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Book Marks / Tabs

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Why are bookmarks/tabs not saved?

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If you have sync, and there is a problem anywhere, Shut Down Sync Immediately On All Devices to prevent the problem from spreading. Once the problem is fixed, perform the same repair on all computers/profiles before using sync again.

[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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swestberg said

Why are bookmarks/tabs not saved?

I just wanted to pipe in and say that these are two very different things in Firefox so it would be great to get more clarification.

You usually can add a new bookmark by clicking the star icon in the address bar or pressing Command+d or using Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page. Bookmarks are saved in the Places database along with your history. If Firefox cannot save a new bookmark, this can indicate a possible problem with the database, so that would be pretty serious.

Tabs are part of your history and Firefox keeps a number of "session history" files during your session and looks for one or more of them at startup. Any feature that prevents storing history or clears it might also clear your session history making it impossible to restore your session the next time you start Firefox. So we might need to help you with some settings if your problem is in this area.


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