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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:03 am

I guess we should be comforted in the knowledge that MS has our best interests at heart and is protecting us from ourselves :lol:
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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby phileysmiley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:04 am

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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:08 am

Have you gone to the Advanced button there?
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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby phileysmiley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:13 am

OMFG you know what I did? I had

SYSTEM: Allow
Larry: Allow
Administrators: Allow

and I had
Everyone: Deny

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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby NT50 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:34 pm

Next time export the bookmarks and then import them. It should have been that simple. I export mine every year on school computer and then format and import them without any hassle.
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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:41 pm

Where do you export them from Jeff? The File menu only has the ability to Import on 3.5.5 and I think also on 3.5.6. which Larry is using. To make it worse, one only has the option to Import from IE.
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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby phileysmiley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:21 pm

NT50 wrote:Next time export the bookmarks and then import them. It should have been that simple. I export mine every year on school computer and then format and import them without any hassle.

Grav!ty wrote:Where do you export them from Jeff? The File menu only has the ability to Import on 3.5.5 and I think also on 3.5.6. which Larry is using. To make it worse, one only has the option to Import from IE.

Exactly. There is no export option, only import. What I did do was to back up the whole computer, so I knew I had my profile saved on the external hard drive. I figured I'd done what I needed to do. But then I was not able to import them back into FF from the external drive. I would have been able to import them from IE to FF but I had no way to import them into IE either.

I did know where the profile folder was saved to (I've moved profiles before from FF to FF). The first problem was that I thought I needed to move it to the Application Data folder when I only needed to move it to the App Data folder. Once I solved that, the second problem was that I didn't realize I also had to move and replace the standalone ini file. Once I did that I was able to open FF with my old profile intact. :yesnod:
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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:47 pm

This is a major shortcoming in Firefox in my opinion.
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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby Anthony.Ralph » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:07 pm

Well, using Xmarks (was called FoxMarks) meant that I didn't have any of the hassle when going to W7 from Vista. I use it to synch favourites/bookmarks on both IE8 and Firebox on two separate computers.

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Re: Cannot start Firefox [SOLVED]

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:19 pm

Hey thank you very much Anthony. I'm going to install it right now :yesnod:
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