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Accidentally deleted bookmark folders

With the 'Show all Bookmarks' page open on my MAC desktop monitor screen i accidentally deleted all of my bookmark folders (listed alphabetically) following those beginni… (read more)

With the 'Show all Bookmarks' page open on my MAC desktop monitor screen i accidentally deleted all of my bookmark folders (listed alphabetically) following those beginning with the letter 'P'. I am in REAL trouble unless i can restore those deleted folders to the active list.

i tried following the suggestion that i open up my 'profile' in 'Library' and i found the deletedbookmarks file. But that file seems just to list deleted bookmarks by recent dates.. Whereas I need to restore the list of deleted bookmark FOLDERS to my active bookmark list and status.

I hope someone can help me. I'd be willing to provide a telephone number, though I guess that's generally inadvisable. Otherwise my e-mail address -- which you may already have -- is xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx

Thank you for any help.

Peter Cook

(email address removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website; Forum rules and guidelines)

Asked by ppacook 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Cleaning bookmarks

I keep going to library - click on bookmarks i want to remove then go to organize and delete.. then a few minutes later all bookmarks I removed show back up!! tyring to g… (read more)

I keep going to library - click on bookmarks i want to remove then go to organize and delete.. then a few minutes later all bookmarks I removed show back up!! tyring to get rid of duplicates and ones that aren't of interest any more.

SOOO Frustrated I have done this several times and they just keep coming back

Asked by Avifichman 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Hello i need recover

Hello I need help to recover my bookmarks please I had a virus a few days ago and I had to reinstall windows, it is that I still have the "appdata" of the old firefox and… (read more)

Hello I need help to recover my bookmarks please

I had a virus a few days ago and I had to reinstall windows, it is that I still have the "appdata" of the old firefox and I wanted to know how to recover my bookmarks from that folder Thank you in advance for the information only the markers I don't need anything else xd

Asked by ulidekorn 1 day ago

locked out of a bookmarked account since an attempted hack some weeks ago

Since there was an attempted hack a few weeks ago that firefox interrupted I have been unable to access my electric utility account. I tried working through the company t… (read more)

Since there was an attempted hack a few weeks ago that firefox interrupted I have been unable to access my electric utility account. I tried working through the company trying to sign in to no avail even after changing id's and passwords numerous times. They told me they have done all they can at their end. I really would like to talk to someone who can help me. I'm 73 years old and do use my computer that often and am not really computer savvy. If you can help me, my phone number is [phone number]. I really hope to hear from somebody soon.

Asked by coolgrandma 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Bookmark toolbar arrow is gone/bookmark toolbar seems truncated

Issue: the bookmark toolbar arrow (the one that shows bookmarks that don't fit on the toolbar) is gone from my browser, and the toolbar itself seems truncated (only like … (read more)

Issue: the bookmark toolbar arrow (the one that shows bookmarks that don't fit on the toolbar) is gone from my browser, and the toolbar itself seems truncated (only like 7/8 of the toolbar is filled).

I didn't change any settings or installed any add-ons that could have to do with this. It just disappeared one day, I didn't even notice it at first.

What I tried:

  • I launched Firefox in safe mode, didn't fix it
  • I removed my userChrome.css file, didn't fix it
  • when I cut the bookmarks and paste them into the toolbar, the arrow shows, but when I relaunch the browser it is gone again

See photo for what it looks like (ignore the anonymous favicons, I changed them temporarily with userChrome to preserve privacy, but without userChrome the issue still stands).

Anyone has an idea what happened and how to fix this? Thanks.

Asked by 嚝卮 9 hours ago

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I can't add or remove bookmarks from the bookmarks menu or bookmarks bar and I've completely removed and reinstalled Firefox.

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefo… (read more)

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefox. No bookmarks. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. No bookmarks. I did a Revo Uninstall and cleared the registry. No bookmarks. I deleted the localstore.rdf. No bookmarks. This is kinda a deal breaker for me. I might have to go to Chrome or IE.

Asked by lynxiana 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Accurate Bookmark File Sizes Needed Before Reinstall.

I'm about to change Linux distribution and have around 20 thousand links (according to Library and Search). Most of those links are in category folders and sub folders an… (read more)

I'm about to change Linux distribution and have around 20 thousand links (according to Library and Search). Most of those links are in category folders and sub folders and stuff gets routinely deleted when not needed, entire categories are often deleted when done with.

If I backup the current bookmarks, the HTML file comes to 7.7 MiB and JSON file 7.3 MiB. How can I be sure those backup files actually contain my current 20k worth of links??

It just seems a small file size for such a large amount of links. I'm sure I've seen larger backup file sizes than that in the past but it could be that things have changed under the hood and things have got more compressed.

I can't really afford to discover that I've lost a load of links and folders when I come to set Firefox back up in a new distro (using import). It's bad enough Firefox ignores any current layout integrity when bookmarks get imported over into a new set up and I end up having to re-order everything over the following days. But I'm grateful that previous large (but smaller than this) backup bookmark files do usually end up whole.

Thanks.

Asked by dunno 8 years ago

Last reply by dunno 8 years ago

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the places.sqlite in need of clarifi...

Greetings kind people. lately i wanted to edit that file to add/delete entries and other maintanence. I looked at a few details about the databases inside the file but st… (read more)

Greetings kind people.

lately i wanted to edit that file to add/delete entries and other maintanence.

I looked at a few details about the databases inside the file but still couldn't understand what each database is and what it contains.

I would just like details about the databases and which of them i need to edit to remove or add history or bookmarks entries.

Asked by Soapy 8 years ago

Last reply by Soapy 8 years ago

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Are bookmarks the equivalent to 'Favorites' in Internet Explorer?

Where are my saved websites saved? Also, am I able to "share" the file over my LAN? I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected to my network. What I would like to do is m… (read more)

Where are my saved websites saved? Also, am I able to "share" the file over my LAN? I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected to my network. What I would like to do is make it so whether I save (or bookmark?) a site on the laptop or desktop it is available on both. Does this make sense? If I need to do a better job explaining just let me know. Currently, I am successfully sharing the IE 'Favorites' folder so the links are always in sync and the same links are available on both of my machines.

Asked by Ryan Nelson 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Previous version of Firefox points to latest installed version on seperate drive, bookmarks missing

Hi, please could I have some help with the following? I had firefox installed on the same partition as the windows I booted from. Due to an error this partition would no… (read more)

Hi, please could I have some help with the following?

I had firefox installed on the same partition as the windows I booted from. Due to an error this partition would no longer boot and I had to install windows and firefox clean on a seperate drive.

I've managed to get the partition working again and can access all the files on it again. Unfortunately when i load up the firefox on the previously failed partition it appears to load up the same version as I installed most recently. None of my old book marks are in the menu which is what I am trying to access. I've looked on here for help and the following don't seem to apply to me...

- There's no profiles folder in the old partition so I can't find Places.sqlite. - Troubleshooting>Show Folder points to the application data on the new install drive - There doesn't appear to be backup.json files on the old partition

So my question is is there anywhere on the old partition you can think where my old bookmarks may be stored?

Any suggestions would be appreciated Many thanks JD

Asked by MoFox212 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Is there a way to display again the description field by clicking on the gold star near the url (useful to type memos about this site)?

In the previous versions of Firefox, when you click on the star near the url, you can add this website on your favorites. Another click and you can edit some fields about… (read more)

In the previous versions of Firefox, when you click on the star near the url, you can add this website on your favorites. Another click and you can edit some fields about this bookmark, like the url, the folder, etc...

But with FF17, the Description field is no longer there. You can only find it when managing your bookmarks, that is not really user friendly.

Is there a way to add again the description field when clicking on the gold star? It's very useful for adding notes about this website, and it's also synch with addins like Xmarks

Asked by DarkwolfLair 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Accidentally overwritten my original .json backup. Firefox unable to import recovered bookmark from Bookmark Backup folder in Profiles.

I accidentally replaced my backup with the current bookmarks while trying to import from it. The original bookmarks were not present in Bookmark Backup in Profiles so I u… (read more)

I accidentally replaced my backup with the current bookmarks while trying to import from it. The original bookmarks were not present in Bookmark Backup in Profiles so I used Recuva for recovery. Now, Firefox gives the 'Unable to process backup file' thingy.

System Restore hasn't helped either.

Asked by orija 8 years ago

Answered by orija 8 years ago

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I originally had 100 folders of bookmarks and by mistake imported 500 other folders I don't need.How to get rid of the 500 & not one by one?

I had about 100 folders w/bookmarks last week and by mistake I imported about 500 other folders dated over several months ago. I discovered I don't need those 500 folder… (read more)

I had about 100 folders w/bookmarks last week and by mistake I imported about 500 other folders dated over several months ago. I discovered I don't need those 500 folders. How do I get ride of all of them without doing it individually? I want to avoid trying to delete them individually folder by folder because it would just be too time consuming. Is there a way to highlight them all (500) and the delete all at once? thank you I await your answer.

Perhaps I can put first 100 folders altogether in another single folder, say X. And then export X as a back up. Then somehow remove all 600 folders plus X all at once some how completely emptying the bookmark listings and import back the backed up folder X. Can that be done?

Asked by Sea.go2137 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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I lost all my bookmarks HELPPPPPPP

after mozilla firefox crashed I got a previous version of mozilla, by right clicking on to the program's GET A PREVIOUS VERSION. In the version that installed on my pc I… (read more)

after mozilla firefox crashed I got a previous version of mozilla, by right clicking on to the program's GET A PREVIOUS VERSION. In the version that installed on my pc I cannont find my bookmarks

Thank you in advance

Asked by papoutsidimitra 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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What does it mean when the dialogue box that pops up when you want to bookmark a site says “ Remove 3 bookmarks?”

Using Firefox 17.0. When I click on "Bookmark a Page" under the star in the dialogue box that appears it may say "Remove Bookmark" or "Remove 3 bookmarks." What does it… (read more)

Using Firefox 17.0. When I click on "Bookmark a Page" under the star in the dialogue box that appears it may say "Remove Bookmark" or "Remove 3 bookmarks." What does it mean - will it really remove three bookmarks?

Asked by Medici 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Import bookmarks from Safari 5.1.7

Hello. I would like to import all of my bookmarks from Safari 5.1.7 to Firefox/Mozilla. I have over 200 of them and would like to avoid having to go to each site to rebo… (read more)

Hello. I would like to import all of my bookmarks from Safari 5.1.7 to Firefox/Mozilla. I have over 200 of them and would like to avoid having to go to each site to rebook(mark) it.

I'm on the following hardware:

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz

Running the following software:

System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Safari Version: Version 5.1.7 (6534.57.2) Firefox Version: Version 12.0

Asked by BKTru 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Somehow, a web page came up and told me to download new updates. Now my Fire Fox has an x through it and i can not open firefox.

using Mac OS X version 10.5.8. A web site told me that i needed to update my firefox. Tried to do so and now i have an X over logo and can not use fire fox. Locked out..… (read more)

using Mac OS X version 10.5.8. A web site told me that i needed to update my firefox. Tried to do so and now i have an X over logo and can not use fire fox. Locked out...HELP

Asked by pappmorris 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Restoring non backed up bookmarks and favorites after deleting and doing fresh Firefox install

I deleted mozilla and did a fresh download and install. I did bot back up any bookmarks or favorites. Is there anyway to recover those bookmarks or favorites? Maybe somew… (read more)

I deleted mozilla and did a fresh download and install. I did bot back up any bookmarks or favorites. Is there anyway to recover those bookmarks or favorites? Maybe somewhere in a raw file it can still be accessed or with special software? Thanks in advance!

Asked by Macheeze 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago