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bookmarks disappeared

After restarting my computer, I got a new FF web page and ALL my bookmarks as well as history have been deleted. How do I get them ALL back? I have tried every solution o… (read more)

After restarting my computer, I got a new FF web page and ALL my bookmarks as well as history have been deleted.

How do I get them ALL back?

I have tried every solution on the Mozilla Help section - I cant do a Restore I have a very old version of backups - 2016

The online help system is going around and around in circles not giving any solutions. 4 hours of trying to sort this out is ridculous.

I really do not want to have to move to Chrome, I far prefer Mozilla, but I can not afford to loose more time sorting this problem out. If not resolved here, I will reluctantly have to restart all my bookmarks in Chrome.

I need all my bookmarks - some are work related.

Please Help

Asked by bulldwang 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

My Firefox 72.0.2 doesn't save history at all

No matter what I try based on internet searches, and on this forum, I can't get my browser to save any history. After I close the closer at end of day, it erases everythi… (read more)

No matter what I try based on internet searches, and on this forum, I can't get my browser to save any history. After I close the closer at end of day, it erases everything. I even created a new profile.... no good. Uninstalled and re-installed.... no good. Places integrity checker says the database is sane. I checked my system care software and disabled any privacy sweeps months ago. My older (a few years back) firefox used to save everything....

Asked by musicweb1 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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History gets deleted after a month

So after I updated to firefox q it keeps deleting my history after a month. I installed fresh firefox and new profile in November, but if I go to my history I only find … (read more)

So after I updated to firefox q it keeps deleting my history after a month.

I installed fresh firefox and new profile in November, but if I go to my history I only find February, so November, December, and January is gone. In settings I have it to save my history but it still delete everything older than a month.

Asked by Frejoh466 2 years ago

Last reply by Frejoh466 2 years ago

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I lost bookmarks of all my life / Need Help to repair them please

Hello, I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I … (read more)

Hello,

I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I use for years ; (Thx by the way) ; corrupted my data on the run...? I started Firefox again but, no extension, no bookmarks, etc.. I Have kept a backup of all this FF profile, just in case.

My 1st step was to try to get a new profile a import my previous data from Firefox Sync - but somehow , I'm angry at myself again for not understanding how FF Sync work, no data from FFSync updated my data - It stayed like this for a long time , like a new profile without data (I used Xmarks before so I thought it was replacing it).

2nd step: I tried to load all bookmarks-xxx.jsonlz4 located in the bookmarkbackups folder from the FF bookmarks tools (Import / export ; etc). FF seems to see all the bookmarks but can't load them. What is really important here is that FF backed up files for like a month and even my oldest file is unusable  : bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 !!

3rd step: I tried to get my data back from FF files, in bookmarks files like bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 from the bookmarkbackups folder. Someone pointed me to use the https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html website but all the jsonlz4 files in the bookmarkbackups folder seems corrupted (or the format of files changed and his tool may need to be updated ?)

Example : File name: bookmarks-2019-01-19_2392_mKZssqkWMZt+Mqt-HOi68A==.jsonlz4; Size: 283114; last modified 18/01/2019 à 12:38:42 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: Unexpected token in JSON at position 21928) Note: To try a different file, reload this page Can't seem to acces the step 2 part even after waiting longer

4th step: tried to get old Backup of my FF Profiles with Windows 10 Shadow Copy System, "Shadow Explorer" or "System Restore Explorer" Found 3 backup wich I restored also, all bookmarks seems to get the same problem. I think I'll need to look in to this because It's not official Windows tools, but I'm really disapointed here.. I think I'll put them on md5sum tools to compare them for a start.

5th step : tried to repair my <places.sqlite> a (80MB files) which I found renamed to sqlite.corrupt. With the help of http://www.froebe.net/blog/2015/05/27/error-sqlite-database-is-malformed-solved/ , all I can get is a empty database at the end, but Im not a sqlite expert so if anyone has an idea :-)

So please, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. (and sorry for my english)

Asked by silou 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I get my bookmarks back? They disappeared yesterday and I've followed all help topics in vain. I can't even install new ones.

