Preferences for both Firefox and Thunderbird will not save - believe this is a read-only issue

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Firefox
Preferences
UNCONFIRMED
9 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: a2please, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5

I have done a bit of reading about this and have tried a number of things but to no avail.  I have taken ownership of the Firefox folder (and files), I have granted me "full control", I have "run as administrator", but all preferences revert to original install.  Examples - cannot attach my signature above reply (instead of recommended below), I cannot save history (default is never remember history).  Otherwise, both softwares seem to work fine, plugins work, etc.

I assume this is some read-only problem because I cannot unset read-only on my C drive no matter what I do.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.change preference
2.close software
3.reopen software, set to default
Actual Results:  
default settings

Expected Results:  
save preferences

about:buildconfig

Source

Built from http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-1.9.1/rev/57f71400f4cf
Build platform
target
i686-pc-mingw32

Build tools
Compiler 	Version 	Compiler flags
cl 	14.00.50727.762 	-TC -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fdgenerated.pdb -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Zi -UDEBUG -DNDEBUG -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -O1
cl 	14.00.50727.762 	-GR- -TP -nologo -Zc:wchar_t- -W3 -Gy -Fdgenerated.pdb -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Zi -UDEBUG -DNDEBUG -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -O1

Configure arguments
--enable-application=browser --enable-update-channel=release --enable-update-packaging --enable-jemalloc --enable-official-branding --with-crashreporter-enable-percent=10
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