Closed Bug 350327 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago
Manually removing profile folder causes FF to fail to open
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/126.96.36.199 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/184.108.40.206 If you go into the %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles folder and erase/rename the folder name corresponding to the default profile, and then try to start FF, you get the following message: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window..." Checking TaskMan, Firefox is not running. If an end user accidentaly deletes his profile folder, for whatever reason, Firefox doesn't fail gracefully. It should automatically create a new default profile. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go into %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles 2. Delete or rename the default profile's folder 3. Try to start Firefox Actual Results: The error message ""Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window..." appears. Expected Results: A new default profile should have been created.
Component: General → Startup and Profile System
QA Contact: general → startup
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 278860 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
13 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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