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Hi there, help please?! Firefox has stopped saving & editing bookmarks. Thank you :)

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(follows a Time Machine, back-up install to & from a Mac using Catalina? Have refreshed Firefox, Shut down/started Mac & usung FF 72.0.1 (64-bit)

(follows a Time Machine, back-up install to & from a Mac using Catalina? Have refreshed Firefox, Shut down/started Mac & usung FF 72.0.1 (64-bit)

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The places.sqlite file contains your History and Bookmarks. And it looks like it is corrupted.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox. The browser should then create a new place.sqlite and recover your bookmarks from the backup files. Note: Your history is not backed up and will be lost.

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  • using FF 72.0.1 (64 bit)!
*using FF 72.0.1 (64 bit)!
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[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

When done, copy and post the results here.

[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox. Type '''about:support'''<enter> in the address bar. You will find '''Places Database''' near the bottom. Press the '''Verify Integrity''' button. When done, copy and post the results here.
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Thank you Fred: > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

Thank you Fred: > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.
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The places.sqlite file contains your History and Bookmarks. And it looks like it is corrupted.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox. The browser should then create a new place.sqlite and recover your bookmarks from the backup files. Note: Your history is not backed up and will be lost.

The '''places.sqlite''' file contains your History and Bookmarks. And it looks like it is corrupted. Type '''about:support'''<enter> in the address bar. Under the page logo on the left side, you will see '''Application Basics. ''' Under this find '''Profile Folder. ''' To its right press the button '''Show Folder. ''' This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now '''Close Firefox. ''' Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox. The browser should then create a new place.sqlite and recover your bookmarks from the backup files. Note: Your history is not backed up and will be lost.
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Thanks Fred, This worked, very much appreciated. Also have problem where Toolbar Bookmarks have taken on different icons images! Any ideas please? Many thanks, A

Thanks Fred, This worked, very much appreciated. Also have problem where Toolbar Bookmarks have taken on different icons images! Any ideas please? Many thanks, A
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amreuben said

Thanks Fred, Toolbar Bookmarks have taken on different icons images

Please explain the problem in detail.

''amreuben [[#answer-1281910|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks Fred, Toolbar Bookmarks have taken on different icons images </blockquote> Please explain the problem in detail.
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In the toolbar, some icons (images) of the saved bookmarks, take on the icons of other bookmarks, e.g. Twitter, Google maps (Mac Catalina)?

In the toolbar, some icons (images) of the saved bookmarks, take on the icons of other bookmarks, e.g. Twitter, Google maps (Mac Catalina)?
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FredMcD
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I don't know much about the icons. If you click on one of the bookmarks to open it, does it change to the proper icon?

I don't know much about the icons. If you click on one of the bookmarks to open it, does it change to the proper icon?
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No, it stays the same.

No, it stays the same.
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FredMcD
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I suggest you start a new question asking about them.

I suggest you start a new question asking about them.
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Ok, & thank you for your support re bookmarks edit Fred, much appreciated.

Ok, & thank you for your support re bookmarks edit Fred, much appreciated.
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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.
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