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Bookmarks keeps re-arranging back to same positions

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Every time I restart Firefox browser, It's like Firefox goes back to a "saved" state I can't break.

If I re-arrange bookmarks, they will revert back to the "saved state".

Also I have Gmail pinned, and it always starts up with the same mail open, that I've delete numerous times.

I've just freshly installed my PC on a new HDD (also had issue on "old" HDD), and I'm experiencing the issue in both cases.

I'm using Firefox Sync and have version 60.0.2 64 bit version of Firefox on a fully updated Windows 10.

I've also tried froce syncing Firefox Sync after I've made the changes I want, but with same result.

Can anyone direct me to what could be wrong?

Chosen solution

[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.


As a test, disable sync.

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Thx for the input.

I only use Microsoft Defender.

I tried disabling Sync. Issue persists.

Br

Frank

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Chosen Solution

[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

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That seem to fix the issue. Thank you very very much. Output of "Verify Integrety":

> Task: checkIntegrity + The database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 5120KiB + pragma_user_version is 43 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 75206 unique pages + Table moz_places has 2380 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 3402 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 1 records + Table moz_hosts has 767 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 922 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 0 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 5 records + Table moz_annos has 30 records + Table moz_items_annos has 505 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 16 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_hosts_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

Modified by fhansen82

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Test and make sure all is well. Then restore sync.

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Has been done. All seems working as intended now. Many thankz goes your way :)

Br

Frank

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.