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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!





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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.
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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??





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Try C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
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Okay, I find two profiles there as you suggested, but how do I change to the correct profile in Firefox?





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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.

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Something like that. Sounds like you have two routers that are both handling DHCP and when you connect them, nothing will work. You have to tell one to let the other do all the work. The secondary one would basically act like a plain old switch.
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