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Hello, I did the Menu... Help...About Firefox Again and Lost All My Bookmarks...! Now I keep getting a Notification to Reconnect to Sync...! I have One Laptop using Firefox, why do I need Sync...?!?

Hello, I did the Menu... Help...About Firefox Again and Lost All My Bookmarks...! Now I keep getting a Notification to Reconnect to Sync...! I have One Laptop using Firefox, why do I need Sync...?!?

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Hi gw1110, I have a page to decompress the file if you want to see its contents (here), but please use the Restore method I mentioned in my earlier reply.

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Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

Hi, you do not need Sync for a single system and it is advised not to use it as data will be lost as it is not meant to function as a backup.

If you have registered for Sync Delete your account using the password and user name you used. Or If you Registered Firefox and made a account long ago besides this one delete that account as it is not needed :

Hi, you do not need Sync for a single system and it is advised not to use it as data will be lost as it is not meant to function as a backup. If you have registered for Sync Delete your account using the password and user name you used. Or If you Registered Firefox and made a account long ago besides this one delete that account as it is not needed : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-delete-my-firefox-account
user633449 1539 solutions 10745 answers

If you on'y have one device, you don't need Sync. What likely happened was you had a Firefox account setup and possibly it logged itself out?

Keep in mind, you can use Firefox accounts to connect with more than just other computers, but smartphones, and other devices as well

If you on'y have one device, you don't need Sync. What likely happened was you had a Firefox account setup and possibly it logged itself out? Keep in mind, you can use Firefox accounts to connect with more than just other computers, but smartphones, and other devices as well

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I only have a Laptop connected to the internet using Firefox...! I Don't Need Sync but, There it is with a Orange Triangle and an Exclamation Mark in it...! If I Click it, I get a Notice to Sign In to Reconnect to Sync with Two Tabs... Sign In and Remove Account...!

I only have a Laptop connected to the internet using Firefox...! I Don't Need Sync but, There it is with a Orange Triangle and an Exclamation Mark in it...! If I Click it, I get a Notice to Sign In to Reconnect to Sync with Two Tabs... Sign In and Remove Account...!
jscher2000
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Hi gw1110, it seems there is a lot going on with your Firefox.

(1) You can disconnect your Firefox from your Firefox Account

On the Options page, go to the Firefox Account panel, and click Disconnect. For quick reference:

  • Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
  • Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences
  • Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences
  • Any system: type or paste about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it

In the left column, click Firefox Account. You should find a Disconnect button on the right side.

(2) Recovering lost bookmarks

I'm not clear on what happened when you went to Help > About Firefox. Did you install an update? Did Firefox suggest you refresh it during the update?

Check the Library

If you call up the Library window ("Show All Bookmarks" or Ctrl+Shift+b), and click around among the Bookmarks Menu, Bookmarks Toolbar, and Other Bookmarks using those headings in the left column, can you see your bookmarks there, or just the few that come with a new installation of Firefox?

Restoring a backup

If those are not your bookmarks, you could try restoring a bookmark backup -- this is also done in the Library window. This article has the steps for that: Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer.

If that generates an error message or Firefox doesn't show any available backups, please update us on that. Well, if it works, please update us on that, too.

Also, here's an article with more/other suggestions: Recover lost or missing Bookmarks.

Hi gw1110, it seems there is a lot going on with your Firefox. (1) '''You can disconnect your Firefox from your Firefox Account''' On the Options page, go to the Firefox Account panel, and click Disconnect. For quick reference: * Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options * Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences * Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences * Any system: type or paste '''about:preferences''' into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it In the left column, click Firefox Account. You should find a Disconnect button on the right side. (2) '''Recovering lost bookmarks''' I'm not clear on what happened when you went to Help > About Firefox. Did you install an update? Did Firefox suggest you refresh it during the update? ''Check the Library'' If you call up the Library window ("Show All Bookmarks" or Ctrl+Shift+b), and click around among the Bookmarks Menu, Bookmarks Toolbar, and Other Bookmarks using those headings in the left column, can you see your bookmarks there, or just the few that come with a new installation of Firefox? ''Restoring a backup'' If those are not your bookmarks, you could try restoring a bookmark backup -- this is also done in the Library window. This article has the steps for that: [[Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer]]. If that generates an error message or Firefox doesn't show any available backups, please update us on that. Well, if it works, please update us on that, too. Also, here's an article with more/other suggestions: [[Recover lost or missing Bookmarks]].

