How to return to Fast Dial 1.x after running Fast Dial 2.x


This is a step by step description for those who wish to return to Fast Dial 1.x from Fast Dial 2.x .


Basically you will be making use of the file fastdial.sqlite.bak which is a backup of your previous Fast Dial 1.x settings.

It is important to realise that it is not possible to make any use of the settings of a Fast Dial 2.x setup that was no preceded by a Fast Dial 1.x setup.

Similarlly any additional changes that you might have added in Fast Dial Version 2.x after your upgrade to Fast Dial 2.x. from Fast Dial 1.x, will not be available to use when you return to Fast Dial Version 1.x


1. First you need to find the file fastdial.sqlite.bak in the fastdial Folder in the Firefox profile.

There are two ways of doing this

a) Go to Start/Search in Windows and enter the file name fastdial.sqlite.bak in the Search Field and then when you find the file, confirm that it is in the correct fastdial folder in the correct Profile that you wish to change.

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b) Find your way to the file using this guide:

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and confirm as above.

2. Once you have found the correct file fastdial.sqlite.bak in the correct Profile rename the file fastdial.sqlite

3. Delete the Fast Dial Folder in Bookmarks.

4. Uninstall Fast Dial 2.x in Firefox in the Add-ons Window.

5. Restart Firefox

6. Download and Install Fast Dial Version 1.90 from here

7. Refresh all thumbnails.

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Or if you prefer refresh each cell individually

8. The images should now appear in your Fast Dial 1.x cells.


On completion of the above you may find the following of interest:

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