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MademoiselleGrief - July 9, 2008 05:53 PM (GMT)
I have FF3 and lately, everytime I close the program and open it again it logs me out of every single site I am logged into. It's never done this before. I have not cleared my cache, cookies etc.
Yet it still does this. It's a bother having to log into everything again. I just used to open FF and I was left logged in =/
I have checked my settings and everything is as I had left it.

Can anyone suggest an explanation for this happening? Or a solution..

wglmb - July 9, 2008 10:08 PM (GMT)
It might be set to clear you private data automatically (without confirmation) when it closes.
Go to Tools -> Options -> Privacy and check the settings at the bottom.

If that's not it then I've got no idea <_<

MademoiselleGrief - July 9, 2008 10:20 PM (GMT)
Nope I forgot to mention. My settings are all as I had them before (when it didnt do this).

wglmb - July 9, 2008 10:25 PM (GMT)
Well that's me stumped then <_<

MademoiselleGrief - July 9, 2008 11:19 PM (GMT)
Maybe its a fault in FF3?

wglmb - July 10, 2008 10:35 AM (GMT)
Maybe. You could try deleting your profile & making a new one. Do you know how?

MademoiselleGrief - July 10, 2008 11:07 AM (GMT)
No I don't know how you do it.

wglmb - July 10, 2008 05:54 PM (GMT)
Well if you want to try it, here's the method. Beware that this will delete all you settings, bookmarks, extensions, passwords, etc.!



You can keep you bookmarks by doing this:
  • Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
  • Open the profile folder in there (something like 16gar58w.default)
  • Make a copy of the file bookmarks.html (put it on your desktop or something)
  • After making the new profile, paste the file back into the profile folder (which will have a different name)



Now to make a new profile:
  • Close Firefox
  • Right-click on any Firefox shortcut & select Properties
  • In the Target box, add -profilemanager to the end, so you get something like "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -profilemanager
  • Click OK
  • Double-click the shortcut
  • Delete your profile & exit the profile manager
  • Go back to the properties of the shortcut & change the target to what it was before
  • Double-click the shortcut & Firefox will generate a new profile & open


Hope this helps :)

MademoiselleGrief - July 13, 2008 12:34 AM (GMT)
It didn't work -.-
I hope I didn't do it wrong

[K4N3] - July 19, 2008 02:52 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (wglmb @ Jul 10 2008, 10:54 AM)
Well if you want to try it, here's the method. Beware that this will delete all you settings, bookmarks, extensions, passwords, etc.!



You can keep you bookmarks by doing this:
  • Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
  • Open the profile folder in there (something like 16gar58w.default)
  • Make a copy of the file bookmarks.html (put it on your desktop or something)
  • After making the new profile, paste the file back into the profile folder (which will have a different name)



Now to make a new profile:
  • Close Firefox
  • Right-click on any Firefox shortcut & select Properties
  • In the Target box, add -profilemanager to the end, so you get something like "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -profilemanager
  • Click OK
  • Double-click the shortcut
  • Delete your profile & exit the profile manager
  • Go back to the properties of the shortcut & change the target to what it was before
  • Double-click the shortcut & Firefox will generate a new profile & open

Hope this helps :)

There's an easier way. Just click on 'Bookmarks' then click on 'Organize Bookmarks' then you see a 'Import & Export..' button. Click on that, and click on 'Backup...' it'll make a JSON file, with "Bookmarks <Date>" as the title.

wglmb - July 19, 2008 11:14 AM (GMT)
Well well well, that's handy to know :)

Still doesn't take away from the fact that my help hasn't been helpful, though... sorry MademoiselleGrief :( Have you tried asking in the Firefox forum?

MademoiselleGrief - July 19, 2008 08:40 PM (GMT)
No I haven't I will though. See if they can tell me something.
Thanks for helping out though.

EDIT: Someone else has the same problem. And other people =/




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