retrieving firefox addons after os reinstall

March 3, 2010 at 13:23:28
Specs: Windows XP
can i retrieve firefox addons after reinstalling XP (didnt reformat harddrive)

i know all the info is there, i was able to retrieve my bookmarks, how do i retrieve my addons?


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#1
March 3, 2010 at 14:20:35
If your old firefox profile folder still exists, search the folder and write down the complete path.
Then start firefox with parameter -p, to start the profile manager.
In the profile manager, create a new profile, browse to the old profile folder. The profile name can be set to whatever you want. Then click ok and start firefox on it's normal way, without parameter.
If everything is ok, you should have your bookmarks as well, as all your plugins and add-ons.

The path to the profile of firefox is e.g.:
c:\documents and settings\your_username\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\abcxyz

where abcxyz is the folder, you have to browse to on creating a new profile.
If the profile already exist, firefox did not create a new one, but uses the existing one.


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#2
March 3, 2010 at 15:02:59
Or, you can go to www.mozilla.com and reinstall the add-ins.

LIR


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#3
March 7, 2010 at 11:59:24
Wow! paulSep it worked like a charm! thankyou so very very much.

one doesnt realize how much one's browser profile is ones life:P

jennifer......why type something so foolish? dont you have something better to do?


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#4
March 7, 2010 at 12:24:49
@PRprince
You are welcome :-)

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#5
March 7, 2010 at 12:35:08
PRprince

Fine, so you didn't rate response #2. However, it's silly and most discourteous to have the cheek to say that someone who tried to help you is "foolish". One day that helper might be the very person who could get you out of trouble and I doubt it would now be forthcoming. Don't bite the hand that feeds you - there are times it is best to keep your thoughts to yourself.

some other bloke...


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#6
March 7, 2010 at 12:49:09
I fully agree to Derek.
All here tries to help on solving problems.
Always keep in mind that the one, who has a problem, is sitting infront of the pc for hours and couldn't solve the problem.
We are thousends of miles away and are blind.
We only see a fresh made posting, describing the problem.
And we give our best !!!

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#7
March 7, 2010 at 14:26:15
"jennifer......why type something so foolish? dont you have something better to do?" Silly me. Suggesting that actually going to the Mozilla Homepage to retrieve add-ins.. WHAT was I thinking????

"Better to do?" I guess "better" is relative.

If you come here asking for help, it's best NOT to "bite the hand that feeds you" so to speak (especially in your FIRST post.) You'd think a royal would know better and show a little respect for and appreciation of those who attempt to assist.

LIR


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#8
March 7, 2010 at 16:30:27
paulsep

Meant to add that yours was a very good post, right on the nail, and I'm glad to see it fixed the problem. Just a pity the OP decided to add that unnecessary last bit to #3.

some other bloke...


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#9
March 7, 2010 at 20:19:59
Derek

yes, understood. That's exactly where im fully with you.
As I said, we all try to help people to solve their computer problems and it's often not that easy.


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