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After Firefox asked to update, I clicked NO! it did it anyway and now I've lost my previous session. How do I get it and my saved passwords etc. back?

When firefox asked if I wanted to update to the newest version, I answered NO! I had already discovered on my other computer that if I allowed the update, I would lose my… (read more)

When firefox asked if I wanted to update to the newest version, I answered NO! I had already discovered on my other computer that if I allowed the update, I would lose my ability to restore the previous session, so I wanted to save the tabs so I could reload them. I also lost all of the saved passwords on my other computer and didn't want the same thing to happen on my work computer. But despite answering NO. Firefox updated anyway, and I have lost days of work. How do I get it back? Jack

Asked by Aturnium 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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lost password no new passwords

since after Firefox 59. All my existing passwords have gone awol (settings passwords blank) and no new passwords are being prompted to be added even if I enter them in we… (read more)

since after Firefox 59. All my existing passwords have gone awol (settings passwords blank) and no new passwords are being prompted to be added even if I enter them in websites. (also wierdly since 59.01 it keeps a restart message in the help even though i have updated

Asked by Garlic 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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lost bookmarks

Hello, my PC crashed on a windows update so had to reinstall win10. Old files were placed in windows.old. tried to find bookmarks couldn't but did find some under favorit… (read more)

Hello,

my PC crashed on a windows update so had to reinstall win10. Old files were placed in windows.old.

tried to find bookmarks couldn't but did find some under favorites. However cannot see them when selecting show bookmarks! Very frustrating. Any assistance to restore my bookmarks would be appreciated. however windows.old seems to have disappeared!!

Many thanks

Asked by CM 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I lost bookmarks of all my life / Need Help to repair them please

Hello, I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I … (read more)

Hello,

I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I use for years ; (Thx by the way) ; corrupted my data on the run...? I started Firefox again but, no extension, no bookmarks, etc.. I Have kept a backup of all this FF profile, just in case.

My 1st step was to try to get a new profile a import my previous data from Firefox Sync - but somehow , I'm angry at myself again for not understanding how FF Sync work, no data from FFSync updated my data - It stayed like this for a long time , like a new profile without data (I used Xmarks before so I thought it was replacing it).

2nd step: I tried to load all bookmarks-xxx.jsonlz4 located in the bookmarkbackups folder from the FF bookmarks tools (Import / export ; etc). FF seems to see all the bookmarks but can't load them. What is really important here is that FF backed up files for like a month and even my oldest file is unusable  : bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 !!

3rd step: I tried to get my data back from FF files, in bookmarks files like bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 from the bookmarkbackups folder. Someone pointed me to use the https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html website but all the jsonlz4 files in the bookmarkbackups folder seems corrupted (or the format of files changed and his tool may need to be updated ?)

Example : File name: bookmarks-2019-01-19_2392_mKZssqkWMZt+Mqt-HOi68A==.jsonlz4; Size: 283114; last modified 18/01/2019 à 12:38:42 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: Unexpected token in JSON at position 21928) Note: To try a different file, reload this page Can't seem to acces the step 2 part even after waiting longer

4th step: tried to get old Backup of my FF Profiles with Windows 10 Shadow Copy System, "Shadow Explorer" or "System Restore Explorer" Found 3 backup wich I restored also, all bookmarks seems to get the same problem. I think I'll need to look in to this because It's not official Windows tools, but I'm really disapointed here.. I think I'll put them on md5sum tools to compare them for a start.

5th step : tried to repair my <places.sqlite> a (80MB files) which I found renamed to sqlite.corrupt. With the help of http://www.froebe.net/blog/2015/05/27/error-sqlite-database-is-malformed-solved/ , all I can get is a empty database at the end, but Im not a sqlite expert so if anyone has an idea :-)

So please, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. (and sorry for my english)

Asked by silou 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox loses history of most-visited sites

Every once in a while, Firefox loses my history of most-visited sites. The Most Visited folder in Bookmarks becomes empty and the thumbnails in the New Tab page return to… (read more)

Every once in a while, Firefox loses my history of most-visited sites. The Most Visited folder in Bookmarks becomes empty and the thumbnails in the New Tab page return to the defaults. Any clue as to what could cause this?

FF 60.0.2 for macOS

Asked by dhnyny 2 years ago

Last reply by ruphus 2 years ago

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How do I get my bookmarks back? They disappeared yesterday and I've followed all help topics in vain. I can't even install new ones.

My bookmarks have vanished. This problem began when I had iTunes and Firefox open. My iTunes songs were "skipping," which had never happened before. I closed Firefox and … (read more)

My bookmarks have vanished. This problem began when I had iTunes and Firefox open. My iTunes songs were "skipping," which had never happened before. I closed Firefox and iTunes, and I ran my Piriform CCleaner program to clear out temporary files, which I do regularly.

I ended up updating iTunes to make it work, but not before my bookmarks disappeared with the message on my browser: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem."

Worse, Firefox won't allow me to add new bookmarks.

I followed all topics in support and nothing has changed this problem. I've restarted and shut down the computer. I ran a full-system security scan. I even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

Please help!

Asked by myjumpspace 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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My Firefox 72.0.2 doesn't save history at all

No matter what I try based on internet searches, and on this forum, I can't get my browser to save any history. After I close the closer at end of day, it erases everythi… (read more)

No matter what I try based on internet searches, and on this forum, I can't get my browser to save any history. After I close the closer at end of day, it erases everything. I even created a new profile.... no good. Uninstalled and re-installed.... no good. Places integrity checker says the database is sane. I checked my system care software and disabled any privacy sweeps months ago. My older (a few years back) firefox used to save everything....

Asked by musicweb1 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I find and restore deleted passwords in FF 50.1.0 on Windows 8

hello, I accidentaly deleted passwords and I was wondering if there is a way to restore them? or find a file that is restorable? thanks. FF version: 50.1.0 Windows vers… (read more)

hello, I accidentaly deleted passwords and I was wondering if there is a way to restore them? or find a file that is restorable? thanks.

FF version: 50.1.0

Windows version: 8

Asked by fredfran 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

Unable to process the backup file

Hello I have a problem when restoring the file from one computer to another, when I want to restore it it gives this error "Unable to process the backup file". I have bee… (read more)

Hello

I have a problem when restoring the file from one computer to another, when I want to restore it it gives this error "Unable to process the backup file". I have been looking for some program that allows me to unzip or remove the data or repair.

I have consulted many forums and videos and I cannot know if the failure is irreparable or is there any way to get the information I have consulted this page but it does not finish working https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html

"File name: bookmarks-2020-07-24_1163_gm8tLHmdNSoVAHsxUPQZAg==.jsonlz4; Size: 137303; last modified 24/7/2020 9:46:12 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data)"

Can anybody help me?

thanks,

Asked by sdiaz.anunzia 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox wiped my saved logins - How to restore/merge from backup?

I have firefox sync set up, but I ask it not to sync logins. Recently, one of my profiles had an issue with sync and it asked me to reconnect. After reconnecting it cle… (read more)

I have firefox sync set up, but I ask it not to sync logins. Recently, one of my profiles had an issue with sync and it asked me to reconnect. After reconnecting it cleared all my saved logins. I have a backup of `logins.json` but how can i restore it so i have the old and new logins?

Thanks, Jayen

Asked by jayen 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why do my bookmarks and history routinely disappear?

My bookmarks and history disappear after Firefox is open for about 5-10 minutes. The bookmarks and my history just starting disappearing. I can recover them by restarting… (read more)

My bookmarks and history disappear after Firefox is open for about 5-10 minutes. The bookmarks and my history just starting disappearing. I can recover them by restarting Firefox OR by restoring them from my sync account. What is causing them to disappear? I've seen this issue before with recent versions of Firefox, but have never found a solution.

Asked by AMCarter3 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox forgets exception of saved logins and notification settings

Firefox forgets all exceptions of saved logins ("Never save" option at password store function) and the notification settings where I've checked "Remember this decision" … (read more)

Firefox forgets all exceptions of saved logins ("Never save" option at password store function) and the notification settings where I've checked "Remember this decision" after closing Firefox.

I've already tried using a new profile (same symptoms) as well as setting the Privacy settings to "custom" and made sure "Clear history when firefox closes" was unchecked.

Asked by Janfred 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

Logins and passwords still not saved

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are au… (read more)

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are automatically filled when I move the cursor to the Username and Password fields, but I still have to click Log In. As soon as I log out and log in I am asked to "Sign In" again. I tried manually adding a website to the "Saved Logins" but that did not help. Using Windows 10 64bit.

Asked by steenwinther 1 month ago

Last reply by steen.winther 1 month ago

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Firefox crashed and reopened completely different. No saved book marks. No saved passwords. How do I restore?

Did they COMPLETELY redo Firefox and not bother to warn us? "Alert! Save out your bookmarks" It looks totally different and I now have to log into a Firefox account?!? an… (read more)

Did they COMPLETELY redo Firefox and not bother to warn us? "Alert! Save out your bookmarks" It looks totally different and I now have to log into a Firefox account?!? and select a profile?!?

Asked by bradgeurin 12 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 months ago