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Missing bookmarks

Hello, Last night I went to bed and all my bookmarks were there. Today I woke up and all the bookmarks are gone on my laptop and the open tabs, add-ons etc. I am signed i… (read more)

Hello,

Last night I went to bed and all my bookmarks were there. Today I woke up and all the bookmarks are gone on my laptop and the open tabs, add-ons etc. I am signed in. Restoration does not help (last backup is with today date). But on my smartphone I see them in bookmarks-> desktop bookmarks. How do I save them? I really don´t want to lose them.

Thanks a lot for any advice,

Cyril

Asked by cyril.sup 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmarks

I recently refreshed Firefox, in the process of which all my bookmarks disappeared. When I try to manually add bookmarks, Firefox will not allow any bookmarks. When I att… (read more)

I recently refreshed Firefox, in the process of which all my bookmarks disappeared. When I try to manually add bookmarks, Firefox will not allow any bookmarks. When I attempted to add the information from the Old Firefox Data icon onscreen, it still refused to add or restore my bookmarks. I have checked my profile page and there is only 1 profile shown, so I cannot enable any other profile. Any ideas?

Asked by iandcgertel 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Attn: Jscher2000 Re Display All Bookmarks (not just folders) in New FF Window

Hi again J Older thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284813 now closed of course. You suggested "If you paste the following address to th… (read more)

Hi again J

   Older thread  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284813    now closed of course.
   
   You suggested    "If you paste the following address to the address bar of a new window and press Enter to load it, you have largely the same functionality:"

chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml

   Good idea.   Yes, "largely."   Then I bookmarked "that page"   And then pinned/locked that 'bookmark' as a tab in my Default Session.         Then ...

"You can hold the Shift key and left-click the bookmark to open the bookmark (link) in a new window. This should always work to open a link in a new window." Mozilla Support. Which it does.

   Bingo.     Standard browser window.   Separate Window with All folders and All bookmarks in a ONE PANE in its own window, so any and all bookmarks are visible concurrently.    The Browser and Bookmarks show on Taskbar as two icons for toggling ("never combine")  and the critical functionality from ancient FF 3.26 (not the portable) and later via AiOS or "Good 'Ol Sidebar" is back in business.      Took me awhile for the opportunity to investigate this, but I appreciate your experience and patience.    Cheers!

Asked by pietertvl1 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Data loss

I want to recover my data: 1- Favorite / Bookmark 2- Passwords 3- Additions The device was serviced and when installing firefox, registering my account and syncing my dat… (read more)

I want to recover my data: 1- Favorite / Bookmark 2- Passwords 3- Additions

The device was serviced and when installing firefox, registering my account and syncing my data is not restored

please help

Asked by khalidsarie // خالد سريع 1 year ago

Answered by khalidsarie // خالد سريع 1 year ago

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Bookmarks on Windows 7

Hello On Windows 7, when I click on the top menu option "Bookmarks", I can see them and click on them, BUT I can't delete them nor move using the options on the right-but… (read more)

Hello On Windows 7, when I click on the top menu option "Bookmarks", I can see them and click on them, BUT I can't delete them nor move using the options on the right-button menu of my mouse. I could before. I can't either create create a new Folder

Thanks Kind regards Miguel

Asked by migibanezs 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Where is the trash folder for bookmarks?

FF 100.0.2 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS I have deleted my bookmarks with the Bookmark manager, but where are they now? I cannot find them in /trash and all of the *bookmark* files on… (read more)

FF 100.0.2 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I have deleted my bookmarks with the Bookmark manager, but where are they now? I cannot find them in /trash and all of the *bookmark* files on my laptop are miniscule (like 127 bytes.) The json files are no better, when I imported previous bookmark files they were empty.

Asked by Quentin 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 22 hours ago

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Bookmarks are missing

I did a System Restore and when it completed I clicked on the Firefox Icon to get back online. When I did it said that the program had been moved. I had to re-download Fi… (read more)

I did a System Restore and when it completed I clicked on the Firefox Icon to get back online. When I did it said that the program had been moved. I had to re-download Firefox and of course all of my previous bookmarks were gone. I have tried to complete the steps to recover them but nothing I'm doing is working. Can you please help. I do have an "Old Firefox Data" Folder on my desktop. I have alot of bookmarks ranging from current to a long time ago and would like to know how to retrieve them. Thank you.

