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Windows 7: 7077 Breaks Firefox 3.07 and 3.08

09 Apr 2009   #11
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
They are REALLY bugs. If you don't know the difference between "import" and "restore" then please refrain from your criticism. This is a bug in v7077. MS allows upgrades and therefore they should work or MS should not allow an upgrade!

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09 Apr 2009   #12
itznfb

Windows 7 x86 build 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
They are REALLY bugs. If you don't know the difference between "import" and "restore" then please refrain from your criticism. This is a bug in v7077. MS allows upgrades and therefore they should work or MS should not allow an upgrade!
actually i do know the difference. and import works just fine. it doesn't for you because you upgraded which you weren't supposed to do. the upgrade feature is there for an upgrade from Vista, not a previous test build.
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09 Apr 2009   #13
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

No problem here..
Firefox 3.0.8
Win 7 (build 7077) x86
(upgraded from 7068, upgraded from 7057, upgraded from 7048, upgraded from 7000)

Saved my bookmarks...
Restored bookmarks from 4/4/09
worked fine.
Restored bookmarks that I saved 4/9/09
worked fine.
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09 Apr 2009   #14
Da Master

 
 

Using xmarks for syncronising my bookmarks, no issues at all.
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09 Apr 2009   #15
Chris34

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Why not move your Firefox profile folder on another HDD/Partition where you save all your personal files?
It's kind of handy as whenever you do a fresh or an upgrade install you don't have to worry about anything but the plugins that are always(almost) installed in the plugin folder that is in the Firefox install directory.
Then when you install firefox, deselect the "launch firefox after setup is completed"(or something like that) and execute
"firefox -p" in the run command (Windows key+R) without the quotes and in the profile manager that pops up select "create profile" -> "Next", navigate your way to where you saved your firefox profile by selecting the "choose folder" then hit "finish" and you're set.
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12 Apr 2009   #16
Maka

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

There's a program called mozBackup which i have been using with success on Win7.
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12 Apr 2009   #17
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris34 View Post
Why not move your Firefox profile folder on another HDD/Partition where you save all your personal files?
It's kind of handy as whenever you do a fresh or an upgrade install you don't have to worry about anything but the plugins that are always(almost) installed in the plugin folder that is in the Firefox install directory.
Then when you install firefox, deselect the "launch firefox after setup is completed"(or something like that) and execute
"firefox -p" in the run command (Windows key+R) without the quotes and in the profile manager that pops up select "create profile" -> "Next", navigate your way to where you saved your firefox profile by selecting the "choose folder" then hit "finish" and you're set.
This method works reliably - for the most part.

I have been doing this for several years, starting in WinXP, through Vista and now up to Win7. However, it is also a good idea to make a full backup using mozBackup as sometimes things go stupid - I have had Fx not see a profile, have had it lose all of my NoScript exceptions, have had it lose other minor things....and just last night I had Thunderbird lose all of my account info (although the account folders themselves were still there....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maka View Post
There's a program called mozBackup which i have been using with success on Win7.
Yeah, a good thing to use on a daily basis....using Task Scheduler....
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13 Apr 2009   #18
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for your help everyone. I reinstalled Firefox from scratch and still could not get Restore bookmarks to work.

I solved the problem by adding the Xmarks extension which works great for my needs.

Thanks again,

Silver
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13 Apr 2009   #19
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I have another problem with Firefox 3.08 and Win 7077.

Whenever I open a website from Outlook 2007 or FeedDemon, I get an error message stating that "General Failure, the URL was http:// ..... an error occurred in sending the command to the application". Then Firefox opens to the website I requested, but the error remains on the screen in either Outlook or FeedDemon.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may be causing this?

Many thanks,

Silver
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13 Apr 2009   #20
johngalt

 

Make sure that Firefox is set as the default handler for http in Default programs.

This occurred also when folks first started using Fx 2.x on Vista builds.
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