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Windows 7: Firefox elevated privileges required now?

28 Jan 2009   #1
premier69

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Firefox elevated privileges required now?

I just formatted my windows 7 build 6801 and installed build 7000 and I have just restored my profile and plugins, everything from my previous windows install but when trying to start firefox from the startmenu nothing happens untill i right click and choose run as administrator and it seems i have to do this each time i want to start firefox, how do i fix this?


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02 Feb 2009   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

How did you install it, run as admin?

Could it have anything to do with restoring you former profile?
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02 Feb 2009   #3
premier69

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I'm not sure, i found that many had experienced the same problem and i doubt all of them restored their profile.

I don't think i installed with admin rights but i fixed it by simply disabling the UAC
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02 Feb 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I just installed FF when I first installed 7 and just replaced the new profile with my old one in appdata/roaming/mozilla/firefox/profiles. Deleted the new one, put in my old one and changed it in configuration settings in the notepad with my old profile name and saved it and it works just fine without any needed admin rights.
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02 Feb 2009   #5
premier69

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

thats what i did, atleast i think so, i've done it so many times, even in windows 7 build 6801 which didn't give me any hassle.
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02 Feb 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Everytime I've done it like that, I have no problems afterwards, wouldn't hurt to try it all over again from the firefox install.
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02 Feb 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi premier69

Check your security permissions in your profile folder you need your login to have full rights to access and modify entries, you may find that one or more files has lost the required rights.

I keep my profile separate from my system drive and pint the program to the profile after each install but have to a full rights for my user to it to work
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