Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

I accidently reset my recovery key, but I have found my old information saved on my computer. Is there a way I can retreive me information?



I recently had to format my drive and wanted to recover my bookmarks from Firefox Sync. I had forgotten my recovery key, and had assumed I had not saved the key on the computer.

For this reason I generated a new key, which is currently synced under my account. The issue here is, I have just found the file containing my old key that corresponded with all my valuable data.

Is it impossible to retrieve all the data I had just lost with my old key?


Additional System Details


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

More Information

Tyler Downer
  • Administrator
  • Moderator
1164 solutions 6634 answers

No, that data is lost forever. However, if you still have the Firefox that is Sync with that account just resync it.

Question owner

Thanks for the response, Tyler. I have the files for that version of Firefox. Is there a way I can take a bookmark file and copy it over to this newly-installed version, or something of the sort?


Question owner

bump :)

  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10739 solutions 96645 answers

Helpful Reply

The bookmarks are stored in the places.sqlite file.
There are also JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder that you can use to restore and replace) all current bookmarks.