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binsch

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hey

a couple of weeks ago i downloaded firetune and configured firefox to the fastest setting. The problem is that i forgot to make a backup. since then everytime i click on a link it says that it cant find the server and when i click it again it works. now i tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox but it must save the settings. i love firefox and would like to continue using it but this is starting to get annoying.

thanks a lot
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to erase your own settings, you must delete your profile and have firefox make a new one for you:

1. open up my computer, type %appdata% in the location bar, with the percentage signs
2. this takes you to the applications data folder, in which you will find a subfolder named mozilla
3. navigate to the profiles subfolder. You will find a folder with a bunch of numbers: xxxxxxx.default
4. delete this folder. It will delete all your settings and all your bookmarks and extensions!
5. open up firefox and it'll make a new profile for you

Hopefully this will undo anything you did with firetune. It seems like a good program, I'm gonna go get it now :whistling:
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hey where is the location bar i open my comp but dont see a location bar
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The Thef0rce if I may...

The Location Bar is the Address Bar. Once you open "My Computer" you will have "My Computer" written in the address bar, erase it and type what Thef0rce precisly said( %appdata%)and follow his steps. You should be fine :whistling:

Alan :blink:

Edited by alandemartino, 29 March 2006 - 02:16 PM.

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i did that but the screen looks like this. i have attached to this message what my screen looks like
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I have also discovered that you can go to start, run, and just type %appdata% in the run box and it'll pop up. easy :whistling:
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sorry here is the attachment
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I don't see any attachments :whistling: :blink:

PS: you can upload your image here and then post the link :help:

Alan

Edited by alandemartino, 29 March 2006 - 02:29 PM.

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sorry i zipped it now it works
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You can try this:

Go START > RUN > type this: C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXX\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

P.S. instead of XXXXXX in the above address enter exactly the name of your profile.The name of you profile can be found when you click the START button on the taskbar (its on top of the menu).

Alan

Edited by alandemartino, 29 March 2006 - 02:36 PM.

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like I said above, %appdata% in the run box will do the trick. but that'll work too. I hate windows. it makes everything complicated.

Edited by Thef0rce, 29 March 2006 - 02:38 PM.

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i deleted the folder and then tried to run firefox but it told me that a firefox was still in use or something so i restarted and tried again and it still said the same thing so i uninstalled and installed it and it still didnt work so then i restored the file from the recycle bin and it worked. but the settings are still the same
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When you delete the folder make sure you don't have firefox running. Close all firefox windows and then delete. I think that was the problem, not sure though :whistling:

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did that and this is what it said

firefox is already running, but is not responding. to pen a new window, you must first close the existing firefox process, or restart your system.


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control alt del and you'll see the task manager. go to processes, see if you can find firefox.exe and click end process. click ok on the warning that pops up. check to see that firefox has indeed ended, then try again.
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