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Firefox saved the the older version of bookmarks after reset

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Having had endless issues with Firefox and Adobe Flash Wave crashing, unresponsive plugins and scripts, I took a leap of faith and 'reset' Firefox just now. My hesitancy is that the last time I reset Firefox, all of my bookmarks disappeared. I was able to find them after a lot of searching, but I do not understand why Firefox would relocate them to begin with, making it necessary for me to mess with the old profile and create a new one.

Anyway, after this reset, my bookmarks didn't disappear, but they are an older 'version' of the current bookmarks: I don't mean the bookmarks themselves are an older version, but those I had added to specific folders before I reset Firefox this time are back in the folder I had moved them from. There are bookmarks I deleted that now appear again. And the bookmarks I recently added are not there.

Firefox says about resetting: 'The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while SAVING your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.'

My bookmarks are very important to my work and I am adding, deleting and moving them frequently--Firefox sets an expectation--without disclaimers or warnings--that it doesn't meet.

I suppose there will be suggestion to find my recent-now-old profile and create a new one, etc. ***And I'm going to need the exact instructions to do that***

And by the way, the issues with Firefox and Adobe Flash Wave crashing, unresponsive plugins and scripts that I was attempting to resolve with a reset of Firefox are still alive and well, after I have tried every single thing suggested on Firefox and elsewhere to resolve the issue. I need to go back to using IE.

Modified by PogoStick99

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It is possible that the bookmarks got restored from an older JSON backup. This could happen if you had made changes lately and haven't restarted Firefox or there was already a backup created. In that case you would have to recover the places.sqlite file.

You can also try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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check this:

  • see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

  • disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)

https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround

  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337 See also:

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Chosen Solution

It is possible that the bookmarks got restored from an older JSON backup. This could happen if you had made changes lately and haven't restarted Firefox or there was already a backup created. In that case you would have to recover the places.sqlite file.

You can also try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

Modified by cor-el