite file gets corrupted and I have to replace the new file with the .corrupt file. T… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Every time I restart Firefox or it crashes or power cuts or anything, place.sqlite file gets corrupted and I have to replace the new file with the .corrupt file. This has been happening for over a year now, but my computer is always on and I turn it off maybe once every 4-5 months unless I'm forced to restart by a software or by power cuts or stuff. Lately I have been having issues with my Windows and I have to restart my computer quite often and it is very annoying. This happens whether I close Firefox with the X or using the Exit button or even if I keep it open and restart the computer. My places file is 75MBs. I have the same one since 2014. I'm using Windows 10 and latest Firefox edition. Any ideas?

Asked by exclusive01 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 inyanga edlule

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Profile Missing, nothing works!

I'm getting Profile Missing: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I don't have a caches folder I can remove the contents of the appli… (funda kabanzi)

I'm getting Profile Missing: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I don't have a caches folder I can remove the contents of the application support folder and nothing changes.

When I go to open the profile manager I get:

MyName$ /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P Error: Access was denied while trying to open files in your profile directory.

      1. !!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

I tried running Disk Utility but it froze the machine as it's a time machine disk and that slows it down immeasurably.

What's my next option?

Asked by matthewaudio 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by matthewaudio 1 unyaka odlule

I lost all my tabs

So my browser pages weren't loading so I went to my windows 10 settings app and went to "Apps" and then I clicked on FireFox to uninstall it but it gave me an option to "… (funda kabanzi)

So my browser pages weren't loading so I went to my windows 10 settings app and went to "Apps" and then I clicked on FireFox to uninstall it but it gave me an option to "Refresh" it and so I did that and it fixed the issue I was having but ALL my tabs are gone and I NEED them back. Please tell me there's a way to get them back. I think I even had important ones to. ;-; ;'(

Asked by jillv46 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 izinyanga ezidlule

All saved passwords associated with my accounts are removed

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what… (funda kabanzi)

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what needs to be done.

Asked by navneet.nigam82 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Lost all extremely improtant data after forced Update - Please help

Hi, I was refraining myself to do any update of Firefox on Windows 10 PC for several months but yesterday I was so annoyed by pop up messages requesting me to update that… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I was refraining myself to do any update of Firefox on Windows 10 PC for several months but yesterday I was so annoyed by pop up messages requesting me to update that I gave up and proceed with update... Then disaster happened: everything is lost. All my customized settings, all bookmarks that my life depend on, everything is lost. Please can someone help me survive...

I checked for FirefoxOLD folder if there is one (e.g. on Desktop) anywhere on hard drive of my PC but there isn't. All self done solutions I tried but failed produced around 15+ additional profiles because I had to delete ( * ) Profiles INI single file otherwise Firefox couldn't be opened due to error message. When I deleted INI, I was able to open firefox with LOST extremely important data. Every opening produced I believe 3 new profiles.


( * ) I still have them in Recycle bin.

I went to about:profiles and there are only two: the one being used (lost data) and one more. When I open "one more" profile in different browsers all my data is remaining to be gone.

Currently in total are 18 profiles in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles folder. At least 15 of them are from failed solution attempts. The thing that worries me the most is the single profile, out of other 3, that should had my data available. I used it as the only folder in "Profiles" folder. Then I used to run Firefox and data is missing even there. This particular profile that brought me the most of hopes is NOT available via about:configs and the thing that worried me the most inside the folder of particular profile that I guess should have the data is the fact that the folder is almost entirely empty. Only two files inside: search-metadata.json and times.json

Can someone please help me get my data back?

Please I had really important data but cannot recover it on my own :'-( oh my god...

Asked by Andrew 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Once in a while when I start Firefox, my extension data, layout, and home page settings are wiped

It usually happens when I start firefox after restarting or signing into my Windows 10 device, fortunately nothing important is lost with this data, but it's annoying to … (funda kabanzi)

It usually happens when I start firefox after restarting or signing into my Windows 10 device, fortunately nothing important is lost with this data, but it's annoying to have to deal with. is there any way to stop this from happening or anything I can do once it happens?

Asked by Oneechan69 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Oneechan69 1 unyaka odlule

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Private Browsing data still in memory while Crash Reporter is open?

Just had a session crash on me, still got the Crash Reporter open. It was a session with a Private Window open, in which I was doing most of my work. Six months, that is,… (funda kabanzi)

Just had a session crash on me, still got the Crash Reporter open. It was a session with a Private Window open, in which I was doing most of my work. Six months, that is, of work and reading. I'm aware of the general irretrievability of private browsing sessions, but it seems a good idea to be very certain and exhaust the possibilities before I unpause my meltdown.

