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Might you be the same? This can happen if you delete, rename or move the profile folder, if you run the application from removable media, or if the profile folder is stored on a network drive Firefox Get help for Firefox on Windows, Mac and Linux. Reply bassfisher6522 August 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm # OK...after reading the article, twice, I still do not see what the fix is that FF implemented. https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1124931
Reply Erick August 22, 2014 at 4:23 am # I think this is temporary. For the record, a new article was approved last August, that covers the new error message: How to run Firefox when your profile is missing or inaccessible P.S. FF on the other hand, with 80+ extensions, I can leave running for days, no problems. bassfisher6522 August 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm # Ah....thanks for clearing that up.
Reply Oxa August 22, 2014 at 1:18 am # A superficial "fix" by Mozilla that does nothing to cure the underlying problem - it takes a day and a half for A new default profile will be created when you next start your Mozilla application. Check the profiles.ini file Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey 2 look for the profile folder based on the Right-click on your profile folder and select Properties. Firefox Is Already Running Ubuntu Showing results for Search instead for Did you mean: Mozilla Support - English Mozilla Support - English Choose a product or ask the Community.
But I do have chrome doing this ALL. Firefox Process Won't End Reply Martin Brinkmann August 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm # Robert, Mozilla is working on what you mention, so this will eventually be implemented. I actually quit FF and switched to Chrome because of this glitch (as did surgec411, apparently). https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-already-running-not-responding and Joni approved it:-) Related discussion: /kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-miss.../5614 [Fx34 - Win] "Profile Missing" error when using the "Close Firefox" button in the "Firefox is already running" dialog AliceWyman 09-11-2014 03:52 AM Mark
Vishal Gupta: -- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ;Created by Vishal Gupta for AskVG.com [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Kill Not Responding Tasks] @="" "Icon"="explorer.exe,9" "Position"=- [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Kill Not Responding Tasks\command] @="taskkill /F /FI \"STATUS eq NOT Your Firefox Profile Cannot Be Loaded. It May Be Missing Or Inaccessible Always ‘FUN' to learn!! (Don't always like being taught though :/ ) December 14, 2012 Steven I had thought this was only a WINDOWS issue. As well as the need to restart Firefox after adding extensions. Here is an example: [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/v6zui74n.default IsRelative=1 indicates a relative path in the expected profile location, as above.
Actual results: Sometimes the "Profile Missing" dialog appears. https://support.mozilla.org/questions/997670 I was thinking maybe: Firefox is "already running" or "already open" error message - How to fix ideato 24-03-2015 03:07 PM Mark as Read Mark as New Bookmark Highlight Print Email Close Mozilla Firefox IsRelative=0 Path=D:\firefoxProf If you can't spot an error in that file try running the Mozilla application with a specific profile using command line arguments. Exit Firefox. Because at this rate, sooner or later there will be a "show stopper" bug and everyone will switch to Chrome (which is crap, too, by the way.) Reply anonymous September 18,
I couldn't get it to happen no matter how quickly I pressed the "Close Firefox" button on Firefox 34 Beta 7.) AliceWyman 24-03-2015 04:41 AM Mark as Read Mark as New his comment is here JOIN THE DISCUSSION Tweet Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around computer geek. December 14, 2012 Josh B. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.
The profile has a random prefix name on each computer, but it always ends in .default. When the Windows Task Manager opens, select the Processes tab. And, until the stable version, Mozilla will do something better! http://casualobserver.net/firefox-not/firefox-not-running-well-under-win-2k.html If that works you can "move the profile" again to tell it about other profiles. Restoring data from a locked profile If you are unable to unlock the profile using the
Apparently only in Windows does Firefox screw up the lock file clearing - which doesn't surprise me since nothing works in Windows… :-) December 14, 2012 Richard Steven Hack By the Firefox Task Manager Restart Your Computer Restarting your computer is the nuclear option and, quite frankly, isn’t a very good idea. A secure network communication has not been cleaned up correctly." (Thunderbird) -Fixed in TB trunk/3.x as of 2008-07-01 Bug 399108 - Need an I'm-not-dead-yet message when minefield takes a while to
December 14, 2012 surgec411 @DK Works both ways, but “Ctrl+Alt+Del” is for more options such as "switch user". Rodalpho August 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm # Better than nothing.This has annoyed me for YEARS. If you’re using Mac OS X, you’ll need to delete the .parentlock file in your profile directory instead. Firefox Not Responding My persistence issues began around the time the service was snuck onto my system and disappeared when I uninstalled it.
If you’re still experiencing this problem, consult the Profile in use wiki page on mozillaZine for more technical solutions to rare problems. Can you help me? December 14, 2012 surgec411 I've had this problem for a few years, and then solved it by using task manager. http://casualobserver.net/firefox-not/firefox-not-starting-up.html This article explains what to do if you see this message and how to prevent it from showing at startup.
December 15, 2012 Claude LaFrenière Just put this command line in a shortcut for any not responding process C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe /f /fi "status eq not responding" or add this command in context I finally decided that the best solution was to dump Foxfire. December 15, 2012 Arun K I simply close the error message, right click on the desktop and "refresh" my desktop screen. Important: If you deleted your only profile folder, have no backup to restore and are now seeing the "already running" dialog box, delete or rename the profiles.ini file (or its parent