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retrieve former bookmarks

Last week, I had to re-installed OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my iMac because of lightening bolt surge. And, after doing so, I then had to re-install the Waterfox brow… (read more)

Last week, I had to re-installed OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my iMac because of lightening bolt surge. And, after doing so, I then had to re-install the Waterfox browser app. to gain better access to my email account (because the old version of Safari that came with the vintage OS re-installation is no longer viable)

My questions are: 1. Do my former bookmarks (or the Waterfox profile that they were stored in) still exist somewhere? and 2. Is it possible to retrieve them to replace (and/or add them to) the new profiled bookmarks created with the updated Waterfox app.?

I've already tried following some of the suggested help from the forum questions that I read here, but have been disheartened because no backups for my years of bookmarking seem to exist. Sadly, I never knew that there was a way to back up bookmarks prior to this recent investigation.

Asked by briandn07 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Bookmark folders with the same name are merging

In my bookmarks, I have two folders of the same name. They are located under different top folders, though. So: All bookmarks * Bookmarks Toolbar * * topLevel1 * * *… (read more)

In my bookmarks, I have two folders of the same name. They are located under different top folders, though. So:

  • All bookmarks
  • * Bookmarks Toolbar
  • * * topLevel1
  • * * * sameName
  • * * * * "someBookmarks"
  • * * topLevel2
  • * * * sameName
  • * * * * "someOtherBookmarks"

Soon after doing this, they two folders sameName will move to the same top folder, all the bookmarks in the first are copied to the second, and then the second is emptied, such that I end up with this configuration:

  • All bookmarks
  • * Bookmarks Toolbar
  • * * topLevel1
  • * * topLevel2
  • * * * sameName
  • * * * * "someBookmarks"
  • * * * * "someOtherBookmarks"
  • * * * sameName

How do I get this behavior to stop?

Asked by pilotwombat 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

I lost my bookmarks after a "reset" in windows 10 and have no clue how to restore them?!

Is there a way to restore my previous list of bookmarks after losing my firefox browser along with my startpage search? After I did a "reset" I ended up with everything M… (read more)

Is there a way to restore my previous list of bookmarks after losing my firefox browser along with my startpage search? After I did a "reset" I ended up with everything MS and with that, I lost my browser and search...stuck with Edge and other such stuff?

Asked by meestertim 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

How to change the font for just SOME bookmark list entries?

1) I use the internal FF bookmarks manager, as sidebar (per menu "View - Sidebar - Bookmarks"). There (in this bookmarks sidebar) I need to format just SOME bookmark entr… (read more)

1)

I use the internal FF bookmarks manager, as sidebar (per menu "View - Sidebar - Bookmarks"). There (in this bookmarks sidebar) I need to format just SOME bookmark entries in a way so they stand visually out, for easier navigation.

Ideally, I would want to BOLD those entries, by changing the font from the default one (which would continue to be valid for all the other and any new bookmark) to a naturally bold one, since I understand that FF does not allow to "bold" (or otherwise specifically format) the existing font, just for some bookmark list entries.

This "formatting", in fact assignation of a different font than the "regular" one, should be persistent between sessions, so it should be stored, together with the other data of the bookmark, within the FF bookmarks database.

2)

If the above is not possible, would it possible to insert some special characters, from another font than the "regular" one, into the text of the bookmark entry, so as to "stand out" that entry by this means?


How could I do 1) or 2), from the point where, by rightclick, I would open the dialogue "Edit Bookmark"?

(Using the current FF for Windows version (90 currently).)

Thank you very much for any help with this; I'm sure many FF users would be interested in a solution to this problem, all the more so since the newest FF developments have replaced the bookmarks folder symbol with something which is really drowned between the various icons of the bookmarked pages.

I don't have looked into add-on bookmark managers because, for so-called "security" reasons, FF does not allow developers to write them in a way that they would replace the in-built bookmark manager, the add-on bookmark manager just replacing the in-built one, WITHIN the FF parent window. In other words, add-on bookmark managers would necessary all be within their own, floating window, which makes switching between the browser and your other, main, application a nightmare. Over the last years, FF has lost most of its users, but before saying good-bye on my turn, I really would like to have resolved the above problem, which in fact is my only problem with FF, but a constant and most awful one.

Asked by nnmm 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Bookmarks slow to open on first load

When I start Firefox for the first time, and click Bookmarks, it takes a little while to respond and populate the bookmarks list. I've created a video to show the problem… (read more)

When I start Firefox for the first time, and click Bookmarks, it takes a little while to respond and populate the bookmarks list.

I've created a video to show the problem. You'll see that when I clicked Bookmarks, it becomes unresponsive for a sec or so before slowly populating the list.

I'm not sure when it started, but it was recently. What can I try to troubleshoot it? It behaves the same way in Firefox Safe Mode.

Asked by anton.vantonder 4 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Bookmark toolbar

I am joining a Yahoo fantasy league. To support an on-line draft, the Yahoo website instructed me to download an extension (something I have done safely before with othe… (read more)

I am joining a Yahoo fantasy league. To support an on-line draft, the Yahoo website instructed me to download an extension (something I have done safely before with other sites). Well, instead of it being an extension, it turned out to be Google Chrome, which made itself my default browser. I uninstalled the Chrome but it did something to my Firefox app that I no longer have my bookmarks which are very important to me. What can I do to get my Firefox restored.

Asked by dwharris6 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Restoring bookmarks

Hello! Bookmarks disappeared in Mozilla Firefox after updating. For some unknown reason, they are not restored from the backup, although it is indicated that they have be… (read more)

Hello! Bookmarks disappeared in Mozilla Firefox after updating. For some unknown reason, they are not restored from the backup, although it is indicated that they have been saved (22 items). What to do in this situation? Thanks.

Asked by gripfast 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Bookmarks

After the last FF update I cannot save anything to my bookmarks. Instead , it outs them just below the tool bar. I want to be able to save them like I used to. Please tel… (read more)

After the last FF update I cannot save anything to my bookmarks. Instead , it outs them just below the tool bar. I want to be able to save them like I used to. Please tell me how . Thanks ,

Asked by Rosekeller74 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Bookmark synchronisation

Hey! I was wondering how the bookmark sync works like when I set it up; I have everything synced across my devices apart from bookmarks, because I was a bit afraid of thi… (read more)

Hey! I was wondering how the bookmark sync works like when I set it up; I have everything synced across my devices apart from bookmarks, because I was a bit afraid of this step. I do have important bookmarks on my laptop, more dedicated to work, and other important bookmarks on my PC, more about private life. If I select sync now, will some of the bookmarks be deleted and overwritten? How can I choose which bookmarks will have the priority or what to pick? (I have multiple folders with many dozens of bookmarks in each, so it's a complex system and nothing I would easily recreate) I would greatly appreciate your help! <3 Thanks

Asked by Tynos5 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Both Bookmarks and History disappeared from Tool/Menu Bar

Both my History and Bookmarks have disappeared. "File is being used by another..bla..bla" "Your antivirus may be interfering with your History & Bookmarks". Firefo… (read more)

Both my History and Bookmarks have disappeared. "File is being used by another..bla..bla" "Your antivirus may be interfering with your History & Bookmarks". Firefox "help" says to create another data base via my profile page. *That feature does not exists ** How a bout a quick fix link? Or do I have to dump Firefox and use another browser??

Asked by jeffpalicki544 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Backup and Import of Bookmarks in Firefox

I have an issue now that I did not have in the past. I backup my bookmarks to a JSON file. And save it to my OneDrive. I then go to another computer and open my OneDrive.… (read more)

I have an issue now that I did not have in the past. I backup my bookmarks to a JSON file. And save it to my OneDrive. I then go to another computer and open my OneDrive. The new file shows up. And I import my newly backed up bookmarks. I get the usual warning.... this will overwite etc...... I import.... I get a load of rubbish. This was how I always moved my most current bookmarks between computers. Something has changed in Firefox. Any explanation and help is appreciated. Thanks. [email]@yahoo.com

Asked by johnn277 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

How can i move faster up and down within a bookmark folder

For example, in a bookmarks folder I have 200 bookmarks. is it possible to get from the beginning to the end faster than scrolling? In edge there is a bar on the side to … (read more)

For example, in a bookmarks folder I have 200 bookmarks. is it possible to get from the beginning to the end faster than scrolling? In edge there is a bar on the side to move quickly up and down

Asked by badkreuznach 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Suddenly demolished bookmarks and cited solutions that don't work

Neither of the cited solutions in the support articles, regarding the recent sudden demolition of bookmarks, work, and the articles do not offer a how-to-escalate option.… (read more)

Neither of the cited solutions in the support articles, regarding the recent sudden demolition of bookmarks, work, and the articles do not offer a how-to-escalate option.

When surfing from Menu > Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > Library arrows, it does "successfully" recognize a July 15 backup copy existing, but when clicking on it, it only brings up an error message saying "unable to process."

When going instead to Firefox Help > More Troubleshooting > Profile > Show in Finder, it again finds the same July 15 backup, but only produces an error message saying that no document can be opened. It offers generic referral to the entirety of the Apple Store and entirety of all existing applications on the hard drive, that already didn't step up to open it, but no clue as to what opening Firefox's own proprietary reference actually requires, or who to ask if the user fails.

This is a catastrophic result for bazillions of users, especially any involved in research or use of deep websites in which the shortcut-route or source-reminder bookmarks were harvested over time in a way that isn't easily reconstructed from "accounts" or emails or notes. Why in the world would anyone think it wise to make the default browser setting automatically "upgrading" by wiping out all accumulated user data without any warnings to the user to first do a manual backup of personal data, such as by exporting all existing FF bookmarks into another browser first and then manually making whatever additional transition or re-import FF wanted? Had I known I needed to have made a lot of notes in order to have backup at all, I would have... or would have picked a safer browser to rely on, if auto-update wipe-out risk is to be the "normal" given environment now. Bookmarks are not just frivolous things for a fair number of folks.

Heartsick. Hoping there's still a third route for restoring, beyond the total loss and brickwalls experienced so far.

Asked by resourcebuilders 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Importing data from Chrome fails on macOS and Windows 10

I tried to import saved data and bookmarks as usual from Chrome and miserably failed both on macOS and Windows 10 (using the steps as shown in the attached screenshot). R… (read more)

I tried to import saved data and bookmarks as usual from Chrome and miserably failed both on macOS and Windows 10 (using the steps as shown in the attached screenshot). Reproduced on Firefox 90.0.2.

Any tips on how to fix that? Sure, I could export all the bookmarks in a HTML file and import it later, but it does not include saved logins nor history.

Asked by belgoros 1 week ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 week ago

Bookmark menu

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.… (read more)

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.1 version? I hate to not have the Automatic Updates, for obvious reasons, but don't want to use the double space of the Bookmarks even more.

Asked by mnt1cabin 1 month ago

Last reply by alan.sharkey 1 week ago