Firefox 1.0.5 - Installation Guidelines & Release notes

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Post Posted July 12th, 2005, 1:49 pm

How to upgrade from versions 1.0/ 1.0.1/ 1.0.2/ 1.0.3/ 1.0.4

1. Download Firefox 1.0.5 [Only the English version is available - 1.0.6 will follow very soon - read more].

2. Recommended but not required: Back up your profile.

3. Install Firefox 1.0.5.

How to perform a clean installation

1. Download Firefox 1.0.5 [Only the English version is available - 1.0.6 will follow very soon - read more].

2. Create a backup of your Profile. You can simply copy everything to another folder on your hard drive (and this gives Firefox the ability to retrieve your prior settings, bookmarks, etc). If you have customized your search plugins, back them up too [they are in the installation directory, not in the profile].

3. Uninstall any previous version(s) of Firefox. In Windows use the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

4. Delete your existing profile. This link provides methods for locating your profile systems among the many operating systems Firefox supports. Delete all profile folders.

5. Install Firefox 1.0.5 with as little as possible running on your PC. You can reboot your PC so you have a fresh start and don't start any other work until you Install 1.0.5 successfully.

6. Before you open firefox, copy key settings back from your prior profiles. From your Backup Profile folder (created in step #2), copy over bookmarks.html, cookies.txt, hostperm.1, key3.db, signon.txt, formhistory.dat and user.js from your backup to your newly created profile.


> Getting the «7-Zip Unspecified Error» alert?
The file you downloaded is corrupt; delete it, clear the cache/temp directory and redownload.

> Cannot connect to the internet after installing Firefox 1.0.5?
Your firewall is most problably blocking it; reconfigure your firewall to grant Firefox internet access.
[Instructions for Norton Internet Security]
[Summary of Can't Connect/timeout Solutions]

What is new in Firefox 1.0.5?
Firefox release notes

Where can I find additional help?
For additional questions, post a new topic.
Firefox Support
Frequently Asked Support Questions
Firefox 1.0.4 - Installation Guidelines & Release notes
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