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Updated 1st computer & lost half my bookmarks, etc. Went to second computer to check things & firefox AUTOMATICALLY updated it with out me oking it. How do I ba

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Chose to update one of my computers and lost 20+ of my bookmarks and other things. Went to my second computer to check some things and all of it was there, then my blinked several times and it updated AUTOMATICALLY with out my OK so I lost it all off of that one also. So how do I back out of this last update?

Side point when I went to enter this information it kept telling me that my email address, that I have had for decades, was in use by another user on Firefox. I guess after I back out of this last update and get all my info back I will save it and then have to find another browser, since someone else is using my info here.

Chose to update one of my computers and lost 20+ of my bookmarks and other things. Went to my second computer to check some things and all of it was there, then my blinked several times and it updated AUTOMATICALLY with out my OK so I lost it all off of that one also. So how do I back out of this last update? Side point when I went to enter this information it kept telling me that my email address, that I have had for decades, was in use by another user on Firefox. I guess after I back out of this last update and get all my info back I will save it and then have to find another browser, since someone else is using my info here.

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FredMcD
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Let's check your backups first.


Restore Bookmark Backups

Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the bookmarkbackups folder.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Restore. From the list, pick the file you want and click it.

The backups are stored in a jsonlz4 file named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4

In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.

Let's check your backups first. Restore Bookmark Backups Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the '''bookmarkbackups''' folder. Open the '''Bookmarks Manager; ''' Press the '''Alt''' or '''F10''' key to bring up the toolbar, and select '''Bookmarks. ''' Hot key is '''<Control> ''(Mac=<Command>)'' <Shift> B. ''' Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled '''Import and Backup. ''' Select '''Restore. ''' From the list, pick the file you want and click it. The backups are stored in a '''jsonlz4 file''' named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4 In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.