annoying problem with firefox

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cliffo90

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well this doesnt happen every time, only like once in every 2 months, but when i start up firefox, this box pops up asking me to choose a "user", and all i see is default, which by choosing that one, i loose all my pages in my favorites folder and my toolbar folder which means i have to go to all my sites and bookmark them, and some i cant find anymore because they were specific links. is there anything i can do to stop this? or anyway i can restore my old stuff back?
 

cliffo90

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ahh fixed it, i ran this in the "run" thing

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p

and just loaded up my old profile
 
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cliffo90 said:
i ended the firefox process, and tried to start up firefox again, and i still didnt get my old stuff back
I assume you are running WinXP because you posted in this subforum.

Have you checked the following folder for bookmarks.html file?
C:\Documents and Settings\<user account name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gvfrwmpm.default

That is where my firefox bookmarks are stored.

You can use the File pull-down Import function to restore the bookmarks to your firefox browser - be careful to highlight the topmost Bookmarks item when doing it as the insertion point for the entire file.

-- Tom

P.S. Glad to hear you solved it by restoring your profile!
 
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