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I updated my Firefox as the browser said I needed to, and when opening the browser after restarting, ALL my bookmarks are gone! How do I get them back?

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A small notification stating "critical Firefox update needed", or something like that. I downloaded the most recent version, deleted the old one from my desktop, and opened the new one, and ALL my bookmarks are now GONE! How do i get them back???

A small notification stating "critical Firefox update needed", or something like that. I downloaded the most recent version, deleted the old one from my desktop, and opened the new one, and ALL my bookmarks are now GONE! How do i get them back???

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If you type about:profiles in the Firefox address bar, you see more than one profile listed? If so, try opening the other one and see if your bookmarks are in that profile. If they are, set that profile as the default.

There is a glitch in the Firefox update that's causing it to create a second blank profile for people. This is likely the profile that Firefox is loading into, which is why you see none of your Firefox data.

Hope this helps.

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If you type about:profiles in the Firefox address bar, you see more than one profile listed? If so, try opening the other one and see if your bookmarks are in that profile. If they are, set that profile as the default.

There is a glitch in the Firefox update that's causing it to create a second blank profile for people. This is likely the profile that Firefox is loading into, which is why you see none of your Firefox data.

Hope this helps.

If you type <code>about:profiles</code> in the Firefox address bar, you see more than one profile listed? If so, try opening the other one and see if your bookmarks are in that profile. If they are, set that profile as the default. There is a glitch in the Firefox update that's causing it to create a second blank profile for people. This is likely the profile that Firefox is loading into, which is why you see none of your Firefox data. Hope this helps.
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THANK YOU! It worked, I have all my stuff back...so appreciated!

THANK YOU! It worked, I have all my stuff back...so appreciated!
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