My bookmarks have vanished. This problem began when I had iTunes and Firefox open. My iTunes songs were "skipping," which had never happened before. I closed Firefox and … (read more)

My bookmarks have vanished. This problem began when I had iTunes and Firefox open. My iTunes songs were "skipping," which had never happened before. I closed Firefox and iTunes, and I ran my Piriform CCleaner program to clear out temporary files, which I do regularly.

I ended up updating iTunes to make it work, but not before my bookmarks disappeared with the message on my browser: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem."

Worse, Firefox won't allow me to add new bookmarks.

I followed all topics in support and nothing has changed this problem. I've restarted and shut down the computer. I ran a full-system security scan. I even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

Please help!

Asked by myjumpspace 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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после того как Ваш браузер запросил синхронизацию пропали все пароли!!!

Добрый день.... ваш браузер попросил повторить синхронизацию.... после чего пропали все пароли к сайтам.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by s212 2 years ago

Answered by s212 2 years ago

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My passwords are all gone and now I can't save any new ones either?

Please help me!! I’m desperate!! I have 15 years of saved passwords that no longer work!!!!!!! After I updated to 73.0 I have zero saved logins!!! My logins.json file is… (read more)

Please help me!! I’m desperate!! I have 15 years of saved passwords that no longer work!!!!!!! After I updated to 73.0 I have zero saved logins!!! My logins.json file is still there and I can open it in Notepad but everything is encrypted!!! Also, it says I don’t have a Master Password anymore, but I never cleared it! And when I go to change it I get a “unable to change” error!!! I also can’t save any new logins, no logins can be saved now!! I’ve searched google for hours and tried everything but nothing works!! And no, I don’t have the “logins.json.corrupted” file everyone mentions on other threads for this issue, my file is still logins.json!

Please help me!!!!!!

Asked by !~* B a B y D o LL *~! 3 months ago

Answered by !~* B a B y D o LL *~! 2 months ago

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Problem at exporting passwords

I never had a firefox account till now. So, I had to reset the pc where i had all my logins. I once had to export my passwords (exporting key4 and logins.json files) and … (read more)

I never had a firefox account till now. So, I had to reset the pc where i had all my logins. I once had to export my passwords (exporting key4 and logins.json files) and it worked, so i didn't think to much about it. So i reset the pc without cheking if the passwords actually worked (yuh, my bad). The problem is that apparently mozilla doesn't recognize the files, or something, cause when i open "Logins and passwords" it's empty. I don't know what to do, please help me.

Asked by jcfplanck 12 months ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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Latest update removed logins, bookmarks. "old firefox" not present

As above. FF installed the update despite the checked option to NOT install automatically. NO "old firefox" folder was created-anywhere. No other profile is present tha… (read more)

As above. FF installed the update despite the checked option to NOT install automatically. NO "old firefox" folder was created-anywhere. No other profile is present that has the old data. My adult daughter's grad school laptop. Years of bookmarks, logins and I do not know what all ARE GONE!! I allowed FF to download but NOT INSTALL-since it was not my machine and I wanted to avert any disaster (I, in fact, looked at the options first, to make sure) NOW WHAT?? Is that is a bug?? Why was there no "old FF" created? Why did it install regardless of instructions to the contrary. Is there some other place to look? She does not seem to have any automatic backups for FF profiles.

Asked by patty_r 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Firefox Creates a New Profile

Recently, Firefox updated itself and I started having problems. The most annoying one is that it creates a new default profile and replaces my existing one every once in … (read more)

Recently, Firefox updated itself and I started having problems. The most annoying one is that it creates a new default profile and replaces my existing one every once in a while. It seems to happen every week or so. I copy over my addtional profile files, but it keeps happening. Three family members use the PC, but I seem to be the only one affected.

I did a complete uninstall and reinstalled a fresh copy of Firefox, but no luck. Any ideas?

Regard...John

Firefox 59.0.2 x64 / Windows 7 SP1 x64

Asked by johnbil 2 years ago

Last reply by johnbil 2 years ago

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I cannot restore my bookmarks. What do I do?

I opened up Firefox today and almost all my bookmarks are missing. I tried restoring, but all the backups are also missing the bookmarks. I tried exporting the bookmark… (read more)

I opened up Firefox today and almost all my bookmarks are missing. I tried restoring, but all the backups are also missing the bookmarks. I tried exporting the bookmarks to HTML. That is not working. There is only one Firefox profile. Running in safe mode did not help.

