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Bookmarks keep re-organizing themselves.

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I have Foxfire shared on 2 computers and my iPhone. Eversince I set them all up to share, my bookmarks keep re-organizing themselves. I have set the bookmarks and folders in the order I'd like them to be viewed multiple times and even completed this process on both computers just in case one was affecting the other. No matter what I seem to do... after about 10 to 15 minutes they re-organize themselves out of the order I had them and it's never the same. It's not like they are going to an alphabetic order or anything. I've combed through settings in the options and customize and am seeing nothing to solve this issue. Can anyone help?

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A possible cause for issues with the bookmarks can be using Sync to sync bookmarks to a mobile device.

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 or reboot 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

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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.

If you use Sync then best is to reconnect one device at the time and wait for the initial Sync to finish before connecting another device once you have fixed the bookmarks.