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How do I restore saved bookmarks if they are not .json?

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A few weeks ago I backed-up my Firefox bookmarks into the computer. Now my Windows had to be reinstalled in an emergency because of Trojans and everything from C (Windows), including the browser, was lost and now I installed again. But I tried to restore the bookmarks and I can't because it's not a .json or .html file, it's just a file, it says. How did this happen and what can I do?

A few weeks ago I backed-up my Firefox bookmarks into the computer. Now my Windows had to be reinstalled in an emergency because of Trojans and everything from C (Windows), including the browser, was lost and now I installed again. But I tried to restore the bookmarks and I can't because it's not a .json or .html file, it's just a file, it says. How did this happen and what can I do?

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hello, how did you back it up originally? when you've done it through firefox in-built function, you could simply try renaming the file into file.json (or .html depending on the format you chose for export)...

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hello, how did you back it up originally? when you've done it through firefox in-built function, you could simply try renaming the file into file.json (or .html depending on the format you chose for export)...

hello, how did you back it up originally? when you've done it through firefox in-built function, you could simply try renaming the file into ''file.json'' (or .html depending on the format you chose for export)...

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Thank you so much, I renamed it and I could restore them. Thanks! <3

Thank you so much, I renamed it and I could restore them. Thanks! <3