Colleen CMReno1031@outlook.com

Asked by CMReno1031 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I get rid of the extremely annoying and useless "Other Bookmarks" folder which I NEVER use?

How do I get rid of the extremely annoying and useless "Other Bookmarks" folder which I NEVER use? This forum is misleading because it says only 3 people have this proble… (read more)

How do I get rid of the extremely annoying and useless "Other Bookmarks" folder which I NEVER use? This forum is misleading because it says only 3 people have this problem. I'm sure there are many thousands but it is almost impossible to comment or reply. It was a major puzzle for me to get this far. Firefox should to make a simple list of bookmarks available, when you have the Bookmarks symbol on the toolbar. It should be the default instead of hiding them in "other folders". If someone wants to make it more complex they easily can add folders. The default now is too complex and difficult to change. Every time I need to add the Firefox browser to a new operating system I need to do extensive research and fiddling just to simplify because I cannot remember the gymnastics I had to go through the last time.This time it made me so exasperated I nearly gave up went to Edge.

Asked by robby2499 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Pinned websites in Chronicle

I synchronized my Firefox with my Android Device. Since I made this I see two pinned websites in my chronicle which can't be deleted. I don't find them in my bookmarks or… (read more)

I synchronized my Firefox with my Android Device. Since I made this I see two pinned websites in my chronicle which can't be deleted. I don't find them in my bookmarks or anywhere in my chronicle, neither on the PC nor on my Android device. Can somebody tell me how I can delete this entries?

Asked by MSP7706 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Folders

I recently upgraded to Monterey, which may be relevant, and can no longer open all bookmarks in a folder by right clicking. This is inconvenient. Any suggestions grateful… (read more)

I recently upgraded to Monterey, which may be relevant, and can no longer open all bookmarks in a folder by right clicking. This is inconvenient. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Asked by chris52 6 months ago

Answered by chris52 6 months ago

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Firefox 77 Address bar drop-down not identifying/catagorizing Bookmarks and History

I have both FF 76 and 77. At least with FF76, when I type in the address bar, in the drop-down, identifies the Bookmarks with a star to left of the bookmark so I know it'… (read more)

I have both FF 76 and 77. At least with FF76, when I type in the address bar, in the drop-down, identifies the Bookmarks with a star to left of the bookmark so I know it's a bookmark at a glance, but still does not show any identification for History items. But in FF 77, there is NO star identifying Bookmark items and nothing for history items. Why aren't there any symbols identifying or categorizing the address bar drop-down items? I can't tell if it's Bookmarks or History or Open tabs. Thanks.

Unless I knowingly have a setting enabled to prevent these symbols.

Asked by seeley6 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Won't work

Hi, the backup files listed on the Restore menu are complete snapshots of your bookmarks for that date, and not limited to the new ones added on those dates. Do you want … (read more)

Hi, the backup files listed on the Restore menu are complete snapshots of your bookmarks for that date, and not limited to the new ones added on those dates. Do you want to physically delete the full backups from disk?

If you want to view/delete your current bookmarks added during a certain period, here are the steps for that:

Sorting Bookmarks by Date Added

First, make sure you have the Added column in your Library window (called up by Manage Bookmarks). To add a new column to the display, right-click any existing column heading and check the column on the little drop-down list.

Next, if you aren't sure which folder the bookmarks are in you can do a general search in the upper right corner (entering http will match most bookmark URLs).

Then click the Added column heading to sort by that column. This should group together the bookmarks added on a particular date so you can review and delete the ones you don't want.

Does that work on your Firefox?

No because I do not have an "Added" column on the Library window called up by "Manage Bookmarks." YES I would like to "Physically delete (permanently get rid of) "the full backups from the disc." I have yet to see a "delete" tab anywhere in this version of Firefox (92.0). I would gladly revert to an earlier version if it eliminated the current "restore bookmarks" list. How do I do it?

Asked by yrfrnd 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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clearing bookmarks search field in sidebar

In the bookmarks sidebar (Win 10 PC), when using "search bookmarks" and after typing an entry to locate, I thought that there used to be a "button" (x) in the far right… (read more)

In the bookmarks sidebar (Win 10 PC), when using "search bookmarks" and after typing an entry to locate, I thought that there used to be a "button" (x) in the far right of the search field that would clear any entry and return the view of bookmarks in the sidebar to that which was displayed prior to the search.

Has something changed or was I just imagining this.

If my rampant imagination is at work, please consider this a feature request

Thanks

Asked by zibbledabbit 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago