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bookmarks not synchronised in account?

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Hello,

I have a sync account and believed the bookmarks data was saved online. I reset windows and lost all my bookmarks in firefox ! (I had plenty..)

Please anyone can tell me if there is a way to recover them?

I already tried the backup & restore solution available in "Show all bookmarks" in bookmarks menu. Thank you for your help

raxer

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Hi, I would say they are gone. I see no mention of another device you sync with. This would be the issue as : It appears from your question, that you are using Firefox Sync as a back up service. This is not what Sync is designed to do. The Firefox Sync service takes a copy of the data you wish to include and transfers it to a second device (typically a mobile device such as a tablet or a telephone) running a copy of Firefox. The storage in between all attached devices is both temporary and fragile and is not stable enough to be (and is not designed as) a reliable backup service.

If you have a copy of your Firefox profile for desktop Firefox, you may be able to recover your bookmarks and other data. Please have a read of this article.

If you have a copy of your data on a mobile version of Firefox, please follow these instructions to connect it to Firefox Sync to copy your data. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer#w_connect-additional-devices-to-sync_

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Hello,

I do not have a copy of my data on another device so I think it is lost... So much websites lost for ever... I did a terrible mistake, it is my fault. I should not reset firefox without synchronize it on another device.

For the future, I suppose I should use the "Pocket list" if I want it to be saved online? Thank you for your help Pkshadow

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Welcome, sorry is gone. You should be doing this backup :

Please mark this as Solved with the Solution that worked so others can find it. Thanks.

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If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

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

  • use "Verify Integrity" on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

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If "Verify Integrity" on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page cannot repair places.sqlite then remove all places.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.