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How do I delete archived bookmarks? (Those used to "restore" under "import"?)

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For privacy reasons, I want to delete ALL of my bookmarks. I have deleted them, but I have noticed that under Import and Backup, then Restore, there are folders of archived bookmarks under dates that go back for months containing past sets of bookmarks.

How do I delete those

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Firefox stores the bookmarks and history in the places.sqlite database. There are also backups in the bookmarkbackups folder.

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I figured this out. You have to get into the Profiles folder and delete them there.

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Firefox stores the bookmarks and history in the places.sqlite database. There are also backups in the bookmarkbackups folder.

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I'm using FF 47.0, and I found my profile folder. But there are three types of sqlite files: sqlite-wal, sqlite-shm, and sqlite. Should all three be deleted?

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Yes. You need to remove the main places.sqlite file and the places.sqlite-shm and places.sqlite-wal temporary SQLite files to remove all bookmarks and history.

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Thanks, cor-el, appreciate it.