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#1 Dollyeyes

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 10:09 AM

Ok..not sure if im in the right place here..but.......

:thumbsup: I upgraded my Mozilla Firefox to 1.0.7 cos it said there was a new version of..so..me thinking...'oooooh...okay then..new version of anything must be good'

:flowers: But..see..I seem to have lost the extensions i had with the old version I had..and and..Im uspset about that cos I liked em!!

Sooooooo...stupid question coming up here...........how can i get the old version back or is it too late? I have looked on Firefox homepage and it seems the extensions I had are not compatible to the newer version of Firefox..which is annoying really....can I go back to the old version now or have I shot it and will I have to wait for FF to upgrade the extensions..or the extension folk to upgrade to newer version of FF?

:trumpet: As you can probably tell..me very very new to computers so any help would be appreciated and also if I have posted this in the wrong place ..could someone point me in the right direction?

:inlove: Many thanks...!

(Moderator edit: moved post to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 24 September 2005 - 11:09 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 11:35 AM

Since the latest release includes both stability as well as important security patches, I would suggest you keep it and wait for the programmers of the extensions to revise them. I would check for extension updates in one or two days.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 12:41 PM

Hey...thankyou John..I shall do just that! x :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 01:07 PM

:thumbsup: Hi John..just wanted to add that i actually uninstalled the new version of FF and uninstalled the extensions I had..then reinstalled the lot...and guess what? The extensions work now!! :flowers:
Was chatting to Starbuck and he suggested it might work as he had the new FF version and his extensions still worked...anyhoo, Im glad it worked!

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for replying. Out of curiosity, did you uninstall the old version of FF before installing the new version the first time?
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 05:29 AM

Hi John.....actually come to think of it..I think i just clicked on the upgrade to the new version of FF...I assumed that it was like MSN Messenger and would just replace the older version automatically! That is probably why i had the probs then...should have uninstalled then installed the newer version......?

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:07 PM

Hi John.....actually come to think of it..I think i just clicked on the upgrade to the new version of FF...I assumed that it was like MSN Messenger and would just replace the older version automatically! That is probably why i had the probs then...should have uninstalled then installed the newer version......?

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always download newer firefox versions,THEN delete old version,THEN install newer version,in that order.
amazing enough,i found the firefox unistall file here:
start,my computer,windows,uninstall firefox
won't find it anywhere else.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:31 PM

amazing enough,i found the firefox unistall file here:
start,my computer,windows,uninstall firefox
won't find it anywhere else.

You can also uninstall Firefox via Add/Remove.
After uninstalling, go to C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firfox, and delete that folder, then inastall the newer version.

It's a good idea to keep your installers, for the older versions of programs, for situations such as this.
If you install the newer version of a program, and it doesn't work, due to bugs, etc...., you always have the older version to fall back on.
That's why I think it's a good idea to download the newer version, instead of just clicking "update".
Every installer I've ever downloaded, of every program I use, I have saved in a folder of it's own with, a Notepad doc.
This is the way I do it:

In the My Documents folder, I have a folder named Installers.
In the Installers folder, I have I, II & III.
(I try to limit the size of these folders to around 600MB. That way I can burn the whole folder to a disk when doing backups.)
In each of those folders, I have folders for each program; Firefox, Ad-aware, Spybot, Irfanview, etc....
In each of these folders, I have a folder for each version; Firebird v0.7, Firefox v0.8, Firefox v0.9, Firefox v0.9.2, etc...
In each of these folders, I put the installers, and a Notepad document.
In the Notepad document, I put all the important info about the program, that I copy & paste from the website, such as program name, version #, URL of the site, how to install/uninstall, system requirements, features, problems I've had with the program, etc...
Then you can burn each Installers folder, when you burn your back-up disks.

That way, if you ever have a problem with a newer version of a program, or have to reinstall your OS, you have all of your programs on disk, and ready to install.
No need to waste time re-downloading all of your programs (especially if you're on dial-up).

I hope this isn't too confusing. :thumbsup:
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