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All bookmarks gone

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seriously all of my bookmarks gone

seriously all of my bookmarks gone

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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).

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Hello Dinushi Can you please tell us more how this happened? is this happened after the last update ?

Hello Dinushi Can you please tell us more how this happened? is this happened after the last update ?
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jscher2000
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Hi Dinushi, while we wait to hear more about the circumstances leading up to your data loss, could you take a look at the possible recovery options in this article: Recover lost or missing Bookmarks.

Hi Dinushi, while we wait to hear more about the circumstances leading up to your data loss, could you take a look at the possible recovery options in this article: [[Recover lost or missing Bookmarks]].
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Hundreds of bookmarks COMPLETELY GONE! I shut down my computer. When I re-opened it I was required to sign up for FIrefox. All my setting, auto password sign-ins, AND ALL MY BOOK MARKS ARE GONE!!!!!!! Recover lost or missing bookmarks suggestion from above completely useless.

Hundreds of bookmarks COMPLETELY GONE! I shut down my computer. When I re-opened it I was required to sign up for FIrefox. All my setting, auto password sign-ins, AND ALL MY BOOK MARKS ARE GONE!!!!!!! Recover lost or missing bookmarks suggestion from above completely useless.
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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).

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
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ckramer400 0 solutions 2 answers

Same thing here, windows 7 updated last night, 12/10/19 and blew the entire thing out of the water, bookmarks, passwords, the entire mozilla profile gone, and I mean everything. I went to recovery, it pulls up a bookmark that I can recover from 6 years ago. Pretty much forced to go back to Chrome just to try to pick up the pieces.

Same thing here, windows 7 updated last night, 12/10/19 and blew the entire thing out of the water, bookmarks, passwords, the entire mozilla profile gone, and I mean everything. I went to recovery, it pulls up a bookmark that I can recover from 6 years ago. Pretty much forced to go back to Chrome just to try to pick up the pieces.

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jscher2000
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Hi ckramer400, did you find any additional profiles on the about:profiles screen that you could check?

What do you mean by this --

I went to recovery, ...

I don't recommend using the Windows "System Restore" feature because it can worsen data loss (at least for non-Microsoft programs).

Hi ckramer400, did you find any additional profiles on the '''about:profiles''' screen that you could check? What do you mean by this -- <blockquote>I went to recovery, ...</blockquote> I don't recommend using the Windows "System Restore" feature because it can worsen data loss (at least for non-Microsoft programs).
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ckramer400 0 solutions 2 answers

Thank you for your time sir. Indeed, about:profiles was the first place i went too. What I saw was a brand new Mozilla install with today's date. Re: recovery, I meant bookmark recovery/import.

Whatever happened, it's probably my own fault?, for using a local profile vs. logging into Mozilla every time. I use Mozilla on another windows box so it's possible I can log back into that machine, log into Mozilla and sync the profile from that box back onto this one somehow?

Thank you for your time sir. Indeed, about:profiles was the first place i went too. What I saw was a brand new Mozilla install with today's date. Re: recovery, I meant bookmark recovery/import. Whatever happened, it's probably my own fault?, for using a local profile vs. logging into Mozilla every time. I use Mozilla on another windows box so it's possible I can log back into that machine, log into Mozilla and sync the profile from that box back onto this one somehow?

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