You are here

Firefox Extensions have disappeared

8 posts / 0 new
Last post
portab1e
Offline
Last seen: 16 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2007-03-02 05:30
Firefox Extensions have disappeared

Ok, I admit, I did something I shouldn't have..

I started Portable Firefox 2.0.0.2 (on my PC where I use it, not on a usb stick) and got a helpful Extension update notification. 3 of my extensions had found themselves updates.

Something came up and I wanted to shut down Firefox a.s.a.p. so what I did is wait until the last extension update progress bar was finished, and Firefox was asking me to "Restart?" then I hit the cross on the topright corner of the update window, and er..

This is the bad bit, I killed the Firefox process in Task Manager cos I was too impatient to wait for it to 'boot' and close the window.

Now my extensions have vanished. All of them.

First of all they had just disappeared out of the Extensions window - i.e. you go to Tools -> Add-Ons, and.. empty! That was bad enough. But a couple of (normal) restarts later, they all vanished out of the browser. So no trace of them in the Tools menu and all the extension-related buttons are gone.

If I look in my Firefox Portable install directory they're all sitting there under \FirefoxPortable\Data\profile\extensions, so I must be able to get them back.
Just not sure how. Anyone any ideas? Would be much appreciated!

Josh

Ryan McCue
Ryan McCue's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-01-06 21:27
Try

Deleting extensions.rdf in your profile.
----
Ryan McCue
Person 1: Oh my god. You will never believe what just happened.
Person 2: What?
Person 1: I can't remember, I've forgotten.

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

hernil
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2007-03-04 08:24
had the same problem, tryed

had the same problem, tryed that and worked perfectly!
thanks a lot Biggrin

(only had to disable the extensions that I wanted disabled again.)

found out now when I wrote this that my dictionaries (not the default) is missing!
what to do?

Simeon
Simeon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 6 months ago
DeveloperTranslator
Joined: 2006-09-25 15:15
Redownload

Wink
Or maybe its the same problem and you have to delete another file.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

Ryan McCue
Ryan McCue's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-01-06 21:27
Normal

AFAIK, the dictionaries disappear from the extension list when you install them.
----
Ryan McCue
Current Fav. Songs:

  • Ballroom Blitz - The Misfits
  • Manic Monday - Cyndi Lauper
  • I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

portab1e
Offline
Last seen: 16 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2007-03-02 05:30
Oh my god. You will never believe what just happened..

I tried that and it worked. Yippee!

Strange though, I'd already renamed extensions.rdf (in the location where all the extensions folders are) to extensions.rdf.OLD and that didn't help.

However, this time I searched the whole Firefox Portable folder sub-structure and found 3 extensions.rdf files.

I deleted all 3 and presto, back in business.

Cheers Wink
Josh

Ithil one
Offline
Last seen: 17 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2007-03-10 07:50
Jonh you should fix this

Jonh you should fix this bug. In standard version this doesn't happen

Ryan McCue
Ryan McCue's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-01-06 21:27
It does

I've had it happen to me in normal Firefox before. The solution is to just delete all instances of extensions.rdf
There's a page on it on the Mozilla Wiki somewhere.
----
Ryan McCue
Current Fav. Songs:

  • Ballroom Blitz - The Misfits
  • Manic Monday - Cyndi Lauper
  • I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

Log in or register to post comments