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-**This article applies to the deprecated Zotero for Firefox (pre-Zotero 5.0) plugin. It will only be relevant for current versions of Zotero ​if you have recently upgraded from Zotero ​for Firefox.**+**This article applies to the deprecated Zotero for Firefox (pre-Zotero 5.0) plugin. It is not relevant for current versions of Zotero.** 
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 +//If you are missing data in your **Zotero ​5.0 library**, see [[kb/​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|Data Missing After Zotero 5 Upgrade]].//​
  
 ====== Restoring Zotero after using "​Refresh Firefox"​ ====== ====== Restoring Zotero after using "​Refresh Firefox"​ ======
  
-To help you speed up or fix issues with your Firefox installation,​ Firefox offers the [[https://​support.mozilla.org/​en-US/​kb/​refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings|Refresh Firefox]] option, which creates a new Firefox profile. While generally safe, "​Refresh Firefox"​ can disrupt your Zotero ​installation in two waysFirst, ​your Firefox extensions (including ​Zotero ​for Firefox) won't be copied over to the new profileSecondly, your Zotero ​library might be stored in your old Firefox profile (it is by default if you use Zotero for Firefox, or started with Zotero for Firefox and later switched to Zotero Standalone)If this is the case, your Zotero ​library also won't be copied over to the new profile.+To help you speed up or fix issues with your Firefox installation,​ Firefox offers the [[https://​support.mozilla.org/​en-US/​kb/​refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings|Refresh Firefox]] option, which creates a new Firefox profile. While generally safe, "​Refresh Firefox"​ can interfere with some Zotero ​functionsPotential issues depend on your version of Zotero. 
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 +==== Zotero ​5.0 ==== 
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 +See [[kb/​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|Data Missing After Zotero ​5 Upgrade]]. 
  
-Fortunately,​ Firefox saves your old profile to your desktop in a folder named "Old Firefox Data", from which you can restore your Zotero ​library.+==== Zotero ​4.0 for Firefox (deprecated) ====
  
-So, if you would like to use "​Refresh ​Firefox", we recommend that you first make sure you have a [[/support/​zotero_data#​backing_up_your_zotero_library|backup of your Zotero ​library]], just in case.+**Note: These directions will not work with current versions of Firefox. Install ​[[/download|Install ​Zotero ​5]] and follow [[kb/​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|these instructions]].**
  
-If you have used "​Refresh Firefox"​ and lost Zotero, follow these steps:+If you have used "​Refresh Firefox"​ and lost Zotero ​for Firefox, follow these steps:
  
-  - Re-install [[http://​www.zotero.org/download/|Zotero]]. Don't worry if you find your Zotero library empty at this point.+  - Re-install [[/​download|Zotero]]. Don't worry if you find your Zotero library empty at this point.
   -  [[/​support/​zotero_data#​locating_your_zotero_library|Locate your new Zotero data directory]]. Keep this directory open, but make sure Zotero (for Zotero Standalone 4.0 or Zotero 5.0) or Firefox (for Zotero 4.0 for Firefox) is closed.   -  [[/​support/​zotero_data#​locating_your_zotero_library|Locate your new Zotero data directory]]. Keep this directory open, but make sure Zotero (for Zotero Standalone 4.0 or Zotero 5.0) or Firefox (for Zotero 4.0 for Firefox) is closed.
-  - In the data directory, you should see a zotero.sqlite with a file size of approximately 1 MB, meaning that it's empty. Rename the zotero.sqlite file to zotero.sqlite.old and the "storage"​ directory, if one exists, ​to "storage.old".+  - In the data directory, you should see a zotero.sqlite with a file size of approximately 1 MB, meaning that it's empty. Rename the data directory folder from "zotero"​ to "zotero-old".
   - Locate the "Old Firefox Data" folder on your desktop. This contains your old Firefox data, including your old Zotero data directory. If possible, make a backup of this directory.   - Locate the "Old Firefox Data" folder on your desktop. This contains your old Firefox data, including your old Zotero data directory. If possible, make a backup of this directory.
-  - Locate the "​zotero"​ folder within the "Old Firefox Data" folder ​and open itMove the "​zotero.sqlite"​ file and "​storage" ​folder ​over to the new Zotero data directory. +  - Locate the "​zotero"​ folder within the "Old Firefox Data" folder. ​Copy this folder to your current ​Zotero data directory ​location
-  - When you now open Zotero, you should find your library restored. You can then delete the "​zotero.sqlite.old" ​and "​storage.old files" from your data directory.+  - When you now open Zotero, you should find your library restored. You can then delete the "​zotero-old" directory.
  
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kb/restore_after_firefox_reset.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/23 05:58 by bwiernik