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In English: I got Firefox 83.0 - the update took place a few hours ago. Now I noticed that all the folders in my "Symbolleiste" (symbol bar?) in the third row of my Firefox window are empty! The folder names are still there as before the update, but with no contents any more. Please fix this massive mistake. I don't want to loose all my Bookmarks in the symbol bar due to this update! In German: Ich habe Firefox 83.0 - der letzte Update erfolgte for wenigen Stunden. Nun stelle ich fest, dass die Inhalte der Ordner in meiner Symbolleiste leer sind: Die Ordner in der Symbolleiste bestehen zwar noch wie vor dem Update, aber die Ordner sind leer. Bitte korrigieren Sie diesen massiven Fehler. Ich will nicht durch den Firefox-Update alle meine Bookmarks in den Symbolleisten verlieren!

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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

You may have to restore an older JSON backup.

  • Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore

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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