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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 4:05 pm

Hi everyone, I already tried 3 times to update Firefox to 56.0.2 and failed. I do manual updates from About Firefox. I thought I installed, I rebooted as requested. When I came back to check there was still an old version there. I have no idea what is happening. This never happened before. ](*,) And a friend of mine told me the same - he is unable to update to the latest version.
Does anyone else have this problem?? Why do I have this problem?
Any ideas how to fix it other than reinstall FF???
Thanks, everyone....
Many thanks to all the folks who help me with my problems.

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 4:24 pm

You can download the installer from Mozilla and just run the .exe to overwrite your old version with the new.

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 6:56 pm

Check your shortcut & where FF may be installed & in how many places FF may be installed in.

As in you might have a shortcut pointing to the old version.
Yet the newer FF got installed elsewhere...

One might not expect that to happen, but you never know.

Do a search for "firefox.exe" & see if it turns up in more then one place.
(I'll assume a "Windows" search is able to do such a thing & actually return pertinent results.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 7:31 pm

Thank you guys. I appreciate your replies. I will try to run.exe file. I guess I have no choice than overwrite current one with a new one. Therube, I will look into your advice tomorrow.=) My head is too tired right now.
Thanks again!
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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 3:15 am

Note that overwriting the program files will not overwrite your existing profile so your stored bookmarks, history, etc. will not be lost.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 4:52 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Note that overwriting the program files will not overwrite your existing profile so your stored bookmarks, history, etc. will not be lost.

Thank you, Dan. :)
Many thanks to all the folks who help me with my problems.

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