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How to restore Firefox to Factory settings?


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Libid21

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I'd like to know because I added so many plug ins, that it's just crazy right now, and the bookmarks I deleted that came with Mozilla are no longer here, so it's kinda weird. I can't really explain why exactly, but I really want to know how to restore Firefox to its factory settings. If anyone can help me, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
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Look HERE for the answer. Or you can completely uninstall it from add/remove, and then re-install it.
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Libid21

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Look HERE for the answer. Or you can completely uninstall it from add/remove, and then re-install it.

Tried un-installing then re-installing again, didn't work with the bookmarks (trying to get the bookmarks that came with FireFox when I just downloaded it).
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Tried un-installing then re-installing again, didn't work with the bookmarks (trying to get the bookmarks that came with FireFox when I just downloaded it).

All you really needed to do was create a new Profile. Go HERE for the detailed instructions.
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for future reference...to completely remove firefox...use the add/remove programs in the control panel...
then click on my computer...C: drive...programs folder...right click mozilla firefox folder ...click on delete
then reinstall firefox....

Edited by happyrock, 22 October 2008 - 05:57 PM.

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for future reference...to completely remove firefox...use the add/remove programs in the control panel...
then click on my computer...C: drive...programs folder...right click mozilla firefox folder ...click on delete
then reinstall firefox....

To completely remove Firefox and go to "Factory Fresh", you also have to manually delete the Profile folder by deleting the Mozilla folder at C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Mozilla. This does not get deleted by Add/Remove Programs and will cause all personal settings, along with Add-ons and Bookmarks to appear in the new installation, which I think Libid21 did not want.
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Yeah, I got it. Thanks.
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my issue with mozilla firefox: it won't open.i have uninstalled and reinstalled MANY times. i found a script error in the prgm i believe or with Microsoft scripting. it reads as follows.... windows script host--- script:c\Program Files>Mozilla Firefox>defaults>profile>prefs.js Line 1 Char 1 Error:Invalid Character code 800AO3F6 Source Microsft JScript compilation error. can anyone help me with this to get firefox working? ty.
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