X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

Firefox 67.0.2 64 bit. Recently updated and no bookmarks.

Posted

I think I lost them on a very recent update. The only book mark now is "Getting Started". I went through the help menu and the only bookmarks folder it led me to was "june 21, 2019" so nothing before today. Any ideas? I have a back up service "BackBlaze" that I've never used. It may be there but I'd need to know what folder I'm looking for. Thanks in advance,

I think I lost them on a very recent update. The only book mark now is "Getting Started". I went through the help menu and the only bookmarks folder it led me to was "june 21, 2019" so nothing before today. Any ideas? I have a back up service "BackBlaze" that I've never used. It may be there but I'd need to know what folder I'm looking for. Thanks in advance,

Chosen solution

If you lost personal data then it is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created.

See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile":

You can open the about:profiles page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using.

Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/05/firefox-67-dark-mode-css-webrender/

Read this answer in context 0
Quote

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

More Information

Question owner

Okay, I found a way. Here's what I did. I've got a win7 machine. I went to C:\Users\putyournamehere\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles There were 3 profiles. The newest one from 6/21 (today), 1 from 6/5/19 and an older one. I opened up the newest profile for me, Opened "bookmarksbackup" and cut the bookmarks file and pasted it on my desktop so I wouldn't lose it. Then I went into the 6/5 profile/bookmarksbackup folder and copied the latest bookmark file from there. I then went back into the bookmarksbackup folder for the 6/21 profile and pasted the 6/5 bookmarks in there.

I did all this with Firefox closed and when I opened it I got my bookmarks back!

I hope this helps someone. I'm not really a computer whiz so if someone else has a better suggestion or just a better way to word this solution that would be great. Thanks!

Okay, I found a way. Here's what I did. I've got a win7 machine. I went to C:\Users\putyournamehere\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles There were 3 profiles. The newest one from 6/21 (today), 1 from 6/5/19 and an older one. I opened up the newest profile for me, Opened "bookmarksbackup" and cut the bookmarks file and pasted it on my desktop so I wouldn't lose it. Then I went into the 6/5 profile/bookmarksbackup folder and copied the latest bookmark file from there. I then went back into the bookmarksbackup folder for the 6/21 profile and pasted the 6/5 bookmarks in there. I did all this with Firefox closed and when I opened it I got my bookmarks back! I hope this helps someone. I'm not really a computer whiz so if someone else has a better suggestion or just a better way to word this solution that would be great. Thanks!
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17267 solutions 156036 answers

Chosen Solution

If you lost personal data then it is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created.

See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile":

You can open the about:profiles page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using.

Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/05/firefox-67-dark-mode-css-webrender/

If you lost personal data then it is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks You can open the <b>about:profiles</b> page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using. *Do NOT click any Remove button on this page. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp). *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/05/firefox-67-dark-mode-css-webrender/ *https://blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2019/01/14/moving-to-a-profile-per-install-architecture/
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.