How to Reset Mozilla Firefox?

Dec 29, 2012

Many software comes with factory reset feature. Using such a feature one can easily go back to the default state, just like in a fresh install. Did you know that Mozilla Firefox also has a similar features? The reset feature in Firefox restores your browser to factory default and lets you start fresh with only your essential information. This feature may come handy in solving problems. In fact, Firefox reset often helps in common issues such as frequent crashes, slowness, toolbar removal and more. How to use the Reset Firefox feature? Read on to find out.

Steps to reset Firefox to default state:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Go to Help menu at the top of your browser window and select Troubleshoot Information option. (or click the Firefox button on top left, go to Help and open Troubleshoot Information).
  3. In the “Troubleshooting Information” page, look in the box titled “Reset Firefox to its default state” and press the Reset Firefox button.
  4. Firefox will close and process the reset by creating a new profile. Once it is complete, a new window will appear with information that was imported. Press the Finish button and your browser will open with default settings.

Reset Firefox
About Firefox reset process:

Firefox reset creates a new profile, while saving your settings & personal information. Following are saved: Bookmarks, saved passwords, website cookies, Browsing history, and form auto-fill information. Your themes & extensions, site-specific preferences, download history, toolbar settings, user styles etc., are not saved. When rest is completed, Firefox backups your old profile data and stored them in desktop under a folder named “Old Firefox Data”. You can use the old data to restore your information in future.

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