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Firefox default profile problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by donashton, Apr 18, 2005.

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  1. donashton

    donashton Thread Starter

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    Frequently, I get the following message when trying to bring up Mozilla Firefox:
    Firefox cannot use the default profile because it is in use. Choose another profile or create a new one.

    The only way I can get rid of it is by logging out and logging in again. Have been using Firefox for about 4 months and this just started a few weeks ago.

    Windows 2000
    Foxfire 1.0.2

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. tgal

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    I have a similar issue once in a while, instead of logging out try CTRL+ALT+DEL and end the Firefox.exe process in the task manager. You should be able to relaunch Firefox after doing this.

    You can also take a look at this knowledge base article at mozillazine it might be helpful in your situation.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Suite_:_Issues_:_Profile_in_Use
     
  3. Uth233

    Uth233

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    You may have 2 Fx profiles, in that event start>run>type C:/Documents and Settings/
    username/Application Data/Mozilla/Firefox/profiles delete one or both of those profiles.
    If you delete both(recommended) then uninstall/reinstall. You'll have also go about re-
    installing the extensions& bookmarks you had. Then if your Fx works after my other recommendation
    is to copy that profile,send it to My Doc.
    Finally, 2 extensions you may also need for this situation in the future Bookmark Backup & Listzilla,set both to use My Doc,as default.
     
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