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Loss of and inability to access and restore bookmarks and history system

Hello, I'm using Firefox 92.0.1 for Mac OS (10.12.6). Upon restarting my computer, my bookmarks were lost. First, it was stated that "The bookmark and history system will… (read more)

Hello, I'm using Firefox 92.0.1 for Mac OS (10.12.6). Upon restarting my computer, my bookmarks were lost. First, it was stated that "The bookmark and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software may cause this problem." When I tried to restore the old bookmarks, it there was a list from which I could select, but every choice resulted in an "unable to process the backup file" response. Upon restarting my computer and reinstalling Firefox, It now said "for quick access, place bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar." That said, it won't let me do so.

I've tried the other recommendations offered through support for restoring bookmarks (though, admittedly, many were outdated, referencing links circa 2016), and have had no luck so far. If the worst case scenario is that the old bookmarks can't be accessed, is there at least a way to reestablish the bookmark and history system and start anew?

Thanks in advance. (Attached below are examples of the error message.

Asked by r.sharpe3 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Finding and removing duplicate bookmarks

I imported a list of bookmarks from another computer. Now my bookmarks sidebar contains many duplicates. Is there an efficient way to identify and remove them? Jim B. … (read more)

I imported a list of bookmarks from another computer. Now my bookmarks sidebar contains many duplicates. Is there an efficient way to identify and remove them?

Jim B.

Asked by jimbir 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Tab Bookmark stopped working completely

My Tab Bookmark stopped working completely. It won't mark anything anymore for months. Is there a way to fix this. I've restarted my computer hundreds of time so it's n… (read more)

My Tab Bookmark stopped working completely. It won't mark anything anymore for months. Is there a way to fix this. I've restarted my computer hundreds of time so it's not that.

Thanks

Asked by patricia_f 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

92.0 Pretty much stopped 90% of my bookmarks

All was fine before I let Firefox install 92.0 64 on my win10 machine. I now get get to hardly any of my bookmarks that all worked before 92.0 was installed. I get thi… (read more)

All was fine before I let Firefox install 92.0 64 on my win10 machine. I now get get to hardly any of my bookmarks that all worked before 92.0 was installed.

I get this message for example

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to flaglerlive.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


        • Well all of my bookmarks work on Chrome and Edge. Its only a FIREFOX problem since the last update, SO HOW do I fix it. ***

Asked by mav 1 week ago

Last reply by TerryN21 3 days ago

BigSur and Firefox

Firefox seems to reset to a newly downloaded state without reason. All my bookmarks and custom settings are lost. This has happened several times now and I do not know … (read more)

Firefox seems to reset to a newly downloaded state without reason. All my bookmarks and custom settings are lost. This has happened several times now and I do not know if it is a BigSur issue or a Firefox issue. My Mac was just updated to BigSur and I did not have this problem on Catalina. I am about to give up on Firefox because of this issue.

Asked by bnmcdonnell5789 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

still bookmark issues with WIN 7 since latest two updates!

Since the last two updates of 92.0 and 92.01, there is a major lag issue with my bookmark list. When you hover the cursor over a particular folder or link, it takes fore… (read more)

Since the last two updates of 92.0 and 92.01, there is a major lag issue with my bookmark list. When you hover the cursor over a particular folder or link, it takes forever for it to be highlighted. In addition, the favicon associated with any particular link takes forever to populate. The bookmarks worked perfect prior to version 92.0. Being that I am a WIN 7 user, it would appear that whatever the developers did beginning with 92.0, had great affect to WIN 7 users, which implies that maybe other WIN 7 users may also be having the identical issues with their bookmarks. The developers should fix this issue ASAP in the next update. There is no excuse for this issue to be occurring.

Asked by lee.turkstra 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

How do I permanently delete specific bookmark restore dates from Firefox 92.0?

How do I permanently delete specific bookmark restore dates from Firefox 92.0, 64 bit? I am running Windows 7 pro. Older versions of Firefox gave me a delete option. Not … (read more)

How do I permanently delete specific bookmark restore dates from Firefox 92.0, 64 bit? I am running Windows 7 pro. Older versions of Firefox gave me a delete option. Not anymore. I cannot eliminate specific restore bookmarks dates from the restore option. How do I do it? If necessary, I will uninstall Firefox completely. Thank You.

Asked by yrfrnd 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Problems with Ctrl+D and missing bookmark dialog boxes

I'm having all sorts of problems with bookmark management in FF 92.0 on Ubuntu 21.04. Ctrl+D no longer works in any bookmarked page, so I'm unable to bring up the "Edit T… (read more)

I'm having all sorts of problems with bookmark management in FF 92.0 on Ubuntu 21.04.

Ctrl+D no longer works in any bookmarked page, so I'm unable to bring up the "Edit This Bookmark" dialog box. Clicking on the star icon (it's red in my browser, not blue) does absolutely nothing.

But typing Ctrl+D or clicking on the empty star icon in an un-bookmarked page DOES save the URL, but I don't get a chance to choose the location of the new bookmark. Because the dialog box no longer appears, FF automatically places it into one of my existing bookmark folders. The only way I can manipulate bookmarks is to select "Manage Bookmarks" and manually cut-n-paste inside the Library window.

I ran FF in troubleshooting mode, but I got the same results.

My "about:config" says that "browser.bookmarks.editDialog.showForNewBookmarks" is set to true.

When I first started saving bookmarks in a fresh version of FF 92.0, the dialog box that allowed me to choose the location always came up, but at some point, it stopped appearing.

Asked by rbudd 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Password problem

I am backing up my bookmarks to a HTML file as I have been doing for several years. Recently I noticed when I opened the backup file there were two sets of bookmarks sho… (read more)

I am backing up my bookmarks to a HTML file as I have been doing for several years. Recently I noticed when I opened the backup file there were two sets of bookmarks shown, one from several months ago (out-of-date and unneeded) and the current one.

I want to eliminate the old set of bookmarks, but I cannot figure out how to do it. The funny thing is the old set of bookmarks is NOT showing in my bookmark library. It is like a ghost set of bookmarks.

Any suggestions?

Asked by MrKite 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

All Bookmarks Gone and Can't be Recovered

Hi There I think my Firefox upgraded and now all my bookmarks have disappeared. I tried to restore them but I keep on gettina message saying "unable to process backup fi… (read more)

Hi There

I think my Firefox upgraded and now all my bookmarks have disappeared. I tried to restore them but I keep on gettina message saying "unable to process backup file".

Please help.

Asked by lornaraedaniel 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

bookmarks split

First off, I'm kind of a nincompute. So, simply, my bookmarks always separate somewhere in the middle of the list. Each section is alphabetically arranged. But why does… (read more)

First off, I'm kind of a nincompute. So, simply, my bookmarks always separate somewhere in the middle of the list. Each section is alphabetically arranged.

  But why does this happen? I choose to sort by alphabet, so I should have one list with all the A's in one place, etc., instead of two lists.
  I never chose to divide the list, and i can't figure out how the bookmark genie picks what goes where.

Asked by durango383 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Maximum number of bookmarks when syncing?

Is there a maximum number of bookmarks that can be synchronised? In the past (I don't know exactly when) there was a limit of about 5000 bookmarks. I have the impression … (read more)

Is there a maximum number of bookmarks that can be synchronised? In the past (I don't know exactly when) there was a limit of about 5000 bookmarks. I have the impression that this limit has now been dropped and all bookmarks are synchronised. Is that right?

Greetings from Austria, Gerhard

Asked by G.H. 1 week ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 week ago

Lost Bookmarks after upgrading to FireFox 92.0 on Mac Computer OS X 11.6

I updated my Mac OS X to 11.6 (Big Sur) AND then updated FireFox to Version 92.0 and now I have lost my bookmarks. I looked up the subject of losing Bookmarks on Firefox… (read more)

I updated my Mac OS X to 11.6 (Big Sur) AND then updated FireFox to Version 92.0 and now I have lost my bookmarks.

