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after upgrading ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 my tor-browser stopped taking any input through keyboard. then i deleted tor-browser and when after reinstalling it frm terminal it is showing a message tht your firefox profile couldnot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible .

  • can you add the output please apt-cache policy tor-browser – JoKeR Jun 3 '14 at 15:38
  • tor-browser: Installed: 3.6.1-1~webupd8~0 Candidate: 3.6.1-1~webupd8~0 Version table: *** 3.6.1-1~webupd8~0 0 500 ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/tor-browser/ubuntu saucy/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status – Roman Banjara Jun 3 '14 at 18:31
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Ok, try this one:

Open tor-browser navigate to help > trobleshooting information and click on reset tor-browser and restart tor-browser

Alternatively, try to completely reinstall it:

sudo apt-get remove --purge tor-browser

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get install tor-browser

Important

If you got a broken profile in your system, to do a complete removal run:

sudo rm /home/your_name/.tor-browser-en/INSTALL/Data/Browser/*

or you can delete a whole thing like it never was on your system:

sudo rm /home/your_name/.tor-browser-en/

For Mozilla Firefox:

sudo rm /home/your_name/.mozilla/firefox/*

You can do this manually by going into your Home press Ctrl+H and search for the appropriate folders.

  • johnny problem is , i m not able to open tor-browser , so i cant do trobleshooting .......... and even after reinstall i am facing same problem... tor-browser is still not launching and returning msg tht Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. – Roman Banjara Jun 4 '14 at 18:14
  • you're receiving this problem because of the broken firefox profile in your system, read this – JoKeR Jun 4 '14 at 18:22
  • i read it n tryed to make a new profile bt again the same problem... i used the name tor browser for profile name – Roman Banjara Jun 4 '14 at 20:06
  • did you read and try my updated answer? this should work. – JoKeR Jun 4 '14 at 20:37
  • ur important part.... jst saw rit now .... trying it – Roman Banjara Jun 5 '14 at 14:18
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sounds like your TOR is in a hidden mode Go to your TOR Browser and right click on properties and click out of hidden click apply and close properties

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