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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 3:10 am

I occasionally get incomplete Firefox profiles here:

C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Mozilla
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla

What triggers this and how can I avoid it? I don't need/want these "extra" files, as I keep my Firefox profile on a different drive, away from the C: drive, for easy backup. Thanks.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 5:28 am

it's used as a "template" for new users

https://superuser.com/questions/598601/ ... temprofile

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 5:39 am

Brummelchen wrote:
it's used as a "template" for new users

https://superuser.com/questions/598601/ ... temprofile

Thanks. I read that posting before and didn't quite understand it. There must be a simpler explanation. I have deleted both Mozilla entries on my W7 machine and notice no adverse effects. Hope it stays that way.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 5:59 am

There must be a simpler explanation.

erm, no. i am not sure if this is a windows mechanism, you will see next firefox installation.
"template for new users" means windows user accounts
some data is also present in C:\Users\Default

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 8:33 am

I dislike, intensely, any program that leaves configuration or log files .. or other file remnants (as I would call them) all over the C: drive. In this case, thinking about it, I have to assume that W7 and not Firefox causes this to happen. Oh well...

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 9:10 am

uninstall windows :p

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 9:37 am

Brummelchen wrote:uninstall windows :p

A bit off topic .. and not a viable way to go. But, while we are here, I think XP Pro was/is all that most people need .. even though I (as an average Joe user) do like some of the stuff included with W7 Pro. But, let's leave it at that. It's really off topic!

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Post Posted May 13th, 2018, 6:49 am

\System32\config\systemprofile\

I would think that to be an odd place?
Also not really understanding the superuser post - except that this might come about if you run firefox with "Run As Administrator" (maybe? or maybe it's with a different, higher privilege level, then... something?), which I'm not sure why one would do that?
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Post Posted May 13th, 2018, 7:15 am

I would think that to be an odd place?
Also not really understanding the superuser post

its a place for the SYSTEM user account. have a look into some rights and you will find it.
ofc SYSTEM dont really has no really user path in c:\users\ but to work properly it need this.
services are running under SYSTEM too.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2018, 7:55 am

look into some rights and you will find it

Oh, I had no problem finding it.
But I did need elevated rights to actually traverse through there.

On my end, the only things (& very limited at that) are "microsoft".
Nothing Mozilla, nor any other third-party.

And in that respect, I'd find it odd for a "regular" user to have anything Mozilla (or really anything else, except perhaps, microsoft) in there. (For a regular user, nothing he uses should be touching \System32\config\ IMO.)

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Post Posted May 13th, 2018, 8:29 am

I'd find it odd for a "regular" user to have anything Mozilla (or really anything else, except perhaps, microsoft) in there.

After removing a few empty (old) folders and everything Mozilla all I have left now are Microsoft and a folder named IsolatedStorage. I'll keep an eye on this location down the road to see if Mozilla returns. Maybe I had a BSOD one time and the system saved stuff in this odd location for backup reasons...

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Post Posted May 13th, 2018, 10:16 am

i dont have \mozilla\ here either but that means nothing. maybe esr related, or frontmotion MSI remnants, or upcoming 60esr with gpo.

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Post Posted May 14th, 2018, 1:02 am

Brummelchen wrote:...maybe esr related, or frontmotion MSI remnants, or upcoming 60esr with gpo.

Why ESR related? The ESR version just has channel-pref.js set to "app.update.channel", "esr". That's it. As for Frontmotion MSI, in my case, never installed a Firefox.msi .. so that's not a factor. And how could it be related to an "upcoming" ESR release...

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Post Posted May 14th, 2018, 3:18 am

(No 60 ESR does also have things like a switch [pref] to allow unsigned extensions & does support [Windows] Group Policy.)
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