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Transfer Firefox profile information to a new computer

I have a new computer and I had previously saved a backup of the files of my Firefox profile. I followed the steps in this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/b… (funda kabanzi)

I have a new computer and I had previously saved a backup of the files of my Firefox profile. I followed the steps in this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles but it didn't work, none of my settings or bookmarks are in place. The backup profile had a different name so I copied the contents and I used the default profile that was created instead of creating a new one. Why didn't it work? Does it matter that I'm using the same profile from the backup on a different new computer as well?

Asked by qwigoqwaga 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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

Running OS 10.13.3 and had the latest version of Firefox running as my default browser, auto-updating. on 3.11.2018, I started getting the missing profile error. I follow… (funda kabanzi)

Running OS 10.13.3 and had the latest version of Firefox running as my default browser, auto-updating. on 3.11.2018, I started getting the missing profile error. I followed several support threads with this issue, like https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible. I could not find or repair the profile.ini file or even find a Firefox folder in ~/Library/Application Support or ~/Library/caches. I had a Mozilla folder in the former but not Firefox. I also had Firefox synced to my Firefox Android browser.

I've reinstalled 58.0.2 a few times, nothing helps. I cannot find profiles.ini anywhere on my computer.

I've tried including the Troubleshooting information, but it doesn't work, I assume because I'm on Chrome?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Asked by Partisanpixel 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 3 iminyaka edlule

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The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this p

I have performed all the tasks as described in [Learn More]. I have Uninstalled my Security Software, uninstalled Firefox, performed Disk Clean up and Defrag Firefox and… (funda kabanzi)

I have performed all the tasks as described in [Learn More]. I have Uninstalled my Security Software, uninstalled Firefox, performed Disk Clean up and Defrag Firefox and yet the problem persists. I prefer Firefox but if i cant resolved this I may accept my friends' recommendation and download Puffin.

Asked by 596Unit7 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 3 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox can't find profile folder and I tried all fixes found so far.

I have deleted firefox and renamed the profile folder and init folder then reloaded firefox. Get the same error message can find profile folder. I have done this several … (funda kabanzi)

I have deleted firefox and renamed the profile folder and init folder then reloaded firefox. Get the same error message can find profile folder. I have done this several times. Help - I love firefox and this is the first issue. I have downloaded the latest update just before things went south. RN

Asked by rnewland 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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MAC Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible (Already deleted Profiles file/folder and cleared cache, no avail). how to fix?

Alright, I use Firefox like normal, but sometime today it stopped working, I get "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" error, I looke… (funda kabanzi)

Alright, I use Firefox like normal, but sometime today it stopped working, I get "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" error, I looked it up using safari, followed every possible interpretation of the instructions to no avail, I deleted the profiles folder and file, in both cache, and application support, on both my user folder and global HDD folder, no fix whatsoever, I don't know why this isn't working (yes I checked the hidden files, I searched my entire HDD and found no results for anything remotely named "Profile"/"Profiles" and I don't know what else to say.

I have checked: Application support (on every user) & Cache (on every user)

I don't know what's up, I also reinstalled Firefox after deleting everything related to it and I just don't know.

Asked by Phayden 1 unyaka odlule

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I keep getting this error : Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I am on a macbook pro. I have deleted app and at, reinstalled, still get this error:Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I rename the… (funda kabanzi)

I am on a macbook pro. I have deleted app and at, reinstalled, still get this error:Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I rename the Firefox folder /Library/Application Support/Firefox and still I get this error: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

In terminal I tried ot create a new profile using: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P but receive this error in terminal: Error: Access was denied while trying to open files in your profile directory and this error pops up in Freifox: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

Asked by iamtess 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by iamtess 3 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox profile is incapable or missing

I've tried deleting the firefox profile folders and launching the application. Still get the same error message. I tried deleting all firefox files, restarted and reinsta… (funda kabanzi)

I've tried deleting the firefox profile folders and launching the application. Still get the same error message. I tried deleting all firefox files, restarted and reinstalled and still get the same error message. I had Sophos Home installed and removed that and it still did not fix the problem. Also when i try to launch the profile manager via terminal it still just gives me the profile error message. This is extremely annoying.

Asked by swstiles 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by swstiles 3 iminyaka edlule

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bookmark libary missing but sqlite is ok

tried most bookmark solution no change import/backup is broken? say unable to process file Places Database > Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane… (funda kabanzi)

tried most bookmark solution no change import/backup is broken? say unable to process file Places Database > Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches - Unable to invalidate caches > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

Asked by Specter2 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (funda kabanzi)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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"Unable to process the backup file"

I deleted my entire partition firefox was installed on, and lost mybookmarks, passwords,... . i had this firefox account but nothing recovered by sign in but extensions. … (funda kabanzi)

I deleted my entire partition firefox was installed on, and lost mybookmarks, passwords,... . i had this firefox account but nothing recovered by sign in but extensions. so i used some recovery app and found my last -deleted- firefox files and folders (/appdata/roaming/..../profile/...), but i cant introduce/change/swap these files to my new firefox. what should i do to recover my lost data?

Asked by keivanfar.mohsen 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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on Win10 firefox ESR 52.8.0 does not run profile manager and goes straight to the browser ( need to use -no-remote -P )

5/2018 - win10 pro, version 1703.15063.786 win-key-R: firefox.exe -P, -p or -ProfileManager, does not run profile Manager, but starts the browser. firefox.exe is located … (funda kabanzi)

5/2018 - win10 pro, version 1703.15063.786

win-key-R: firefox.exe -P, -p or -ProfileManager, does not run profile Manager, but starts the browser.

firefox.exe is located under: C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

I tried opening cmd prompt at the above location ( C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\ )

 to run firefox.exe by hand and all supported firefox switches only result in the browser starting.I

I'll try searching the registry for firefox.exe and see if anything is there.

Warmest Regards, Robert

Asked by Robertwho 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by James 3 iminyaka edlule

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firefox won't launch in Windows 7 after update

Since the last update to Firefox 65, it won't launch on my Windows 7 64 bit. It shows in the running process. I've gone through all the forums and helps. I've checked com… (funda kabanzi)

Since the last update to Firefox 65, it won't launch on my Windows 7 64 bit. It shows in the running process. I've gone through all the forums and helps. I've checked compatibility, cleared out my allowable programs and re-entered, checked my Windows defender, plus everything else I could find. It would not open in safe mode although I tried something once (no idea what) and it did open briefly to save my bookmarks but then I couldn't get out or back in. I'm at a loss what to do at this point and I really like Firefox. I'm not savvy with computers but I know some and can follow directions. Firefox worked fine until the update and nothing has changed on my computer since that point except downloading Chrome to have a browser.

Asked by Suiterain 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox displays the error "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" and immediately quits.

I've tried the instructions "How to run Firefox when your profile is missing or inaccessible" at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=we… (funda kabanzi)

I've tried the instructions "How to run Firefox when your profile is missing or inaccessible" at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjU9PHRn-TYAhUBI6wKHb5QAWQQFggzMAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.mozilla.org%2Fen-US%2Fkb%2Fhow-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible&usg=AOvVaw0G8EFm-I8kbu-4SlQ5WCpe

This doesn't help because it asks me to use the profile manager, but any attempt at launching Firefox or anything inside it produces the same result.

I've also tried replacing Firefox with a fresh copy.

The Profile folder is present in the usual place and I've verified that I have read-write permission on the folder and everything within it. 57.0.4 on MacOS 10.13.2.

Asked by gisborne 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Tonnes 3 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox will not load

I've been using Firefox a long time. Never any problem until immediately after the last automatic update procedure today. Now the application will not load. Instead, I o… (funda kabanzi)

I've been using Firefox a long time. Never any problem until immediately after the last automatic update procedure today. Now the application will not load. Instead, I only get an error message "Profile Missing..." (see attached screen shot) I tried downloading the latest version from Mozilla and re-installing. It did not resolve the issue. I still got the same error message.

Computer info: Apple Mac Pro 2009 running OS 10.11.6 El Capitan.

Asked by Keyless 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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I cant find the files to back up my passwords in Windows 10; they are not in the profile folder

I am trying to backup my password files ( key4.db and logins.json ) I am looking in the profile folder, and I have selected "show hidden files". Firefox is closed when I… (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to backup my password files ( key4.db and logins.json )

I am looking in the profile folder, and I have selected "show hidden files". Firefox is closed when I do this.

Nothing. Please help!

.... Related Rant - a priority of the devs should make a native import/export function to do this...


Firefox 62 Windows 10

Asked by sd33 3 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox & Thunderbird installed on D drive which died. Reinstallation on C drive - 'profile cant be found', both programs

I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed the D drive. The D drive died. I try to reinstall on the C drive and it installs but when run says that the profile is not availab… (funda kabanzi)

I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed the D drive. The D drive died. I try to reinstall on the C drive and it installs but when run says that the profile is not available (same for both programs). I have deleted all reference to mozilla in user>appdata and the same happens. Tried running "firefox -p", with the same resulting message. Back to Opera?

Asked by gary-a 4 iminyaka edlule

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How can can't find profile error be fixed in 57? the published fixes do not work.

With version 57 the profile is there an available. Made a new profile and it's there, but profile message continues to appear on screen changes. Installed version 56, s… (funda kabanzi)

With version 57 the profile is there an available. Made a new profile and it's there, but profile message continues to appear on screen changes. Installed version 56, same problem. Installed version 55 and the issue no longer appears but now firefox nags me about the version being old.

Asked by vansyckel 3 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 iminyaka edlule