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After years of using Firefox as my default browser, suddenly today all my book marks are wiped clean. What gives?

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I answered a question about making Firefox my default browser. [For some reason Edge managed to sneak onto my HP Windows 10 desktop, but I always use Firefox, so I clicked "yes" to the question would I like Firefox to be my default browser.

Now it is, but now my whole set of bookmarks are wiped clean. I have 75 book marks that I use all the time. Many I won't know how to reconstruct because they are there as bit of a to-do list.

I answered a question about making Firefox my default browser. [For some reason Edge managed to sneak onto my HP Windows 10 desktop, but I always use Firefox, so I clicked "yes" to the question would I like Firefox to be my default browser. Now it is, but now my whole set of bookmarks are wiped clean. I have 75 book marks that I use all the time. Many I won't know how to reconstruct because they are there as bit of a to-do list.

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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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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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