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Post Posted August 23rd, 2019, 7:40 pm

Which is better, creating a new profile or the refresh option to repair a possibly corrupted profile?
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Post Posted August 23rd, 2019, 7:55 pm

New - no if but or maybe
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Post Posted August 24th, 2019, 1:25 am

malliz wrote:New - no if but or maybe


Thanks.!!!!!
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Post Posted August 24th, 2019, 6:06 am

ineuw wrote:Which is better, creating a new profile or the refresh option to repair a possibly corrupted profile?


Refresh. It saves all your bookmarks, passwords and other items.

Important: Since Firefox will revert to its original state, your own configurations and customizations, including extensions, extension data, and about:config preference configurations are removed. If you've made accessibility configurations, you may need to change them back after refreshing.


It's easy to restore extensions from the Old Firefox Data folder created on the desktop, or it was the last time I used it.

Try both, or do you have a magic way of restoring all your bookmarks, passwords, cookies and other items kept with a refresh?
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Post Posted August 24th, 2019, 7:13 am

I have many backups of Firefox profile data. When refreshing, or creating a new profile, I always install new extensions from Mozilla extensions. This time I noticed two corruptions. One was the "Wiktionary" extension which stopped working (an important tool for me), and the other was the (places.sqlite) which displayed two of every bookmark, but the integrity test in the Troubleshooting page showed that the data file was OK. So, I knew that it was time.
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