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I installed firefox on a new computer and now I can't add new bookmarks to my bookmark folders.

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I recently got a new computer and added Firefox to it and imported my profile from my old computer. I have a bookmarks folder that has sub-folders in it (Like Recipes, Money, Art, etc.) I can view and use all the existing bookmarks. However, on my new computer whenever I select "choose" and try to add a new bookmark to one of the sub-folders they will will not display. Which means that I can only and to the folder that contains the sub-folders, but I cannot add anything to the sub-folders themselves.

I recently got a new computer and added Firefox to it and imported my profile from my old computer. I have a bookmarks folder that has sub-folders in it (Like Recipes, Money, Art, etc.) I can view and use all the existing bookmarks. However, on my new computer whenever I select "choose" and try to add a new bookmark to one of the sub-folders they will will not display. Which means that I can only and to the folder that contains the sub-folders, but I cannot add anything to the sub-folders themselves.
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hellosct1 13 solutions 145 answers
Hi, you can use the SYNC function of Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer The other method is to import and export - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-html-file
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cor-el
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Did you copy the full profile folder from the other computer?

It is better to only copy files you need to prevent issues.

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
    if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

In case errors are reported with "Verify Integrity" close and restart Firefox and retry.

Did you copy the full profile folder from the other computer? It is better to only copy files you need to prevent issues. *bookmarks and history: places.sqlite *bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder *cookies.sqlite for the Cookies *formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data *logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager<br>if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db *cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager<br>if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db *persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary *permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences) *sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder) ---- You can check for problems with the <b>places.sqlite</b> and <b>favicons.sqlite</b> files in the Firefox profile folder. *use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page In case errors are reported with "Verify Integrity" close and restart Firefox and retry.
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