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    Problem with firefox????

    Hi i use Firefox as my browser.

    I went to open it and a box came up saying profile Paul is in use.

    How do i fix this?

    I have added another user just now, but how do i get off this user and delete it as i now have no bookmarks etc.

    This is a pain in the arse like.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Try this:

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Thanks, have lost my settings.

    Just redid all my bookmarks.

    Cheers for the help though.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Download a decent browser from:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    I have just noticed everything from my documents has gone.

    Over 900 songs, all my car pics through the stages, all my videos and all my uni work.

    I could honestly cry!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Are you on a PC or Mac?

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    PC, a Dell Inspiron laptop.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    I'm a Mac person so can't help you then. Sorry, hope you get it sorted.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Oh right gutted.

    I doubt there will be a way of getting all this data back now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Soupie, so from what I gather, you added a multiple user and it's lost your data in My Documents foler? yeah?

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    You usally get this issue when firefox has crashed in someway, and not recovered. Close any open instances of forefox Load task manager and see if you can see firefox in the running processes tab? If you can, end the process, and load firefox again. It's happened to me a couple of times, and that usually does the trick.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Don't know why you dont go into My computer, then double click on C:\ Drive, then Documents and settings and you should see any profiles which have been created. Just have a browse through the created user folders and copy what you need into the new profile.

    Good luck Soupie

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Yeah this happened to me - Just ctrl-alt-del and end the firefox process and then reopen it and its fine.

    Rich

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

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    Soupie, so from what I gather, you added a multiple user and it's lost your data in My Documents foler? yeah?

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    Yeah thats what happened.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Another strange thing is on msn everyone i am speaking to can see my old display pic and i can only see the defalt msn guy.

    Wonder how this could be.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

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    Another strange thing is on msn everyone i am speaking to can see my old display pic and i can only see the defalt msn guy.

    Wonder how this could be.

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    Probably caused from caching on web servers. Web servers normally cache info like pics to save bandwidth. they normally clear the cache every so often, some are done manually, others automatically. The time period just depends on how that server has been set up.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    oh gutted, i wasnt sure if all my data was going to be somewhere on my comp and i just cant find it.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

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    oh gutted, i wasnt sure if all my data was going to be somewhere on my comp and i just cant find it.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    you probably can, data doesn't just disappear.

    have you tried what CJ B6 2.0 said? From the questions you've asked, it sounds like you're using a totally different profile now.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

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    oh gutted, i wasnt sure if all my data was going to be somewhere on my comp and i just cant find it.

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    you probably can, data doesn't just disappear.

    have you tried what CJ B6 2.0 said? From the questions you've asked, it sounds like you're using a totally different profile now.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I just tried it and The Paul Campbell folder still has the Folders i created but they are all empty. Apart from Start menu and shared.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    I had a problem with my PC because of a file i downloaded and i found that if you use System Restore you can put your PC back prior to the date you changed things or downloaded files and that fixed the problem



    Worth a try

    Cheers

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    you tried a system restore in windows?

    restore it back to the last restore date

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    Yeah i tried this and the system was still the same, had lost all my firefox bookmarks and all my documents files and left the folders.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

    You've probably done this, but have you used the Windows 'Search' function on the start menu? If you know the name of one of your missing files, search for it, as it might be in a different folder than what you think it is.

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    Re: Problem with firefox????

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    oh gutted, i wasnt sure if all my data was going to be somewhere on my comp and i just cant find it.

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    you probably can, data doesn't just disappear.

    have you tried what CJ B6 2.0 said? From the questions you've asked, it sounds like you're using a totally different profile now.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I just tried it and The Paul Campbell folder still has the Folders i created but they are all empty. Apart from Start menu and shared.

    Cheers.

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    If the folders are empty then forget it mate! Unfortunately i think the system restore will only restore system files to before previous installs but that is it. Just put it down to experience mate and dont forget to backup your data the next time. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

 

 

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