My copy got corrupted and two downloads later I'm using Internet
Explorer and hating it. Can't get to Firefox Forums as reader is
broke. Is help out there and if so where? Have considered another
related program but Firefox works or did for me.
If you have a utility such as System Suite 2000 that will allow you to
clean out and restore your registry, that would be my first step.
It is a broad axe technique but it usually works for me.
Delete the entire FireFox directory, then go back and clean up the
registry and get rid of all the broken links, etc.
After that, try downloading again.
I just updated from W95 to W98SE. Yes, I know I'm slow :-).
W98 has completely wiped out my address books and inbox/sent/trash folders.
restoring them from a CD backup doesn't seem to help. Any ideas?
Luckily it didn't destroy Gravity :-).
You're not slow, as you say, you're creating unnecessary problems for
yourself. What possible compelling reason
is there to be using Win anything but XP these days? There are so many
advantages to using a current operating system
over the fossil OS's you're electing to use. Why not upgrade to something
realistic? As MS now admits, Win98 SE and ME were
ly conceived ideas back then...and they garner no greater merit today.
Well, let's see. I'm in the process of switching back to Linux, which I
used to use to develop Unix software before I retired. I've been using
W95 in the interim only for internet access and drawing model rr plans,
woodworking plans, etc..
After I complete the switch, Windows will be used almost only for
creating decals on an Alps printer. I wanted to upgrade to 98 because
the Alps driver is better. Otherwise, I would have stayed at 95.
And when you're retired on a low budget, W98SE for $30, with a 400MHZ
computer attached, looks like a pretty good deal :-).
I'm back to using Netscape (4.77, another oldie) to read my email as
well as visit websites until I get Linux running. I just wanted to fix
Thunderbird as an exersize in defeating M$ clobbering of it :-).
BTW, the fix I quoted in my last post didn't work either. I'm either
going to give up or download a newer release. I do have the old files
which are ASCII, so I can recover any missing addresses and emails I
want to keep.
Enough - back to woodworking.
Chances are that your files are still there somewhere. You'd get better results
posting this question to one of the
Microsoft support groups.
For about the cost of the Win98 O/S dick, you can get a used or reburbished Dell
with WinXP installed. The 20th century
is long over...get with the program!
I don't use MSFT OS's anymore so DAMHIKT, but 'regclean.exe' is your friend.
Delete the Firefox directory and then apply regclean (Google for it ...
it's on a MSFT site somewhere.)
You should be done. Reinstall Firefox.
I just went from Fedora Core 2.0 Linux to Mandrake 10 Community Linux and
lost nothing. Nothing.
Normally I'd agree with you about reloading Firefox, but it and
Mozilla have a major security problem at the moment. You'll have
useful versus IE to stop the problem. Hopefully a fix will be in
the next version, the new one doesn't have a fix.
Dave in Fairfax
Firefox 1.0.3 did indeed have a couple of issues but they have since
been patched in 1.0.4 IE with all available patches applied is still
full of holes though, you can check here http://secunia.com/product/9 /
for a full list of IE issues and by comparison for Firefox
Firefox "Currently, 4 out of 17 Secunia advisories, is marked as
"Unpatched" in the Secunia database." with the highest threat level
being Less Critical 2/5
IE "Currently, 9 out of 47 Secunia advisories, is marked as "Unpatched"
in the Secunia database." with the highest threat level being Highly
Mozilla just released version 1.0.4 within the past week to address some
security issues. This will probably be the
trend as it gets more popular and more bad guys become interested in taking
advantage of it. It's still way better than
any MS product in terms of both security and performance, IMHO. Having said
that, I've never heard anything about any
Java problems with Firefox.
Dave Hinz wrote:
Exploit discovered about 10 days ago. broad-based problem -- not just
with Mozilla stuff. complicated timing-issue exploit by a malicious web-site.
_Already_fixed_ in FireFox 1.0.4, and Mozilla 1.7.8. out within _days_
of the vulnerability announcement.
That's the one I figured it was, so "nothing current" was it. It's
wonderful (and not surprising) how fast the vulnerabilities in
open-source software are fixed. Nothing like a team of motivated geeks
to get the job done right, and right now.
That information is not correct. Comparatively,
if Firefox "has a major security problem" then IE
"has NO security."
Brian Livingston just had a recent article on
Firefox vs. IE in the latest online issue of his
news column. Good information.
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