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Firefox Problem

by gjkiii / April 8, 2006 3:49 PM PDT

All of the sudden my all of toolbars reset and anytime I try to make any customizing changes to them, I hit done, close firefox and restart the browser it reverts back to the original setting. Does anybody know why? Thanks for any help.

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I figured out the problem.
by gjkiii / April 8, 2006 4:12 PM PDT
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For future reference for any one who may have that same problem the solution is : exit firefox and restart firefox (safe mode version). Then choose the option to reset toolbars.

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Also if you are satisfied...
by MartyLK / April 9, 2006 1:51 AM PDT

with the operation of your Firefox browser and its configuration, save the profile to a backup location...somewhere else on your hard drive.

If you have troubles with your browser you can easily restore it from the saved file. It'll restore all settings, extensions, themes and even histories.

I save mine on a regular basis by first copying the current particular profile, going to my save location and deleting the saved profile and then pasting the current profile in that save location. There may be other, easier, ways of doing this but that's the way I'm comfortable with.

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(NT) (NT) How do you save the profile?
by gjkiii / April 9, 2006 11:30 AM PDT
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Click on "C" drive in "My Computer"...
by MartyLK / April 9, 2006 12:38 PM PDT

then click "Documents and Settings". Then click your user name. Click "Application Data" then "Mozilla". Then click "Firefox" then "Profiles".

If you have more than one Firefox profile choose the one that you are using and want to save. Highlight it and right-click then choose "copy".

Pick a save location somewhere else on your hard your "My Documents" folder in the start menu... and make a new folder naming it whatever you desire. Open that new folder and right-click and choose paste.

Make sure Firefox is closed before you paste the profile to the save location.

I made a shortcut to the Firefox Profiles folder on drive "C" so that I can quickly get to the file to save it rather than clicking all those folders. Happy

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(NT) (NT) Thank you
by gjkiii / April 9, 2006 3:37 PM PDT
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You're welcome....
by MartyLK / April 10, 2006 8:16 AM PDT
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One other thing I'm finding useful is to have about three save folders for one profile. I make an original save in the first folder then the next time I save I put it into the second folder and the third time I save I put it into the third folder. That way if I happen to save the profile that might have a problem that hasn't shown up I can go back to the original save file and be safe. I never overwrite the original unless I feel absolutely sure that there are no problems. Happy

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