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Need urgent help recovering bookmarks ($ tip for solution!)

Hi guys. I was clearing out unused software for space and I uninstalled the wrong firefox (I had two installed). I was using a 3rd party program called IObit uninstaller.… (read more)

Hi guys. I was clearing out unused software for space and I uninstalled the wrong firefox (I had two installed). I was using a 3rd party program called IObit uninstaller. Usually I know backups appear if uninstalled through the directory but this isn't the case with the 3rd party programs.

So after freaking out a little I looked for recovery programs and found one by the same developer, IObit undelete. I managed to find some json. files with settings, logins and some bookmark files too. However, when I try to restore the bookmarks file through the remaining firefox I'm told it is unable to process the file?

Does anybody please have any ideas what I can do to fix this? I'm pretty bummed out by this, i'll happily send a bit of cash your way if this can be restored again

Asked by Liam 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

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How to migrate profile and bookmarks without Firefox sync account?

I don't want my profile data to leave my house, so setting up a Firefox account and using sync via a cloud service is no option for me. This is a major privacy concern f… (read more)

I don't want my profile data to leave my house, so setting up a Firefox account and using sync via a cloud service is no option for me.

This is a major privacy concern for me.

How can I migrate my old profile and saved logins to Firefox quantum locally?

Asked by Michael_Q 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When I try to install the backup booksmakrs file it can't read it. all my books marks are gone

When I update my Mac to Mohave, all my bookmarks in Firefox vanished. When I try to install them from the backup, it just says it cannot read the backup file. Help! pleas… (read more)

When I update my Mac to Mohave, all my bookmarks in Firefox vanished. When I try to install them from the backup, it just says it cannot read the backup file. Help! please! I really need these back.

Asked by maryef17 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Win10 OS restored from recent config erased my FF book marks

I experienced a Windows 10 bootup issue and decided to restore my Windows 10 OS from a (10-days previous) OS configuration. This corrected my Win10 boot issue, but when I… (read more)

I experienced a Windows 10 bootup issue and decided to restore my Windows 10 OS from a (10-days previous) OS configuration. This corrected my Win10 boot issue, but when I ran FireFox it requested that I logon to my FireFox sync account to update my bookmarks. After logging in, nearly 4 years (hundreds) of well-organized bookmarks were gone and just a couple of bookmarks appeared.

I have a FireFox account with both my PC and Phone listed. When viewing the "FireFox Account" page, there doesn't seem to be anyway to view the state or status any files being maintained by the FF account. I am wondering if the the FF sync process somehow moved the few bookmarks on my phone onto my PC. (Note: I noticed my PC appears to be listed twice on the device list.)

I do have full backups of my PC available from a few months ago. So I either need to: 1) figure out if my "full" bookmarks set is recoverable from my FireFox account... or 2) I need instructions on how to bring back most of my FF bookmarks from a full PC backup from a few months ago.

Thanks for your assistance!

Asked by BobE59 1 year ago

Last reply by GerardoPcp04 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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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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Restoring .json bookmarks backup deletes current bookmarks but doesn't import saved ones

Dear experts, I'm trying to restore a .json bookmarks backup produced on a 60.0 firefox installation. When trying to restore it, I select the file, confirm the replace di… (read more)

Dear experts,

I'm trying to restore a .json bookmarks backup produced on a 60.0 firefox installation. When trying to restore it, I select the file, confirm the replace dialog and press OK. All the existing bookmarks are deleted but no bookmarks are imported. No error message is issued and no bookmarks are imported. No Firefox activity can be seen (no CPU consumption, no network or disk I/O, no increase in RAM used by Firefox). I have even waited 24h just in case, but still does nothing. I do *NOT* receive an "Unable to process backup file message.

I am able to convert the JSON to HTML using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html, but it does not preserve neither the tags nor the folder structure and without the tags to locate the bookmarks they are all but useless.

I'm trying to restore in a laptop running Windows 10 and for the time being, I have no access to any other computer with a different Operating System.

I have tried different Firefox releases including the latest and the 60.3.0esr both 32 and 64 bits editions.

The disk of the PC where the Firefox which produced the backup is broken, so restoring the places.sqlite file or producing another backup or a bookmark export is not an option.

Do you know how can I get this backup restored?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Jon

Asked by dev.blh 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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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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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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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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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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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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After new update I lost all my bookmarks, I can't restore them and I can't even create new ones, how can I fix that?

The bar where all my bookmarks should be is empty and button for making bookmarks just doesn't react to anything. I tried restoring them, it said its can't be restored. … (read more)

The bar where all my bookmarks should be is empty and button for making bookmarks just doesn't react to anything. I tried restoring them, it said its can't be restored.

Asked by Kosinsky 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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No file selection window pops up when I go to "Show All Bookmarks" and select "Import and Backup" > "Restore" > "Choose File"

I've backup up my bookmarks as JSON file using the bookmark backup function in Firefox. Now I'm trying to restore a bookmark by clicking the bookmark icon and selecting "… (read more)

I've backup up my bookmarks as JSON file using the bookmark backup function in Firefox. Now I'm trying to restore a bookmark by clicking the bookmark icon and selecting "Show All Bookmarks". Then the "Library" window pops up and you select "Import and Backup" > "Restore" > Choose File". But then nothing happens. A window should be popped up for you to select a file but nope, there's no response whatsoever. I've tried reinstalling the Firefox, deleting all files and folders in my Windows profile but no success.

Can anyone please help me? Thanks!

Asked by bluefare 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I did refresh and now cannot find my bookmarks. How do I get back to my old Firefox? Please dont make me go through a hundred steps . I am not high tech.

How do I get back to my old Firefox. I cannot go through one hundred steps. Just get me back to what I had before the refresh

Asked by KatePW 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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I can't figure out how import PW's or Favorites from Firefox 52.9.0 to 62.0.2

I have a new PC, win 10 with Firefox Quantum. My old PC, Win XP, has Firefox ESR 52.9.0. Part of me setting up the new PC is to import My Favorite Bookmarks and associate… (read more)

I have a new PC, win 10 with Firefox Quantum. My old PC, Win XP, has Firefox ESR 52.9.0.

Part of me setting up the new PC is to import My Favorite Bookmarks and associated Passwords. I have these saved in a folder on the XP machine and on a thumb drive but can't figure out, despite a couple of hours searching, how to import these files to the new Firefox Quantum on the new PC.

Help, in a step by step for dummies answer would be greatly appreciated!!!

Asked by Falke 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago