Firefox has (half) lost my profile

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fish613

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On opening Firefox, I found that for no apparent reason, half of my settings have gone.

The following have gone:
bookmarks
toolbar customisations
options
extension options

The following remain unharmed:
saved passwords
extensions
history
:confused:

Can anyone suggest why Firefox should have lost half my profile? I'd be extremely grateful.

Thanks.

fish613
 
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I don't know why they're gone but I know you can get your bookmarks back by going to C:\Documents and Settings\[Account Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Random string of 8 characters].default\bookmarkbackups and import them in Fx (File > Import...), if that helps at all.
 

fish613

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Yes, thank you for that. I've already looked there, and I have the backups. The things that bother me most are the extension options, and I'm also dying to know how it happened, so I can stop it happening again.

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You probably have a corrupt localstore.rdf file. Save a backup of all settings and try this:
Start> Mozilla Firefox> Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode).
When safe mode window opens, Select the option Reset toolbars and controls
and then choose Make Changes and Restart. Then reset your options.
 
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