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Bookmarks contains pages and pages of websites I've visited not ones I've bookmarked. Can't get rid of them and reload my real bookmarks

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Last week my bookmark file went crazy and became pages and pages of links to individual Hotmail messages and other sites I had opened but all my bookmarks are gone. I've uninstalled and reinstalled firefox several times, tried to load in the bookmark html file I had created, tried to just delete all the links that are in there, and nothing works. On reinstalled versions when I click the bookmark tab or link it crashes the whole browser and I have to resort to task manager to close it out. I've uninstalled several other programs (like Skype) that I thought might interfere but nothing is working. I run premium malware and virus protection software and have run scans with no problems found. Since I am having the same problem on both the desktop and the laptop computers I tend to think there is a problem with the browser rather than the individual computers but I don't know what else to check. Any ideas would be appreciated as I have used firefox for years and years so am more used to it but may have to give up on it.

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See if this helps;

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

Open the Add-ons Manager. Locate the add-on and press the Options button. Then follow the directions.