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I didn't mean to Sync this computer Important bookmarks gone?

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All this new technology finally bit me in the arse!  :( I did something on my PC computer by accident one day last week and my husbands ipad all of a sudden had my bookmarks from the PC on it in Safari, so I deleted them so he could have his OLD bookmarks back, they were still there, just at the end of the line. Well, lo and behold firefox updated itself and restarted and voila, all my bookmarks are gone and I'm left with his on my PC! That's bad, that's real bad. Is there ANY way to get the old bookmarks back? I'm already unselected bookmarks sync in my settings now on this PC, but is the damage done already?

All this new technology finally bit me in the arse! :( I did something on my PC computer by accident one day last week and my husbands ipad all of a sudden had my bookmarks from the PC on it in Safari, so I deleted them so he could have his OLD bookmarks back, they were still there, just at the end of the line. Well, lo and behold firefox updated itself and restarted and voila, all my bookmarks are gone and I'm left with his on my PC! That's bad, that's real bad. Is there ANY way to get the old bookmarks back? I'm already unselected bookmarks sync in my settings now on this PC, but is the damage done already?

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Question owner

Evidently I had this problem once before and some kind soul answered and I've fixed my problem, I hope! I'll find out when I have to close Firefox again.

Evidently I had this problem once before and some kind soul answered and I've fixed my problem, I hope! I'll find out when I have to close Firefox again.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4307 solutions 60481 answers

Bookmark Backups

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

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.

Enter the bookmarkbackups folder. This is where Firefox makes backups of your bookmarks. Look for the jsonlz4 file you want to restore (check the time / date / size). Right click on that file and select Copy. Now go back to the profile folder where you started. Rename the file places.sqlite by adding .old to it. Now right click in the folder and select Paste. The file you just pasted here, rename it to places.sqlite. After you are done, restart Firefox.

Bookmark Backups Type '''about:support'''<enter> in the address bar. 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.''' Enter the '''bookmarkbackups''' folder. This is where Firefox makes backups of your bookmarks. Look for the '''jsonlz4''' file you want to restore (check the time / date / size). Right click on that file and select '''Copy.''' Now go back to the profile folder where you started. Rename the file '''places.sqlite''' by adding '''.old''' to it. Now right click in the folder and select '''Paste.''' The file you just pasted here, rename it to '''places.sqlite.''' After you are done, restart Firefox.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4307 solutions 60481 answers

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

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 '''[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