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Old 08-29-2004, 01:22 PM   #1
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Firefox settings and bookmarks disappeared.


Using Firefox 0.9.3.

All settings, preferences and bookmarks are gone. I had to import the bookmarks back into firefox form .mozilla/firefox/default.cj1. I will now have to set everything up again the way I had it.

Does anyone know what could cause all the settings and bookmarks to dissapear from Firefox?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 01:38 PM   #2
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Is there any chance that you could have started firefox with another profile?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

One of the teenagers was on the computer before me. I am assuming that's what he did, but I can't find a way to get back to my profile. Unless he changed the default profile.

I just found out that I can't save any settings either.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Okay, I figured out what he did. He created his own profile. The solution is easy, just in case someone else runs into this problem: open a terminal and go to the firefox directory then type "./firefox -P" and you will see the current profiles.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply too
I know a lot of people who have accidently deleted their own profile...
It is a simple mistake which could lead to hours of time!
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:55 PM   #6
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You're welcome. I am going to start backing up my config files and such. Just in case.
 
  


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