I just did a clean install of mozilla 1.0 RC1 on my system (deleting all my previous instances of mozilla). When I went into the prefernces and clicked OK after changing them, I get the message "Failed to save the preferences file. Any preference changes will be lost at the end of this session". This is really annoying because I cannot use mozilla with some of my settings which I could use. I think this is also related to the fact that when I change my theme to modern and restart my browser, I am still stuck with the classic theme. I really would like to use some of the advanced features of mozilla (Tabbed browsing and so on) but this having this annoying problem is preventing me from using them conveniently.
-> Preferences Backend
Assignee: Matti → ccarlen
Component: Browser-General → Profile Manager BackEnd
QA Contact: imajes-qa → ktrina
Reporter, could you reinstall Mozilla again? This time, before installing, also delete your registry.dat file, which is probably located somewhere under c:\windows\application data.
Ok, Did that to no avail. Basically when i start mozilla after deleting the registry.dat, it prompts me with a dialog which says "You are about to create a Mozilla profile based on your Netscape profile. This will copy and convert some of your Netscape 4......" with two buttons "Convert Profile" and "Manage Profiles...". I select Convert Profiles to get Mozilla started. After that, whenever I go to change something, the same message keeps popping up. The interesting thing is that even though I had removed Netscape 4.7 before installing Mozilla, I still get this message.
> This time, before installing, also delete your registry.dat file, which is probably located somewhere under c:\windows\application data Please don't advise that. It removes all reference to any existing profiles. You will not be able to get them back either. If you want to expirament with an install without existing profiles, simply rename the "Mozilla" folder in "Application Data". I usually just add "-0" to it. Later, I can delete the new one, restore the name of the old, and be back in business. But, the fact that the prefs file can't be saved is the problem. When you make a new profile, can you see where it is being created? It should be a directory called "xxxxxxxx.slt" (random name) within a directory with the name of the profile. Is there something odd with access privs going on? Silly question, but, is the disk full?
Ok, the .slt file is called "ysunepwh.slt" and it is in my c:\Documents and Settings\jalpesh\Application Data\Profiles\default directory. Here is the contents of the prefs.js file in that directory : user_pref("browser.bookmark_columns_win", "v1 1 1:10000 2:2998 4:1999 3:1999"); user_pref("browser.bookmark_location", "D:\\MyData\\Bookmarks\\bookmark.htm"); user_pref("browser.bookmark_window_rect", "335,385,743,537"); user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://inweb.beasys.com/"); user_pref("browser.startup.homepage_override", false); user_pref("browser.url_history.URL_1", "inweb.beasys.com"); user_pref("browser.window_rect", "0,0,893,696"); user_pref("custtoolbar.personal_toolbar_folder", "Personal Toolbar Folder"); user_pref("editor.author", "default"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.infospace.csid", "UTF- 8"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.infospace.filename", "infospace.na2"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.infospace.replication.lastChangeNumber", 0); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.netcenter.csid", "UTF- 8"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.netcenter.filename", "netcenter.na2"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.netcenter.replication.lastChangeNumber", 0); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.pab.csid", "iso-8859- 1"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.pab.filename", "pab.na2"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.pab.replication.lastChangeNumber", 0); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.verisign.csid", "UTF- 8"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.verisign.filename", "verisign.na2"); user_pref("ldap_2.servers.verisign.replication.lastChangeNumber", 0); user_pref("ldap_2.version", 2); user_pref("mail.directory", "D:\\MyData\\Netscape Mail"); user_pref("mail.identity.username", "default"); user_pref("mail.imap.server..userName", "default"); user_pref("mail.leave_on_server", true); user_pref("mail.server_type", 1); user_pref("mail.smtp_name", "default"); user_pref("mailnews.profile_age", 13); user_pref("profile.new_mail_user", true); user_pref("taskbar.floating", false); user_pref("taskbar.x", 634); user_pref("taskbar.y", -3); The funny thing is that mozilla works just fine on my windows xp machine at home, but on the win2k machine at work i have this nagging problem. My collegue who has win2k on his machine also does not have this problem. If it helps, my hardware configuration is : Intel Pentum Xeon 1.7 Ghz (Dual CPU) 2 SCSI hard drives (20G each) 1G Ram Thanks, Jalpesh.
Reporter, could you login as admin on the box and see if the file write permissions are proper on the Mozilla profile directories? Could you also check how much disc space you have on C: and D:? One more question: do you have Netscape 6 installed on that box?
Resolving as we had no reply from reporter. Reporter, if you still have this issue in a current build, please reopen and comment with details & answers to last questions asked.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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