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Is there a document that describes the specifications of the bookmark json file format

I'd like to create a bookmark utility for my system and therefore need the specs for the json file. While I can currently break it apart easily enough I have questions a… (read more)

I'd like to create a bookmark utility for my system and therefore need the specs for the json file. While I can currently break it apart easily enough I have questions about which fields mean what (i.e.: index, type code,etc). A pointer/link to those specs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Asked by R.Mariotti 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to export bookmarks from Firefox when Firefox won't load?

Hello. I have a (presumably) broken install of Firefox that never loads and I plan to totally uninstall Firefox (I have the beta version and I plan to get the normal vers… (read more)

Hello. I have a (presumably) broken install of Firefox that never loads and I plan to totally uninstall Firefox (I have the beta version and I plan to get the normal version, unless you guys have a better solution to try), but first I just need to salvage my carefully curated bookmarks from this install before I nuke it (uninstall, do a clean-up, and reinstall a totally different version). Since normally once has to open the browser and enter settings (or bookmarks perhaps, I forget the exact process off the top of my head and clearly can't go look) to export bookmarks, I'm at a loss of how to accomplish this task. I've included a screenshot of what Firefox does when I open it. No amount of waiting does any good, this is all it does, and this is all it has done for over a year, despite numerous updates. Clearly the install is corrupted and I need to start fresh, but I need those bookmarks if at all possible. Is it possible? I've just switched to Chrome for the past year hoping it would eventually work itself out with an update, but that was clearly wishful thinking. I actually hate Chrome and would really like to get back to using Firefox, but I've let this linger for a year because I really do not want to lose those bookmarks and doing nothing and having a case of Schrodinger's bookmarks is somewhat better than having bookmarks that are gone forever.

Asked by Phae 1 year ago

Answered by Phae 1 year ago

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Restoring bookmarks after changing Firefox Account password

Hi - I signed out of a different Firefox account and can't get back in, as the password I have isn't correct. If I change my password, I may lose my bookmarks, etc. I exp… (read more)

Hi - I signed out of a different Firefox account and can't get back in, as the password I have isn't correct. If I change my password, I may lose my bookmarks, etc. I exported the bookmarks to html and also backed them up (json). If I change my password, will I be able to restore the bookmarks using one of those backups? I backed up "all bookmarks." Does that include the bookmarks toolbar and mobile bookmarks as well as the bookmarks menu and other bookmarks? Thank you in advance!

Asked by RoseThorn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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uninstalled and reinstalled firefox and lost all my bookmarks

I had some dodgy issues with my firefox browser that I couldn't resolve (I think it might have been because of add on) so I uninstalled the program and reinstalled new of… (read more)

I had some dodgy issues with my firefox browser that I couldn't resolve (I think it might have been because of add on) so I uninstalled the program and reinstalled new off the web and all my bookmarks have gone?!?!?!? It has seem to have created a new account for me???

Please tell me there is a way I can get them back.

Thanks Kaye

Asked by kaye4 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Page links on NEW TAB are gone

My homepage is set to AOL. The "Open New Tab" used to display 6 or 7 webpage links I could click on instead of diving into my bookmarks. I clicked on a small button in th… (read more)

My homepage is set to AOL. The "Open New Tab" used to display 6 or 7 webpage links I could click on instead of diving into my bookmarks. I clicked on a small button in the upper corner and after making a few changes. Now the new tab is totally blank. Would like to restore the original setting without uninstalling and re-installing Firefox.

Asked by milannovakjr 1 year ago

Answered by milannovakjr 1 year ago

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Cannot find bookmarks

Hi. I have tried everything to move my saved bookmarks to a newly created user area on my pc. ...but i can't seem to locate them. ? I have even copied to and from a usb s… (read more)

Hi. I have tried everything to move my saved bookmarks to a newly created user area on my pc. ...but i can't seem to locate them. ? I have even copied to and from a usb stick (html) and also copied to ms 'edge' and back out again !!! Can anybody tell me what i am doing wrong.? Please bear in mind you may be talking to a dummy (me) !! no matter what i have tried i cannot locate any of my old bookmarks in my newly created user area. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. John

Asked by johnc5 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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bookmarks

when I click the star to bookmark a page, it is saved to the library. I want to save it to the bookmarks toolbar at the top left of my screen. How can I do that? Thanks … (read more)

when I click the star to bookmark a page, it is saved to the library. I want to save it to the bookmarks toolbar at the top left of my screen. How can I do that?

Thanks

Asked by barryb1717 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I delete a bookmark that returns a 404 error?

The normal way to delete a bookmark is to click the bookmark (which loads the page), then click the three dots on the right of the url field after the page loads, then cl… (read more)

The normal way to delete a bookmark is to click the bookmark (which loads the page), then click the three dots on the right of the url field after the page loads, then click the "edit this bookmark" icon, then select "remove bookmark". But a 404 redirect does not land on the bookmarked page and there is no "edit this bookmark" icon.

