FirefoxSync deleted my bookmarks can it?
I connected to Firefox Sync after a long time. My bookmarks got messed up. I SUSPECT THAT MY BOOKMARKS ALSO MUST HAVE BEING DELETED. Is my suspect-ion right? To better analyze problem also see - support-mozilla:1200279
Modified by cor-el
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
I don't know, but anything is possible when doing a two-way sync.
Do you need to restore an earlier set of bookmarks from backup? See: Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer.
If you do not want to wipe the current set, you can convert a backup file to an HTML format for importing (importing is additive and causes duplicates, but sometimes that is the lesser of two evils). It would be a matter of dragging a backup file onto this tool: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/bookbackreader.html
To find the backup files:
Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using either
- "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Troubleshooting Information
- (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
- type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter
In the first table on the page, click the "Open Folder" button. This should launch a new window listing various files and folders in Windows Explorer. Then double-click into the bookmarkbackups folder.