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loserchik

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My laptop's battery is messed up so when I move my computer in a slight way, it may turn off and now - it just started today - when I reopen Firefox, it doesn't ask me if I would like to "Restore A Previous Session". Does anyone know what to do about this?
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Open Firefox.
Type "About:Config" into the address bar without the quotes.
Choose "I'll be careful, I promise".
At the top in the filter, type in "browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash" or just navigate through to it.
The value will be false if the warning message is off. To change it, double click it twice to "true".

If it already is set at true... We'll try something else :)
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The value was true :)
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Create new profile: http://kb.mozillazin...Profile_Manager
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Is there another solution other than making another profile?
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What's wrong with creating new profile?
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I'd just rather not since I had a bad experience before when I tried to make one and I ended up having to reinstall firefox and lost all my bookmarks and all.
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Make a copy of you current Profile folder and place it on your desktop or another drive as a backup.
If things go horribly wrong, you have source files to replace anything you need.
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Hmm, I'll try that. But now whenever my computer shuts down or I close a window (not a tab, but that I exit Firefox) I have to log back into every place I was previously logged into.
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You may try to create new FF profile, or reinstall FF altogether.
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I think I might have to reinstall it all together. If I do the same - make a copy of my profile folder and place it in my desktop, will it delete once I uninstall FF to reinstall again?

BTW, where exactly is the profile folder? I'm on C://Program Files>Mozilla Firefox and I don't see it.

Edited by loserchik, 19 June 2009 - 05:32 PM.

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Re-installing Firefox shouldn't be necessary. The problems you describe are usually Profile related, that's why you should try creating a new Profile first.
To find your current Profile, click Start>Run>type %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles>OK.
Make a copy of the ********.default folder (the *'s being random characters) and put it on the desktop as a backup.
To access the Profile Manager to create a new profile, with Firefox closed, click Start>Run>type Firefox.exe -P(note the space between exe and -P)>OK.
Be aware that the new Profile will not be customized (No bookmarks, extensions, etc). The idea being to see if it functions properly. If the problems do not exist in the new Profile, you can bring in your stuff from the old Profile, preferably one thing at a time (that way if the problems suddenly resurface, you can pinpoint what is causing it).
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Unfortunately I did reinstall before I read this but I'll definitely do what you posted if it happens again. Thank you :)
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Just adding a line of advice / suggestion. You could try the addon Xmarks (Formerly Foxmarks). Several advantages here. Your bookmarks are stored both online and in your browser. The online feature allows you to access your bookmarks from any machine connected to the net, by logging into your Xmark account. Be it a netcafé or at a friend. You can always retrieve the bookmarks from online to a newly installed FireFox.

And last, but not least, it can enhance your search results. In the address line, you will get a info button about the site(s) you visit, and xmarks will automatically suggest 5 similar sites.

https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/2410
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Thank you!
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