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help me with firefox

by gpc111 / April 17, 2010 2:32 AM PDT

I use the latest Firefox 3.6.3 with Win XP sp2. My problem is that Firefox does not keep the extensions I add to it. I must add them over and over again. It is becoming very tiring and very annoying. I want to try some new extensions but decide it is useless if I have to add them again the next time I use Firefox. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

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Two things
by Jimmy Greystone / April 17, 2010 2:36 AM PDT
In reply to: help me with firefox

Two things:

1: You have a permissions issue with your Firefox profile

2: You haven't installed SP3 yet, and no, using Firefox doesn't give you a pass on that

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two things
by gpc111 / April 17, 2010 2:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Two things

Thank you for your response. I am reluctant to install SP3 as I was told some of my programs will not work with it. I hope that is not the problem. How do I address the Firefox profile?

I should add I have used Firefox for awhile. This was an issue before then it went away. I added extensions and add ons like crazy. I had so many until it updated to 3.6.2 (I have auto update selected). After that I have to add them every 2 or 3 times that I use Firefox. It's a pain but I guess I can get used to it. It just limits me to what I can use.

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It's quite possible FF is somewhere corrupt
by Steven Haninger / April 17, 2010 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: two things

Although it happily updates and upgrades itself over and over, old stuff invariably remains. The eventual solution means to download the latest version of FF and uninstall the old version first. Now, uninstalling the old version does leave your user profile behind. To start completely over, you'd need to manually remove that. You can save such as your bookmarks and sometimes a few other files but these are tricky to identify. You might want to consider doing a complete reinstallation using the latest version. You can copy your entire user folder to another location and use pieces of that to recover bookmarks and some settings.

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