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I have about 10 or more copies of my bookmarks and want to reduce to one set.
My Bookmarks list has at least 10 copies of my bookmarks. I am pretty sure that each copy is not exactly the same. I want to reduce the list to one set of bookmarks and not lose anything. BTW, I find the Bookmarks categories very confusing.
Also, how did this happen? I want to make sure I don't do it again.
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Did this started recently or longer ago?
Are you using Sync to sync the bookmarks?
If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync while performing maintenance/repair efforts to files in the Firefox profile folder.
You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database (bookmarks and history) in the Firefox profile folder.
If you see a sudden rise in the number of bookmarks as reported in the name of automatically created compressed .jsonlz4 backups then you can try to restore an older copy with a count that looks more as it should be.
- Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore
The name of a JSON bookmarks backup file includes a total item count (folders and separators included) and an hash value to prevent saving the same backup more than once.
- bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.jsonlz4.