Sometimes Firefox displays the message &# 8220; restore Firefox&# 8221; which is to clean up the browser and solve problems. However, the function can also delete your entire browser settings and extensions. We show what &# 8220; restore Firefox&# 8221; mean and how do you do it reversed.
This message you see when Firefox is to be restored.
Firefox restore: What is it?
Sometimes Firefox displays at the bottom of the note to:
&# 8220; you have not used Firefox for long. To be cleaned up now, so you can learn a user experience as the first day? By the way, welcome back!&# 8221;
Who clicks on the button for restoration, again receives a message that it appears to Firefox problems are solved and the power is restored. Here, however, applies Caution! Anyone without reading just keep clicking, a bad surprise: For what sounds like an optimization measure is only partly one, because:
- your addons and adjustments are removed
- the browser settings are reset to defaults.
The following is retained:
- Browsing history and bookmarks
- entered search & form data
- Saved passwords
- other data
- Windows and tabs
So that basically means that Firefox again looks like after a fresh installation. Installed add-ons and customizations are lost during the restoration. However, the process can be undone.
This message indicates to Firefox after restoration. The whole thing, however, can be reversed.
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Firefox restore undo
Who wants to make the restoration of Firefox reversed, goes as follows:
- Includes Firefox.
- Firefox has created a folder called Old Firefox data on the desktop. This folder need it - therefore Delete Absolutely not! Have you ever done that, you have to restore it from the trash. In this folder you will find your old Firefox profile, including your addons, extensions and settings. The folder has a name in certain letters. In our example, it is ahgyrit8.default.
- Opens it and highlights all files and folders using the key combination Ctrl + A. Pressing subsequently Ctrl + C to copy them.
- Navigate to the directory: C: \ Users \ USERNAME \ AppData \ Roaming \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles
Note: Instead USERNAME you choose the folder of your Windows profile.
- In Profiles folder you find your newly created Firefox profile folder that has a similar name, in our example: lkpxx9s5.default-1,453,299,119,362th
- Opens it and press Ctrl + V to paste the files from the old profile folder to the new one.
- Overwrites files in the target directory.
- Starts Firefox. All addons and settings are now restored and the restoration has been undone.
The Old Firefox Data folder can you delete from the desktop again when Firefox works as usual.
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disable restore Firefox
If you do not want the restoration of Firefox, you should therefore click the bottom right of the message on the X. Unfortunately we have not found any option in the settings, which disables the search for restoration.
Sometimes it helps to disable the Firefox status report because this information on browser performance submitted to Mozilla. Since the restoration of the developers is considered optimization, the message could thus disappear in the future. so goes&# 8217; s:
- Opens the Firefox settings with the Hamburg-menu with the three horizontal lines. Alternatively you following command inserts into the address bar of Firefox and confirmed with the Enter key: about: preferences # advanced
- Clicks left on the More option and navigate to the tab data transmission.
- Remove the check mark from Firefox status report.
Firefox: In the settings we have found no option to disable the restoration.
What you should know about Firefox:
- install Mozilla Firefox and uninstall: Tutorial
- read, delete, change in Firefox saved passwords
- Windows 10: Set the default browser - Here&# 8217; s
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