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History, bookmarks stop working after using Firefox for a while

I'm running into a frequent problem. After using firefox for an amount of time, my bookmarks and history become "frozen". The bookmark become kind of "read-only", I can'… (read more)

I'm running into a frequent problem. After using firefox for an amount of time, my bookmarks and history become "frozen".

The bookmark become kind of "read-only", I can't add, remove, or move any bookmarks at all.

As for history, pressing Ctrl-H still shows the links I visited, but all sites I visited after firefox "freezing" disappears once I restart the browser. All visited links don't change color to deep blue either.

As a result, I need to restart Firefox frequently. What is going on?

Asked by jk192564 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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restore bookmarks

Greetings, I have been unable to restore my previous bookmarks due to the recent Firefox update. I have tried to ctrl+shift+B and try to import my bookmark in the backup … (read more)

Greetings,

I have been unable to restore my previous bookmarks due to the recent Firefox update.

I have tried to ctrl+shift+B and try to import my bookmark in the backup file in my profile folder but whenever I try to import my bookmark from the backup folder it says "unable to process backup files".

Ive also tried to import them from html link using the link I got here ; https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html , it doesnt work, tells me the download "failed"..

I also tried to change the file extension from .jsonlz4 to .json ,still not working...(unable to process file).

Please help me get my bookmarks back, this is so frustrating.. Also needless to say im totally clueless in terms of computers (I am 62 years old),It took me 2 hours to understand and try to follow the instructions in similar post, Im not even joking... could you please use simple language and instructions in order to help ?

Thank you.

Asked by eTeRNaL_DrEaMeR 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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how do override firefox on a site I want to bookmark that is listed as untrustworthy

I use a number of sites almost weekly for my business. I have been able to bookmark links on Chrome but when I try to do the sale for Foxfire, I get an error that these s… (read more)

I use a number of sites almost weekly for my business. I have been able to bookmark links on Chrome but when I try to do the sale for Foxfire, I get an error that these sites are not trustworthy and cannot be saved. How do I override this problem so I can save these bookmarks or do I need to go back to Chrome?

Asked by biznetguy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can't find bookmarks from before last update

Firefox did an auto update last week and since that time I have not been able to restore any of my prior bookmarks. Tried all the methods suggested and nothing provides t… (read more)

Firefox did an auto update last week and since that time I have not been able to restore any of my prior bookmarks. Tried all the methods suggested and nothing provides the correct methodology for not only restoring but even finding them. There has to be a simple solution for this unwanted change.

Asked by raymie 1 year ago

Last reply by raymie 1 year ago

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I can't delete my history since October 2018.

I just saw on my Firefox that I have the History saved from October 2018. Even if I delete for the last hour, the last week or All, nothing changed, everything is still t… (read more)

I just saw on my Firefox that I have the History saved from October 2018. Even if I delete for the last hour, the last week or All, nothing changed, everything is still there, saved. I try to change some settings like to delete the history everytime I closed Firefox, but the history is always there. I tried to delete site by site on the History and I'm not able to delete anything. Firefox is up to date. Thank you

Asked by lachanbi 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I get sync to work for browsing history?

I have Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7 and am moving to Windows 10 using Laplink (yeah, ok). Laplink does not seem to see this version of Firefox to transfer over. S… (read more)

I have Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7 and am moving to Windows 10 using Laplink (yeah, ok). Laplink does not seem to see this version of Firefox to transfer over. So, I used sync on the Win 7 unit for everything and downloaded Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) to the Win 10 unit, and then logged on and synced. Everything seemed to move over except the browsing history. How do I get browsing history to transfer to Windows 10? Thanks.

Asked by fthill2003 4 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 4 months ago

Computer crashed, Firefox history is gone and will not be saved

Hi everybody, I'm running Firefox 77.0 on my 2014 rMBP with OSX 10.11.6. A few hours ago my OS crashed and I reset my computer. Once I did this, I opened everything back … (read more)

Hi everybody, I'm running Firefox 77.0 on my 2014 rMBP with OSX 10.11.6. A few hours ago my OS crashed and I reset my computer. Once I did this, I opened everything back as it was pre-crash and all my Firefox tabs and absolutely everything else loaded correctly except for my history.

Every time I type a word, no previously visited URLs will load up in my URL field, I checked my History and it seems to have deleted 99% of every site I've visited. The recently closed tabs and windows are still there, and I can reload them if I press cmd+shift+t, however the rest of my actual history seems to be gone. I've reset (normally) my computer a couple more times, repaired disk permissions and whatnot and for some reason it won't even save whatever other sites I've now visited since it was wiped. Am I screwed here?

Asked by nodigits 1 month ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 1 month ago

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How do i get my synced stuff on a new browser

My firefox was running slow so I shut it down from task manager. When I opened it back up i got a pop up saying something about a refresh I wasn't thinking and click yes … (read more)

My firefox was running slow so I shut it down from task manager. When I opened it back up i got a pop up saying something about a refresh I wasn't thinking and click yes and it wiped everything off my browser. I tried looking in the options and saw no way to retrieve my data from my account which I thought was suppose to be backed up to my account. Why else would I be syncing to an account. So after that failed. I tried system restore to earlier that day. When I opened firefox everything was still gone. I then went back 4 days way before the refresh. Still firefox bookmarks and everything else was gone. I saw in a youtube video where you can find a back up on you computer and replaced the profile it gave me a error about profile can't be loaded. So I reinstalled firefox and still got the same error. I've tried reinstalling it like 10 times now.

Asked by Beny333 1 year ago

Answered by Beny333 1 year ago

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Windows 10 Firefox Quantum 64.0 error: bookmarks and history system will not be functional firefox file is in use by another application

I have had this problem for a few months now and eventually just stopped using Firefox. I had tried the various suggested fixes to no avail. - rebooted - tried running in… (read more)

I have had this problem for a few months now and eventually just stopped using Firefox. I had tried the various suggested fixes to no avail. - rebooted - tried running in safe mode with no antivirus programs - renamed the places.sqlite file - I deleted Firefox, downloaded and installed it again with no success. I am concerned that not everything was removed on the Windows 10 uninstall process. - Have checked my Antivirus (Bit defender) logs and don't see any Firefox files locked/etc by Bitdefender

I would appreciate any suggestions that you might have. Regards Bill

Asked by kenai125 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't find my bookmarks

Don't know what I did, but my bookmarks seem to be gone. I went through one process as outlined here and was able to get them, but when I closed and re-opened firefox the… (read more)

Don't know what I did, but my bookmarks seem to be gone. I went through one process as outlined here and was able to get them, but when I closed and re-opened firefox they were gone again. Help would be appreciated.

Asked by Nosepicker 1 year ago

Answered by Nosepicker 1 year ago

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Just upgraded and bookmarks are missing and I've tried alot of fixes without success

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Ba… (read more)

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Backup File.

Earlier I had tried the Profile change as suggested to "place.sqlite.old and that didn't work.

I did find these files (see screenshot) but I don't know how to use them. Thanks for any help. (I knew I shouldn't have updated!!)

Asked by davidjfay 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox update wiped out all my bookmarks

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...! … (read more)

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...!

Asked by Whard 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My laptop updated to Quantum and I want to go back so I can get my bookmarks back. How do I do this.

My Firefox was going slow and asked me if I wanted to speed it up. I said yes and Ive got Quantum and NO bookmarks. Ive looked in the profile and I dont have a duplica… (read more)

My Firefox was going slow and asked me if I wanted to speed it up. I said yes and Ive got Quantum and NO bookmarks. Ive looked in the profile and I dont have a duplicate and looked in backup and there are no bookmarks. If I go back to the original Firefox will this give me back my bookmarks and if so, how can I go back. I tried a system restore for a few days ago but it hasnt taken me away from Quantum (which may have been the version Ive been on for a while but I dont know when)!!! Please can someone help.

Asked by ann.thomson 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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All bookmarks including the backup's are deleted FF 63.0/64bit after restart of pc

Yesterday 29-10-2018 after startup all FF bookmarks were gone, I checked the backup's folder, there was only one profile and the backup's folder did not contain backup's.… (read more)

Yesterday 29-10-2018 after startup all FF bookmarks were gone, I checked the backup's folder, there was only one profile and the backup's folder did not contain backup's. So I started from scratch yesterday, but today those bookmarks were deleted again. The only bookmarks that show up are the standard ones. This time the restore function showed the backup from yesterday, but after importing that it appeared to be empty.

Asked by ReactoFX 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My bookmarks are missing and none of the articles in the help forum solved the issue

Used "refresh" to speed up my browser, lost all of my bookmarks, and have tried every method to recover my 66 bookmarks and they are still not showing in my bookmarks "li… (read more)

Used "refresh" to speed up my browser, lost all of my bookmarks, and have tried every method to recover my 66 bookmarks and they are still not showing in my bookmarks "library" Having tried importing them from back up and converting to HTML files but still not showing in Firefox anywhere.......... please help!

Asked by SimonCheese 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Since an update my bookmarks can´t be found, replaced or restored, it claims the system is in use somewhere else.

I can't restore bookmarks or create new ones since a firefox update. It is like the whole bookmark tool stopped working. There is a red note saying the the system (or fil… (read more)

I can't restore bookmarks or create new ones since a firefox update. It is like the whole bookmark tool stopped working. There is a red note saying the the system (or file) is in use somewhere else, which it is not.

Asked by KatarinaSjogren 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Lost all my data, suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, need help recovering and restoring data.

Data loss, suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, need help recovering and restoring data. Reinstalled Windows 10 and Firefox 63.0.1 on new hard drive, still have old data f… (read more)

Data loss, suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, need help recovering and restoring data.

Reinstalled Windows 10 and Firefox 63.0.1 on new hard drive, still have old data files but suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, someone please help recover and restore my data.

Thank you, JChavez

Asked by ChavezJ 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I have no smart phone (or anything else) to sync. I've lost all of the bookmarks I had.

I have no smartphone or other devices to sync but I have lost all the bookmarks that I had before this new version of firefox. How do I get my bookmarks back? I keep ge… (read more)

I have no smartphone or other devices to sync but I have lost all the bookmarks that I had before this new version of firefox. How do I get my bookmarks back? I keep getting to a page that asks me to give my smartphone number, but I don't have a smartphone (or any phone). Can I go back to what I had before. I need those bookmarks.

Asked by sweimer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago