You're reading and replying to old segments of the thread, or at
least out of sync with what's happened in the thread. The upshot
was that the security holes were fixed in Firefox v1.0.4.
Dave in Fairfax
BTDT twice and both times get same error MSD, something about not
finding START.MOZILLA.ORG. I bought Agent for the support that has
been outstanding. Liked free Agent and decided to avoid problems.
Mozilla has a forum but you need a viable Mozilla browser to use it.
Appreciate the help from all!
On Wed, 18 May 2005 10:13:16 -0400, Bob G.
I seem to remember a checkbox on install for "use firefox start for
home page" I always uncheck that. Sounds like what it was looking for.
I had no problem opening http://forums.mozillazine.org/ in IE. I've
only used the forums from firefox, though. Where are you getting
stuck. I can't believe they would make it not work in ie, since they
want to be able to attract current IE users. And to support
Thunderbird for non-firfox users.
Alex -- Replace "nospam" with "mail" to reply by email. Checked infrequently.
If the 'just not work' includes "don't even get the I-beam cursor, when
clicking on the URL entry panel" then -- BINGO! I ran into the *exactly*
the same problem. Took some digging to get to the bottom of it, but the
culprit was "something" clobbered in the 'extensions' I'd selected. *AND*
'uninstalling' Firefox does *NOT* remove the extensions, thus a re-install
_automatically_ picked the problem child up again.
Here's the fix:
First, "uninstall" firefox, if you haven't already.
Next, do the following:
Start->Search->files and folders
Search for the name Mozilla
You should get several matches. One of them will be a folder
under "Application Data" (the exact path depends on the OS version,
and what 'username' you're using, if applicable)
Now, open Windows explorer (Start[right-click]->explore), and go to that
folder. In it there will be a folder named 'firefox', click on that.
In that folder, will be a folder named "profiles", click on _that_.
In _that_ folder will be a folder with a 'garbage' 8-character name, probably
the only thing in the folder. click on *that*.
In *that* will be a folder named "Extensions", click on THAT (hang in
there, we're almost done! :)
In THAT folder, click on 'Edit->Select All" from the menu bar. then
click on "file->delete" from the menu bar. confirm that you want to
send things to the recycle bin, if asked.
Close Windows Explorer.
"empty recycle bin".
Run the Firefox installer program again. It should be on your hard-disk
"somewhere". do a "start->search->files or folders" for
and you should find it.
If not, and you cant get to the regular Firefox download site, there's a copy
of the 1.0.4 installer at
(If you're fool enough to trust an executable from a random web-site. :)
No, it works fine. But my previous mail, both sent and received, and my address
are empty. It had also lost my ISP info. In other words, it looked like I'd
installed it. I reloaded the entire directories from a CD backup, but that
confuse it. Guess I'll have to uninstall and reinstall.
I guess I didn't make it clear that I was talking about the standalone
Thunderbird, not Firefox.
And while I haven't tried it yet, I ran across the below in another
newsgroup. Sure sounds like my problem.
5. I checked again, and restarted Thunderbird. Then I had a closer look
at the directory structure, and under Profiles\ a directory with varying
name (like 60fth4de.default\) contains the 'real' data. I copied Mail\
and ImapMail\ from my old directory there, as well as the collections of
files found there in the old directory, and voila! everything was
again! Even my addresses reappeared!
I installed Firefox (1.0) and Thunderbird sometime
back and it sucked everything out of Netscape
(4.7) right into Firefox and Thunderbird--
bookmarks, history, all of my e-mail folders.
Didn't loose anything.
If you cannot successfully uninstall and reinstall Firefox to the
default location try a fresh install to an alternate location.
Windows is so insanely stupid that when you reinstall software it
will not overwrite files that are already there (except maybe for
your user data files) so that if you are doing a reinstall to correct
corrupt files it doesn't work. Windows was written to make it
very difficult to fix corrupted programs, whether on purpose or
through gross incompetence is anybody's guess.
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