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how do I restore all bookmarks from an external hard drive to a refreshed firefox?

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I just "refreshed" Firefox and lost ALL of my passwords, even though the instructions said they would be saved. I have tried copying them from the Old Firefox Data folder and this does NOTHING. I have all of the data I need on an external hard drive and the ability to browse ( have already found my Firefox profile on the backup drive) and copy and paste data from that drive to my C drive. Please tell me EXACTLY how to transfer my bookmarks to the refreshed version of Firefox. I have YEARS of bookmarks that I CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE. I will be more than happy to simply restore my old profile even though that will slow Firefox down. That would be a small price to pay, but I must have the bookmarks back. Please help!

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Hi, in case of bookmarks try to open profile folder and search for folder called "bookmarkbackups". Use the most recent file to restore bookmarks from bookmarks menu - all bookmarks - import and backup - restore.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles


These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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Is there nothing I can do to get the bookmarks back? I have a complete system image on my external hard drive.

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Hi, in case of bookmarks try to open profile folder and search for folder called "bookmarkbackups". Use the most recent file to restore bookmarks from bookmarks menu - all bookmarks - import and backup - restore.

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What issues did you had that you decided to refresh Firefox and create a new profile?

Firefox 32 and later builds store the passwords in the logins.json file in the profile folder and no longer use the signons.sqlite file that has been used before (the matching key3.db file is still needed). So make sure that you copy both logins.json and key3.db to the current profile.


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