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Multiple Bookmarks folders

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My Bookmarks folders somehow have been duplicated many times. Don't know how to fix it. I need to remove all but the original set of bookmarks but can only do one at a time. There are hundreds if not thousands if them. How can I get rid of all but one set? Thanks!

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Are you using sync?

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a duplicate bookmark checker.

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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

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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.