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Hello, wondering why, for the last couple of weeks, deleted bookmarks keep reappearing?

Hello, wondering why, for the last couple of weeks, deleted bookmarks keep reappearing?

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Are you possibly using Sync to sync the bookmarks as that can be a possible cause ?


If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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Thank you for the prompt reply, but I am not using Sync.

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Did you check for issues with the places.sqlite database like I posted above ?

This is still useful even if you do not use Sync.