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Lost bookmarks when updated to Firefox 72.0.2 on Mac

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Morning, Updated to Firefox 72.0.2 on a Mac this am and lost all of my bookmarks. Never had this happen ever with Firefox. I have 4 profiles but cannot find the file with old bookmarks. Any help would be appreciated since this is really bothersome and shouldn't happen.

Morning, Updated to Firefox 72.0.2 on a Mac this am and lost all of my bookmarks. Never had this happen ever with Firefox. I have 4 profiles but cannot find the file with old bookmarks. Any help would be appreciated since this is really bothersome and shouldn't happen.

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What about the rest of your profile? Settings, bookmarks, history, passwords . . . .


Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox? Look inside. Look for the folder with the latest creation date.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

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Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the bookmarkbackups folder.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Restore. From the list, pick the file you want and click it.

The backups are stored in a jsonlz4 file named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4

In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/forum-response-recover-bookmarks-after-update