Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

bookmarks didn't save as json file

  • 1 reply
  • 1 has this problem
  • 1 view
  • Last reply by CoryMH

more options

Did a bookmark backup prior to "cleansing" my hard drive. Didn't notice it at the time, but Firefox didn't save the bookmarks as a json extension. They seem to be a regular file. Any suggestions? Any hope?

All Replies (1)

more options


I'm not sure what you mean by regular file - how did you backup your bookmarks? If you exported bookmarks by following Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks, you should be able to Import Bookmarks from an HTML file.

Note that bookmarks, browsing history and downloads are stored in the places.sqlite file. Please see Recovering important data from an old profile for more information if you copied your whole profile before clearing the hard drive.