Tor Browser Not Launching

I’m getting this error when trying to launch Tor Browser:

Failed to run:

/home/user/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/start-tor-browser --allow-remote "file:///usr/share/homepage/whonix-welcome-page/whonix.html".

Exited with code: 2

I saw somewhere that I can probably redownload Tor Browser to fix the issue, but that this method would lose my bookmarks. Is there any way to save my bookmarks before I do this, or is there another way to fix the problem without redownloading the browser?


Hi pointdrifter

Could you please post the output from the following.

cd ~/.tb/tor-browser/Browser

./start-tor-browser --debug

You might be able to backup your bookmarks in the Tor Browser default.profile folder. I don’t use bookmarks in Tor Browser so I’m not sure.


Yes, sure. It’s a Firefox feature inherited by Tor Browser therefore also inherited by Whonix.

Just now documented here:
Tor Browser Advanced Topics

Documentation can be certainly followed by advanced users but it’s not novice user proof yet as it does not spell out instructions in a way that doesn’t require any complexity at all.