Firefox (Win) - Restoring the Default Settings

This document explains how to set Firefox back to its default settings.

Resetting Firefox Using Safemode

Windows 7/8

  1. Restart with Add-ons disabled:

    • In newer versions of Firefox: Click the orange Firefox button, navigate to the Help menu, and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled....

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    • In older versions of Firefox: Click Help in the menu bar, then select Restart with Add-ons Disabled....

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    Firefox will start with a Safe Mode dialogue box. Click Start in Safe Mode.

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  2. Reset Firefox preferences:

    • In newer versions of Firefox: Click the orange Firefox button, navigate to the Help menu, and select Troubleshooting Information.

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    • In older versions of Firefox: Click Help in the menu bar, then select Troubleshooting Information.

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    In the Reset Firefox to its default state box, click Reset Firefox....

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  3. In the confirmation dialogue box that follows, click Reset Firefox. Firefox will automatically restart and your settings will be reset to defaults.

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Windows Vista/XP

  1. Open the Command Prompt:

    • Windows Vista: Click on the Start Menu, click on All Programs, click on the Mozilla Firefox folder and click on Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode).

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    • Windows XP and Earlier: Click on the Start Menu, click on All Programs, click on the Mozilla Firefox folder and click on Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode).

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  2. In the Firefox Safe Mode window, check the Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults box and click on Make Changes and Restart.

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  3. Firefox will automatically restart and your settings will be reset to defaults.




Keywords:mozilla firefox ff reset restore default defaults setting settings resetting safemode safe mode   Doc ID:9444
Owner:Rhianna C.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2009-03-29 19:00 CDTUpdated:2013-07-09 12:35 CDT
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