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Problem with firefox????

PaulJC84 Feb 25, 2006

  1. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    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.
     
  2. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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  3. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    Thanks, have lost my settings.

    Just redid all my bookmarks.

    Cheers for the help though.
     
  4. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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  5. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    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!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  6. mandyray

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    Are you on a PC or Mac?
     
  7. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    PC, a Dell Inspiron laptop.
     
  8. mandyray

    mandyray Member

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    I'm a Mac person so can't help you then. Sorry, hope you get it sorted.
     
  9. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    Oh right gutted.

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

    recomdos Active Member

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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?
     
  11. tiptonjuk

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    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.
     
  12. CJ A4

    CJ A4 Active Member

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    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
     
  13. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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

    Rich
     
  14. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    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.
     
  15. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  16. audi5e

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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.
     
  17. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  18. madvw

    madvw Active Member

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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.
     
  19. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    [ QUOTE ]
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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.

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    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.
     
  20. Rev-head

    Rev-head Active Member

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    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
     
  21. rickparmar

    rickparmar va va voom

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    you tried a system restore in windows?

    restore it back to the last restore date
     
  22. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    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.
     
  23. spratty

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    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.
     
  24. CJ A4

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    [ QUOTE ]
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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.

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    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. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     

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