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After downloading the current version of Firefox, my "Favorites" button disappeared - what do I do?


How do I recover my "Favorites" button with all my (150 to 200) websites within it?

Thank you. Brian Hurt

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  • Top 10 Contributor
2368 solutions 20966 answers

Was it the regular Firefox Bookmarks menu or button, or was it on an add-on toolbar, such as Yahoo or Google toolbar?

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

I suspect you were using an extension, which is not compatible with Firefox 5.

You can try this extension to override compatibility issues,

Question owner

Thank you for offering your help. It is the "Favorites" button at the top of the stock Firefox page along with "File" / "Edit" / "View" / "History", etc.

Question owner

Thank you Gryllida for your assistance. I went to the link you suggested and it did restore the "Favorites" button at the top of the stage, although the 150 to 200 links that were stored there are still missing. Any way you know of to get them back?

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Please try downgrading and see if that works.