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Bookmark recovery process did not work, no backup files

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I guess after the recent Firefox update, my old bookmarks were wiped out. I went through the process to restore old bookmarks, but the options only included bookmarks dated since after the update, with no dated files from before the update. I think the instructions stated that there should be 15 backup files to choose from, but there was only the one mentioned above. Is there any other way to access pre-update bookmark backup files? Thank you -

I guess after the recent Firefox update, my old bookmarks were wiped out. I went through the process to restore old bookmarks, but the options only included bookmarks dated since after the update, with no dated files from before the update. I think the instructions stated that there should be 15 backup files to choose from, but there was only the one mentioned above. Is there any other way to access pre-update bookmark backup files? Thank you -

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FredMcD
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Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; '''Old Firefox?''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

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Fred McD pointed me in the right direction - I found the older bookmark backups here: Troubleshooting Information folder; Application Basics; Profile folder; Open folder; In the Profiles level I had two choices: 1 after the update which cleared my old bookmarks, and 1 profile with a crazy name which was saved prior to the update. I selected this one and found the 15 older bookmarks. I copied one to my desktop, and then reloaded it back into Firefox using the normal restore bookmarks process. Thanks Fred - as I'm not a computer guy, the success of this operation is that much more noteworthy!

Fred McD pointed me in the right direction - I found the older bookmark backups here: Troubleshooting Information folder; Application Basics; Profile folder; Open folder; In the Profiles level I had two choices: 1 after the update which cleared my old bookmarks, and 1 profile with a crazy name which was saved prior to the update. I selected this one and found the 15 older bookmarks. I copied one to my desktop, and then reloaded it back into Firefox using the normal restore bookmarks process. Thanks Fred - as I'm not a computer guy, the success of this operation is that much more noteworthy!
FredMcD
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