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How do I get my bookmarks back that were lost when I updated to Firefox 6?

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I have Windows 7. I updated from Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 6. After the update my bookmarks were gone. There is nothing in my bookmarks or bookmarks toolbar. How can I get them back?

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This might happen if you were previously using the Google Toolbar add-on to store your bookmarks. Google has discontinued the Google Toolbar add-on and it is not available for newer versions of Firefox.

If this is the cause of the problem, then you can still access your Google Bookmarks at, or you can install one of the add-ons listed here: Using Google Toolbar features without toolbars.

Or if you were using another add-on to store your bookmarks, you can try re-enabling it by installing the Add-on Compatibility Reporter.

If none of these steps help, you can also try the instructions at Recover lost or missing Bookmarks.

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I wasn't using an add-on or Google Toolbar. If I go back to Firefox 3.6 will I get the bookmarks back?

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Common Questions after Updating Firefox

Check and tell if its working.

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I've already done this and there are no bookmarks there. Any other suggestions?

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I know how to get to the bookmarks, if they were there. I've tried the instructions under Lost Bookmarks and it didn't work. Either I am doing something wrong or my bookmarks are gone forever.

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