Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#460 closed defect (incomplete)

firefox crashed and reloaded and I lost all of my blocked sites

Reported by: grantdelaney Assignee:
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Cc: smultron45@… Blocked By:
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windows vista home premium
firefox 29.0.1
adblock plus.

How to reproduce

Firefox crashed and reloaded and I had to add ABP again. Of cause I lost all the sites I had blocked. Firefox did leave an "old firefox data" folder on my desktop. Are my existing blocked sites stored somewhere in this folder. How do I restore them?


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mapx

  • Cc smultron45@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Crits

If Firefox crashed and wiped your whole profile then it's not really an ABP issue.

Try that to recover your old custom filters :

  1. Go to Adblock Plus preferences (Ctrl+Maj+F)
  2. Click the "Backup and restore" at the bottom-left and then "Restore own backup" (shortcut is Ctrl+I)
  3. Navigate to "old firefox data"\Profiles\(your profile)\adblockplus\
  4. Select "patterns.ini"

If that doesn't work (for example the size of patterns.ini is too small), try with one of the patterns-backupXXX.ini

For the future, you can use Firefox Sync (ABP can sync its preferences and filters using that) :

Last edited 6 years ago by Crits (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

As Crits said, this is not an ABP bug. Nevertheless, his approach should work, if the patterns.ini was not corrupted.

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