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I had to completely wipe my drives and have a third party do a clean install of win10. What I mean by this is I have an HP laptop, and I went to a local business to have them reinstall Win10 not HP. Anyways when I downloaded Firefox I obviously didn't have my bookmarks any more, and my question is, "is there any way to recover them?" I did not have sync so I understand if the bookmarks are gone for good. Just thought I would ask.

I had to completely wipe my drives and have a third party do a clean install of win10. What I mean by this is I have an HP laptop, and I went to a local business to have them reinstall Win10 not HP. Anyways when I downloaded Firefox I obviously didn't have my bookmarks any more, and my question is, "is there any way to recover them?" I did not have sync so I understand if the bookmarks are gone for good. Just thought I would ask.

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A complete wipe, with no backups?

Normally, bookmarks are saved locally on disk only.

(If you set up Firefox Sync, then your bookmarks may be replicated to other devices via a cloud account. It's not intended as a backup service, and it's as reliable as a backup service, but it has helped many users.)


For users using the built-in Windows 10 Refresh feature:

The reinstall may preserve old data in a folder named

C:\Windows.old

If you see that folder, before exploring further, please turn on viewing of hidden files and folders:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files

The try to find:

C:\Windows.old\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Do you have anything there?

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Chosen Solution

A complete wipe, with no backups?

Normally, bookmarks are saved locally on disk only.

(If you set up Firefox Sync, then your bookmarks may be replicated to other devices via a cloud account. It's not intended as a backup service, and it's as reliable as a backup service, but it has helped many users.)


For users using the built-in Windows 10 Refresh feature:

The reinstall may preserve old data in a folder named

C:\Windows.old

If you see that folder, before exploring further, please turn on viewing of hidden files and folders:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files

The try to find:

C:\Windows.old\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Do you have anything there?

A complete wipe, with no backups? Normally, bookmarks are saved locally on disk only. (If you set up Firefox Sync, then your bookmarks may be replicated to other devices via a cloud account. It's not intended as a backup service, and it's as reliable as a backup service, but it has helped many users.) ---- ''For users using the built-in Windows 10 Refresh feature:'' The reinstall may preserve old data in a folder named C:\Windows.old If you see that folder, before exploring further, please turn on viewing of hidden files and folders: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files The try to find: C:\Windows.old\Users\''your-user-name''\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles Do you have anything there?
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