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Why is it so hard to find my recent bookmarks?

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I use the star symbol to add bookmarks, and then when I try to look at those bookmarks that I have saved, I can't find them. They do not appear when I load the bookmarks tool. Instead I see Firefox bookmarks and a list of ancient bookmarks. Please see the attached image. I have clicked on all the links in the attached image, and none of them show me my recent bookmarks. Can someone please tell me where my latest bookmarks are hiding? Thanks.

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Did you check the Other Bookmarks folder as that is usually where new bookmarks are added by default ?

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.