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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 google.com/bookmarks, 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.