I looked up the subject of losing Bookmarks on Firefox and attempted recovery. It was partially successful, as described below.

First, a little more on update history. I have multiple accounts on my computer. My main account we will call Account-A and another account is Account-B. Account-B was setup years ago as a backdoor into my computer in case Account-A became corrupted. A couple of other accounts were for my kids and have not been accessed in years.

Fast Forward - After Installation of both upgrades (OS X 11.6 and FireFox 92.0) from Account-A, I then went to Account-B and found missing bookmarks. I followed instructions provided on FireFox’s website under “about:profile” and recovered my bookmarks under Account-B

I returned to Account-A and discovered the same problem. I went to “about:bookmarks” and attempted to recover my bookmarks. The profile said it was fixed and was not able to be changed and could not be accessed. Note the file paths were different.

After nearly giving up in trying to find the file as displayed on the file path on FireFox about:profile page, I found what I believe are the fifteen (15) previous files that FireFox stores. I am unable to select any previous bookmark file from the list within the ‘about:profile” page.

In an attempt to buy time before the file is over-written and preserve what I believe are my bookmarks, I COPIED, the one file from yesterday (Sept 18, 2021) to my Desktop.

I need further help or guidance on recovering my bookmarks under Account-A.

Thank you in advance for any and all help!

Asked by mainstade 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Bookmarks Toolbar

How can I put bookmarks in the toolbar at the top where it used to be? When I bookmark to the toolbar I can omly find them by clicking Bookmarks and clicking on toolbar i… (read more)

How can I put bookmarks in the toolbar at the top where it used to be? When I bookmark to the toolbar I can omly find them by clicking Bookmarks and clicking on toolbar in the drop down.

Asked by marti1owl 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

"Show more bookmarks" menu background is now white after update 92.0

Hi so my problem is that after the 92.0 update wen i click on "show more bookmarks" my bookmarks are showing on a white background instead of a blacked one since i am run… (read more)

Hi so my problem is that after the 92.0 update wen i click on "show more bookmarks" my bookmarks are showing on a white background instead of a blacked one since i am running Dark Fox theme so i am not sure if this is a bug or is there a way to change that everything was fine before the update thx.

Asked by prz7 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Will restoring windows to a previous backup restore bookmarks?

After syncing because of lost passwords firefox deleted the bookmarks that were saved on the account. So I wonder if rstoring windows to a backup before I synced and rein… (read more)

After syncing because of lost passwords firefox deleted the bookmarks that were saved on the account. So I wonder if rstoring windows to a backup before I synced and reinstalled firefox the bookmarks data is restored as well in the backup which had firefox installed at the time with the bookmarks.

Asked by totcullen123 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

No way they deleted all my bookmarks despite asking em to sync for this reason for yuears

Instead of cloning bookmarks I decide to listen to firefox new technology and their asking for sync all the time, i sync i restart firefox and I don-t have my bookmarks a… (read more)

Instead of cloning bookmarks I decide to listen to firefox new technology and their asking for sync all the time, i sync i restart firefox and I don-t have my bookmarks anymore how do i recover them where is my site history where are my passwords why man, just make it cLEAR PUT IT IN CAPS DONT SAY U CANS AVE YOUR BOOKMARKS AND THEN SAY ACTUALLY U CANT

Asked by totcullen123 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Gap between bookmark folder lists is huge

In the latest release the gap between Bookmarks on the Bookmark toolbar folders is huge. Why was this changed and how to change it back? Note this isn't happening from … (read more)

In the latest release the gap between Bookmarks on the Bookmark toolbar folders is huge. Why was this changed and how to change it back? Note this isn't happening from the menu, only from the Bookmarks toolbar folders. It is extremely ugly and huge waste of space which forces me to scroll to see all my bookmarks under some folders.

Asked by kronem 1 week ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 week ago