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New computer - lost favorites/bookmarks

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Hello,

I have a problem retrieving my favorites/bookmarks. I changed computers (all of them, even the hard drives).

I would like to recover my favorites/bookmarks but cannot do so because I am asked to look for them in folders that I no longer have, because they are on the old computer.

Does Firefox not save any information about my favorites/bookmarks? Have I lost them all? Do I have to redo my whole life?

Sincerely, Shinsengumy

Hello, I have a problem retrieving my favorites/bookmarks. I changed computers (all of them, even the hard drives). I would like to recover my favorites/bookmarks but cannot do so because I am asked to look for them in folders that I no longer have, because they are on the old computer. Does Firefox not save any information about my favorites/bookmarks? Have I lost them all? Do I have to redo my whole life? Sincerely, Shinsengumy

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Where are the old drives? We will leave the light on for you.

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"reformat" ...so gone (i don't think there is something behind after "reformat")

that's why I'm asking if "Mozilla/Firefox" keeps a backup: "Does Firefox not save any information about my favorites/bookmarks?"

I thought I saw somewhere that it kept the last 15 uses? (I hope it doesn't count the ones I'm using now while waiting to find a solution ...)

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Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

There is no cloud save like you may see with a game launcher services and game saves like with steam etc.

It also does not sound like you made use of Sync. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer

Also the Firefox web browsers has never used the term favorites as that was IE.

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Didn't you backup any personal data before reformatting the computer as you likely have other valuable data you wish to keep ?

For future prevention:

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Thank you for your response and information.

Yes, I saved data that was in my personalized folder (on an external hard drive).

I never save anything on the "windows" hard drive.


I just have to be more careful in the future.

Modified by Shinsengumy

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Yes. Also back up your data and use Sync on multiple device (not just one) so that your data isn't on just 1 device. see screenshot If one my devices go down for whatever reason, my data is on another device and in another browser.

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probably the best option, even if I don't like doing that.

How do I close the topic? It's over I think, we have the conclusion and the answer.

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