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Set Firefox Profile Folder in Places Bar

Q: Set Firefox Profile Folder in Places Bar

I'd like to set Firefox Profile Folder as an item in Windows Places Bar.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

The folder's name includes random characters assigned by Firefox.
Is there a way to set the item in the Places Bar to "Firefox Profile" (i.e. NOT "xyxyxy.default") without changing the folder's name?
Thank you.

A: Set Firefox Profile Folder in Places Bar

Hello Yaron,

You might see how it'll work by creating a shortcut of the folder with a name you want, save the shortcut to where you want to keep it at, then use the shortcut's path in the places bar to see if it will display the shortcut name instead of folder name.

Hope this helps,

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Hey, All.

I was just browsing with firefox yesterday and then a blue screen occurred. Blue screens were not new to me since my hard drive is getting really old and I believe the blue screen was caused by my deteriorating hard drive.

Anyways, after rebooting windows ran check disk but as it was running I saw something new from my normal check disk blue screen recovery runs. It was doing something called "File cross linking" I did not know what it was so I just let it run. But after a while it stopped the cross linking thingy because hard drive space run out (my hard drive had only 4 gb of free space remaining).

It then exited the check disk and after I logged in to windows, I ran firefox. To my surprise all of my tabs, addons, bookmarks, etc. Were gone! But I was not really affected of this since I keep a back up folder of my profile folder so I just simply copy and pasted the back up unto the profile folder. I then ran firefox again and all off my things were back in order. So my problem now is that windows was telling me that free space remaining was really few. I cleaned with ccleaner, and then looked for the mysterious file or folder that ate up 3 gb of my remaining 4gb remaining.

I found out that the folder that ate up the memory was the firefox profile folder. I then uninstalled firefox and then the 3gb that the folder ate halved.

I tried deleting the whole Mozilla folder inside my application data directory, but I couldn't. I kept getting a "C... Read more

A:Cannot Delete Profile Folder after Uninstalling Firefox

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I like the recent places folder, but it does not always seem to display some folders that I know I was just in.

Why does it do this?

A:Recent places folder, why won't it show a folder that I was just in>

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. By Default recent places is set to ten items .. It can be changed though ... Read the Link below ...
Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display

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I am trying to rename a user profile under C:\Users (I am logged into the Administrator profile on my computer), and am getting an error that the folder or file is in use, so I cannot rename it.

I have tried multiple options to fix it after researching online:
I tried ending the "explorer.exe" process, and then restarting it via "new task" in task manager. It was suggested that this would "unlock" the file or folder for a short period of time. It did not work for me.
I tried clearing both my recycle bin and my "Thumbnails" folders from Disk Cleanup. That also did not work for me.
I was going to try to disable thumbnail caching temporarily by following instructions online, but the computer was unable to locate "gpedit.msc".
Could anyone advise? This is a very important step of a process I'm being worked with on in a separate thread and I cannot proceed until I have renamed this file, and am afraid to restart the computer since I've just done a "takeown" command on this Administrator profile.

A:Unable to rename user profile folder under Administrator profile

Boot into Safe Mode and try again.

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Hello All,
Here's my problem. I've erased my profile from Mozilla Firefox. I HAVE NOT however erased the profile files.

I have since created a profile with a different name. I would like to import the old profile info (bookmarks inparticular) to my new "default" profile.

As well, what if I wanted to import info from another Mozilla Firefox profile?

Can this be done?

I've tried everything but I can't seem to figure it out.

If you do post please be advised that I am not all that familiar with Firefox.

Thank you all for your time.

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox...Erased Profile but not files...trying to import to new profile

I move mine manually all the time. If you just want to add the bookmarks.html, just move the one you saved to the new profile. Here is the official instructions from Firefox on backup and restore of the Profile.

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I have an Acer Netbook which was functioning very well with Mozilla Firefox as my search engine. It now will not connect to any internet sites. I am now using internet explorer on my Netbook, which works well. Is there a simple way to get Firefox back. I have removed it from my programs & reinstalled it, to no avail.

A:Firefox won't take me to n et places

I'm going to jump on this thread too. Just the other day, my firefox stopped connecting to TSF and that is the only site I have found that I can't connect to. I can connect to TSF via IE with no problems. Any ideas why it would selectively not connect to one site?

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Has anyone experienced this before.

My 'My Network Places' folder is usually split into two, local network and internet. However, for some reason some of my LAN folders are now appearing under the 'internet' heading.

Any ideas why that would happen? How can I fix this?

Many thanks

A:Changes in 'My network Places' Folder

I've seen that, and it's just some sort of Explorer thing, they're not actually accessable on the Internet.

Have you tried setting the Windows Explorer views back to default? Tools, Folder Options, Restore Defaults.

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I think someone copied a file from my laptop onto their USB stick while I was at work. I got home and started to work on the file, then when I pressed save it said 'cannot find location, please insert removable storage device into drive d' (or something like that) so I 'saved as' in another location, then checked my 'recent places' folder. Sure enough there was evidence of a removable disk being modified on my laptop whilst I was at work. I confided this to my house mate, checked my laptop again later that night and it had been deleted from the recent places folder. I now want to confront that person about what happened as it is now obvious to me that they had copied my file, but wondered if there's any way I can get the evidence back. I have tried the undo button, but to no avail. This happened on Tuesday (8th). Can anybody help me?


A:recent places folder

How did you access it in the first place? if it was moved you wouldn't have been able to opened it.

But it does seem fishy though that it would disappear like that. Check the recycling bin for the file. There are some 'undelete' programs but the data may have already been removed.

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Windows folder is in c: windows but also shows up in libraries music. Yes it is the same folder.


A:Windows folder shows up in two places.

What is this folder. If it is a system folder it does not belong into Music. Must have gotten into there by accident.

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Hi, I hope this is in the right place.

If I click on Recent Places on the left hand menu of windows explorer (File Explorer) the folder is always empty.

Can anyone please shed some light on this? It's doing my head in.

ETA - When I right click on taskbar and go to properties, both items are already checked under the Jump Lists tab.

Thanks much in advance.

A:Recent Places Folder Empty

Right click on the taskbar and look at properties.
In the Jump lists tab check the display recent items in jump lists box.

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I recently was having trouble with my userprofile. At first I couldnt log in and then i was able to finally log in but it was a blank temporary profile. I fixed it using profiler and all my files are back. However the computer is doing two strange things it is no longer keeping track of recent places(i have the option checked so it does) and no longer maintaing settings when viewing pictures in windows explorer(ex. viewing by date modified or viewing with a specific program like windows viewer). The minute i close the folder it goes back to a default setting. Please help.

A:recent places folder is always empty.

Another long-standing known issue with Windows. Usually caused by a registry error. I don't normally advocate making registry changes, but this is one of those instances where it's largely unavoidable. See if this helps:
I should add that fixing your profile problem is the answer. You probably won't get the computer to behave properly until you've corrected the problems in the registry.

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What do the version numbers in browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion mean? I can find no explanation. If the value is 0, I know that Bookmarks will have the folders for most viewed and most recent, but what about the others (up to 4)? I had the value change to 1 after I removed those folders (back in FF 3), and copied that into user.js from prefs.js, but now the value is 4, even though I did not change the value in user.js. There is nothing wrong with the user.js file, so how does the value change to 4, and what does the 4 mean?

I checked FF 3.6.28 in my old laptop, and its setting for browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion is 2. That user.js file was originally in that computer, so that was the origin of that setting of version 1 in this one. There is nothing wrong with user.js in the older computer either. What does the 2 mean?

A:browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion in Firefox

I don't know the 1-4 meanings, but if you're not setting in about:config, you have to use double \\s. Like this C:\\Path\\To\\bookmarks.html in user.js

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I'm having multiple problems with firefox, ever since I updated from Firefox 15, to 16. First off, the bookmarks toolbar doesn't show, unless I click uncheck then recheck the view bookmarks toolbar button. Second, I can't use the back/forward and refresh buttons. An lastly, whenever I click on a lnik that usually opens in a new tab, it opens in a new window instead.
I've heard that this is a problem with the places.sqlite file in the profile folder of Firefox. I read that to fix this multi symptom problem, I have to delete those places files while firefox is closed, an open firefox. That doesn't do anything but screw up my fastdial bookmarks. All the problems still occur.

How can I fix firefox to work the same as it normally should?

A:Firefox places.sqlite problem

"How can I fix firefox to work the same as it normally should? "

If you want software to work properly do not use beta versions. Firefox 16 is not officially released yet as a finished product. Beta software should be installed on a spare PC so you can test it without it affecting your normal activities on your main PC.

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Here?s a very bizarre one:
I?m using the Customize features in the Folder Properties in Windows 7. I have a whole lot of images of old cars arranged in folders by manufacturer. Each folder image is the manufacturer?s logo, which looks very cool. All very well and good. But now once in a while when I make a new folder, rename it, or sometimes just move it, one of those images will show up on the icon of the new folder! It can be any of them at random. Mind you, the image isn?t in the folder itself, it?s getting it from somewhere else. I can make it go away by using the Restore Default button, but it?s very annoying. Is a bug? What?s going on?
Darrell Leland

A:Folder Images Showing Up In Random Places

Quote: Originally Posted by Andacar

Here?s a very bizarre one:
I?m using the Customize features in the Folder Properties in Windows 7. I have a whole lot of images of old cars arranged in folders by manufacturer. Each folder image is the manufacturer?s logo, which looks very cool. All very well and good. But now once in a while when I make a new folder, rename it, or sometimes just move it, one of those images will show up on the icon of the new folder! It can be any of them at random. Mind you, the image isn?t in the folder itself, it?s getting it from somewhere else. I can make it go away by using the Restore Default button, but it?s very annoying. Is a bug? What?s going on?
Darrell Leland

If I understand it correctly, the folder icons show the two most recently modified images as part of their thumbnails.

The easiest way to get around this is to take you favourite picture and save it as "folder.jpg"

1) The "Normal" thumbnail view of a folder:

2) Make a copy of the image you want to use, and rename it to "folder"

3) The thumbnail view of a folder containing an image named "folder.jpg"

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Hello, i have this little issue. I use a custom made software which writes logs to certain directory. The logs are not needed for the software to work, however neither I or someone else can modify the software, but i would like to prevent it from creating logs. The logs are made in .txt . Oh and software/machine are/must be running with admin privileges (UAC is disabled).
I tried locking the folder with cacls foldertolock /e /p everyone:n , after doing this i cannot access it via explorer, but the logs keep getting saved in that folder.
I also tried adding +r attribute to the folder, but it didn't affect it in any way.

Any other things i could try? I would prefer that this could be made remotely via cmd/registry/whatever.

A:Disable access to folder where software places logs

Sorry this is hard to understand, can you try to explain it clearly.

What exactly do you want to do with the logs?

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Hi - first-time poster looking for help (Googling did not turn up the answer):

I have numerous clients whose info I keep in folders / subfolders with a set naming convention. As a result, my Recent Places list shows many (sub)folders all with the same name, which isn't very helpful. Is there a way I can include the path to the folders in the Recent Place list to differentiate them? It would greatly increase my productivity! (BTW, I've tried using the folder columns available by right-clicking on the column names in Recent Places - both Folder path and Path return only C:\Users\[username]\App_Data\Roaming... (i.e. the location of the shortcut) vs. the actual path to the true folder).


A:Recent Places Folder: Show Full Path?

Did you ever discover a solution? It's definitely a problem not knowing where a Recent Places shortcut refers to.

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I have found the answer to my question. Someone please declare this "Resolved."

A:Task View when My Network Places folder is accesed

I meant to reply earlier...must have forgotten while attending to a spam post...but there is only one window on my systems.

There is the typically list of submenus to the left but that's not really a different pane, just a series of shortcuts for users in XP related to networking.

Anyway...glad you found the answer, happy computing .


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Hi. I'm still using XP on a netbook. In trying to add a network location to my Send To folder, I accidentally moved the location folder to Send To by dragging it, instead of creating a shortcut as I should have done. Now the location (one of three computers on the network) does not show up in My Network Places. It's in the Send To folder, and I can't move it back, either by dragging or cutting and pasting. How can I restore it to the proper location? Thanks in advance. --smeans2

A:Network Places folder moved to another location; cannot restore

System Restore?

Or, Unlocker?

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My picture Folder now Lists the Wrong Task Pane. I believe Windows XP placed a customized music task pane in my pictures folder leaving me to only be able to arrange anything in the folder by artist, year, track, etc. I would like to know how to fix this for it is getting very frustrating

A:Windows XP places the wrong task pane in a folder

Hello kidhero99

Try this and see if it works for you.

1.Right-click the folder?s icon or, if you have the folder already open, in a blank space within the folder, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.

2.Click the Customize tab.

3.Select the appropriate template from the Use This Folder Type As A Template drop-down list and click OK.


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This is on my mom's laptop. It has a fresh Win 7 install on it about four or five months old. It has very little 3rd party software installed on it. Avast, Office 2007, Firefox, Irfanview, and her HP printer/scanner driver are about all I can think of.

A couple of weeks ago she created a new folder one level below her "Documents" library (ex. Documents\Projects\Foo) for a project she's working on. It consists mainly of a couple of Word documents and 150 or so photographs. She had me looking at something tangentially related that turned out to be user error.

But, while looking at that, I noticed something very odd. When navigating to this new work folder in Explorer via the Documents library shortcut in the Navigation Pane, or, when drilling down through the C: drive in the pane, her Foo folder is not visible. But, it shows up in Recent Places.

When entering the Foo folder from Recent Places and then clicking on Projects in the Address Bar to navigate up to the Projects folder, the Foo folder is visible. But, when I navigate to that same Projects folder any other way, I don't see Foo.

I do see all of the other files in the Projects folder. To double-check that I was looking at the same Projects folder I dragged a file to make a copy and then looked at the folder from both directions. That copy showed up both times. So, it's the same Projects folder.

I can't figure out how this is even possible. It should either be always visible or never visible. I ... Read more

A:Folder shows in Recent Places, but not when navigating directly to it

Click the Start button and click on your User name listed near the top,
Massive resetting of the hidden attributes can be done by right clicking the (my pictures...) listing, and select Properties,
General tab section, Check the Hidden box near the bottom, and click on Apply,
This will change all of the files to hidden, click on yes,
Then Uncheck the hidden box and Apply,
This will remove the hidden attribute from all of your files, click on yes,
Then Lastly click on Apply and Okay.
Or use this and it will remove the Hidden attributes for you,
Also you can see this,
File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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First, all of this is new. I've used Vista Ultimate flawlessly for a long time, nothing new has happened (no new programs) I swear this just showed up. I know people say that all the time, but really, I'm not computer illiterate and really, I didnt' change anything. I promise.

So, I keep my desktop clear and use the Desktop Shortcut toolbar (lower right hand, next to the notification area) to navigate to my programs. For as long as I can remember, when I click down there, I would see TWO shortcuts, the ONLY ONES on my desktop: 1. Shortcuts (I made this one, takes me to my shortcuts folder, where I put.. all my shortcuts), and 2. Recycle Bin.

Now, when I click down there, I see this:

The Internet (IE logo... I use Firefox)
Control Panel.

Ok, you say, no problem, just go to Personalize>Change Desktop Icons and unclick all of those. But wait.. they aren't clicked there. They aren't. So I have links in my desktop toolbar that ARE NOT on my desktop. If I right click them in my desktop toolbar and select Delete, they do delete, but if I then click on the desktop toolbar again, they are back again. So how do I get rid of the links in the desktop toolbar that A. were never, ever there before, B. I did not put there, and C. are not, in fact, actually on my desktop?

But it gets even better!

Public folder, you know the one, it's at C:/Users/Public, right? Sure, mine is there... and it is also linked in my desktop toolbar. B... Read more

A:Public Folder in two places, desktop icons out of control, where to begin...

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we had a windows server 2008 Domain network.
now we have deployed a brand new windows server 2012 R2 forest.
so we must disjoin client computers from previous domain and join them to this new domain.
when users of this new domain login to their computers, new profile folder is created for them (e.g. c:\users\u1.newdomain.lab, but this folder definitely doesn't contain their previous profile folder contents (desktop, documents, App data....)
what is the best solution to migrate user profiles from each previous user to related new user without any problem ?
i tried copying the entire profile folder of each user & replace it on the profile folder new user, but some problem arises, when this new user tries to login using this replaced profile folder.
i am not sure is it right forum to ask user profile related question?
thanks in advanced

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

A:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

User Profile - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

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OK, i have a win7 installed on main drive, added a mirored array as d: and pinted windows to store my docs and everything on that drive in case of failure.

I did have a c: drive issue and had to reinstall windows 7 again, on completion i found that the "my documents" folder on the mirrored drive had just disappeared.

I'm not sure if it's a security feature or something, but my username is different now since reinstalling. Of course this data is important, i've tried showing hidden folders but to no avail.

Any help appreciated.

A:Profile folder gone!

Hi introuble and welcome to SF!
Try Recuva. Select drive D. In the end of scan process, select only what you want to recover. Let us know the results.

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I had a small network up and running that I set up awhile back. I formatted & reloaded 2 of the machines (both running WinXP Home SP2). On the laptop, "My Network Places" shows it's shared folder and the "MSHome" network. The PC shows the network in "Create a network place" but doesn't see the shared folder.
Tried everything I can think of... cancelling and resetting the folder to share, adding another folder..., nothing.
Why doesn't my the shared folder appear in the "My Network Places" folder? Any suggestions?

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Hi, can anyone tell a novice like me how to find my firefox profile on my PC so I can attempt to transfer my bookmarks into FF 1.5 from my 1.0.7 version & how can I go about it?

Laymens terms please all!!!!



A:Firefox 1.5 profile

updating to 1.5 should automatically capture your profile . I upgraded yesterday without problems .

in case you're still nervous download a small program called mozbackup which will save your profile before you do it .

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I tried to start firefox today, and it asked me to choose a profile. I tried to choose the only one i had (named "Monkey") but it wouldn't let me, saying that it was already in use. I didn't have firefox open before trying to open it, but it still wouldn't let me sign on my regular profile, so i had to create a new one. The new one doesn't have any preferences, bookmarks, themes, etc.

How do i get back to my original profile?

A:Firefox Profile?

Try this:

Close firefox and make sure its not running in the background.

Start >> Run then type in blank

"firefox.exe -p"

I hope it works!

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I need help to restore my user profile and also delete files that are not appearing
Now what happened was that my 60GB SSD drive C disk was almost full and I didn't know why since I do try to keep it as empty as I can.All folders were nearly empty except I saw that in my users folder,specifically my profile folder there is 21GB of space taken in it,but when checked,all of the folders inside there barely all sum up around 4GB.
I did not know where to search or how to find the hidden files.After I right-clicked and went to Properties on the folder to search for any kind of settings or advanced tools to help me find what I am looking for,I really thought it was a good idea to mark "Hidden" in atributes and click "Apply"(big mistake)witch afterwards all folders disappeared except "Documents" and "Favorites" and most of my desktop icons also became invisible. Nothing was deleted since my profile folder still has 21GB of files in it along with the Desktop icons that disappeared but are still there(when I try to put a folder back to my Desktop it says it already exists there).
A bit later my profile folder also disappeared but the general "Users" folder still has 21GB of files in it.

So my question is,how can I retrieve my profile folder and retrieve all of my desktop icons that are gone and also how can I find that 16GB of files I can't see?

A:Desktop Profile Folder gone

Hi, welcome to the Forum.

I assume you can still get your computer started. Click on the Orb Button (the Start Button) down in the LH corner of the screen & select Computer. When that opens click on Local Disc (C. This should open a list of files, so double click on Users, when that opens double click on your user profile name that may have a small padlock on it. That will open a list of files & one of them should be Desktop. Right click on it & select Properties & under the General tab untick hidden.

You may need to do that with any other folders that you may have hidden.

If you want to find out what is taking up space on your SSD down load & install TreeSize free. I use it & find it very helpful for diagnosing what is taking up space on the hard drive.

JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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Hi, if someone wants to change the name of user account, I think it is only logically that he wants also change the user profile folder name, isn't it? But how can we do that? is it possible?

A:User profile folder

Hello Zuu,

You could use the tutorial below to also properly change the name of the C:\Users\(user-name) profile folder. The procedure is the same in Windows 8.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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Can anyone help me access a folder that is protected. I had two hard drive in my pc, and the one with my operating syetem Win XP crashed some how and I was unable to run the operating system again due to some error message that was not fixable. So I took the main drive with WIN XP on out and formatted and installed XP on my second drive. So my second drive is now the drive with my operating system on. I put the first drive back in my pc and it still gets picked up with all my files on it, although I am unable to access the ones I require, ie. the ones in my profile id as it was password protected. Anyone know how I can access this folder, I know the password and security question answer but I cant copy or paste it and it doesnt ask me for a password, just says "Access is denied". Any help would be greatful as its got loads of documents on it I dont really want to lose. Thanks

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I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Win7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan (chkdsk)

Safe mode
deleting/restoring default links in the Favorites list

Essentially, it seems as if documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

A:"Recent Places" folder always empty

PJ by disk scan did you mean a chkdsk? if no the try that < use the /f and /r switches in Option 2 if necessary
As a precaution run these too

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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Ok, just today i closed my browser, then remembered i needed to do somthing else on it, so when i tried to restart it, it said that the default profile was unusable because it was all ready being used, which it wasn't, the only way i could get into the browser was to make a new profile, but when i did i lost about 100 bookmarks (duh, different profile i know) and then i went and searched every inch of the browers options and what not trying to find the profile settings, there is none... thats gotta b dumb as hell... so i went to the firefox help page and they said to find the profiles folder and that i would hav to edit it from there, the directory they said it was at did not exist on my comp, so i went to search and tried searching for the folder, nothing... i can not figure out how to go back to the default profile whatsoever, its like it just vanished and now this new profile that im using is my default... i hav never had a single problem with firefox until now... if anyone knows how to get back that profile it would help me greatly, thx.

A:Profile Problem with Firefox

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When i insalling mozilla fire fox an error message coming .'Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible'.this is the error message please help me.

A:Firefox profile cannot be loaded

What version are you trying to install? FF4?

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My wife and I share a computer, running Win XP. We've both been using Firefox for quite a while, and are currently on version 4.0.1.

The problem is that my wife cannot start Firefox any longer. Any way we try to start it, you get a brief hourglass, then the computer just acts like you never tried to start it.

If you pull up Windows task manager, it shows firefox as an active process, but not an open application.

The process shows 99% CPU usage. It occasionally dips a little if AdAware does something, bit goes back up to 99%. The application never starts - no matter how long you wait.

I've tried un-installing and re-installing Firefox, but no change.

IE7 works fine for her profile.

I've run multiple scans with Malware Bytes, Super anti spyware, SpybotS&D, Adaware, and MS Security Essentials - all clean.

The only other symptom in her profile is that when you log out, you get a window for "nsAppShell: Event Window", asking if you want to end it now.
The bizarre thing is that Firefox works fine when logged into my profile.

If I check Windows task manager (like right now as I write here) Firefox shows like 20% CPU usage.

Anyone have an idea where to go from here?



A:Firefox works in one profile but not the other

Profiles do get corrupt.
Why not to create new profile for your wife?

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Ok so with all the firefox betas, and addons that may or may not work (despite nightly tools) does any one know a decent way of switching on the fly.

A:Firefox Profile switcher

On the fly, no; but you could add the


switch to the shortcut command line, and then it will ask which profile to load on startup. More here (if you haven't seen it),

Managing profiles

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Hi all, I at the point of throwing this laptop against the wall. I reinstalled windows on my moms laptop because she screwed it up. I installed without formatting the drive so I could just move her user folder over to the new installation from windows.old

anyways my main point is, I got the firefox profile from the old user, and copied it to the new one.. firefox REFUSES to use it. Ive tried everything, renaming it, reinstalling firefox and copying it before opening it, creating a new firefox profile and copying the folders from inside the old profile to the new one, firefox just starts blank everytime... I dont get it, I did the same thing on my computer last week and it just worked, also ive done it 1000s of times in the past, so what the hell is wrong with it this time???

A:moving firefox profile

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i tried this from Mozilla support:-
1. Click the Windows Start button and type %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
in the Search box at the bottom of the Start menu, without pressing Enter.
2. A list of profiles will appear at the top of the Start menu.
Click on the profile with “default” in the name to open it in a window.

but it didn't work, when i copied this file to another laptop (W.XP) it didn't work,
PLEASE HELP! i can't start my W.7 & i'am trying to copy all of my data to this laptop
(W.XP) but the only thing that didn't work is this program.

A:Where does firefox store my Profile?!

In W7 Firefox stores it profile in

C:\Users\[User name]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

In XP copy the default profile to:

C:\Documents and Settings\[User name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

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I use Firefox's profile manager to run multiple instances of Firefox with different profiles. This allows me to improve my online security.
For example, I have a profile which is dedicated to webmail.
When I receive e-mails with links or attachments, I will never open them in the webmail instance, but in another instance dedicated to general surfing.
Anybody else using the profile manager for this purpose? Just wondering.

A:Firefox: do you use the profile manager?

I don't see using different profiles unless there is more than one user or testing a beta release of Firefox.
Just checked here...Multiple Firefox profiles - Mozilla | MDN 
No mention of this being more secure in the sense of isolating a malware install, etc.
Just protects the main Firefox from bookmark corruption, etc. when testing or developing.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version:
Processor Count:
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives:
Antivirus: None
Acting on a firefox prompt, I chose to reset firefox to default.

when all is said-n-done, firefox wont load..... dialog box says profile is missing
and a new folder on desktop is labled: Old firefox Data

A:firefox missing profile

Never heard that happen before. The default would reset all so it would be like a new install so any changes you made would be lost or that is how it used to be.

Anyhow do not know what is wrong. But once you get it fixed get MozBackup.

This would get all back the way it was to the last backup.

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Hi all -

Somehow at one point or another, I opened two different sessions of Firefox at the same time, with different user profiles.

Now, everytime I start the browser, it reverts back to the default profile.
I've lost all my plugins, extensions, bookmarks, etc.

How can I access my previous user profile and set it as default?

A:Firefox user profile

albertec said:

Hi all -

Somehow at one point or another, I opened two different sessions of Firefox at the same time, with different user profiles.

Now, everytime I start the browser, it reverts back to the default profile.
I've lost all my plugins, extensions, bookmarks, etc.Click to expand...

I doubt this happened at all. Firefox can only function with 1 profile at a time, unless you've got more than 1 instance of FF installed. More likely you've closed Firefox and re-opened it before it has cleared the Task Manager. It usually denies access to your profile because it is still 'live' in the Task Manager and should this happen, look in the 'Processes' tab of the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and if there is any instance of firefox.exe - select 'End Task'. You will now be able to open FF in your usual profile.

albertec said:

How can I access my previous user profile and set it as default?Click to expand...

To access the Profile Manager:

Close Firefox and make sure Firefox is not running in the 'Processes' tab of the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del), if it is - End Process then proceed.....

Click - Start > Run > (type) firefox.exe -p
This will take you to your Profile Manager, from here you can select your profile (or create, rename & delete profiles) and take the option to open the Profile Manager on every opening of Firefox. This is handy if you have multiple profiles or you have multiple users.

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I finally got tired of all of those JavaScript errors popping up in Firefox and started looking for solutions. I installed the newest Java update and used JavaRa to get rid of the old versions. After that Firefox would not start at all. I assumed it had to do with the newest update - there's a lot of "Firefox not responsive" and "Firefox sucks" stuff out there re: the most recent update - and Safe Mode would not open either. I uninstalled it and installed the previous version 3.5.12 but now I guess it was a problem with my profile because that version wouldn't open either (it appeared in the task manager processes but would not actually open). I created a new default profile and was able to open it and surf the net but my bookmarks were gone (since it was a new profile). I copied my bookmarks html file into the new profile and the places file (which has the live bookmarks) but for some reason one entire large subfolder of bookmarks is missing.

When I opened the bookmarks file from the current profile in the browser the files are not there but when I drag and drop the file from the old profile and did a text search for some of the links that I could not see under "organize bookmarks" and they seem to still be there but for some reason the folder (and its several subfolders - sometimes I use the "bookmark all tabs" function so it creates a subfolder) with the bookmarks will not display. Some of the stuff is unimportant - just wh... Read more

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Hello All,

I have suddenly started to get the error message "can't find user profile folder" when I try to login into my DB Manager.

I am using Vista.

Any help appreciated.


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Hey Everybody am new here, and desperately need somebody's help with this problem, anyways 2 days ago my computer was acting up pretty bad so i decided to reinstall Windows XP without formatting the hard drive by just deleting windows XP folder and reinstalling it again, anyways before i reinstalled it my user account was password protected, after i finished installing windows i tried to go in the user profile folder of my old installation but it was inaccessible, access denied!, and that is where i had my important files. is there anyway to remove the password protection or to make windows use this folder as my current user profile folder. any feedback would be appreciated.

A:Reinstating user profile folder

more info...OS, what profile folder are you talking about? Have you tried creating a new administrator account, logging in with that, and then accessing the folder? All you might need to do is go into the folder properties/security, and give either your new account, or an administrator account priveledges to that specific folder.

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I just got my Sony tablet back from repair through the Microsoft store. In fact, it is a replacement unit, so the system is completely fresh. However they didn't use my preferred user name. The profile is located at C:\Users\Stephen, while I prefer C:\Users\Steve. Renaming the local account from Stephen to Steve didn't change the profile folder name.

What's the best way to fix this?

A:Rename user profile folder?

Hello Steve,

The best and safest way to do this would be to create yourself a new account named Steve to use instead, and delete the old account later while signed in to the new one.

Hope this helps,

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Just upgrded my systen to a PZ77 v pro mobo with 3770Kproc. on doing a clean install on a new HDD I am getting a user profile folder with a lock symbol on it. I am unable to install many third party s/w including mcafee.

Please help..

A:Locked user profile folder

for those who are going to tell me that i need to get ownership of the folder and so on, I have already tried to and failed. The biggest question is why was it created read only while doing a clean install of win 7.

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Hello all,

It rarely ever gets to the point where I need to consult outside for PC related issues but here it goes..

I restarted my PC after doing a standard hard disk defrag, I when I got the vista load screen I noticed it was indeed slower than usual. After finally getting to the desktop I noticed only the recycle bin icon was present and the windows start menu was in "Classic" display mode. The error message popped up as following: C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop could not be found The paragraph below instructed me to look for it manually on C:\ I quickly went to the SYS 32 folder and opened up the desktop folder and it was totally empty.

I already tried doing a system store via the start up disc (because I am unable to load any services while in the desktop) and it failed. Second thing attempted was the Vista CD's repair tool and it found no errors.

All my programs still show up on the drive but load very very slowly. Even surfing folders. results in a almost a 30 second wait.

Likewise, any services that require the manual security authorization fail because the security service itself is down. Attempting to access the system tools fails due to the same service error. I even tried opening REGEDIT.exe and it would not open.

I am totally clueless, I don't have any backups and the last thing I want to do is a full Windows clean install. It seems without that desktopfolder no services will run and the PC is barely usable.

I Was ... Read more

A:System Profile Folder Issue

Any ideas :-/

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(we have roaming profiles set up and usually when i create a new user i just copy an existing user and then i create a profile folder and copy a profile over but sometimes i forget to create the folder and when i log on as the new user, a folder is automatically created.

my question is how do i delete that folder? when the folder is automatically created even if i have the administrator take ownership i am still denied access.

we are running a windows 2000 active directory integrated domain.

thanks in advance for your assistance.)

A:(unable to delete profile folder)

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[C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect\s-1-5-19]
has over 900,000 files....

I have noticed, once I could see all the files (little over 900,000), that the the first filename datestamp goes to 11/23/2006 and the last one is 11/04/2007. Now, I have had this laptop two years prior to the first file and the file writing to this folder stopped about 3 weeks ago.
I can not backup my drive using Ghost because of failures scanning this folder. I can't virus scan because it takes over 10 hours. It is driving me crazy. I have renamed, changed attribute, moved this folder some where else and I am still afraid of deleting this folder due to the known reasons. It is related to the localservice account / group and I definitely don't want to loose all my installations.
However, a friend of mine at work recommend imaging this laptop and installing the image on a vmware and then deleting this folder and see what happens. However, I am afraid that the initial image processing may fail too.
Has anyone got back to you on this issue with some kind of a direction at all???
Any information will help.



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Long story short, I got a virus last week and received terrific help from CatByte. The link to that thread is below. Everything went well and my computer was running better than it had in years. CatByte suggested I do some further cleanup and maintenance to help keep me from getting another virus. I ran TFC cleaner and after that I couldn't open Firefox. I get the message that Firefox is still running and to close it before trying to open it again. There are no Firefox processes running. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox to no avail. When I did some investigating as to what the problem could be, I read that the profile lock could be the cause and when I went to find the profiles I discovered that the Mozilla profile folder is empty. I think the profiles are somewhere but they aren't in that folder. Any help in getting my Firefox up and running again would be most appreciated. Here's the link to the previous thread:

Thank you!


A:Mozilla Profile Folder is Empty

Don't use Registry Cleaners! See if yours is reversible or try a system restore if you have a restore point between fixing the problem and using the cleaner. If not, you can build a new profile without "hunting" for the old which is probably easier.

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I was doing some organizing (I don't know why, but I don't have "organize" in my bookmarks menu?) and moved one main folder into another folder by mistake, now can't move it back out into the main bookmarks menu.
Have done a search and nothing I can find will work.

This can't be that difficult!


A:Firefox, Yahoo: How to move bookmarks folder out of another folder?

Organize favorites is for IE. For Firefox you can restore your bookmarks by clicking on Bookmarks in the Menu Bar, click Show All Bookmarks, click the Import and Backup button, click Restore, click Choose File and then navigate to and select the .json file that was moved. Firefox will place a copy of the .json file (which are your bookmarks) back to the default folder. If you want, you can select a recent backup copy from the drop down list instead of choose file. That would save you a few clicks.

After restoring your bookmarks you can delete the accidentally moved file.

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Up until now I've always used MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird to backup/ restore Firefox profiles. This method worked with Cyberfox/ Waterfox or other Firefox variants that shared the same profile as Firefox. However in preparation for a future upgrade to Cyberfox v.29 the latest version now uses it's own separate profile and MozBackup will not detect the folder path.

So I've started using FEBE Firefox Extension to backup/ restore profiles instead and it seems to work.

The only problem is that it requires actually running Cyberfox then starting the FEBE add on in order to perform profile backup/ restore operations. MozBackup could restore a profile without having to run the browser.

Does anybody know of a reliable alternative Firefox variant profile backup/ restore utility that's similar to MozBackup? I know about copying and creating profiles using Profile Manager but again it requires use of the browser and I'm looking for a solution that will work independently.

A:Firefox variant - how to backup profile?

That's a heck of a list
I live a some what simple life,
So are Firefox... profiles that venerable ?
I manually backup my Favorites would I need a third party to do this for me ?
Been that way for a far as I can remember,

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Hello all,

A friend of mine suggested this addon to me a while ago and I think I should share it with you - if you aren't already using it that is!

As the thread title suggests, this is for Firefox only.

FEBE is a Firefox addon that allows the user to make a full backup of their Firefox profile. Your Firefox profile stores all of your addons, settings and bookmarks. If you ever have any problems with Firefox, you can just restore to one of these backups - it can essentially be used as a system restore for Firefox.

I've very recently (this morning) reinstalled Windows 7 and FEBE saved me the hassle of importing all of my Firefox data again. Within seconds of running FEBE, I had all of my addons, bookmarks and settings back

For more information on FEBE, go to:

FEBE Firefox Extension
To download FEBE, go to:
When I find time, I will make a tutorial on it But until then, you'll have to work it out for yourselves - it isn't that hard.



A:FEBE - Firefox Profile Backups

Thanks for reminding me. I didn't have it installed on FF 5. I've been using it for quite awhile.

edit: hmm, doesn't seem to like FF 5. It just hangs after backing up 2 AddOns.

edit2: guess it just doesn't like selective backup. I set it to full profile and it was done in like 1/10th of a second!

edit3: Sorry, I know it's not your job to support FEBE

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On opening Firefox, I found that for no apparent reason, half of my settings have gone.

The following have gone:
toolbar customisations
extension options

The following remain unharmed:
saved passwords

Can anyone suggest why Firefox should have lost half my profile? I'd be extremely grateful.



A:Firefox has (half) lost my profile

I don't know why they're gone but I know you can get your bookmarks back by going to C:\Documents and Settings\[Account Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Random string of 8 characters].default\bookmarkbackups and import them in Fx (File > Import...), if that helps at all.

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I think my windows XP may be corrupt. If I close firefox, I must create a new profile every time by running
firefox.exe -ProfileManager
and even when I do I cannot see the profile file I just created. I cannot load a profile from a flash drive or other location.
so I leave firefox open for as long as I can until I have to shut down my computer.
My Documents and Settings file constantly has 'read only' box highlighted even if I change it for 'all folders, files and subfiles'
I've searched for similar problems here but any ones I found were not applicable or not answered.

I've done a Malwarebyes scan and things look clean, will post any other things requested if you think you can help.
I'm running to the store, will look back in about 30 min.

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Firefox profile not saving

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A month or so ago when I tried to load Mozilla Firefox I got the message 'your firefox profile cannot be loaded, it maybe missing or inaccessible.

I have looked online for a solution, it seems to be a common problem, but I need a solution in easy language. My computer knowledge is OK but most of the solutions baffled me a little.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that doesn't work.

I'm running Windows Vista.

Can anyone help?


A:Mozilla Firefox Profile Missing

Uninstall Firefox completely following this manual:
Install fresh copy.

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Well I've had this problem for a while, and I can't for the life of me figure it out. Whenever I have firefox open, and I want to open a new window and click on the firefox quick-launch icon, or whenever I click a link while FF is open, I get the "choose user profile" prompt. The only way I can open a new window is with going into firefox and "ctrl+n." This is especially irritating when clicking links in AIM, etc. and I have to go, copy the link, open the new browser and then paste. I've tried reinstalling firefox, and changing my setting to open external links in new tabs, and in the same window. It still doesn't work. Any help is appreciated.

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This Firefox User Profile box keeps coming up!!! Sometimes as often as 3 times a week!!! And sometimes as often as 2 times a day!!!I right click on the Taskbar & select Task Manager. I then click the process at the top of the screen. I then click firefox.exe. I then click on End Process. When the next box comes up I click Yes.When firefox comes up again the problem is supposed to be solved but many times it is NOT!!!Can anyone tell me how I can prevent this annoying problem from happening over and over again.

A:Firefox User Profile Problem

Have you tried a complete uninstall/reinstall of Firefox.Note: You will have to go back and redo all of your personal settings (Options), as deleting the Profile folder will erase everything Firefox related.You will be starting with a clean slate.To completely uninstall Firefox, you will need to delete your Profile folder.This file is not removed when you uninstall Firefox from Add/Remove. It will retain all of your previous settings, and re-apply them to your new install, if it's not deleted.That's why, when you install a new version of Firefox, your previous settings, bookmarks, passwords, etc., all remain the same.For a Fresh (start from scratch) install, this folder has to be removed.You might want to make a copy of the Bookmark.html file, before you uninstall, and save it to somewhere you'll be able to find it.This is where all of your Bookmarks are stored.Set windows to show hidden files,How to see hidden files in Windows Then navigate to:C:\ Documents and Settings \ "your user name" \ Application Data \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles \ default.random characters \ Bookmark.htmlAnd make a copy of the Bookmark.html fileThen you can replace, the new one created, with the old one, you copied.After you install Firefox, delete Bookmark.html, and replace it with your saved copy of Bookmark.html.Restart Firefox.That way, you'll have all of your Bookmarks back.Now for the uninstall.Uninstall your current version of ... Read more

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ok guys, i just had to do a re-install of windows. before moving over i copied the profile folder as i've done in the past. now when i copied the folder over from the old machine to the current one, ff doesn't seem to recognise it? what can i do to get it going? i created a .txt file and it has this code:



q2888wht.default is the old profile i'm trying to use.

why won't it work?

A:Firefox profile won't be accepted on new machine?

A new install is why. The old q2888wht.default file name is now killing FF from seeing the profile.

A new install gaves you a new ????????.default file that is in the register so you want to use that.
What is inside the old q2888wht.default you can still use.
Some extensions you may have to reinstall. Note that most extensions all the folders and files are in the extensions folder. Some extensions will have another folder and or file in the ????????.default like adblockplus does.

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Yesterday I decided to try Firefox 4 Beta, big mistake!
It jammed and it was awful, so I uninstalled it and went to go back to old version of Firefox and now all my Profiles and book marks are all gone, any idea on how to get them back?
I am using Windows XP Pro
The version of Fire fox right now is 3.6
And I tried to do a restore but that did not work because for some odd reason my restore was turned off..So I looked at my Firefox Profiles, and all the files in there say just yesterdays date, nothing all to do with my old stuff, I know it is here on my computer but where????

A:Solved: Firefox profile and Settings Gone

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I want to install (Not update) a new version of Firefox.
When I install it, will it see my older version of FF and retain my current profile? Or will it just wipe it out and give me a new one?

Don't laugh, but I currently am using 3.6.28. It works for me with no problems, but I think it is time to upgrade to a newer FF version.

So, what would happen to my original profile? I have made a backup of it.


A:Firefox instalation question...Profile

Why not just use the Update - - it's been working well for me. Been using FF for years and now, after successive updates, I am on 30.0.

Be that as it may, I am sure your profile will be kept - - but you may need to reinstall any extensions and addons with a new install.

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I have a desktop running XP and Firefox.
I have just bought a laptop running Vista and have installed Firefox.
Can someone tell me how to copy my Firefox profile (containing saved passwords, logins etc) from the desktop to laptop.
It's not a major problem but would make it easier to login in to sites on the laptop. The mind is getting old and fuzzy and I have some trouble remembering passwords and have to look them up from my notes when I use the laptop.

(Sorry about the long question. )

(Edited for spelling mistakes. Told you I was getting fuzzy.)

A:Copying Firefox Profile To Laptop.

Probably the easiest way to do this is by using the MozBackup utility. See THIS.Also, here's the article that mentions the manual method. ArticleLet us know how you made out with this utility.

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Frequently, I get the following message when trying to bring up Mozilla Firefox:
Firefox cannot use the default profile because it is in use. Choose another profile or create a new one.

The only way I can get rid of it is by logging out and logging in again. Have been using Firefox for about 4 months and this just started a few weeks ago.

Windows 2000
Foxfire 1.0.2

Thanks for the help.

A:Firefox default profile problem

I have a similar issue once in a while, instead of logging out try CTRL+ALT+DEL and end the Firefox.exe process in the task manager. You should be able to relaunch Firefox after doing this.

You can also take a look at this knowledge base article at mozillazine it might be helpful in your situation.

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Hi! I'm trying to edit my user profile for Firefox. I just did a clean install and am trying to add something back in.

Following the instructions I'm going here: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles and clicking on 'profiles' but as soon as I do I get this pop-up warning:

I'm at a total loss. It was fine prior to the uninstall/reinstall.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Hi All,
I'm having an issue with Firefox.  I while back while talking to IT support for another application I may have inadvertently done something to my user account.  Trying to assign administrator privileges I think.  Ever since then my Firefox has not been working and my desktop icons are all screwy.  I've been working around it.  
I decided to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it.  Still have the problem.  When I try to open Firefox I get an error saying: 'Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded.  It may be missing or inaccessible'
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit.
Can anyone help?

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Ok:I know that I am going to feel stupid when you answer this,but here goes:
Running XP Home Sp2,F/F

When I go to Start/run and type in:

"c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" -profilemanager

Start/run firefox.exe -profilemanager

Firefox logs me onto my ISP home page,just like I had clicked the Mozilla icon to log onto the internet.
This fails the same way on my laptop running XP Home SP1,so I just know it's me,but I don't see the error.

A:Solved: Cannot get into Firefox profile manager

Check your Task Manager and make sure that Firefox is not running in the background. Try the command again.
You might need to uninstall and reinstall Firefox from the Control Panel. Your profile folder will not be deleted.

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I need to transfer my Firefox bookmarks from a WinME to a WinXP OS. I'm not sure at all how this will work.

As far as I know, the bookmarks are all in one file. Is this right? Something like bookmarks.bak.. actually, there are two that I can see so far. One one of them is .bak.
Ok, so if I copy everything from the folder:
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\Jim Carrey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\adz9m5j7.default

and I copy it onto a CD-R, will I be able to copy those files directly into
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\Jim Carrey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\adz9m5j7.default

on the other PC? Assuming it's the same directory path of course..

Another thing I'm not sure about is the change of Operating Systems. Will this affect anything at all? I only have one chance at this (I'm moving).
I'm using Firefox now, on this WinME pc. On the XP, it will have Firefox 2 (or whatever is newest) installed. Will this make any other difficulties?

The plan is to copy all the files from that folder onto cd-r, install Firefox on the new XP pc, put the cd-r into the XP and copy all those Firefox profile files into the right folder on that pc. Just wondering if you guys can help me out.
Thanks for the help.

Edit: I just read I can export the bookmarks to a file, so it's easier. But I'm still not sure about the whole switching OS's and all that. But, is that bookmarks file the only file I will need? Will there be any other files that support that file being there or ... Read more

A:Transferring Firefox profile/files onto other PC

Oh, and just out of curiosity, is there any way you can export each bookmark inside the 'bookmarks' file so they are each individual bookmark by itself (like Internet Explorer does)? Or, even better, writes them all down into text?
That'd be even more useful - if you can copy all the bookmarks into wordpad.

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I upgraded to Firefox 9 in which i was able to activate Google Toolbar using "Addons compatibility reporter".
I created a new profile for Firefox 9 and when i open it Google Toolbar is not there together with bookmarks. "Addons compatibility reporter" did not activate Google Toolbar in the new profile browser.
Do you have any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] Mozilla Firefox New Profile

Have you tried reinstalling the compatibility report and google toolbar while logged into the new profile?

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First, owing to my own ignorance and arrogance, I completely hosed my main user account. I created another one which is able to run my programs.

I want to move my Firefox profile from my old user to my new user. I went to the Mozilla support site but either I didn't understand or the info was wrong. According to those instructions I created a new profile in the new user and then copied the profile from olduser\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles to newuser\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles. According to what I read, this was to solve the issue. Not. Obviously there is a lot I don't understand.

Any suggestions?


A:How to move a Firefox profile to new user?

I've seen people link to a program called Mozbackup that does exactly what you want.

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I had an install of XP that became corrupt so I installed XP ontop of the same partition [without formatting] hoping to retreive my data. Unfortunetly, when I boot up, I realize that my user profile folder [c:\Documents and Settings\JASON] is still intact but I cannot access it [message="[dir] is not accessable. Access denied"]. I cannot open the folder, search it's contents or even delete it. I cannont create a new user profile with the same name / password on this install either.

At this point losing the data isn't even that big of a deal. I'd just like to get the space back since my hardrive is full. I've tried booting the computer from another install of XP on another drive. Both opening and delteing the folder was not an option.

Does anyone know how this folder is protected and how to defeat this protection? I know that I could back up data and format the drive and reinstall the OS but that is such a hassel.

Any ideas?


Try following the same procedure outlined here:

see post 8

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Hi there,

I recently downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and on installing Windows 7 I made a spelling error in the name of my profile. I followed a tutorial thread on this site that help me change my profile folder name in directory C:> Users>"User Name" which was a complete success however now I have an issue where the folder of my old profile name gets recreated constantly when I install new software like Dropbox or anything.

How do I fix this?

A:Old User Profile Folder Being Constantly Recreated

Run: netplwiz
See if you can rename with this.

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The keyboard settings in my user profile are corrupted, so I have tried to follow the instructions I've seen here and on MS for creating a new user account and copying files into it. The problem is that I cannot open the old user folder in Windows Explorer if I am in another user account. In fact, I can only see the folder from opening the hard drive, but I can see (and open) the other user account folders just by opening Explorer. All accounts are ADMIN, no passwords on any. Windows XP Pro SP2 - was updated from 98. When I try to open the folder from any other account, I get "Access Denied." How to get around this?

A:Corrupted User Profile - Can't open Folder

I would run a chkdsk/f and see if it fixes any corrupted files.

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I just had to reinstall windows. But before that I took a copy of my Users\[Username] folder. Is it dangerous, may cause instability if I directly copy and overwrite files in the fresh user folder with my backup? I'll install most of the applications on my old windows so those programs may use data and settings stored in my old profile.

A:is it dangerous to copy user profile folder?

It's OK to backup by copying User folders or named User Account folder, however to copy the files back in, open each individual User folder (Docs, Pics, Music, Downloads, Desktop, etc), from the Organize tab Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder in the Explorer bar at left.

Make sure you don't release left click while dragging until the Explorer bar stops unfolding and it confirms in the hypertext your destination folder.

The reason you must do this instead of paste the actual folders in is because these are System Shell folders and the fresh install will have it's own set which cannot be overwritten.. So it's best simply to copy the contents over instead.

Someone else may know a workaround that will replace the shell folders with the ones you copied, but I wouldn't want the hidden AppData folders anyway since these are a corruption path into a fresh install.

Other tips for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I've recently re-installed windows, leaving all files the same appart from c:\windows.
I want it to use my old account folder (c:\documents and settings\adam), it is currently using "c:\documents and settings\", is there any way to change my profile folder back to my old one?

A:Solved: How to change you're profile folder locations?

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Hi there everyone.. something crazy happened with my computer about 2 hours ago. I tried to log into the main user profile (Kelly) I use, but upon logon Windows gave me an error stating that the profile was already being used? Which was definitely not the case since I had just restarted my computer. After this happened, I was able to log on but all of my settings, etc. were gone! I found that all of my files where in the "Documents and Settings\blank(i dont remember what the name of it was)" folder and that the the profile Kelly was running off of the "Documents and Settings\TEMP" folder.After creating a new account and logging off of Kelly, I changed the name of the "blank" folder to TEMP, logged back onto Kelly and saw that everything was back to normal.Now however, I'm scared to log off of Kelly for fear that the files in the TEMP folder will get deleted, because isn't that what windows does? Somehow I need to change where the Kelly profile is storing it's files, and then rename the TEMP folder to whatever it needs to be, but I can't do this without logging off the profile because then the files in the TEMP folder will delete and I can't have that happen. Basically I have no idea what to do! Maybe if I could stop the TEMP files from automatically deleting upon log off? I would save the files in the TEMP folder, but because my music, etc. is stored there that would be saving over 30 GB somewhere and... Read more

A:Help! User Profile Files In Temp Folder

Use Windows System Restore to reset your system state to an earlier date such as yesterday or any date before the problem began.

You access System Restore by clicking start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore.

It will not affect your data but if you downloaded any update since the restore date you will have to do it again.

Let us know.

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I have problem after rename users profile folder like c:\users\ABC change to c:\users\XYX. The problems are :
1. can't search from start menu
2. can't bookmarks in google chrome
3. many program missing in start menu
4. after delete the shortcut which i don't want in start menu, it's still there

I already rebuilt system indexing, delete registry key but the problem still can't be solve...
Please help me to fix all this problem...

A:How to fix the problem after rename users profile folder

Hello Suzik0n, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did you rename the user profile folder?

If you are able to, log on to another administrator account (step 4 at link below), and see if you may be able to pick up at step 9 to change the registry settings to match the renamed folder since you already renamed the folder.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,

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First let me provide a little background... The computer I am using was previously a university laptop and because of that it remained a member of the university domain long after I left the school (and the physical network). Last night I decided to separate my machine from the domain by changing it to a Workgroup instead. After doing this (which required I clear the 'administrator' account password from the machine) my primary user 'ntaylor' which was imported from the domain was removed from the list of available users on the machine and I became unable to log into it because it did not represent a valid local profile. I have since created another 'ntaylor' and Vista created a profile folder for it called 'ntaylor.V2' under 'C:\Users'.

If at all possible I would like to remap the profile directory 'C:\Users\ntaylor.V2\' to 'C:\Users\ntaylor' so that I may resume using my account with all of my settings. I haven't reformatted in almost a year so manually migrating my settings would force me to reconfigure a completely unreasonable number of applications.

I read this guide: and it is kind of the right idea except for the fact that I am not moving any directories and I am only remapping registry data for a single user. I'm thinking if I just do a find and replace 'C:\Users\ntaylor.v2' with 'C:\U... Read more

A:Changing the Profile Folder of a Single User

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Today after I woke up I tried to log in using my laptop and it gave me a message saying "corrupted profile" or something like that, after a few seconds I logged in using this temp user folder

I need to fix this thing, I have tons of important files in this user profile

things I tried:

1. check disk, it just doesn't work, I tried running it under safe mode(Which doesn't work as well, as it gives me a temp user again), I tried doing it from the properties, and nothing worked, I restart and it just starts up as if nothing has changed

2. I created a new profile, now when I went to the users folder under the C: folder I couldn't find the profile's name that got corrupted

3. when I search for the name, and try to click on it I get the following message

4. I tried using the recuva program to find out if it's possible to restore all the files, but it just doesn't work

5. I have a system restore point from 9/9/2011 when my computer was working fine but I can't do this because it just doesn't work

I get the following message

it suggests me to do a check disk, but as I said this doesn't work

what are my options guys? why would windows 7 allow something like this to happen?


I went to this folder

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\

and there is a key named


when I click on it, it has information about my corrupted profile, can this help?

A:Corrupted profile now I'm using a temp folder to login, how to fix it?

I runSFC /scannow, booted using safe mode and opened the cbs log file, after searching for autochk.exe I found these things


2011-09-15 13:41:23, Info CSI 00000034 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-Autochk,

2011-09-15 13:41:24, Info CSI 00000039 Hashes for file member \??\C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe do not match actual file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" ::

and tons of other errors about this executable file

can this be the reason why the chkdsk is not working?

i searched for this file and when i try to run it i get this message

guys please, i really need your help, i need these files...
edit: i run chkdsk in read only mode and this is what i get

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OK, I'll try and cover everything leading up to issue to give complete idea, so bear with me here as it started with a snowflake and now this giant snow boulder is barreling out of control.

Originally Win 7 Ultimate started having issues that could NOT be repaired regardless of method. Decided to wipe a Win XP HD and load a fresh Win 7 there, as this allowed me to keep all old info which I can access from the "New Win 7" OS. For the record, I have TWO HD, both with Win 7 (New and Old) Ultimate loaded, and BOTH drives are partitioned.

While on the "New" OS today, I had to access the "Old" HD via selecting the drive from the New OS as I needed to manually copy a text file over. So I had "Users" folder open, then selected my old administrator folder. While in there, saw a bunch of files that weren't familiar (I've show hidden files active for years and not sure why I never noticed them before). I clicked the rename option on the 1st NT.LOG file and opened Chromodo, pasted it in there to do a quick search on what it was, then when I went back to the "Users" folder, my old Admin. folder was completely missing? It's supposed to be locked (folder with lock icon next to it), so NO idea how it was even able to get moved or how it was moved/deleted? Even if the LOG file was inadvertently renamed, I'm completely BAFFLED how that would erase the entire Administrator folder.

Anyways, tried reopening the drive thinking maybe it was... Read more

A:Missing Administrator Folder profile Win7 Ult.

Also, while copying the Old Admin. folder from the Default folder BACK to the Users directory, while the copying was commencing, a popup appeared asking me to "Back up your file encryption and key"? A quick search suggests something was encrypted in the admin. folder, which caused the box to appear. BUT, since the encrypted files are presumably on the old OS folder, how in the world is the "New" OS able to decrypt them? Let alone encrypt them?

The box is still open by the way. If I click "Back up now" and save to a local media, would that corrupt anything? Meaning if it creates some kind of key for the old OS, will it get confused and NOT work with current OS?? Does that make sense?

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I am networking, among others, 2 Win7 machines and 1 Win8 machine. One of the Win7's used the same user name and password as the Win8 machine. I wanted to fix it so that the two usernames and passwords were different--specifically I wanted to alter the Win7 user name and password. I though first about just changing the username on the Win7 machine, but recalled that doing so would not change the related user profile folder name in C:\Users. I could not recall how to do so. I found this tutorial on our Windows 7 forum. From a thread on the our Win 8 forum, I learned that the procedures of the tutorial also apply to Win8 (maybe there is a related Win8 tutorial that I didn't find).

After reading through the tutorial, I was uncertain about a few things and also could not figure out why proceeding as described would be advantageous in regard to what seemed like an easier way to get at least mostly the same result. So, instead of using the tutorial,

1. I added a new (administrative user--the level I wanted) having the user name and password I wanted.
2. Copied the files and desktop items (shortcuts and a few folders) I would need from the old account/desktop to the new account/desktop.
3. Did minor desktop customization on the new desktop (I usually don't do much theme-wise.
4. Deleted the old account, and all was good once I joined my HomeGroup and shared a few not HomeGroup items. The stage now is set to do an a Win7, Win8, Lion, and Mt. Lion networking experiment that I am i... Read more

A:Change User Profile Folder Name in C:\Users

Hello znod,

I agree that it is best and safer to create a new account instead of trying to rename the old user profile folder.

The tutorial is just how to do it if one really wants to, but I do have the note at the top of the tutorial that would be best to create a new account instead.

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Hi everyone!

I really changed the default location of all my Existing, newly,public user account's profile folder to another new location.
However, there is a default user account's profile folder is still in the default location '%SystemDrive%\Users\Default'

*This user account is for what?

Besides, the most strange is that the modified date of this folder as the screenshot below shows is very old, although I have installed the windows very recently in 5/01/2013.

Also, all the files and folders inside main folder 'default' are dated as '17/03/2009' as the screenshot below. However, the one highlighted is dated recently.

Even my laptop wasn't purchased at this date '17/03/2009'; however it was purchased in about 2011.

Finally, is it recommend to change the default location of this user account to another locations then I delete this and all its content?

A:What is the default user account's profile folder for?

This is a last resort user profile if any other profile will fail to load.
Do not worry about it. Moreover, it is better not to touch it.

In case of any hardware or software failures with your newly, public user account profiles that Default profile will help you at least to login into your computer. The date is off because it was copied from the one when that particular version of Windows was created.

Recommendation: keep it and DO NOT change it's location.

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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I've come accross an unusual problem that I've never seen before.
I'm on windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I have a Library called "work". Its actually located in my documents folder.

In this folder I have \Work\Discs\ubuntu. As you may have guessed I work with linux on occasion.
I wanted to create a new folder here but the new folder button was missing from the toolbar and the context menu.
I can create a new folders elsewhere just not here.

I thought as an easy workround I would create a new folder in the parent directory and simply move it. I created it in \work\discs and then moved it into "ununtu" only to find it wasnt there.
If I navigate to the real location of this folder the new folder is there ok.

Then I thought if this folder is playing up I will create a new one and just delete this one so I created \work\discs\ubuntu2 and moved all of the contents of ubuntu to here.
So far so good.
I then created 3 new folders here "1004" "1010" and "1104" I then moved all the files from ubuntu into these folders.

To be clear now \work\disc\ubuntu2 should now contain 3 folders and no files.
I then deleted ubuntu and renamed ubuntu2 --> ubuntu.
I then double clicked on the new "ubuntu " folder expecting to see 3 folders yet I see the contents as it was before I started. If I call it anything other than ubuntu I see the contents fine but if I name it ubuntu it reverts to its old state.

Any Ideas whats causing this.

A:"New Folder" missing but only in certain Places

Did you create the folder in windows or ubuntu... and now it is not accessible in the other one, or both?

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Using Vista x64 hm prem. My FF & TB profiles & bookmarks were created under the default Administrator acct in Vista (custom profiles - not "Default"). Trying to SHARE same custom user profile / bookmarks between admin & standard Vista user acct.

When try to use FF Profile Mgr to create new profile under a standard user acct in Vista (not Administrator), & browse to profile location to select existing custom profile (per several Mozilla KBs), it's not visible - but "Default profile is."

Read several Mozilla KBs on using existing FF or TB profiles when creating new acct under another (Windows) user acct. Instructions are simple, but KBs may not address issues sharing profiles in Vista x64. KBs say should be no problem sharing same profile between users, but maybe not in Vista x64?

I have "show hidden files / folders" checked under the Administrator & std user acct. When logged in under std user acct & browse to the profile location, only default profile is visible.

Tried everything can think of, Re: from w/in the admin acct, giving permissions / sharing the Mozilla appdata folder w/ a standard user acct. Custom profile created in admin acct just won't show in Explorer - no matter what.

All the security features of Vista x64 are fine, but some are so complex I'm sure many users turn off some when possible.

Tried this for TB - same problem. Maybe I missed an article w/ instructions on sharing profiles i... Read more

A:Sharing Firefox profile between users in Vista x64

I"m not sure if this will work, but how about moving the Profile to a shared folder ?
Check this article

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A couple of months ago, I was having problems with slow Firefox performance, so I refreshed Firefox, which created a new profile from scratch. My problems cleared up. I subsequently installed two addons (AdBlock Plus and Flashblock), with no performance issues resultingFast forward to last night. I click on a bookmark for Craigslist, and up pops a new tab displaying a page from the Flash and Video Download addon ( I quickly closed it. I go back to browse and I notice new icons on the Firefox toolbar. Then I notice they're not really new: they are icons for the addons that I had prior to refreshing Firefox a couple of months ago. I open up Addons Manager, and they're all back--one of them being the Flash and Video downloader (which shows its last update as October 30, 2015, the night this occurred). Then I clicked on a link to a website, and Firefox kept popping up prompts asking me if I wanted to accept cookies for the site--which was what I had configured Firefox to do before I refreshed it, but not after. I went to look at my profile. I had a shortcut to the new profile created when I refreshed; the shortcut's target was gone. The profile no longer exists.I've searched the web, but can find no similar reports, although I have seen reports of Flash and Video Downloader opening a new Firefox tab on its own, without being asked. I ran Malwarebytes and a full system virus scan with Avast, and they found nothing unusual. There is obviousl... Read more

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Using Vista x64 hm prem. My FF & TB profiles & bookmarks were created under the default Administrator acct in Vista (custom profiles - not "Default"). Trying to SHARE same custom user profile / bookmarks between admin & standard Vista user acct.

When try to use FF Profile Mgr to create new profile under a standard user acct in Vista (not Administrator), & browse to profile location to select existing custom profile (per several Mozilla KBs), it's not visible - but "Default profile is."

Read several Mozilla KBs on using existing FF or TB profiles when creating new acct under another (Windows) user acct. Instructions are simple, but KBs may not address issues sharing profiles in Vista x64. KBs say should be no problem sharing same profile between users, but maybe not in Vista x64?

I have "show hidden files / folders" checked under the Administrator & std user acct. When logged in under std user acct & browse to the profile location, only default profile is visible.

Tried everything can think of, Re: from w/in the admin acct, giving permissions / sharing the Mozilla appdata folder w/ a standard user acct. Custom profile created in admin acct just won't show in Explorer - no matter what.

All the security features of Vista x64 are fine, but some are so complex I'm sure many users turn off some when possible.

Tried this for TB - same problem. Maybe I missed an article w/ instructions on s... Read more

A:Sharing Firefox profile between users in Vista x64

No, you can't SHARE a profile but when you create the new one for each account,
you can COPY the existing (original) profile.

From then on, each is independent.

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Hi Folks,

I currently use several different Firefox profiles and they are all grouped together on the taskbar. When I hover the mouse over the Firefox icon, it will display the name of the currently opened tab or window of each different profile. Is it possible to change anything so that it will instead show the name of the profiles? For instance: default, Stocks, Developing, etc?

Cheers, Ian

A:Naming multiple Firefox profile in the taskbar

Could you show a screenshot of what you mean?

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i am using a limited profile on the computer

i guess i went to the wrong website because a bunch of virus files got put into the computer

and 73 others got put into WINDOWS and system32 and some other folders

i fixed the problem by creating new files with the same names and overwriting the virus files with my madeup files

but i dont understand why a limited account is able to create files in these locations?

A:> Limited Profile INSTALLS Files Into system32 folder

Welcome to TSF

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… "Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps";

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can. .

After your system has been verified as clean, if you are still experiencing those problems come back here and we will assist you further.

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First of all: I am familiar with that my thread should have been asked in the Win 10 Forum. However, since I don't like now to sign up a new account in Win 10 Forum and also this thread is related to both systems Win 7 and Win 10, I posted my thread here.
I always prefer this partition setup:
First HDD:
- C for the OS
- D recovery partition (often hidden)
- E for personal files (so you have to move your special folders 'Documents, Pictures, Downloads etc. there and preferably your mail etc. Anything that can change on a daily basis).

- I was having Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed on C:
- In windows 7, I moved all existing user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users) in both the Windows explorer and in the registry. by following the Brink's explanation

- By following Brink's explanation, I moved all newly created user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users)

- I moved public user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users)

- I was working well with this partition setup.
- However, I have now installed a new fresh of Windows 10 Home 64-bit in-place the old Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(in the C partition).
My question is: Can I do the same thing with the Windows 10?

A:moving all user account profile folder from the C:\ to another inWin10

Could anyone please reply to me?

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I created my profile after changing:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList/ProfilesDirectory
to "D:\"
therefore my profile is now D:\username.

while everything else works as expected, all metro apps crash immediately after starting (I click, animation: colored fullscreen with logo in the middle, and back to the tile screen again).

I can replicate this every time with contacts, mail, weather, messages, etc.
changing profilesdirectory back to C:\users, removing my profile folder (via extended system settings, not removing the account itself), fixes the problem, but I need my stuff on D:, for small-SSD-reasons.

any ideas?

eventlogs, all apps have the same error. I can't find "Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log" though...

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell
Date: 18.08.2012 00:53:24
Event ID: 5973
Task Category: (5973)
Level: Error
User: desktop\Veit
Computer: desktop
Activation of app Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App failed with error: The remote procedure call failed. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell" Guid="{315A8872-923E-4EA2-9889-33CD4754BF64}" />
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My older xp computer's power supply went bust and destroyed the motherboard. Thankfully, the hard drive was ok. When I bought a new computer I put the old hard drive into an external enclosure and connected it to transfer files over. When I opened \Documents and Settings\profile I got some message about needing permission to open the folder but after a minute or so the folder opened. After disconnecting the drive, if I open the user folder on my new computer and turn off "hide protected operating system files" there are shortcuts to the profile folders on the disconnected drive. Any idea why this happened or how I get rid of them?

A:Opening old xp profile folder leaves hidden files

Assuming that the new computer is running W7, it does not use Documents and Settings like in XP. Where you see Documents and settings in W7, it is merely a junction, rather than a folder. It is not clear whether you actually transferred the files to the new drive or not, but I suspect that you didn't, and that is why it is still pointing to the old drive. How did you transfer the files, where did you put them and what kind of files are they in general?

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