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I continually have duplicated bookmarks appearing in my "unsorted bookmarks" folder, and I see multiple entries for the "History" "Tags" and "Downloads" items in the library (ctrl+shift+b).

It seemed to start with the extension "Eversync", which I uninstalled a while ago. I've restarted firefox, deleted and recreated my sync profile, and can't seem to get it fixed.

Any ideas on where to go or what to look for?

I continually have duplicated bookmarks appearing in my "unsorted bookmarks" folder, and I see multiple entries for the "History" "Tags" and "Downloads" items in the library (ctrl+shift+b). It seemed to start with the extension "Eversync", which I uninstalled a while ago. I've restarted firefox, deleted and recreated my sync profile, and can't seem to get it fixed. Any ideas on where to go or what to look for?

Chosen solution

The solution was to disconnect sync from all signed-in instances of Firefox (including Firefox for android) and delete my Firefox Sync account. I made an html backup of my bookmarks, uninstalled the Firefox from the machine that was having the problem, removed all Mozilla folders from %appdata% (local and roaming), %programdata%, and deleted all Mozilla/Firefox keys from HKLM, and HKCU in the registry. I also cleared all data from every other instance of Firefox. Reinstalling Firefox and re-importing my bookmarks, creating a new sync account, and re-syncing finally solved the problem.

TL;DR Nuke it from orbit and rebuild.

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cor-el
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Are you using Sync to sync bookmarks/history?

If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync (temporarily) while performing maintenance/repair efforts to the places.sqlite database.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database (bookmarks, history) in the Firefox profile folder.

See also:

Are you using Sync to sync bookmarks/history? If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync (temporarily) while performing maintenance/repair efforts to the places.sqlite database. You can check for problems with the <b>places.sqlite</b> database (bookmarks, history) in the Firefox profile folder. *Places Maintenance: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/ See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Bookmarks+not+saved#w_fix-the-bookmarks-file
FredMcD
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Once the problem is fixed,

Use with Extreme Caution;


Bookmark Duplicate Cleaner {web link} Scans for bookmark duplicates and allows you to delete them


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.

Once the problem is fixed, Use with '''Extreme Caution;''' '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-duplicate-cleaner/ Bookmark Duplicate Cleaner]''' {web link} Scans for bookmark duplicates and allows you to delete them '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmarks-checker/ 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.

Chosen Solution

The solution was to disconnect sync from all signed-in instances of Firefox (including Firefox for android) and delete my Firefox Sync account. I made an html backup of my bookmarks, uninstalled the Firefox from the machine that was having the problem, removed all Mozilla folders from %appdata% (local and roaming), %programdata%, and deleted all Mozilla/Firefox keys from HKLM, and HKCU in the registry. I also cleared all data from every other instance of Firefox. Reinstalling Firefox and re-importing my bookmarks, creating a new sync account, and re-syncing finally solved the problem.

TL;DR Nuke it from orbit and rebuild.

The solution was to disconnect sync from all signed-in instances of Firefox (including Firefox for android) and delete my Firefox Sync account. I made an html backup of my bookmarks, uninstalled the Firefox from the machine that was having the problem, removed all Mozilla folders from %appdata% (local and roaming), %programdata%, and deleted all Mozilla/Firefox keys from HKLM, and HKCU in the registry. I also cleared all data from every other instance of Firefox. Reinstalling Firefox and re-importing my bookmarks, creating a new sync account, and re-syncing finally solved the problem. TL;DR Nuke it from orbit and rebuild.
FredMcD
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4229 solutions 59022 answers

That was very good work. Well Done.

That was very good work. Well Done.