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  • Kusonjululiwe

Unable to import saved firefox profile (from windows 7 32-bit, to windows 10 64-bit) - new profile has none of my data

My attempt at transferring profile from an existing machine to a new machine has not produced the intended result, and I need help. I saved my firefox profile (on a 32-bi… (funda kabanzi)

My attempt at transferring profile from an existing machine to a new machine has not produced the intended result, and I need help.

I saved my firefox profile (on a 32-bit windows 7 machine; firefox was fully up to date) without firefox running, in a ZIP file (the letter number combination followed by dot followed by default), then copied the ZIP file to the new machine (windows 10 64-bit), unzipped it (so I had the same file name as from the old machine), then copied this folder into position at

C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles

I then started firefox on the new machine, went to about:profiles, created new profile, selected the folder (which was present at this step), then completed the procedure and started a new firefox with the new profile (the option given in about:profiles).

The new instance of firefox has none of my data (several thousand bookmarks, passwords, etc.); instead looks like the other (default new) profile.

The existing profile file set was (after this procedure) visible in

C:\users\user\appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profiles

The restored profile is running now as "Default User" and reflects the folder I transferred from the old machine (except that I changed the word "default" in that folder to "main", leaving the number-letter part and the dot unchanged.)

No errors were indicated from firefox (which is running version 83 now) during any steps of the old back-up/archive save step or the new restore/recover step.

What am I doing wrong? How can I recover my existing profile data? The procedure, while not very friendly, seems straightforward enough. I don't want to go into the details of recovering specific database files/folders; I'd just like the profile I had before functioning in the new machine.

Please help

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Answered by wb0gaz 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox spontaneously installs on Win10 - leaves log in directory

I have had two occasions over the past several weeks where it appears that Firefox is spontaneously installed from Windows 10 machine. Is there anything I can/should be d… (funda kabanzi)

I have had two occasions over the past several weeks where it appears that Firefox is spontaneously installed from Windows 10 machine.

Is there anything I can/should be doing to prevent this?

Thanks,

Jim

Asked by jtaylor1 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Two versions of Firefox (74.0 and 80.0) showing in Programs (Windows 7)

Hi All, For some reason, I have two versions of Firefox showing in my Programs and Features, on Windows 7. Version 74.0, installed 13/03/2020, and version 80.0, installed… (funda kabanzi)

Hi All,

For some reason, I have two versions of Firefox showing in my Programs and Features, on Windows 7.

Version 74.0, installed 13/03/2020, and version 80.0, installed 28/08/2020.

I've seen another topic mentioning this problem for older versions, and tried using a Registry Cleaner as mentioned in that one - but it has made no difference, and both versions are still there.

I'm wary of trying to uninstall the 74.0 version using the Firefox uninstaller, as when I start that there is no mention of it just uninstalling 74.0 - it gives the impression it is uninstalling all versions, which is not something I want.

I just don't need two versions of Firefox on my PC, especially when the older version is no longer used.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Last reply by cor-el 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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How do I stop using beta?

I Googled about stopping using Firefox beta and transition to release version but none of the pages I found in this forum talks about an error message about user profile … (funda kabanzi)

I Googled about stopping using Firefox beta and transition to release version but none of the pages I found in this forum talks about an error message about user profile that only gives me the option to Create a New Profile (therefore losing all my add-ons, cookies, settings and everything) or Exit.

I tried manually googling "download Firefox" and downloaded the release version and after installing it, I get the warning message above. This thread here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1224888 has a link to the rapid release version but I end up in the same warning message.

Since the beta will necessarily always be a newer version than a release version, how do I transition from beta to a release version but preserve all my settings, add-ons and everything if Firefox will tell me that it won't let me use my existing profile in an older version, the release version?

My motivation to leave the beta version is that Firefox started having a bug since 27-Oct-2020 in Google meetings where either a shared screen or the camera image of the person in a meeting appears very zoomed in in the top left corner so it doesn't show the rest of the image.

Asked by riluma 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Dear, with the last update to 78.4.0 I lost all my local folders in which I stored all my sensitive and important email. The same occured on my back-up laptop who also wa… (funda kabanzi)

Dear, with the last update to 78.4.0 I lost all my local folders in which I stored all my sensitive and important email. The same occured on my back-up laptop who also was updated to 78.4.0

How could I solve this to recover all my local folders?

Best regards, Raoul

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Firefox Disappeared and will no reinstall

Last week Firefox worked fine. Nest day it was gone from my computer. I had done nothing to cause this. When I try to install Firefox I get a message that something i… (funda kabanzi)

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Asked by whippet2 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Firefox Accounts: No 2nd device - bookmarks held hostage

I downloaded & installed a newer vs of Firefox, only to find the new launch screen informing me that this is now using a 'new profile' and 'it can't be deleted,' but … (funda kabanzi)

I downloaded & installed a newer vs of Firefox, only to find the new launch screen informing me that this is now using a 'new profile' and 'it can't be deleted,' but I can get access to my last bookmarks by setting up a Firefox Account and profile. Done - ish. I'm not sure the process completed as I do not have another device to register to this newly created account. Meanwhile, all of my bookmarks are MIA, and there are no folders called 'bookmarkbackups' and there are no other Mozilla files and folders anywhere on my HD that don't have today's date as last modified. HELP!!! please.

This all started when I could no longer download pdfs from shared folders (accessed last week) on the Google (evil) platform. Our IT guy suggested I update my browser version, since I had no problem when I tried a test and downloaded the pdfs w/ease using Chrome(also evil). So I updated my Firefox browser because I don't want to be forced into using Chrome as my primary browser - ever. Now I seem to be totally hosed - by Mozilla this time. You know, I was perfectly happy and well served running vs ~66. And this kind of thing is exactly why I don't like updates. Please help me and restore my previously unwavering faith and loyalty to Mozilla. I have been using Mozilla web browsers exclusively since 1993/4(?) (I don't think it was even called Firefox then). Please help.

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My Firefox download is frozen and will not allow a force quit or even a computer restart.

My Firefox download is frozen and will not allow a force quit or even a computer restart. I recently upgraded my mac OS to Catalina and it seems to be incompatible. How… (funda kabanzi)

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Jar save file

So i have been having this issue where whenever i download a jar file it saves it as a Firefox file. After it saves it as a Firefox file i can no longer use it if i open … (funda kabanzi)

So i have been having this issue where whenever i download a jar file it saves it as a Firefox file. After it saves it as a Firefox file i can no longer use it if i open it it just puts the file location in my web browser. Can anyone help me figure out how to change jar files from saving as a Firefox file and make them save as just a normal .Jar file

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firefox install hangs immediately

I am attempting to reinstall firefox. Old one screwed up and I eventually uninstalled it. Ran revo uninstaller, turned off firewall and antivirus, wifi connected. Start… (funda kabanzi)

I am attempting to reinstall firefox. Old one screwed up and I eventually uninstalled it. Ran revo uninstaller, turned off firewall and antivirus, wifi connected. Started Firefox Installer as Administrator. Firefox Installer window appears on Desktop. The interior of the window is completely blank, all white. Wait. Nothing happens. Click on it, get Not Responding message at top of window. As far as I can tell the Installer did nothing but open the window. Repeat downloads of the Installer did the same thing. Help?

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Can I trust an update?

A few days ago Firefox automatically updated and destroyed all my logins and passwords and a huge amount beside. Yes, there was blurb about how to find them which involve… (funda kabanzi)

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I did ask for help but got nothing

Somehow, the next day my system had gone back to the earlier setup. Now Firefox wants me to update AGAIN!

Given my experience how can I trust Firefox not to destroy my data?

Asked by db 14 amahora adlule

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Firefox older version (81) download?

Can I download an older version of firefox for Windows. This new 82.0 runs TERRIBLE on my computer. I have uninstalled it many times and reinstalled it and restarted it a… (funda kabanzi)

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Lost Firfox

I've been going around in circles for the past hour trying to find a way to reach Firefox (email, chat, telephone) - nothing. So here I am. My problem. I bought a new … (funda kabanzi)

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