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Getting Firefox Support to Restore Default Settings in
Mozilla Firefox

Along with many additional benefits, Firefox comes with various customizable features like
visual themes and other toolbar options. The settings that store your bookmarks, installed
plug-ins, toolbar configuration, etc. are contained within a profile. If you have a state
where you need to reset default configuration settings or to get back to the previous
settings to improve browser performance, then you will be able to restore default
settings in Mozilla Firefox by following the ways given below. You will also be able to
restore add-on configuration and profile of the browser.

Method 1: Restoring Default Settings in Firefox
1. Navigate to the ‘Troubleshooting Information’ page. To reset the default settings,
firstly you need to open the Troubleshooting information page. It’s possible by
following two ways:

Click on the Settings icon, followed by choosing the Unicode character, and then the
Troubleshooting Information.

Activate the menu bar by clicking on an empty space in the browser windowto open
the browser’s menu barand then click the ‘Help’ option, followed by the
‘Troubleshooting Information’ option to access settings.

2. Refresh browser’s Settings. On the Troubleshooting Information page, click the
‘Refresh’ button. It will ask you to remove customizations and add-ons as well as get
back your settings to the defaults. Click the ‘Refresh’ icon to start the backup process.
3. Restart the Firefox Browser. Now, you will get a prompt asking that your browser
profile was restored correctly. Click the ‘Finish’ button and it will import your
configurations and restart with all default settings of the browser.

Method 2: Removing Firefox Preference Files
1. Open the ‘Troubleshooting Information’ page. If you are getting difficulties in
accessing the browser page appropriately, you need to reset the preferences to the
default configurations. The preferences file includes browser defaults like tab
configuration, home page and more. Navigate to the profile’s folder to access the
Troubleshooting Information page.

Click on the Settings icon, followed by choosing the Unicode character, and then the
Troubleshooting Information.

Right-click on the empty space in the browser window to activate the menu bar.
Click the ‘Menu Bar’ to open browser’s menu bar. Choose ‘Help’ option, and then
Troubleshooting Information.

2. Find your profile’s folder. In the ‘Application Basics’ tab, click on the‘Show Folder’
button to reveal a file explorer window along with thepattern data. Close all tabs of the
3. Remove the preferences files. Find the ‘prefs.js’ file and either remove it or rename it.
Also, rename or delete other preference files like ‘user.js’ or ‘prefs.js.moztmp’ as well.
4. Restart Firefox and close the Explorer window. Your browser will automatically
make a new preference file in your profile.
However, if there’s the problem caused by the browser program file, it’s suggested to
uninstall and reinstall them on your system. Additionally, you can also address your
queries to the Firefox support and seek the quick resolution to run your Firefox browser



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