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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

A solution that doesn't break all your shortcuts: Right-click the Tor Browser folder (which you probably installed to Program Files) Properties --> Security --> (Your username) --> Edit --> (Your ...
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Can't connect to the Tor Network

It's a big probability that it was a clock skew: on reboot many OS'es and distro's are updating the local time using NTP protocol, so - once you've got rebooted you had an accurate time and was able ...
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Tor permission error

I found out that tor was blocked by SElinux. I disabled SElinux and everything was working.
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Tor permission error

When you want to start via command line you need to do it as the correct user. As the message says it expects debian-tor. So call Tor in the following way: sudo -u debian-tor tor
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Secure Connection Failed for every web page?

This worked for me: https://i.stack.imgur.com/nkCDD.jpg I even disabled Kaspersky and it wouldn't work so can't explain it, but finally after 3 days it's working!!
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In China, Meek-azure and Meek-amazon can not be used, the following is the log, how can we use Meek?

What do when meek is blocked https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-January/036410.html But suppose a censor makes that call, and blocks Google/Amazon/whatever. What then? The first ...
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3 votes

Refreshed Tor and lost log-in,home page and icons

The Tor Browser Bundle is based on Firefox. The option you clicked is a Firefox feature that removes all of your add-ons and customizations, and resets everything to the default settings. Since you ...
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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

Strictly speaking, the only folder you need to open up access to is %installfolder%\Browser\TorBrowser\Data That's where the caches and profile information is kept. No need to open up security on ...
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how can I use TOR in China

If you installed tor browser : Click Tor button (a button nearby address bar with an onion icon) Select tor network settings when window opened check the "My internet service provider blocks ...
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Is there a way to connect to a git remote located on the onion hidden service?

While marked answer is 100% correct I use a bit different approach. For ssh connections using OpenSSH client I utilze ProxyCommand for *.onion sites in the following way: Host *.onion ...
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Tails display errors and persistence errors!

Did you install Tails from the first Tails USB media into the second USB media? As of August 2018, Tails requires 2 USB media in order to end up with a secure installation. With the first USB medium ...
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Connection to Amazon on shutting browser

During the time when you asked the question the IP address 54.208.95.143 was a Tor relay. The Exonerator service can tell you about the state of the Tor network in the past. This means it was ...
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Tails Tor not starting

Tails uses UTC time. But the time of most devices is set up to the timezone of their sale, which can be considered as de-anonimization. What I usually do is manual explicit setting the hardware clock ...
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windows program "webroot" blocks access to tor download

There is a thread on the Webroot forums about this, and here's an official answer from December 2015: Hello everyone, I just got off the phone with one of our team members that handles this ...
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Loading tor browser gets stuck at establishing encrypted directory connection

You have a SSL/TLS active attacker on your connection, use Meek pluggable transport to mitigate this. You can also try obfs4
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How does the Tor Circuit Map works?

The relays do not know the full path through the network. The client (your local instance of Tor) chooses the path. This means that the client (you) knows the full path, but any single relay in the ...
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I can't use the Tor search, or go to darknet

"When I run DISCONNECT.ME to search, it's redirected to DuckDuckGo" Disconnect.me is redirecting to DuckDuckGo while they work on restoring their Google search syndication, it was falling back to ...
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How to re-enable photo uploading for Twitter

Twitter uses a <canvas> object to allow the user to trim/resize their avatar. Tor Browser will by default block this because it can be misused to fingerprint users. The easiest way to get the ...
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Shift+Enter does not work in Facebook postings

This seems to be a general issue with keyboard input handling not being handled correctly, there's already a bugreport about it (currently unresolved) in the Tor bug tracker. I can also confirm it ...
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Difficulties right off the bat

What the heck is a relay & an Exit relay? Read about it at: https://www.eff.org/torchallenge/what-is-tor.html This is the simplest description of what is tor relay I could find. How can I ...
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Tor browser and amazon.com

Amazon, Cloudflare and Google usually aren't a fan of Tor network. Google blocks connections from Tor (sometimes shows a captcha and let it go), Cloudflare keep asking to complete captcha and Amazon ...
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Can't connect to Tor

You have accidently pressed the Enter when you was editing it - right here : #HashedControlPassword 16:872860B76453A77D60CA2BB8C1A7042072093276A3D701AD684053EC4C #CookieAuthentication 1 so it ...
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Secure Connection Failed for every web page?

Maybe Patch g for Kaspersky is the problem https://support.kaspersky.com/13617#block0
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Why my Tor relay server only use 10-15% of my bandwidth?

Thanks for running a relay. (: Clients choose which relays to use based on their consensus weight. The consensus weight is assigned by the directory authorities after measuring the throughput for ...
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Whatsapp Web QR Code flashes and vanishes

Enter about:config into the address bar. You'll see a warning. Please be careful when making changes. Enter privacy.resistFingerprinting.autoDeclineNoUserInputCanvasPrompts into the search bar and ...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

There is no way to specify the US state for an exit relay. This is mainly due to two reasons: Translating IP addresses to geographic locations is difficult, and even just IP to country is complicated....
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My Mouse and Keyboard Don't Work With Tails

Take a look at this site: https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/ For me the internal keyboard of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 doesen't work. I use a bluetooth keyboard with an USB dongle. For ...
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What is the reason that Tor doesn't have Qwant as a search engine?

Installing addons makes your browser more easily identifiable, therefor they decided to go minimalist on it. Think about it this way: if 80% of Tor users used DDG and 20% used Qwant, by using Qwant ...
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Can't Open Tor (Ubuntu/Linux) - says its already running

Try this command sudo netstat -plnt | fgrep 9050 and see if the port is being already used by tor. May be you have tor-browser installed and the tor package also.
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