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I lost my bookmarks and I am unable to save any new ones.

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I re-installed FF3.6 and lost my bookmarks. I also cannot add any new bookmarks I did this 4 times and gave up and I unfortunately deleted my default user files so I cannot restore from the automatic bookmark backups. I had backed up my bookmarks to a flash drive. The bookmarks are all there and in HTLM form. I tried to restore from this backup but can't do it. I know I have made a mess but I was thoroughly pissed off. I had also tried to come here but my password could never be changed so I couldn't ask a question. It was finally changed an hour ago. If someone has any suggestions I would be grateful. I had tried FFv4 bur Roboform does not work there and I am not going to start paying them $20/year just because they won't update their plug-in. Thank you very much for any help. Joanne Run Windows 7 home premium 64bit

I re-installed FF3.6 and lost my bookmarks. I also cannot add any new bookmarks I did this 4 times and gave up and I unfortunately deleted my default user files so I cannot restore from the automatic bookmark backups. I had backed up my bookmarks to a flash drive. The bookmarks are all there and in HTLM form. I tried to restore from this backup but can't do it. I know I have made a mess but I was thoroughly pissed off. I had also tried to come here but my password could never be changed so I couldn't ask a question. It was finally changed an hour ago. If someone has any suggestions I would be grateful. I had tried FFv4 bur Roboform does not work there and I am not going to start paying them $20/year just because they won't update their plug-in. Thank you very much for any help. Joanne Run Windows 7 home premium 64bit

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cor-el
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A possible cause is a problem with the file places.sqlite that stores the bookmarks and the history.

A possible cause is a problem with the file places.sqlite that stores the bookmarks and the history. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox

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Thank you for answering. I think I have the log in problem fixed at least for today. I have tried to import a copy of my bookmarks from a flash drive but it won't work. I think I have to make a new profile. When I looked at the old profile there weren't any bookmarks in the folder. If I do start a new profile would I be able to import my html copy of bookmarks? I am getting so frustrated and having to use IE doesn't help matters. I know the support for FF 3.6 is short lived but roboform will not work in FF 4 and I haven't tried FF5 but I assume it would be the same. They just want to make the older versions a thing of the past so they can charge the $20/mo. and I don't want to do that. But I may be forced to. I could change to another like LastPass but I don't really know anything about that one. I really need a password manager for my iphone. Sorry if I have asked about more than one problem but I really want to keep using FF. Thanks for any help. Joanne '

Thank you for answering. I think I have the log in problem fixed at least for today. I have tried to import a copy of my bookmarks from a flash drive but it won't work. I think I have to make a new profile. When I looked at the old profile there weren't any bookmarks in the folder. If I do start a new profile would I be able to import my html copy of bookmarks? I am getting so frustrated and having to use IE doesn't help matters. I know the support for FF 3.6 is short lived but roboform will not work in FF 4 and I haven't tried FF5 but I assume it would be the same. They just want to make the older versions a thing of the past so they can charge the $20/mo. and I don't want to do that. But I may be forced to. I could change to another like LastPass but I don't really know anything about that one. I really need a password manager for my iphone. Sorry if I have asked about more than one problem but I really want to keep using FF. Thanks for any help. Joanne '
cor-el
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Did you try to delete places.sqlite in the current profile folder and then import the HTML backup?


Did you try to delete places.sqlite in the current profile folder and then import the HTML backup? ---- *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox

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I am so sorry I haven't replied, but I just found your reply. I went back to FF 3.6 and was able to get my bookmarks back. I know I need to update FF but I had so many problems with version 4 I think. Is the next version 5? Is Roboform working in this version? I don't know why they are making this so hard to do except of course the money. I am satisfied with 3.6 so I think I will stay here. Or is there a guide to update to a later version in FF? It has been so long since I have tried, it may be worth my while to try another update. Any help is appreciated and/or sites to visit. THank yu so very much for your help. Joanne

I am so sorry I haven't replied, but I just found your reply. I went back to FF 3.6 and was able to get my bookmarks back. I know I need to update FF but I had so many problems with version 4 I think. Is the next version 5? Is Roboform working in this version? I don't know why they are making this so hard to do except of course the money. I am satisfied with 3.6 so I think I will stay here. Or is there a guide to update to a later version in FF? It has been so long since I have tried, it may be worth my while to try another update. Any help is appreciated and/or sites to visit. THank yu so very much for your help. Joanne