How do I delete a bookmark to a page that no longer loads? I want to keep other bookmarks intact.

Asked by chriswiklof 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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How can I determine the date a bookmark was saved?

As the subject line says, I want to determine the date that I added a specific bookmark. This was incredibly easy on my old Windows 7 machine with an older version of Fir… (read more)

As the subject line says, I want to determine the date that I added a specific bookmark. This was incredibly easy on my old Windows 7 machine with an older version of Firefox. You just clicked on "Bookmarks" at the top of the screen, then "Show All Bookmarks", "Views", "Show Columns" (ensuring that "Added" was checked) — et voilà, there it was!

Now, however, no matter what I try, I can't seem to figure out how to do this. And searching for an answer online has proven useless, as well. The only instructions I've seen refer to how I used to do it with my earlier version of Firefox.

Has the date that a bookmark was added also been deprecated/deleted from Firefox (along with the greatly missed cookie handling of yore)? Or am I just missing something obvious?

If anyone could tell me how to find the date I saved a bookmark, I'd be in your debt.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by misc17 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Gmail Bookmark account duplicate

Hello. I recently updated my GMail account password and updated its Firefox bookmark. But in the list of stored bookmarks, I see both accounts with their update dates. Bu… (read more)

Hello. I recently updated my GMail account password and updated its Firefox bookmark. But in the list of stored bookmarks, I see both accounts with their update dates. But they are always the same account, and not 2 different. I would like to clean up the bookmark list by removing the older one. How should I do?

Asked by Davide 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmarks reappearing also when cancelled

I recently updated Microsoft Office from 2016 to 2019. My bookmarks have been inflated, duplicated, ecc. The problem is when i eliminate the bookmarks that i donot need, … (read more)

I recently updated Microsoft Office from 2016 to 2019. My bookmarks have been inflated, duplicated, ecc. The problem is when i eliminate the bookmarks that i donot need, they keep appearing / displaying again automaticaly. I have also said donot sync bookmarks but to no avail.

Asked by Di Dea Salvatore 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Lost all Bookmarks

Firefox has a banner at start-up asking if I wanted to speed it up. I did the Fresh because it said it would keep all my bookmarks. But they were all deleted!! It is stop… (read more)

Firefox has a banner at start-up asking if I wanted to speed it up. I did the Fresh because it said it would keep all my bookmarks. But they were all deleted!! It is stopping me from bookmarking anything now. I tried to restore with a back-up date and it shows the file was empty. Help, Please!

Asked by km0m 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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My bookmarks bar doesn't working

I can turn on and of my bookmarks bar but it doesn't show any bookmarks no matter how i am trying to save them (by catching padlock icon and moving it to the bar or simpl… (read more)

I can turn on and of my bookmarks bar but it doesn't show any bookmarks no matter how i am trying to save them (by catching padlock icon and moving it to the bar or simply adding a bookmark)

Asked by heniodabrowski04 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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saving bookmarks

I would like to save my bookmarks to a folder and transfer it to a flash drive so that when my computer crashes {which it eventually will because all I could afford was a… (read more)

I would like to save my bookmarks to a folder and transfer it to a flash drive so that when my computer crashes {which it eventually will because all I could afford was a cheap piece of crap and I had to reset the thing once already}, I can just retrieve the folder from the flash drive and put them in Firefox when I download a new copy on the computer after reset.

Asked by rrh149 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmarks sidebar not working properly.

I keep my Bookmarks Sidebar open. It works properly for a few minutes and then it doesn't. The behavior it shows is as follows. 1. It quits scrolling. I have to click the… (read more)

I keep my Bookmarks Sidebar open. It works properly for a few minutes and then it doesn't. The behavior it shows is as follows.

1. It quits scrolling. I have to click the web page and go back to the sidebar to scroll again. 2. It scrambles the bookmarks when I click one. 3. When I click one bookmark it opens some other one.

Basically it acts crazy. The one fix I have found is when it is acting up and I close and reopen the sidebar it starts working properly again for a while. Then the problems repeats until I close and reopen the sidebar.

Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro MacOS 10.13.6

Asked by rswojo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost bookmarked folder 'Imported from IE'

Hi I have a folder which I imported from IE years ago which has all my bookmarked sites which I save my most used bookmarks to on a regular basis. As Firefox was running… (read more)

Hi I have a folder which I imported from IE years ago which has all my bookmarked sites which I save my most used bookmarks to on a regular basis. As Firefox was running very slow, I refreshed it making sure to uncheck bookmarks in the refresh exercise. When I've just opened Firefox this 'imported from IE' is no where to be found. I'm completely distraught that this is lost as I can't replace the whole number of bookmarks that I've saved. Please help!

Thank you

Asked by sumita.hodgson 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago