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I refreshed Firefox and most of my bookmarks have gone

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downloaded the refresh programme. Started to use browser and noticed majority of bookmarks missing. Checked Old Firefox Data file on desktop but could not retrieve anything.

downloaded the refresh programme. Started to use browser and noticed majority of bookmarks missing. Checked Old Firefox Data file on desktop but could not retrieve anything.

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Did you look in the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop?

Firefox would normally copy the content of the previous bookmarkbackups folder to this folder in the current profile folder when you reset (refresh) Firefox and create a new profile.

  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Restore > Choose File

If this didn't happen then you can browse to the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop and restore a recent backup.

The xxxx part in the bookmarks-####-##-##_xxxx_$$$$.json name is the total number of items in the file (includes folders and separators).


See also:

Did you look in the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop? Firefox would normally copy the content of the previous bookmarkbackups folder to this folder in the current profile folder when you reset (refresh) Firefox and create a new profile. *Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Restore > Choose File If this didn't happen then you can browse to the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop and restore a recent backup. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox The xxxx part in the bookmarks-####-##-##_xxxx_$$$$.json name is the total number of items in the file (includes folders and separators). ---- See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox