Bookmarks just vanished, evidently concurrent with auto updates of some kind, and don't find .jsons using Windows search?
Running Windows 7 Pro on Dell 64 bit
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/46.0.2490.71 Safari/537.36
Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox?
Thank you, but no, there's no Old Firefox folder on my Desktop. And reading the links provided hasn't helped me find my old bookmarks, unfortunately.
Are there any compressed .jsonlz4 backups available if you check that in the Bookmarks Manager (Library)?
- Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Restore
You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file (bookmarks, history) in the Firefox profile folder.
- Places Maintenance: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/
If the Places Maintenance extension can't repair the places.sqlite database file then remove all places.sqlite file(s) in the Firefox profile folder to make Firefox rebuild the places.sqlite database file from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.
You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:
- Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)