There is a crash report from April 30, 2018. Version 60.0.1(20180516032328) was installed on May 19, 2018.

Asked by JimD999 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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All passwords are gone

After a recent update all of my passwords are gone (as well as history, bookmarks, etc) One post says to replace the key3.db and logins.json files to restore them. Howeve… (read more)

After a recent update all of my passwords are gone (as well as history, bookmarks, etc)

One post says to replace the key3.db and logins.json files to restore them. However, the current folder does not contain a key3.db file. Only a key4.db file.

Asked by Skiddingme 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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BOOKMARKS GONE!

Something happened and all my bookmarks are gone and the old Firefox data folder on my desktop was deleted by accident. I have looked everywhere and done system restores.… (read more)

Something happened and all my bookmarks are gone and the old Firefox data folder on my desktop was deleted by accident. I have looked everywhere and done system restores. How do I get them back? Does Firefox support offer screen sharing support?

Asked by granturinos 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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lost bookmarks

Hello, my PC crashed on a windows update so had to reinstall win10. Old files were placed in windows.old. tried to find bookmarks couldn't but did find some under favorit… (read more)

Hello,

my PC crashed on a windows update so had to reinstall win10. Old files were placed in windows.old.

tried to find bookmarks couldn't but did find some under favorites. However cannot see them when selecting show bookmarks! Very frustrating. Any assistance to restore my bookmarks would be appreciated. however windows.old seems to have disappeared!!

Many thanks

Asked by CM 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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bookmarks do not show

My windows 10 laptop crashed two days ago so it was reinstalled. All data are on a hdd so only the ssd for software was affected. Also my Firefox profile is on the hdd so… (read more)

My windows 10 laptop crashed two days ago so it was reinstalled. All data are on a hdd so only the ssd for software was affected. Also my Firefox profile is on the hdd so it is untouched.

I installed the most recent version of Firefox (Quantum 60.0.1 64 bit) today and started it with -P and directed it to my profile that is still there on the hdd. But Firefox does not show my bookmarks. In the troubleshoot information the correct profile folder is shown.

In this folder is a 5Mb places.sqlite file.

The tip to rebuild the Places database with an add-on does not wok because the add-on webpage says "This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox." https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/

I created a new profile and copied the places.sqlite file into that folder, but that did not solve it either.

Is there any way to show the bookmarks or somehow get the bookmarks out of places.sqlite file?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Ylva

Asked by ylpo 1 year ago

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Migrated from firefox ESr to firefox, bookmarks and passwords are not imported

Going from ESR to regular firefox bookmarks and saved passwords are gone. Import does'nt have an option to import from ESR version. How do I get my bookmarks and saved … (read more)

Going from ESR to regular firefox bookmarks and saved passwords are gone. Import does'nt have an option to import from ESR version. How do I get my bookmarks and saved passwords back?

Asked by Flyer7000 1 year ago

Answered by Flyer7000 1 year ago

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all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I am losing recent bookmarks

I am losing all of my new bookmarks with no crash. I usually save all of mine to folders on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I lost individual links and sub-folders containing li… (read more)

I am losing all of my new bookmarks with no crash. I usually save all of mine to folders on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I lost individual links and sub-folders containing links under multiple folders on this toolbar. Unfortunately my last manual backup is about a week ago. All of those bookmarks from the backup are still there.

I wish Mozilla would at least create an "automatic" bookmark backup feature if this is going to happen.

Asked by jeffer23 1 year ago

Last reply by jeffer23 1 year ago

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All passwords on desktop disappeared available on android but will not sync

Today for no reason all my saved passwords on my desktop Firefox browser have disappeared. Fortunately on my android phone they all still exist. I have tried to sync and … (read more)

Today for no reason all my saved passwords on my desktop Firefox browser have disappeared. Fortunately on my android phone they all still exist. I have tried to sync and on Android it confirms sync has happened but the passwords will still not show on the desktop browser. Only new passwords now entered are being recorded.

I have never had this problem ever and have done nothing today that would cause this to happen

I have the most recent FF 66 and up to date Windows 10

Any suggestions welcome please.

Asked by adrian29630 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago