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I lost my bookmarks when I re-installed Firefox - how do I get them back?

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For a couple of month ago Firefox did'nt work at all - so I re-installed it and then I lost all my previous bookmarks. I miss them and I don't know how to get them back.

For a couple of month ago Firefox did'nt work at all - so I re-installed it and then I lost all my previous bookmarks. I miss them and I don't know how to get them back.

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ideato
  • Top 25 Contributor
734 solutions 5326 answers

Hi 08Midde

see if you have a places.sqlite file in your profile folder, if exist you can move it to your new profile.

see also : Mac OS X Lion hides the ~/Library folder (which contains the profile folder for Mozilla applications)

EDIT : If, in the past remove/uninstall and your user data and settings (bookmarks, extensions, etc.), not a "simple" uninstall from : ~Library/Application Support/Firefox , probably you can not find the places.sqlite file, sorry.


thank you

Hi 08Midde see if you have a [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Places.sqlite places.sqlite file] in your [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Mac profile folder], if exist you can move it to your [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager#Mac_OS_X new profile]. see also : [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders#Mac_OS_X Mac OS X Lion hides the ~/Library folder (which contains the profile folder for Mozilla applications)] '''EDIT''' : If, in the past remove/uninstall '''and''' your user data and settings (bookmarks, extensions, etc.), not a "simple" uninstall from : ~Library/Application Support/Firefox , probably you can not find the places.sqlite file, sorry. thank you

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katrinabud 0 solutions 2 answers

HELP!!! I have tried the proceedure and it doesn't work. In trying to get my start page to google i accidentally agreed to mozilla cleaning all add ons, which delete my very valuable bookmarks. when I go to the profile ( there is only one) to restor the backups it says "unable to restore file for every dalte shown. The files show 708kb so something is there. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HELP!!! I have tried the proceedure and it doesn't work. In trying to get my start page to google i accidentally agreed to mozilla cleaning all add ons, which delete my very valuable bookmarks. when I go to the profile ( there is only one) to restor the backups it says "unable to restore file for every dalte shown. The files show 708kb so something is there. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
katrinabud 0 solutions 2 answers

This is aggravating to not be able to get real human help. i am not a computer person so i need a less convoluted way to solve this problem. I want to do MY work, not spend my time on computer stuff!!!

This is aggravating to not be able to get real human help. i am not a computer person so i need a less convoluted way to solve this problem. I want to do MY work, not spend my time on computer stuff!!!
cor-el
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Hi katrinabud.

Can you please start a new thread for your question instead of using an existing thread?

Then you can provide more information like your operating system and installed extensions and installed plugins.

See also:

You can also check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

Hi <b>katrinabud</b>. Can you please start a new thread for your question instead of using an existing thread? Then you can provide more information like your operating system and installed extensions and installed plugins. *[[/questions/new start a new thread]] *[[/kb/Using+the+Troubleshooting+Information+page]] See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmarks You can also check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Bookmarks+not+saved#w_fix-the-bookmarks-file You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox