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Firefox suggested to "refresh" to fix slow loading and after I did I lost all my bookmarks?

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It says they will save your bookmarks when you do a refresh but after it reloaded they are ALL gone. I tried to go back and load from previous dates but it doesn't work.

It says they will save your bookmarks when you do a refresh but after it reloaded they are ALL gone. I tried to go back and load from previous dates but it doesn't work.

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There should be an Old Firefox Data folder on your desktop, which you can use to recover your data. See Recovering important data from an old profile.

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There should be an Old Firefox Data folder on your desktop, which you can use to recover your data. See Recovering important data from an old profile.

Hope this helps.

There should be an '''Old Firefox Data''' folder on your desktop, which you can use to recover your data. See [[Recovering important data from an old profile]]. Hope this helps.
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bobgru 1 solutions 27 answers

I had originally been also curious what "might happen" and saw the warnings in the Firefox article that came up and decided that "refresh" thingy would be no solution to anything for me. I can live with the silly warning that Firefox is "slow loadIng". What saves me from other similar situations is mostly that I keep all of my relevant bookmarks on external .htm pages and only those "file:///c:/[groupname]/[filename].htm" references are included in my bookmarks. So I click on the group identifier in my bookmarks line, locate the specific site that I want to visit, and off I go. This procedure is largely because I have HUGE NUMBERS of sites that I want to visit from time to time for various "group" reasons and I'm really not interested in sharing the multitudinous lists with anybody who might have access to my Firefox browser. It's also because there are soooo many such sites that a Bookmarks line could not even conceivably show even the most important ones. This is just a thought on how things "might" work better for you in the future.

I had originally been also curious what "might happen" and saw the warnings in the Firefox article that came up and decided that "refresh" thingy would be no solution to anything for me. I can live with the silly warning that Firefox is "slow loadIng". What saves me from other similar situations is mostly that I keep all of my relevant bookmarks on external .htm pages and only those "file:///c:/[groupname]/[filename].htm" references are included in my bookmarks. So I click on the group identifier in my bookmarks line, locate the specific site that I want to visit, and off I go. This procedure is largely because I have HUGE NUMBERS of sites that I want to visit from time to time for various "group" reasons and I'm really not interested in sharing the multitudinous lists with anybody who might have access to my Firefox browser. It's also because there are soooo many such sites that a Bookmarks line could not even conceivably show even the most important ones. This is just a thought on how things "might" work better for you in the future.
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dingerdal65 0 solutions 2 answers

"Launch profile in new browser" did NOT recovery my passwords and bookmarks. Now what do I do to get them back? Please reply to me @:

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"Launch profile in new browser" did NOT recovery my passwords and bookmarks. Now what do I do to get them back? Please reply to me @: ''email address removed. Please do not post sensitive information in a public forum. See [[Forum rules and guidelines]]. Email support is not provided. ''

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Hi dingerdal65!

If the above information does not resolve your issue, please consider creating a new thread containing the specific details of your issue.

Doing so will allow the Mozilla volunteers to give you solutions that are more helpful to you. This may help them to solve your problem faster and more efficiently.

Please, feel free to post the link to your thread on this thread for volunteers interested in assisting you.

Thank you.

Hi dingerdal65! If the above information does not resolve your issue, please consider creating a new thread containing the specific details of your issue. Doing so will allow the Mozilla volunteers to give you solutions that are more helpful to you. This may help them to solve your problem faster and more efficiently. Please, feel free to post the link to your thread on this thread for volunteers interested in assisting you. Thank you.
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Verne 0 solutions 1 answers

All of these 'suggestions' just lead me to various pages that lead me to various pages and then back to the original page. How do I restore the information in the "Old Firefox Data" folder?

All of these 'suggestions' just lead me to various pages that lead me to various pages and then back to the original page. How do I restore the information in the "Old Firefox Data" folder?
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Wesley Branton
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The Copying files between profile folders section of the Recovering important data from an old profile is what will walk you through doing that.

You will need to open your current profile and copy the files from your profile in the Old Firefox Data folder to your current profile.

The '''Copying files between profile folders''' section of the [[Recovering important data from an old profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders]] is what will walk you through doing that. You will need to open your current profile and copy the files from your profile in the '''Old Firefox Data''' folder to your current profile.
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