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need to recover bookmarks WITHOUT using Mozilla standard proceedures - had catastrophy

My 11y/o Win7 Pro x64 based water cooled monster finally failed taking the Intel DX79si m/b, the PNY Nvidea GTX980 and 2 of the 8 - 8gb mem sticks with it. The 16TB and 8… (read more)

My 11y/o Win7 Pro x64 based water cooled monster finally failed taking the Intel DX79si m/b, the PNY Nvidea GTX980 and 2 of the 8 - 8gb mem sticks with it. The 16TB and 8TB add-in raid cards survived thank god. Also salvaged was the 250GB Samsung EVO SSD "C" drive. It was cloned to a duplicate the 1st day of every month. (No, it hasn't been overclocked in 8+ years, and even then I had the shut down temps set @ 50c). New m/b, processor, video card, memory, and unfortunately, Win10 Pro x64. All do in Friday. :-(. This old (76) man is gonna have to learn all over again:-( ( 'cept this time it's air-cooled and VERY conservative :-) )

My problem is the several hundred bookmarks I had in Firefox (I'm a LONGTIME user. I DON'T want to loose them. I've got the salvaged "C" drive SSD in a mini-dock (D:/ in the laptop) and I'm looking at them on my laptop (also Win7 Pro x64 based) ALL the files appear to be there at the time of the failure. I've already copied a bunch of the files from it so I'm not shut off completely. When I try to use the Mozilla feature to transfer them, it appears it want's to re-install & rewrite Firefox on the D:/ drive. NOT good. Isn't there a single (even multiple) file(s) that can be copied to C:\ so I can disconnect the mini-dock and THEN "import" them?

THANK YOU !!!!

Asked by my61cat 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Microsoft Windows update deleted all my firefox data including bookmarks.

Microsoft Windows update deleted all my firefox bookmarks. After more than 10 minutes my original tabs have appeared but so far the bookmarks have not. Sorry, my origi… (read more)

Microsoft Windows update deleted all my firefox bookmarks. After more than 10 minutes my original tabs have appeared but so far the bookmarks have not. Sorry, my original tabs have not appeared, the tabs were newly added.

Asked by anigian 3 weeks ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 weeks ago

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Where is my bookmark side bar?

I used to be able until very recently go to MENU > LIBRARY>Bookmarks: which would 'split' giving me three (?) choices, one of which was showing a bookmark side bar.… (read more)

I used to be able until very recently go to MENU > LIBRARY>Bookmarks: which would 'split' giving me three (?) choices, one of which was showing a bookmark side bar. I seem to not have that choice any longer ... or do I and I just don't know how to select it? Thank you.

Asked by Dave71 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Recovering Deleted Profile/Bookmarks

I'm posting this again because I really need help! Also because I'm afraid I messed something up by replying to my own question. But I kept getting the "A copy of Firefox… (read more)

I'm posting this again because I really need help! Also because I'm afraid I messed something up by replying to my own question. But I kept getting the "A copy of Firefox is already open" error, so I deleted one of the two profiles that I found. Apparently I chose the wrong one, and now all of my bookmarks are gone. I DID click something that said NOT to remove all my information (bookmarks, etc) so there must be a way to get it back, but how? I really only care about the bookmarks. Also want to mention that I'm on Mac, not Windows. I tried something called Recuva but I can't run .exe files on my Mac.

Asked by saturdayscribe 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Bookmark tool bar

I have quite a number of bookmarks which i have imported into FF. Unfortunately, i cannot find a way of adding more than one row of bookmarks in the tool bar. Is there an… (read more)

I have quite a number of bookmarks which i have imported into FF. Unfortunately, i cannot find a way of adding more than one row of bookmarks in the tool bar. Is there an addon that will allow this? as i do not like the dropdown at the end of the toolbar. Please see pic for requirement. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SteffJay 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Loss of all bookmarks

Hello, On May 14th 2021 an update occurred. I had no warning and I lost most of my computer settings as well all my Firefox bookmarks. I didn't manually backup my bookmar… (read more)

Hello, On May 14th 2021 an update occurred. I had no warning and I lost most of my computer settings as well all my Firefox bookmarks. I didn't manually backup my bookmarks lately so I thought I could retrieve them in the Windows.old file but there is no such file on my computer. If Firefow was also updated, why there hasn't been creation of a bookmarkbackup? Is there a way to recover my bookmarks? Thanks for your help. CLC

Asked by cl.collin 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Bookmarks library column sizes can't be adjusted

I can't figure out how to adjust the column sizes in the bookmarks library, it's frozen in place even after I've restarted my computer. I can click the top of the column… (read more)

I can't figure out how to adjust the column sizes in the bookmarks library, it's frozen in place even after I've restarted my computer. I can click the top of the column to sort and I can add other columns (tags, visit count etc.), I just can't adjust the size.

