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Firefox 80 isn't exporting all of my Bookmarks

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Hello everyone!

I've just upgraded my Windows (10) browser to Firefox 80. Unfortunately, it isn't exporting all of my bookmarks - only some of them!

Any idea how I can fix this problem? TIA

Hello everyone! I've just upgraded my Windows (10) browser to Firefox 80. Unfortunately, it isn't exporting all of my bookmarks - only some of them! Any idea how I can fix this problem? TIA

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Hi, is there any pattern to what is missing from the export, or does it seem random?

If you want to try an alternate method, I have a tool on my website to convert Firefox's "backup" format -- a JSON data file -- to the HTML export format.

(1) To create a backup, see:

Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer

(2) My converter page:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html


If there is a problem creating a backup or the converter says the file is corrupted/invalid:

Could you let us know what you get when you run the "Verify Integrity" function. That's here:

Open Firefox's Troubleshooting Information page using any of these methods:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter

Near the bottom, there is a section titled Places Database -- that's the file which stores history and bookmarks. Click the button labeled Verify Integrity. There may be a 10-15 second delay before results appear.

If all is well, the report that appears below the button should start with:

> Task: checkIntegrity
+ The places.sqlite database is sane
+ The favicons.sqlite database is sane

Does yours say that, or something else? You can select and copy the report, and then paste it into a reply for review and comment.