Locate your Tor Browser folder or application. The default location is the Desktop. Delete the Tor Browser folder or application. The Tor Browser is the flagship product of the Tor Project. It was created as the Tor Browser Bundle by Steven J. Murdoch and announced in January 2008. The Tor Browser consists of a modified Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser, the TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript, and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extensions and the Tor proxy.
You should be able to start browsing the web using Tor Browser shortly after running the program, and clicking the “Connect” button if you are using it for the first time.
If Tor Browser doesn’t connect, there may be a simple solution.Try each of the following:
In most cases, taking a look at the Tor logs can be helpful in diagnosing the issue.If you’re having trouble connecting, an error message may appear and you can select the option to 'copy Tor log to clipboard'.Then paste the Tor log into a text file or other document.
If you don't see this option and you have Tor Browser open, you can navigate to the hamburger menu ('≡'), then click on 'Preferences', and finally on 'Tor' in the side bar.At the bottom of the page, next to the 'View the Tor logs' text, click the button 'View Logs...'.
Alternatively, on GNU/Linux, to view the logs right in the terminal, navigate to the Tor Browser directory and launch the Tor Browser from the command line by running:
Or to save the logs to a file (default: tor-browser.log):
./start-tor-browser.desktop --log [file]
More information on this can be found on the Support Portal.
If you still can’t connect, your Internet Service Provider might be censoring connections to the Tor network.Read the Circumvention section for possible solutions.
Tor Browser is under constant development, and some issues are known about but not yet fixed.Please check the Known Issues page to see if the problem you are experiencing is already listed there.