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Firefox fucked-up ? (help please)
    #4584926 - 08/26/05 08:17 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Ok this is weird. I was surfing the web as usual, when suddenly I can't click on any links whatsoever. I closed it, re-opened it, but I had to make a 'profile' for Firefox. Now it's lost all my bookmarks, and the layout is default.

Has anyone had this happen to them before? Anyone know how I can get to my old firefox profile?


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584931 - 08/26/05 08:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I,ve had this happen before, and I think I just rebooted to get
back to normal.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584938 - 08/26/05 08:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

And you post this in the Pub... why, exactly?


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: TheCrawlingKing]
    #4584940 - 08/26/05 08:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Because If I post in OTD I will get a bunch of pointless replies, such as yours.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584942 - 08/26/05 08:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

hit ctrl-alt-del and go to processes... look for FIREFOX.EXE and close it down... restart firefox... worked for me when that happened...

or as rod said just restart your pc


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: rod]
    #4584944 - 08/26/05 08:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

before reboot, maybe clear cookies, and temp internet files.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584946 - 08/26/05 08:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Ahh, I was just curious.

I also use Firefox but I haven't encountered any problems like this. Try what Rod and Indigo said, if the problem still persist I suggest either posting about it on the Mozilla forums, or, for quicker results, re-install the program.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: TheCrawlingKing]
    #4584956 - 08/26/05 08:26 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I tried restarting it, but just got the 'make new profile' option. Guess I just gotta try and remember all my bookmarks.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584961 - 08/26/05 08:28 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Man, just reinstall the mofo... it won't take all that long.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584966 - 08/26/05 08:28 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

it asks you to make a new profile because the old one is still active... when it carshed and you closed it the firefox left like a ghost open... this ghost is using your actual profile... thats why when you shut down the process you shut down your ghost and are able to restart firefox with your normal profile


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584968 - 08/26/05 08:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

ps: i just hope when you made that new profile you didnt overwrite the other one because then your bookmarks are really gone


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584969 - 08/26/05 08:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

The "Make New Profile" screen is coming up because an instance of firefox.exe is still running, you can't run the same profile twice so it prompts you for a new one.

Killing firefox.exe manually should work.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: In(di)go]
    #4584978 - 08/26/05 08:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

In(di)go said:
it asks you to make a new profile because the old one is still active... when it carshed and you closed it the firefox left like a ghost open... this ghost is using your actual profile... thats why when you shut down the process you shut down your ghost and are able to restart firefox with your normal profile




Do you know how I can start using my normal profile again? If I restart Firefox It just uses the new one by default.


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4584991 - 08/26/05 08:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Interesting. I used to have a similar problem with earlier builds of FireFox, only the profile would be corrupt, and I'd have to make a new one. If that's the case with you, then you might find MozBackup useful.

On the latest builds, where it says that your profile is "in use", I've found that if you reboot (as suggested) you can have things back to normal...


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4585001 - 08/26/05 08:39 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i dont know exactly, but maybe this link will help

Firefox Profiles

good luck and tell us how it went


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: In(di)go]
    #4585010 - 08/26/05 08:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks a lot In(di)go, I managed to get my normal profile back. :thumbup:


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4585020 - 08/26/05 08:44 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

nice! you'r very welcome... remember, if it ever happens again use ctrl-alt-del to close the remaining process and restart firefox...


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: In(di)go]
    #4585026 - 08/26/05 08:45 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

will do


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4585029 - 08/26/05 08:46 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup: glad i could be of help


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Re: Firefox fucked-up ? (help please) [Re: In(di)go]
    #4585400 - 08/26/05 10:30 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yea, i learned that the hard way, when i created a new profile... next time it comes up just hit cancel and ctrl alt del it ... hasnt happened in awhile, but stilll


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