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Where are all of my bookmarks after an apparent firefox upgrade?

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I restarted my computor and a new??? version of Mozilla firefox appeared. The bookmarks menu is empty except for defoault Firefox garbage

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No folder called old Firefox. There are 2 profiles. Same dates. Tried them both and neither has the bookmarks.

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Restore Bookmark Backups

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.

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Been there done that. There are only 2 backup files. Both are after the "upgrade " and contain no bookmarks

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