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I have multiple bookmarks for some sites. When I try to delete one of the duplicates, 'all' the copies disappear. How do I delete the duplicates while keeping one copy?

Thanks.

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You can always try to create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

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Where do you see these duplicates ? Did you create them yourself or do you possibly see them in a 'Recent' type of list ?

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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 lose the history when a new places.sqlite is 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.

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cor_el, let me start by apologizing for troubling you twice over this issue; my memory isn't what it used to be. As for the problem, I deleted Places.sqlite and favicons.squlite. Upon restarting Firefox, I found I had the same problem, Your second link suggested I make sure that places.sqlite wasn't marked as "read only;" unfortunately, that seems to be the case. I could find no provision for changing that status, so should I consider a new profile?

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You can always try to create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

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cor-el, thanks. The new profile seems to do the trick. I'll get right on copying files over.

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co-rel, I found that my handlers.json file caused the problem, so I deleted it. Things look better now, especially since the places.sqlite file is no longer read only. I hope this banishes the problem. Should I delete the old profiles?

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