View Full Version : Computer doesn't remember me

05-12-2008, 09:22 AM
I logged in the other day to a default desktop and an iTunes that said I'd never logged in before. FF had lost all plugins, and all my bookmarks had gone too. It's like I never existed.

All my files are fine, but preferences are all scrambled.

Any ideas?

Running antivirus and spybot as we speak. (not simultaneously)

Speedy Gonzales
05-12-2008, 09:35 AM
Sounds like a corrupt profile, or something is corrupt

05-12-2008, 09:37 AM
Corrupted user profile......have a look under docs and settings, do you see a 2nd loginname? similiar to your original?

05-12-2008, 01:04 PM
For FF - you need to delete the old profile if its been corrupted other wise it will corrupt again, BUT before you do go and rescue your Bookmarks from the old profile - make sure hidden folders are selected/showing then go to (For FF3) -- C: Drive\ Documents and settings\Your User account\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Random numbered folder.default\BookmarkBackups.

Copy that folder out - make sure FF is closed.

click start/run type in firefox.exe -profilemanager <press Enter>when it opens remove the existing profile, create a new one - load up FF, import the favorites back in, and reinstall the plugins.