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#1 Chingy

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:12 PM

Ok, i was gone at youth tonight, my damn brother went on my comp. (something he should never do) he went on runescape. when i went on firefox when i got home i noticed:

1. All my favorites were from weeks ago.

2. None of my themes/extenstion were downloaded (hence weather fox ect.)

I asked him about he said some little box came up on firefox and he clicked default or something. He screwed around with the firefox setting's and i want my favorites and my themes back.

How do i change which user or whatever im using on firefox?

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:29 PM

In your Program Files you'll find Mozilla Firefox, or perhaps Firefox.

Opening that sub-folder you'll find the "core files" that make Firefox work.

Also typing in the words

about:config

into the addressbar (where the URLs are normally found at each page you are on)
and hitting "go" or the "enter" key

will give you access to all the CODES that make Firefox work.
any of the listings found there in boldface indicate changes
since the default settings at installation.

NOW, before you get the wrong idea ...

certainly isn't a good idea to start clicking changes.
It is good to know, though.

C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxdefaultsprofileookmarks
is good to know, as that is where your current up-to-date bookmarks are.

You can view them there.

You can copy that file to (say, desktop, for instance) to safeguard it.
If the situation arises again, just get your good file (copy) into it's place again.

meaning add it and delete the other ... or over-right the bad one in other words.

Not the answer, but some clues to use.

BTW, about config lines can be right clicked for additional "context menu" options.
Copy Name can be used, then paste it (any) to a notepad (or wordpad) and also google searched for answers to the questions you will have about them.

It's a start. :thumbsup:

Oh, and Tools>Options at the top can provide you with quite a few things
to keep track of so you can find out if changes (unexpected) may have occurred)

Edited by phawgg, 09 March 2005 - 10:36 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#3 Chingy

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:38 PM

i still dont really understand? Can you tell me how to get my old default user back with my up to date favorites and themes? Lead me through it step by step, please? :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:54 PM

I can not, I'm afraid to say.
I'd likely mess up doing so.

I typically uninstall and start a program over if it gives me trouble.
Honestly, and each time I do I pay attention to little details.
That's how I learned what I posted to help you.

I do not have more than one user either.
So, I'm at a loss when advising,
beyond what I have.

:thumbsup:
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:56 PM

These are probably located in your user profile:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FA..._folder#Mozilla

See the above for additional information. If the bookmarks are still there, you can see them (stored in HTML). Also there are some suggestions for repairing corrupt profiles.

Cheers,
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#6 Chingy

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 11:01 PM

yep yep i went thorugh that and found my default! found my weatherfox my theme, and my BOOKMARKS! but now......



How do i change them so they run and work? not the other default?

Edited by Chingy, 09 March 2005 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2005 - 11:41 PM

Hehe. After 1 hour on reading about it, I did this.

Put my default folder in the Firefox profiles folder. Then I went into %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\ and opened Profile with notepad I changed the Path= line to the new location and Change IsRelative=1 to IsRelative=0.

Guess what, open up Firefox, sweeeeet there are my fav's there is my weather!



Edit: Sticky this for all to know.. with a lil reading and faithful Bleeping's help I learned how to restore my default user! :thumbsup:

Edited by Chingy, 09 March 2005 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2005 - 11:46 PM

BRAVO, and that is a sweet post, thank you. :thumbsup:

Others will now know better, and that is what it is all about, Chingy Good Job! :flowers:
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:14 PM

I had the same problem. I just restarted my computer then put this location in a folder address bar(with your name where it says <windows login/user name> of course).

C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile name>\%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

Then deleted the new user file that it made me make. Then opened firefox and when it said to pick a user name I just picked default and success.




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