I can't import bookmarks from firefox profile backup.
Hard drive broke. Bought a new one. Fresh Win 7 ultimate install. Fresh FireFox install ver 27. I had saved the xxxxxxxxx.default folder to import the bookmarks into the new install. Following the directions for copy and paste into the correct directory does not work. No bookmarks appear. I have a huge folder(310 MB) within the backup files called Cashe that seems to have a lot of something in it. The file called places.sqlite seems about empty. I don't know if my copy was corrupted or if it actually was that small, 10 MB?
Where are the bookmarks really kept, in places.sqlite? If so I guess they are lost forever. But what is the Cashe folder for?
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 220.127.116.11
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.06
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:27.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/27.0
"But what is the Cashe folder for?"
The Cache folder shouldn't be in the actual Profile folder, but would be in a similarly named location which wouldn't have the places.sqlite file; unless you moved your Profile folder to a non-default location on your hard drive. The difference in folder locations is Application Data vs. Local Settings / Application Data.
Also, the places.sqlite file is roughly 10MB when new. So "your" bookmarks can't be in that file.
Can you find the /bookmarksbackup/ folder with a number of
bookmarks-yyyy-mm-dd-#.json files in it?
That's the date the backup file was created, followed by a number .
If you can find the latest backup file, you can Restore that json file thru the Library window using Import and Backup > Restore - > Choose file...
"Import" is for bookmarks.html type bookmarks files.