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Firefox Refresh 'bookmark backups' folder is empty, changed profile.ini to circumvent 'profile missing or inaccessible' problem, no manual backup, pls help.

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Firefox Refresh 'bookmark backups' folder is empty. Had to change profile.ini to profile.iniOLD to circumvent 'profile is missing or inaccessible' problem. Tried jscher2000's suggested procedure for reverting to old profile but didn't understand 'semi-randomized name' within Old Firefox Data folder, which seems to be incomplete, as stated 'bookmark backups' folder is empty and fool that i am did not manually back up my bookmarks (years of research). i thought when i ran time machine they backed up automatically. is there any way to recover bookmarks?

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oops, i didn't mean to mark that last comment as 'chosen solution'. in fact i was thinking maybe i should delete this string because it's seems inelegant, i mean, jscher2000, cor-el and finitarry your answers are information-dense but i wonder if it is helpful to have so many questions here? guess what? i have my bookmarks back! guess how i did it! i took the awesome 'profile resurrection directions' to the apple store where a great guy did it in 2 minutes. he referred to them while he did his thing and it was great. i agonized all day yesterday but couldn't bring myself to attempt it. thank god for apple and mozilla! except, the guys at the apple store did say i shouldn't use firefox, esp as i have an older computer. hmm. THANK YOU JSCHER2000, COR-EL and FINITARRY!

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Regarding the four profile folders, the two folders in Old Firefox Data were moved there when you used the Refresh feature. If you are looking to roll back to immediately prior to one of those Refreshes, then you'll want to use the files from one of those folders.

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oops, i didn't mean to mark that last comment as 'chosen solution'. in fact i was thinking maybe i should delete this string because it's seems inelegant, i mean, jscher2000, cor-el and finitarry your answers are information-dense but i wonder if it is helpful to have so many questions here? guess what? i have my bookmarks back! guess how i did it! i took the awesome 'profile resurrection directions' to the apple store where a great guy did it in 2 minutes. he referred to them while he did his thing and it was great. i agonized all day yesterday but couldn't bring myself to attempt it. thank god for apple and mozilla! except, the guys at the apple store did say i shouldn't use firefox, esp as i have an older computer. hmm. THANK YOU JSCHER2000, COR-EL and FINITARRY!

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The guys at the Apple Store don't recommend using Firefox on older computers? Or is it they don't recommend older computers? ;-)

Anyway, I think you can mark your last post as the Solution.

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