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duplicate bookmarks


For some reason my Bookmarks have been completely duplicated with the second set all ending in .URL in the name field. What caused this and how do I fix please?

Your kind support is greatly appreciated!!


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Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Bookmarks > Organize > Restore and backup Try to backup your current bookmarks and then check whether any of the other available backups is okay.

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Did you recently import bookmarks from IE ?

If all those bookmarks are bookmarks that you have in IE then try to remove them all and export the favorites in IE to an HTML file and import that HTML file in Firefox.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html): File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox: Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import HTML: From File

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It's not an IE Import problem. These are native bookmarks.

Although, I am using the FireFox Sync 1.7 Add-On. I think it's causing the problem but can't get support or figure it out. Even after I delete duplicates with .URL at the end. I'll open the browser back up and they're back!! <sigh>

Many thanks for your support!! Katzman69