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Bookmarks gone after update - tried everything!

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doe… (read more)

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doesn't work either; I get an error message "unable to process the backup file - but it does at least see the last relevant version from 10.6.2020.

To compound the problem, whist working my way through several solutions offered on these forums, I hit the Refresh Firefox button, which created an Old Firefox Data folder on my desktop - but seems to only contains the new stuff after today's upgrade) AND I also reset my Firefox password and got the message that Personal Data will be lost so that has added to the problem. Basically a massive mess!

Can I revert to the older Version of Firefox or using an old computer backup or is there another way to fix this?? It's nearly 3000 bookmarks going way back to 2014 - I'd be gutted to lose it all.

I appreciate any help - thanks in advance! Nicole

Asked by nicole.heinzel 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Lost Bookmarks

Hello I had a Problem where i couldnt login to my Google Account, i tried pretty much everything until i reinstalled Firefox. The reinstall finally worked... But i forgot… (read more)

Hello I had a Problem where i couldnt login to my Google Account, i tried pretty much everything until i reinstalled Firefox. The reinstall finally worked... But i forgot to save my Bookmarks and now they're gone... are they still somewhere saved so i can get them back?

Greetings and thanks in advance Martin

Asked by Ascraeus Mons 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 days ago

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Firefox refresh deleted all my bookmarks

I got a pop up saying that Firefox was running slow. I clicked on it to find out more info. Firefox recommended to refresh, I used the refresh button. It deleted all my b… (read more)

I got a pop up saying that Firefox was running slow. I clicked on it to find out more info. Firefox recommended to refresh, I used the refresh button. It deleted all my bookmarks. WHY????

Asked by hgardner28 6 days ago

Answered by firefox195 6 days ago

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Lost Tab in Mozilla Toolbar Menu

Dear Mozilla community, I was re-ordering the main tabs for daily use. The little blue line that indicates a move-change was about to show up when my finger slipped from … (read more)

Dear Mozilla community, I was re-ordering the main tabs for daily use. The little blue line that indicates a move-change was about to show up when my finger slipped from the Apple Magic trackpad. The TAB that I use for dissertation work (PHD) disappeared. Thinking that it simply was transferred to the my Bookmarks, I checked there. No joy. I also checked to the bookmark menu TAB for my university teaching work. Not there either? Hmm. I searched for the Bookmark (PHD) and I am not able to locate it.

Any suggestions?

I would be most grateful.

Sincerely, AM

Asked by alistairmeister 5 days ago

Answered by alistairmeister 4 days ago

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Cannot find bookmark manager

Show me how to find the bookmark manager I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more). I had several machines with different purpose… (read more)

Show me how to find the bookmark manager

I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more).

I had several machines with different purposes and when I got a Firefox account, I signed them all in. Now the bookmarks are chaotic, and I want to combine them in a more rational way. I need a real manager that allows me to do this. I'm sure there is one, but I cannot find it.

Currently FF 77.0.1, according to help.

Asked by Kevin 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Latest FF Update Failed to Import Bookmarks and PW

Hello, The latest and greatest FF update did not import my FF bookmarks and saved PW. I followed all instructions on FF troubleshooting and forums and nothing seems to re… (read more)

Hello,

The latest and greatest FF update did not import my FF bookmarks and saved PW. I followed all instructions on FF troubleshooting and forums and nothing seems to restore my data. I have a old FF data, but it's stating nothing has been backed up since 2018, however I've used FF daily. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

Asked by sr.selvin 1 day ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 22 hours ago

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Are bookmarks the equivalent to 'Favorites' in Internet Explorer?

Where are my saved websites saved? Also, am I able to "share" the file over my LAN? I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected to my network. What I would like to do is m… (read more)

Where are my saved websites saved? Also, am I able to "share" the file over my LAN? I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected to my network. What I would like to do is make it so whether I save (or bookmark?) a site on the laptop or desktop it is available on both. Does this make sense? If I need to do a better job explaining just let me know. Currently, I am successfully sharing the IE 'Favorites' folder so the links are always in sync and the same links are available on both of my machines.

Asked by Ryan Nelson 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Previous version of Firefox points to latest installed version on seperate drive, bookmarks missing

Hi, please could I have some help with the following? I had firefox installed on the same partition as the windows I booted from. Due to an error this partition would no… (read more)

Hi, please could I have some help with the following?

I had firefox installed on the same partition as the windows I booted from. Due to an error this partition would no longer boot and I had to install windows and firefox clean on a seperate drive.

I've managed to get the partition working again and can access all the files on it again. Unfortunately when i load up the firefox on the previously failed partition it appears to load up the same version as I installed most recently. None of my old book marks are in the menu which is what I am trying to access. I've looked on here for help and the following don't seem to apply to me...

- There's no profiles folder in the old partition so I can't find Places.sqlite. - Troubleshooting>Show Folder points to the application data on the new install drive - There doesn't appear to be backup.json files on the old partition

So my question is is there anywhere on the old partition you can think where my old bookmarks may be stored?

Any suggestions would be appreciated Many thanks JD

Asked by MoFox212 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Is there a way to display again the description field by clicking on the gold star near the url (useful to type memos about this site)?

In the previous versions of Firefox, when you click on the star near the url, you can add this website on your favorites. Another click and you can edit some fields about… (read more)

In the previous versions of Firefox, when you click on the star near the url, you can add this website on your favorites. Another click and you can edit some fields about this bookmark, like the url, the folder, etc...

But with FF17, the Description field is no longer there. You can only find it when managing your bookmarks, that is not really user friendly.

