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Where did my bookmarks go? And help with Session Sync add-on

I am currently using someone elses computer because mine wont connect to the internet for some reason. But that computer should be getting fixed soon, so I wanted to take… (read more)

I am currently using someone elses computer because mine wont connect to the internet for some reason. But that computer should be getting fixed soon, so I wanted to take the bookmarks from this computer and be able to view them on my own later. Also, I fear I may have added too many bookmarks and add-ons because Firefox has been running extremely slowly lately. So I was going to give it a reset, which would result in losing everything. I can simply get the add-ons again but I want to be able to keep my bookmarks. I've been using an add-on called Session Sync, which bookmarks every tab you have open all at once. However, when I went to export those bookmarks, it says: "Saved session are stored as bookmarks. It's recommended to use Firefox Account to sync your bookmarks. Currenly you can only use Firefox Bookmark Manager (CTRL + SHIFT + B) to export/import all your bookmarks (which includes all Session Sync saved data). Session Sync detects automatically all updated bookmarks after an import."

So, I did what it said and exported my bookmarks but I signed in to my firefox account first. Perhaps that is what messed things up. Because now, every single bookmark I saved individually (not using Session Sync) is gone. When I look at my bookmarks, I see things I do not even recognize. I probably bookmarked them months ago, so I don't remember. There is certainly no trace of pages I have bookmarked recently, including today. When I take a look at the exported bookmarks, it's the same thing. None of the recent indivual bookmarks are there are absolutely none of the Session Synced bookmarks are there at all. So what happened to them? Why didn't Session Sync's bookmarks get included in the export like it said it would? Could have it been because I signed into my Firefox account which hadn't been used in a long time, so it swapped out the bookmarks on this computer with the ones from my account? I thought I'd try signing into this computers owner's account and hope things go back to how they were before but neither of us even new she had one or remember the password. I was going to reset the password but then it says we may lose all the bookmarks, which would defeat the purpose. But it only says it's a possibility. Is that true? Is there a good chance I will not lose them?

All I want is my bookmarks back and to be able to keep the ones from Session Sync. I did not expect this to turn into such a pain.

Thank you for any assistance, it is very, very much appreciated :)

Asked by Redstar2613 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Duplicate Bookmarks

All was well. Then suddenly two, three, and more bookmarks and folders began to spontaneously duplicate. Some as many as ten or more times. Some of the folders are empty,… (read more)

All was well. Then suddenly two, three, and more bookmarks and folders began to spontaneously duplicate. Some as many as ten or more times. Some of the folders are empty, while others with the same name have the links. What is happening and how do I stop it?

Thank you.

Asked by sanchell 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Started Firefox up this morning and my bookmarks are missing... attempted to restore and they won't restore

Started Firefox up this morning and my bookmarks are missing... attempted to restore and receive an error that the bookmark backup can't not be restored. I tried to rest… (read more)

Started Firefox up this morning and my bookmarks are missing... attempted to restore and receive an error that the bookmark backup can't not be restored. I tried to restore several of the backed up bookmark files and they errorred.

I can't even save a bookmark either to even recreate my bookmarks... Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by bkcotct 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Bookmarks

Hi My bookmarks are not working when I click on them nothing happens. I've been using Firefox successfully for a number of years so I can't understand why they have sudde… (read more)

Hi My bookmarks are not working when I click on them nothing happens. I've been using Firefox successfully for a number of years so I can't understand why they have suddenly stopped taking me to the bookmarked page! Please help

Asked by nicky6 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

bookmarks wasted space to left of columns

For some reason, my long column (about 1,000 bookmarks) have an intolerable indent space/empty area to the left of each entry...about 2-3 in long and for all bookmarks, s… (read more)

For some reason, my long column (about 1,000 bookmarks) have an intolerable indent space/empty area to the left of each entry...about 2-3 in long and for all bookmarks, so that I have to stretch out the names and reduce my main viewer window as a result.

   IF I try to just move the whole lot leftward, that cuts out the "bookmarks" with the black star as well as search bookmarks entry bar.  A long time ago, I thought it had a left right scroll tab at the very bottom.  All support entries talk about moving the whole column to the right side of the screen-what I need is 1) an ability to move all bookmarks titles to the left edge as much as possible while keeping orientation with the top "star/bookmarks".
   I do use a zoom button for browsing the web, but reducing screen size has nothing to do with the overly fat/wide bookmarks area-there has got to be a way to put it on a diet!!!

BONUS: if anyone knows on a Mac running High Sierra or any other os, how the heck do you increase size of other menus that don't respond to zoom (command + or _)..even ones not on Firefox? Any recommended zoom apps for menus intrinsic to macs in general?

Asked by Olivia is goddess 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Bookmarks toolbar

Suddenly I have Globe Like icons preceding my bookmark listings in bookmarks tool bar,recently bookmarked, other bookmarks that are preventing me from opening any of the … (read more)

Suddenly I have Globe Like icons preceding my bookmark listings in bookmarks tool bar,recently bookmarked, other bookmarks that are preventing me from opening any of the listings. Please, what to do ? many thanks

Asked by bluewater36 4 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 4 days ago

Why does a New Folder in Bookmarks create a subfolder instead of top-level folder?

I cannot seem to control where a new bookmark folder goes. Each time I do this, it creates a subfolder inside another folder. I have to remember which folder it went into… (read more)

I cannot seem to control where a new bookmark folder goes. Each time I do this, it creates a subfolder inside another folder. I have to remember which folder it went into, then go into Show All Bookmarks and manually drag my new folder out so it's in the main Bookmarks Menu list.

It's only a slight inconvenience but annoying nonetheless. Even if I make sure that "Bookmarks Menu" is selected, it will still put my new folder inside another folder.

Is there a way to prevent this?

Asked by allegrojane 3 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 3 days ago

Clear or Remove Recently Bookmarked

Hi! Just wondering if, and where, is the option to completely remove, disable or clear out the list of "Recently Bookmarked", from the bookmarks menu? From clicking the … (read more)

Hi!

Just wondering if, and where, is the option to completely remove, disable or clear out the list of "Recently Bookmarked", from the bookmarks menu?

From clicking the icon in the top right, that looks like a stack of books, and then clicking bookmarks, that drop down menu, "Recently Bookmarked".

I do not want that list and find it kinda redundant and annoying to have a list of bookmarks, that I've already bookmarked mind you, sitting there that cannot be removed or cleared. I've searched high and low and can not find an option to remove that list or option. Like a history of bookmarks, that I've already chosen to bookmark.

Bookmarkception I guess was the goal there...

Thanks!

Asked by MushMush 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Save the same bookmark in multiple folders.

How do I save the same bookmark in multiple folders? (Sometimes it's hard to remember what folder I put a bookmark in: LOTS of folders & some bookmarks are ambiguous/… (read more)

How do I save the same bookmark in multiple folders? (Sometimes it's hard to remember what folder I put a bookmark in: LOTS of folders & some bookmarks are ambiguous/could go in more than one folder; so much easier to find quickly if I had that option.)

Asked by sproulpat 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Favorites toolbar empty - favorites are displayed on main toolbar

Suddenly, my favorites are displayed one the main toolbar, and the favorites toolbar remains empty. Very annoying as the main toolbar does not leave much spaces for favor… (read more)

Suddenly, my favorites are displayed one the main toolbar, and the favorites toolbar remains empty. Very annoying as the main toolbar does not leave much spaces for favorites. The favorites toolbar remains stubbornly empty, and I do not find any way to correct this strange behaviour.

Asked by Silvain Dupertuis 15 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 14 hours ago

Profile transfer

My old computer became incredibly slow and almost unusable. I managed to find my firefox profile folder using the %APPDATA% search and copy it to an external hard drive a… (read more)

My old computer became incredibly slow and almost unusable. I managed to find my firefox profile folder using the %APPDATA% search and copy it to an external hard drive and connect it to my new computer. I wanted to keep my bookmarks, extensions, and logins, so I followed this:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders

But nothing changed on Firefox on the new computer. Going back to my old PC will be incredibly tedious, so I am hoping having moved my old profile folder to my new PC I have done everything I need to. Any help would be appreciated.

PS I am at work and don't have immediate access to my computer.

Asked by dustinchisam 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 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

  • Archived

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

  • Archived

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

  • Archived

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