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Bookmarks where are they

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My computer crashed and my windows profile is gone.

I made new profile and now my firefox profile and bookmarks are missing Typed about:profiles but don't see anything but the one I'm using now


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Hello, Thanks for your reply

About:profiles shows two 'default' profiles that have no bookmarks or browsing history

Then there is one I copied from a windows profile that doesn't work anymore This profile contains no bookmarks either...

The old firefox profiles are in the user folders of the defunct windows profiles but I don't know how these work


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The places.sqlite file contains your History and Bookmarks.

Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the bookmarkbackups folder.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B. Firefox 84+ <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> O.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Restore. From the list, pick the file you want and click it.

The backups are stored in a jsonlz4 file named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4

In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.