Like I said, the Crash Reporter is still open. Looking at it now. With the language suggesting to me that as long as I leave it open, Firefox hasn't quit or restarted in "full", to my understanding—that the session is still extant in some way. With the checkbox 'Include the address of the page I was on' too... Well, the page I was on was in a Private Window all right. Unless there's a loophole not noted in the Reporter that it can't/doesn't retrieve addresses from private browsing, or that it automatically substitutes the last non-private address, etc.... Then this means the information still exists, doesn't it? Crash be damned? Right now, at least as long as the reporter is open... The implication to me is at least that one bit of information is not completely lost. And if that's not lost, then maybe the other pages in the tab aren't lost yet either. Or all the other tabs in the window. Or the copious notes I'd been maintaining in the address bar's history.

Not that I think there's somehow a quick fix/retrieval possible, but if there's anything at all possible here, I'll try and do it. Regardless if it goes far beyond what can managed through Firefox normally. Private Browsing data is stored in memory, right? So if my surmise that the data has not actually been flushed from memory yet is correct, isn't there something radical I can do to freeze or dump the current state of my memory? Maybe the entire state of my system even, such that the data can be analyzed/retrieved at a later time? Whether it requires a technical touch and mastery leaps and bounds above my current literacy, or if it would need to undergo some drawn-out, folding@home-esque process to be decompiled and analyzable... Literally, if something is possible in this situation where I at least think the data still exists and is calling back or accessible to the Firefox application in some form, I need to consider it.

I'm running Windows 10 and Firefox 74 (again, tells you how long it's been since I restared Firefox). Anyone who can potentially assist or help guide me through this little Armageddon, you have no idea how much your help would be appreciated. Conversely, if you know for a fact that the tiny shred of hope I'm clinging to per my conjecture about the Crash Reporter and the current state of my Firefox is wrong... Then fire away, it's a bullet I guess I'll be biting.

Asked by OMT 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by OMT 1 unyaka odlule

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Old history

Hi, This evening I rebooted my laptop and when I came to use Firefox again it decided to install the new version, wiping all my data in the process. Luckily, I had backed… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

This evening I rebooted my laptop and when I came to use Firefox again it decided to install the new version, wiping all my data in the process.

Luckily, I had backed up my bookmarks earlier in the day but unfortunately not my history.

Is there any way to get it back?

Asked by BP1992 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by BP1992 1 unyaka odlule

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Restore the profile and than no pwd saving avaiable

Hi folks, the user deleted his firefox completely. But he had saved his profile folder. So I installed the latest version of firefox and loaded all the content from the s… (funda kabanzi)

Hi folks, the user deleted his firefox completely. But he had saved his profile folder. So I installed the latest version of firefox and loaded all the content from the saved profile folder into the new profile folder - and he got his old ff back again. But all his pwds where gone - but that's okay, I made a printout of it all. Now he comes back to me with the problem, that none of the pwds enterd new will be stored. I was via teamvier on his pc - and he was right. I enterd a pwd, press the save button, get into the page, quit the page, call the page again - no pwd appeared. I compared all the setup parameter with mine, where everything works fine - there was no difference. So what can I do ? Is it a lockwise problem ? Thanks for any answer Michael

Asked by makdiver 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Log ins and passwords lost

Hi, I have recently upgraded to the latest version of Firefox and when I tried to access my saved passwords they have disappeared. I presume they were deleted in the upgr… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I have recently upgraded to the latest version of Firefox and when I tried to access my saved passwords they have disappeared. I presume they were deleted in the upgrade. Is it possible to retrieve them? If not, this is a disaster as there are many that I use rarely and have no record of what they are/were. Any help gratefully received.

Asked by chris431 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by chris431 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Reinstating bookmarks and Reading List from Firefox v92 to Firefox v94

Today I was forced to erase my hard disk and reinstate / reinstall the entire operating system on my MacBook Pro [from my back-up] ... in doing so I was upgraded to Firef… (funda kabanzi)

Today I was forced to erase my hard disk and reinstate / reinstall the entire operating system on my MacBook Pro [from my back-up] ... in doing so I was upgraded to Firefox v94 [from Firefox v92] and all my bookmarks and folders and my reading list were lost ... btw I had no option, no alternative was offered ...

Is there some way of salvaging the bookmarks, folders and reading list from v92 and importing them to v94?

I thank you kindly in advance for your advice

Asked by PilgrimHikerGal 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 7 izinyanga ezidlule