Is there a way to add again the description field when clicking on the gold star? It's very useful for adding notes about this website, and it's also synch with addins like Xmarks

Asked by DarkwolfLair 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Accidentally overwritten my original .json backup. Firefox unable to import recovered bookmark from Bookmark Backup folder in Profiles.

I accidentally replaced my backup with the current bookmarks while trying to import from it. The original bookmarks were not present in Bookmark Backup in Profiles so I u… (read more)

I accidentally replaced my backup with the current bookmarks while trying to import from it. The original bookmarks were not present in Bookmark Backup in Profiles so I used Recuva for recovery. Now, Firefox gives the 'Unable to process backup file' thingy.

System Restore hasn't helped either.

Asked by orija 7 years ago

Answered by orija 7 years ago

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What does it mean when the dialogue box that pops up when you want to bookmark a site says “ Remove 3 bookmarks?”

Using Firefox 17.0. When I click on "Bookmark a Page" under the star in the dialogue box that appears it may say "Remove Bookmark" or "Remove 3 bookmarks." What does it… (read more)

Using Firefox 17.0. When I click on "Bookmark a Page" under the star in the dialogue box that appears it may say "Remove Bookmark" or "Remove 3 bookmarks." What does it mean - will it really remove three bookmarks?

Asked by Medici 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Import bookmarks from Safari 5.1.7

Hello. I would like to import all of my bookmarks from Safari 5.1.7 to Firefox/Mozilla. I have over 200 of them and would like to avoid having to go to each site to rebo… (read more)

Hello. I would like to import all of my bookmarks from Safari 5.1.7 to Firefox/Mozilla. I have over 200 of them and would like to avoid having to go to each site to rebook(mark) it.

I'm on the following hardware:

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz

Running the following software:

System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Safari Version: Version 5.1.7 (6534.57.2) Firefox Version: Version 12.0

Asked by BKTru 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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why are my bookmarks blocked

For several days, "my bookmarks" are not being displayed in my Firefox home page. There is a message displayed in a small window indicating possible causes, however: I d… (read more)

For several days, "my bookmarks" are not being displayed in my Firefox home page. There is a message displayed in a small window indicating possible causes, however: I do not use Norton Firewall or any other Norton product Javascript is enabled

I use a my.myway.com homepage which displays correctly in Internet Explorer but not in Firefox.

My computer is Windows 7 64-bit.

Any suggestions?

Asked by dalehiet 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Set up app tabs bi pining when firefox closes and is reopened app tabs have disappeared, Why

all the information i have is contained in one line. Set up app tabs close fire fox and then reopen. i do nothing between these 2 tasks. Did this 5 times and it still doe… (read more)

all the information i have is contained in one line. Set up app tabs close fire fox and then reopen. i do nothing between these 2 tasks. Did this 5 times and it still does not work

Asked by hunter7615 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Underline glitch in Firefox or Sidebar Bookmark Selector 2.3

I have Firefox 12 with the Sidebar Bookmark Selector 2.3 app. They've been running together for atleast a few years now. Starting last week when I open my bookmarks I'l… (read more)

I have Firefox 12 with the Sidebar Bookmark Selector 2.3 app. They've been running together for atleast a few years now. Starting last week when I open my bookmarks I'll get underlines going through any that I run over with the mouse in an upwards fashion. If I go up 10 bookmarks, there will be ten underlines. If I go back down through them, they all erase. What the heck is going on?? Any google search with the words "Firefox" and "underlining" will only bring you to an answer of going into tools, options, colors, and unchecking the underlining box. This is not it. This is driving me mad! Any suggestions? I don't even know at this point if it has anything to do with either one of them at this point.

Asked by CT71 7 years ago

Answered by CT71 7 years ago

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any way to trim off .url from bookmark name import from html?

just import bookmark.html from IE, and notice that all bookmark show as XXXXX.url? why? checked bookmark.html from IE, no .url there. any way to trim off '.url'? please a… (read more)

just import bookmark.html from IE, and notice that all bookmark show as XXXXX.url? why? checked bookmark.html from IE, no .url there.

any way to trim off '.url'?

please advise.

Asked by oldman1881 7 years ago

Answered by oldman1881 7 years ago

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I use firefox 16 on windows 7 with Xmarks and now all my bookmarks are gone.

I recently began using Xmarks with Firefox 16 on a Windows 7 platform. I got some sort of an error message (I think from Xmarks) regarding "Bookmarks". I clicked on the… (read more)

I recently began using Xmarks with Firefox 16 on a Windows 7 platform. I got some sort of an error message (I think from Xmarks) regarding "Bookmarks". I clicked on the message to fix the problem and zapp all my bookmarks were gone. I found my "bookmarksbackup" profile file. but can't get it to open. I suppose that I need a JSON viewer. I downloaded a opensource viewer that looked good, but still don't get anything that remotely resembles my old bookmarks. I thought that I might be the victim of a virus, but I'm probably just the victim of my own ignorance.

Asked by pianonanda65 7 years ago

Answered by dumdidadida 7 years ago

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reformatted 2 computers need bookmarks back from sync

i was having problems with firefox 16 and it kept freexing and not responding .. so i removed it and reinstalled ... i forgot that i had also reformatted my mac that had… (read more)

i was having problems with firefox 16 and it kept freexing and not responding .. so i removed it and reinstalled ... i forgot that i had also reformatted my mac that had the bookmarks synced .. does the sync backup my bookmarks on cloud?

so i can restore them ?

Asked by wowow13 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago