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pieman As young as he feels Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 4 days # 1 Posted on 15.12.06 1933.24 | Instant Rating: 7.30
Another question from the Luddite family. We're using Firefox and a new remote process for work has mucked up my system. When closing it down and then re-opening Firefox, it asked for a new user (I think) or the default user. We chose default user and now we have an old set of bookmarks from many moons ago. How do I get my current bookmarks back? I am old and stupid and throw myself on your mercy, please! Gabba Gabba Hey! Promote this thread!
Mr Heel II Lap cheong Since: 25.2.02 Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 1 hour # 2 Posted on 16.12.06 0758.53 | Instant Rating: 6.13 I can't find any information in Firefox help about being prompted for a user. Are you sure it's actually Firefox prompting the user, and not Windows or your work's remote access software? Check your connection settings (Tools/Options/Advanced/Network, then click "Settings".) If it's not selecting "Direct connection to the Internet", try selecting that.
pieman As young as he feels Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 4 days # 3 Posted on 17.12.06 0612.55 | Instant Rating: 7.30
Nope, that's not it. I think I misspoke in the first post, I think it's looking for the default profile, not user. How do I switch the profile to get my bookmarks back?? Gabba Gabba Hey!
Merc Potato korv Since: 3.1.02 From: Brisbane, Australia Since last post: 1874 days Last activity: 1852 days # 4 Posted on 17.12.06 1712.44 | Instant Rating: 5.70 Try C:\Documents and Settings\ \Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
pieman As young as he feels Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 4 days # 5 Posted on 17.12.06 1902.11 | Instant Rating: 7.30
Okay, I find two profiles there as you suggested, but how do I change to the correct profile in Firefox? Gabba Gabba Hey!
Merc Potato korv Since: 3.1.02 From: Brisbane, Australia Since last post: 1874 days Last activity: 1852 days # 6 Posted on 17.12.06 1959.31 | Instant Rating: 5.70
Mine only has one profile, but it has .default after it. In the profile there is a bookmark backups folder. If you check which one has the bookmarks you want, try changing the name of the correct one so it has .default? OR there's instructions here http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile#move For editing the profile.ini if you can locate the profile you want to use. My profile.ini is simply: [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/qlveb1o4.default It may be as simple as "Startwithlastprofile" value being set to 0 if you get prompted every time. (edited by Merc on 18.12.06 1203)
What do they do? Do I need one in a new computer? What's the benefit?
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