Has anyone else encountered this problem and found a solution?

Asked by tsubasa9455 2 months ago

Answered by Naheed 2 months ago

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Bookmarks and extensions disappeared after speeding up firefox

I recently clicked on a pop up to speed up firefox and now my bookmarks and extensions are missing. I can't seem to import the back up as well. What can I do to bring bac… (read more)

I recently clicked on a pop up to speed up firefox and now my bookmarks and extensions are missing. I can't seem to import the back up as well. What can I do to bring back my bookmarks? I have important journals bookmarked for my research.

Asked by gal_withmusic 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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How i can block accidental openinig folder of bookmarks?

Sometimes i missclick at folder at bookmark panel instead only 1 bookmark. How i can prevent opening all bookmarks in folder. Just do nothing. Or at least get the warning… (read more)

Sometimes i missclick at folder at bookmark panel instead only 1 bookmark. How i can prevent opening all bookmarks in folder. Just do nothing. Or at least get the warning - "You really want open 10 tabs" /

Asked by Kamikadza13 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox bookmarks not displayed on the start screen

Firefox bookmarks not displayed on the start screen, despite they are enabled in settings and I have at least 10 bookmarks. Besides I have neither extensions nor synchron… (read more)

Firefox bookmarks not displayed on the start screen, despite they are enabled in settings and I have at least 10 bookmarks. Besides I have neither extensions nor synchronization, which could change bookmarks or smth. How to fix?

Asked by bogdanprostov 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How to remove fixed items from bookmarks menu

The following css used to work to remove items from Bookmarks menu: #bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#bookmarksMenuItemsSeparator{display: none !important;} #bookmarksToolbarS… (read more)

The following css used to work to remove items from Bookmarks menu:

#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#bookmarksMenuItemsSeparator{display: none !important;}
#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#organizeBookmarksSeparator{display: none !important;}
#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#menu_bookmarkAllTabs{display: none !important;}
#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#bookmarksShowAll{display: none !important;}

It no longer works in FF88. How to fix?

N.B. There wasn't a way to hide "other bookmarks" from the bookmarks MENU (This has nothing to do with the unrelated TOOLBAR issue, and the settings for that do not affect the menu)

Asked by james.wilkinson 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Unable to add bookmarks, please help!

Hi, I am asking for your help in addition to your patience as I am not a tech savvy person AT ALL. That being said, Firefox installed a new version of the browser last n… (read more)

Hi, I am asking for your help in addition to your patience as I am not a tech savvy person AT ALL.

That being said, Firefox installed a new version of the browser last night as it has done many times over the years I have used their browser. Nothing looked different until I wanted to bookmark a website.

When I click on bookmarks, it use to have the option which said (I think) "bookmark this page" which is how I have always saved pages. That option is no longer there, it is gone. I do not make changes on this computer on my own. I do not know what I'm doing and have no one to help so if I were to mess something up, I'm in trouble.

I did read through posts before asking for help, went to the help section Firefox has. I went to the page which says Troubleshoot & diagnose Firefox problems. As I went through each step, nothing changed so I reinstalled Firefox. Obviously it did not change the issue I am having.

I am very careful when I get online; I don't click on links, pop up ads, etc. ever! Is there anyone who can help as I do not know what to do, and again, have no one I can ask or go to for help. I am attaching a screenshot which gives the info on the version of FF I have. I thank you all for your time and am keeping my fingers crossed this is a simple fix!

Asked by CCM 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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I am having problems managing a large number of bookmarks

My bookmark list is very large due to multiple imports from other browsers, syncing and not managing. There are currently well over 1200 bookmarks in my toolbar. I am try… (read more)

My bookmark list is very large due to multiple imports from other browsers, syncing and not managing. There are currently well over 1200 bookmarks in my toolbar. I am trying to delete the majority of them. I have tried to backup and export before I do this, and have been unable. Firefox won't create any files. I have tried all other suggestions on the forum, stopping sync, Verifying the Integrity, renaming the places.sqlite file, and also refreshing and re-installing Firefox. Nothing works. I also find that Firefox is consistently using over 50% of CPU resources. So the program feels very sluggish. I will post the Verify integrity log below.

> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 40960KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 40960KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 40960KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 15392KiB + pragma_user_version is 54 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 112348 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 135 records + Table moz_places has 192 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 8 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 0 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 187986 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 0 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 0 records + Table moz_annos has 0 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 4 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_places_originidindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

Asked by alanpl50 1 month ago

Answered by alanpl50 1 month ago