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how to delete the stored bookmarks

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Firefox version 3.6.16

Bookmarks-->Organise Bookmarks ---> Import & Backup ---> Restore

How do I delete the list there ? I dont want Firefox to have any bookmarks backup saved

Many thanks in advance

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Then you can remove the.json backups from the bookmarkbackups folder like I wrote above.

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You can remove the JSON files in the bookmarkbackups folder in the Firefox Profile Folder.


Set the pref browser.bookmarks.max_backups to 0 if you do not want to create JSON backups automatically.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.
You can use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a pref more easily.

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Depending on your reasons for asking this, have you considered using the private browsing

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The matter is. I have to lend my laptop for a month to a colleague. I don't want to uninstall firefox. So , I deleted all my bookmarks.

But , if my colleague navigates to : Bookmarks-->Organise Bookmarks ---> Import & Backup ---> Restore

he will have the ability to bring all of them back again.

There are 5 or 6 entries in this list (with various dates). These entries is what I want to delete permanently.

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Then you can remove the.json backups from the bookmarkbackups folder like I wrote above.

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Thanks a lot. Finally I found these .json files and deleted them all. Regards George

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You're welcome