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Can't delete bookmarks and history

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I haven't been able to delete bookmarks or history for the last 6 months, or to export bookmarks - the only workaround is importing them directly to Chrome and exporting them from there into an html file. I have automated updates of Firefox (currently running 63) on a Mac. Refresh, safe mode, etc. doesn't do anything Deleting places.sqlite and bookmark backups in the profile folder solves the problem only for a second. Please fix this,other people are having similar issues.

I haven't been able to delete bookmarks or history for the last 6 months, or to export bookmarks - the only workaround is importing them directly to Chrome and exporting them from there into an html file. I have automated updates of Firefox (currently running 63) on a Mac. Refresh, safe mode, etc. doesn't do anything Deleting places.sqlite and bookmark backups in the profile folder solves the problem only for a second. Please fix this,other people are having similar issues.

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  • Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

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FredMcD
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[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.

When done, copy and post the results here.

[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. When done, copy and post the results here.

Question owner

Thanks, this is what I got:

> Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check favicons.sqlite integrity: Error: Could not open connection to /Users/aaa/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/he1n1ly1.default-1481823744789-1541711718551/favicons.sqlite: 2153971713 > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

Thanks, this is what I got: > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check favicons.sqlite integrity: Error: Could not open connection to /Users/aaa/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/he1n1ly1.default-1481823744789-1541711718551/favicons.sqlite: 2153971713 > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

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Standard8 35 solutions 193 answers

Do you have any other applications that might be accessing the history/bookmarks or other profile data?

e.g. "Cookie"?

Is your profile stored on the same drive as everything else?

Do you have any other applications that might be accessing the history/bookmarks or other profile data? e.g. "Cookie"? Is your profile stored on the same drive as everything else?

Question owner

Hi Standard8, I am not aware of any other applications accessing any of the Firefox profile data (I deleted Chrome after using it to import Firefox bookmarks, just to make sure deleted and did a fresh installation of Firefox, and I deleted all the add-ons but I still got the same result when I "verified integrity" again). And yes, the profile is stored on the same drive as everything else.

Hi Standard8, I am not aware of any other applications accessing any of the Firefox profile data (I deleted Chrome after using it to import Firefox bookmarks, just to make sure deleted and did a fresh installation of Firefox, and I deleted all the add-ons but I still got the same result when I "verified integrity" again). And yes, the profile is stored on the same drive as everything else.