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Mostly wrong links provided

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Most of my bookmarks gone, in the sense, that they DON'T lead to the place listed, but to another place. For example, the link says "Health Hub", but logo is for Wells Fargo and the link is for that. Another one states, Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, and the link is to my home webmail.

How do I restore my bookmarks back? I've been adding the correct ones. But I don't see why I need to add them back. How can I get my bookmarks that I've had for years BACK?

Most of my bookmarks gone, in the sense, that they DON'T lead to the place listed, but to another place. For example, the link says "Health Hub", but logo is for Wells Fargo and the link is for that. Another one states, Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, and the link is to my home webmail. How do I restore my bookmarks back? I've been adding the correct ones. But I don't see why I need to add them back. How can I get my bookmarks that I've had for years BACK?

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If you use Sync, best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

This could be a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use the "Places Database" -> "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> More 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 the most 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

You may have to restore an older bookmarks backup in the bookmarkbackups folder via the Bookmarks Manager (Library).

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).