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Thanks, as I went ahead and Disconnect Sync...!

As far as the Bookmarks go, They be Gone...! I went into the Menu to Refresh Firefox as it was acting Sluggish...! When it came back, They were Gone...! Every Stinking One of Them...! I have an iCon on the Desktop with some Old Ones from a mishap before, but this time some Important Ones are Gone...! I Hope They are on My Legal Pad hiding...!

Thanks, as I went ahead and Disconnect Sync...! As far as the Bookmarks go, They be Gone...! I went into the Menu to Refresh Firefox as it was acting Sluggish...! When it came back, They were Gone...! Every Stinking One of Them...! I have an iCon on the Desktop with some Old Ones from a mishap before, but this time some Important Ones are Gone...! I Hope They are on My Legal Pad hiding...!
cor-el
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So, there aren't any backups in the bookmarkbackups folder to restore?

  • Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore

You can check if you have an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop in case the Refresh feature in Firefox has been used and a new profile has been created.

You can recover data from such a saved profile, but be cautious to recover possibly corrupted files.

Note that "Refresh" creates a new default profile with a time stamp appended and tries to recover settings like bookmarks and history and passwords and history and cookies and auto-fill data and tabs from the old profile, but you lose data like installed extensions and other customizations.

The current profile folder will be moved to the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the Desktop.

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.

So, there aren't any backups in the bookmarkbackups folder to restore? *Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore You can check if you have an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop in case the Refresh feature in Firefox has been used and a new profile has been created. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems You can recover data from such a saved profile, but be cautious to recover possibly corrupted files. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile Note that "Refresh" creates a new default profile with a time stamp appended and tries to recover settings like bookmarks and history and passwords and history and cookies and auto-fill data and tabs from the old profile, but you lose data like installed extensions and other customizations. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox The current profile folder will be moved to the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the Desktop. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
jscher2000
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gw1110 said

I went into the Menu to Refresh Firefox as it was acting Sluggish...! When it came back, They were Gone...! Every Stinking One of Them...! I have an iCon on the Desktop with some Old Ones from a mishap before, but this time some Important Ones are Gone...! I Hope They are on My Legal Pad hiding...!

Do you have the Old Firefox Data folder on your desktop? Usually, unless it is interrupted early in the process, Firefox will move your entire profile folder there for possible restoration.

''gw1110 [[#answer-1146182|said]]'' <blockquote> I went into the Menu to Refresh Firefox as it was acting Sluggish...! When it came back, They were Gone...! Every Stinking One of Them...! I have an iCon on the Desktop with some Old Ones from a mishap before, but this time some Important Ones are Gone...! I Hope They are on My Legal Pad hiding...! </blockquote> Do you have the '''Old Firefox Data''' folder on your desktop? Usually, unless it is interrupted early in the process, Firefox will move your entire profile folder there for possible restoration.

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Yes, the Old Firefox Data does have the Last Bookmarks but as they are Json4 Files I can't Open Them...! Everything for opening them up that I d/l, My A/V shows suspected Malware inside and aborts the d/l...! Why are All these Improvements done with crap that Needs to have something off the Int instead of being incorporated in the Improvements...?!? Any Suggestions on a Clean File Opener...?!? Thanks...!

Yes, the Old Firefox Data does have the Last Bookmarks but as they are Json4 Files I can't Open Them...! Everything for opening them up that I d/l, My A/V shows suspected Malware inside and aborts the d/l...! Why are All these Improvements done with crap that Needs to have something off the Int instead of being incorporated in the Improvements...?!? Any Suggestions on a Clean File Opener...?!? Thanks...!

Question owner

I tried opening those with NotePad and WordPad and all I see is Code...! Gonna try NotePad++ in a bit...! Will continue...

I tried opening those with NotePad and WordPad and all I see is Code...! Gonna try NotePad++ in a bit...! Will continue...
jscher2000
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Um, please, relax. It's normal that you can't read compressed (lz4) files. Here's the next step.

Use the Restore feature to replace your current bookmarks with the contents of one of the backups. When you open the Restore menu, use the "Choose File" item at the bottom, and point Firefox over to your old data folder to get the file you want to restore.

Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer

Success?

Um, please, relax. It's normal that you can't read compressed (lz4) files. Here's the next step. Use the Restore feature to replace your current bookmarks with the contents of one of the backups. When you open the Restore menu, use the "Choose File" item at the bottom, and point Firefox over to your old data folder to get the file you want to restore. [[Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer]] Success?

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Got NotePad++ d/l and installed and this :

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is what it looks like...!

Got NotePad++ d/l and installed and this : 4oO3959H)  4?N ë HjÍCIlek8hjNgfb, ­ 5$L H- $ c$ò±xUZncNqtjVjŸ Ý 6Å 19668Å  Å 93Å Ò 7 òÇuWxuIFOv9hgltò7³ O1814¥ B2856¼³ 0j² ¿ ² ò ÇJytLEkXEZFJZ½ ò"¤ ›F6541¤ )20e òÇkjSnawsbq4rW(òB2629‡ š'#98£§4' òŒÇg7uVrG58_6cv5òB2410÷01284ê02I ò{Çopo2jP5BzdbeòG70457 3r&òQÇKWy-KSFUTOcfñFrom Internet Explor~Ñ8YB7998D 'ÑF4149Bþ&Y(ÇLWsZtPrm1EY7Ä ö$5541 Bay Blvd Unit 404, Port Richey FL - Walk Score,l A2103Ë á S6577, is what it looks like...!
jscher2000
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Hi gw1110, I have a page to decompress the file if you want to see its contents (here), but please use the Restore method I mentioned in my earlier reply.

Hi gw1110, I have a page to decompress the file if you want to see its contents ([https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/bookbackreader.html here]), but please use the Restore method I mentioned in my earlier reply.

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Many Thanks...! It certainly werks better when it is Explained and Shown the way You did "jscher2000" So Glad that We don't have to d/l malware laced, spyware laced and virus laced stuff from who knows where...! You Saved Me alot of Time by showing Me that Trick...! Thanks Again, Have A Great Evening and May GOD Bless You and Yours and All who Helped with this... gw..

Many Thanks...! It certainly werks better when it is Explained and Shown the way You did "jscher2000" So Glad that We don't have to d/l malware laced, spyware laced and virus laced stuff from who knows where...! You Saved Me alot of Time by showing Me that Trick...! Thanks Again, Have A Great Evening and May GOD Bless You and Yours and All who Helped with this... gw..

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jscher2000 said

Um, please, relax. It's normal that you can't read compressed (lz4) files. Here's the next step. Use the Restore feature to replace your current bookmarks with the contents of one of the backups. When you open the Restore menu, use the "Choose File" item at the bottom, and point Firefox over to your old data folder to get the file you want to restore. Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer Success?

This One Did the Trick for Me...!

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1146263|said]]'' <blockquote> Um, please, relax. It's normal that you can't read compressed (lz4) files. Here's the next step. Use the Restore feature to replace your current bookmarks with the contents of one of the backups. When you open the Restore menu, use the "Choose File" item at the bottom, and point Firefox over to your old data folder to get the file you want to restore. [[Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer]] Success? </blockquote> This One Did the Trick for Me...!