Windows 10: problems with Firefox and Chrome

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  1. Posts : 373
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       22 Mar 2018 #221

    Callender said: View Post
    Try merging this reg file:
    Download, merge then sign out/ in or reboot.

    File contents:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    ; Set Default Program
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.shtml\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB"
    
    
    ; Set Default Program
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xht\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB"
    
    
    ; Set Default Program
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xhtml\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB"
    Question regarding your old Firefox profile. Did you back it up before your clean install? If not do you have system restore enabled? It might be possible to mount a restore point to extract your old profile.

    ShadowExplorer.com - Downloads
    I downloaded and did merge after right clicking the file in explorer. Then rebooted. Still in settings default application for web browser shows as edge. Further list does not contain firefox. Further when I start firefox, it asks whether firefox should be made default. There also it takes to settings only.
    I depend upon firefox sync. I did not back up profile.
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  2.    23 Mar 2018 #222

    If you have system restore points available you can mount one and browse to your old Firefox Profile folder.

    ShadowExplorer.com - Manual

    Browse the shadow copy and locate your old C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

    Copy the Profiles folder and profiles.ini file to a new folder on your desktop.

    Sorry but I don't use system restore personally and keep it disabled so cannot provide screenshots.

    If you manage to recover those items delete your existing Profiles folder and profiles.ini file and replace the recovered copies in the same location as the originals.
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  3.    23 Mar 2018 #223

    Okay it gets complicated. You can actually use these programs to set file associations:

    SetUserFTA

    SetUserFTA: UserChoice Hash defeated the kolbicz blog

    GetUserFTA

    GetUserFTA the kolbicz blog

    Anyway for now you can try using this:
    Extract to a new folder somewhere handy.

    It contains:

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    I've added a config file already so you don't have to create it yourself:

    Contents of SetUserFTA.config:

    Code:
    .htm, FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB
    .html, FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB
    http, FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB
    https, FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB
    Instructions.

    Open command window in the directory that you saved to:
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    In the command window add SetUserFTA.exe SetUserFTA.config including the space to the path like this:
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    Press Enter. Then exit the window. Test to see if Firefox has been set as default browser. (Open a link from within a document or something)
    Last edited by Callender; 23 Mar 2018 at 04:14. Reason: text layout
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  4.    23 Mar 2018 #224

    RE: The above post. You might need to do Step 3 in the tutorial here in order to be able to open the command prompt:

    Open command window here - Add in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 373
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       23 Mar 2018 #225

    Thanks Mr.Callender for your guidance.
    Finally I used my Macrium image with Firefox 58. Now I am with ff58. I have not updated to 59.
    However I would like to know for backing up Firefox profile from appdata whether local, localow or roaming or all the three Mozilla folder needs to be backed up.
    Further I would like to know how to go back previous version of Firefox in case current version gives problem.
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  6.    23 Mar 2018 #226

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Thanks Mr.Callender for your guidance.
    Finally I used my Macrium image with Firefox 58. Now I am with ff58. I have not updated to 59.
    However I would like to know for backing up Firefox profile from appdata whether local, localow or roaming or all the three Mozilla folder needs to be backed up.
    Further I would like to know how to go back previous version of Firefox in case current version gives problem.
    If you want to restore only elements of your profile (or all of it) use MozBackup.

    If you want to easily backup and restore your whole profile use Hekasoft Backup

    If you want to manually backup:

    Locate your profile folder - C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox


    Copy the Profiles folder and profiles.ini file to a new folder on your desktop.

    It's best to keep a couple of backups. If things go wrong restore a backup. If you need to clean install FF then you need to check for, and delete if found leftovers here:

    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

    If installing an old version just install it and copy one of you backed up profiles including profiles.ini to this folder:
    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

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  7. Posts : 373
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       23 Mar 2018 #227

    Callender said: View Post
    If you want to restore only elements of your profile (or all of it) use MozBackup.

    If you want to easily backup and restore your whole profile use Hekasoft Backup

    If you want to manually backup:

    Locate your profile folder - C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox


    Copy the Profiles folder and profiles.ini file to a new folder on your desktop.

    It's best to keep a couple of backups. If things go wrong restore a backup. If you need to clean install FF then you need to check for, and delete if found leftovers here:

    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

    If installing an old version just install it and copy one of you backed up profiles including profiles.ini to this folder:
    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

    Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 373
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       24 Mar 2018 #228

    Today I upgraded my Firefox58 to 59.0.1 using installer file downloaded from Mozilla site as admin. When I click Tenforums page from book mark, I get part loaded page as shown below.
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    But if I click the link in my mail, I get full page as below.
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    However, When I try to load pics I got dialog box blank as below.
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    But after disabling use recommended performace settings I could load pics.

    I am at loss to understand where the problem lies.
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  9.    24 Mar 2018 #229

    Try either updating graphics card driver or download the one from your computer manufacturer's website. As long as you've got system image backups that is. The one from your computer manufacturer's website should work okay.

    Also consider changing DNS Lookup just to rule that out.

    Change DNS Server Address on Windows 10 PC Windows 10 Tutorials
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       24 Mar 2018 #230

    Have you tried starting Firefox in safe mode? Just to see if you still have these issues. Open an Admin command prompt and copy/paste the following (including the 2 "). It will start up with all addons temporarily disabled. Won't break anything.

    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
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