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Kracov
 
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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 4:44 am

I'm using FF 56. I tried upgrading to the new firefox but too many of my addons were incompatible and not many good replacements. When i reinstalled 56.0, I restored my profile, it no longer asks to save new passwords. I'm still logged in old sites where my password is already stored. I tried disabling all addons and disabled tracking protection. It still won't ask to save passwords. Maybe there's something in about:config I need to reset?

therube

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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 9:28 am

Did you use the same Profile, 56 -> 62 -> 56 ?

Do no site ask, or only certain sites?
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Kracov
 
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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 11:55 am

Seems to be any site. yes using the same profile.

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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 1:59 pm

You're profile is corrupt. Starting I think at version 58 once you have that you cannot go back to a previous profile. You need to create a new one. There are major changes that happened, so going back to an earlier version with the same profile is not an option.
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Kracov
 
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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 3:41 pm

I think i may have an older profile version somewhere. but is it possible to replace only the files that store passwords or at least the password system?

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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 4:00 pm

You may be able to, but I'm not familiar enough to tell you what file it is, and there may be other files than just passwords that are corrupt. IMO the best thing is to have sync enabled, and let Firefox save all your profile info, and then do a clean install with a new profile, and then sync it, and let Firefox restore your info. Here are some links that should provide more info than I can.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ri ... ed-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pr ... x-profiles

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pr ... ew-profile
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Kracov
 
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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Ugh that was infuriating. Firefox automatically installed the newest version when I created the new profile. How do I disable updates?

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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 8:19 pm

Kracov wrote:Ugh that was infuriating. Firefox automatically installed the newest version when I created the new profile. How do I disable updates?


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1200913

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1199816
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Kracov
 
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Post Posted September 12th, 2018, 8:37 pm

I read both posts, and i think i have the same options checked. However, when -creating a new profile- the problem is that firefox updates immediately. I keep -forgetting- that it does this, so i was hoping for an easier option than remembering to turn off automatic updates every time i create a new profile.

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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 1:07 pm

i was hoping for an easier option than remembering to turn off automatic updates every time i create a new profile

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