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Bookmarks too big?

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Is there a limit to how big the bookmarks file can be? Is 50MB too big?

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How many bookmarks do you have?

Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links by FVD Media Inc. Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links {web link} Check favorites for broken or bad links. It checks for bad links and displays a report if it finds something. Check for 404 links, timeout links.


Places Maintenance {web link} Allows to run Maintenance tasks on the database that drives Places, the bookmarks and history module behind Firefox.

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Is 50 MB the size of the places.sqlite file that stores bookmarks and history or is that the file size of a bookmarks backup (JSON or HTML)?

What is the file size of the backups in the bookmarkbackups folder?

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When i'm exporting the bookmark file, it's the bookmark.html file, and there are probably around 100 000 (just a guess)

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With places maintenance it says everything is okay

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But is there a limit to the amount of bookmarks i could have ?

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In the address bar, type about:healthreport<enter> On the left side of the page, try to copy everything under Vital Stats. Do not include the Startup Time by Day side.

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FredMcD said

In the address bar, type about:healthreport<enter> On the left side of the page, try to copy everything under Vital Stats. Do not include the Startup Time by Day side.

I visited about:healthreport and it says i have 20 000 bookmarks, but when i select all my bookmarks it says i have a lot more than that

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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. Please take a snapshot showing the names, dates created, and file size. Then post it here.

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The size of the HTML file would depend on whether you use favicons or not. Those icons take up a lot of space. I block them, and my bookmarks.html file is 233 KB.

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finitarry said

The size of the HTML file would depend on whether you use favicons or not. Those icons take up a lot of space. I block them, and my bookmarks.html file is 233 KB.

How many bookmarks do you have for 233 KB ? I think the favicon is sort of useful

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FredMcD said

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. Please take a snapshot showing the names, dates created, and file size. Then post it here.

Those .jsonlz4 files names have numbers over 30 000 in them, is that the number of actual bookmarks? The latest one is dated with today's date

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Please post the clip. Make sure it's a good picture showing everything.

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How many bookmarks do you have for 233 KB ? I think the favicon is sort of useful

I have 815 bookmarks. If you have thousands, maybe the file would be 2 or 3 MB or so without favicons.

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