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Firefox only displaying a portion of my bookmarks

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I have 75 items in my bookmarks. But firefox is only displaying 27-32 of them. I have checked mobile,other, and every tab I could find. Nothing. I have also checked different profiles but I only have two and the other has no bookmarks I have also tried restoring a backup and while it does restore (Says 75 items) it still only displays 27...

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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.

Is the problem still there?


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.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-bookmarks-and-history-will-not-be-functional

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The word "items" includes both bookmarks and bookmark folders, but that would be too many folders for you not to notice them.

Do you want to try converting one of your backups to an easier-to-view HTML file? I have a tool for that on my site: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html That might help with discovering buried treasures, or if it can't understand the backup file, it could indicate a problem in the database.

To access your backup files, you can open your profile folder as described in the following article, then double-click into the bookmarkbackups folder: Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data.

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Separators are included as well in the count that is part of the name of an automatically created compressed .jsonlz4 backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

The name of an automatically created JSON bookmarks backup in the bookmarkbackups folder includes a total item count (folders and separators included) and an hash value to prevent saving the same backup more than once. You also see this count in the Restore menu drop-down list.

  • bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.jsonlz4.

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Hi FredMC, Thanks for replying. I will be turning off Sync after this post The problem still persists. I have posted what you asked for below

Task: checkIntegrity

+ The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 15360KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 10240KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 10240KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 11328KiB + pragma_user_version is 54 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 131291 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 1696 records + Table moz_places has 18191 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 33061 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 57 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 76 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 3 records + Table moz_annos has 133 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 7 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 17 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_places_originidindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

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jscher2000 said

The word "items" includes both bookmarks and bookmark folders, but that would be too many folders for you not to notice them. Do you want to try converting one of your backups to an easier-to-view HTML file? I have a tool for that on my site: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html That might help with discovering buried treasures, or if it can't understand the backup file, it could indicate a problem in the database. To access your backup files, you can open your profile folder as described in the following article, then double-click into the bookmarkbackups folder: Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data.

Hi, Thanks for replying. I converted it and now I have some 60 items. I still dont see 3 reddit posts that I know I bookmarked but I guess 60 will do. Thank you. Got some important ones. But they arent present on my bookmarks bar. I only see it in HTML file

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Update: It appears I have it restored after reverting to an older save(1.5 month ago save). I can see 53 items but I am pretty sure I am missing a few things like 3 reddit posts.

Ill find them on the web. Maybe I corrupted something. ( I have a history with corrupting files especially registry files.) Or maybe thats all I had. I thought 75 items means only bookmarks so I guess its possible

Thanks again and sorry for being a botheration. I needed some of those bookmarks urgently. Ill work with this. Now how do I resolve this thread?

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niloysingh said

I converted it and now I have some 60 items. I still dont see 3 reddit posts that I know I bookmarked but I guess 60 will do. Thank you. Got some important ones. But they arent present on my bookmarks bar. I only see it in HTML file

In the file, are they in the first section under Bookmarks Menu? That's the drop-down menu that appears when you either:

  • Click the Bookmarks menu on the top menu bar (or press Alt+b)
  • Click the optional Bookmarks Menu toolbar button ()
  • Open the Bookmarks Sidebar (Ctrl+b) and expand Bookmarks Menu

You can move those to the Bookmarks Toolbar if you prefer.

On the other hand, if Firefox lists more items under Bookmarks Toolbar (or "toolbar") on the HTML page -- that section has a different left border style compared with items on the Bookmarks Menu -- than it shows on the actual bar, there could be a problem with the toolbar setup rather than your bookmarks data.

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