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Adding bookmarks from an old profile to a new one

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Hi all I have scoured the articles but found no solution to this. I reinstalled Firefox on my Mac, and somehow deleted all previous profiles. I did not have 'sync' enabled, nor a FF account.

I have found a places.sqlite file on my backup external hard drive. But my current profile has an places.sqlite file already. Can I merge them??? Or can I only replace?

Hi all I have scoured the articles but found no solution to this. I reinstalled Firefox on my Mac, and somehow deleted all previous profiles. I did not have 'sync' enabled, nor a FF account. I have found a places.sqlite file on my backup external hard drive. But my current profile has an places.sqlite file already. Can I merge them??? Or can I only replace?

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If you only have places.sqlite or compressed .jsonlz4 backups from the bookmarkbackups folder then your only option is to replace all current bookmarks by replacing places.sqlite or by restoring a JSON backup.

In such a case you can create a bookmarks HTML backup and import this backup afterward.

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If you only have places.sqlite or compressed .jsonlz4 backups from the bookmarkbackups folder then your only option is to replace all current bookmarks by replacing places.sqlite or by restoring a JSON backup.

In such a case you can create a bookmarks HTML backup and import this backup afterward.

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It turns out I do not have the old files on the Mac backup after all, so lost. Thanks anyway

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Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile>

In Mac OS X v10.7 and later, the "~/Library" folder in the Home directory is a hidden folder.