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Firefox 32 won't retain my bookmarks. Running Windows 7

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I bookmark pages during the day but the next day they are not shown in my unsorted bookmarks folder. The new tab page does not show any pages where I have been either.

I bookmark pages during the day but the next day they are not shown in my unsorted bookmarks folder. The new tab page does not show any pages where I have been either.

Chosen solution

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To it’s right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.67.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.9
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.3.153
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components

Application

  • Firefox 32.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/32.0.2/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Ask Toolbar 3.9.1.14019 (toolbar@ask.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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  • adapterRAM2:
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  • driverDate: 6-21-2013
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  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
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  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce 210 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.blockautorefresh: True
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 2
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140917194002
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140917194002
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 32.0.2
  • browser.tabs.onTop: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 32.0.2
  • gfx.blacklist.suggested-driver-version: 6.1400.1000.5218
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1411469158
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 0
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1407748443

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Riyad Arefin 4 solutions 36 answers

Press Ctrl+Shift+b the go the All bookmarks > Bookmarks Menu > recently bookmarked . here you can see all your bookmarks. Thanks.

Press Ctrl+Shift+b the go the All bookmarks > Bookmarks Menu > recently bookmarked . here you can see all your bookmarks. Thanks.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4344 solutions 61109 answers

Chosen Solution

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To it’s right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted '''places.sqlite''' database file. Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press enter. Under the page logo on the left side you will see '''Application Basics.''' Under this find '''Profile Folder.''' To it’s right press the button '''Show Folder.''' This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now '''Close Firefox.''' Locate the file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

Question owner

Thanks very much. I deleted the file and rebookmarked and they are now all there!

Thanks very much. I deleted the file and rebookmarked and they are now all there!
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4344 solutions 61109 answers

Great to here.

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

Great to here. These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ 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. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences