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Transfering Dell Firefox Bookmarks to my new Mac???

I've recently went from my Dell to Mac. They transfered everything to my Mac for me. I want to use all my history, bookmarks, etc for Firefox from that transfer. How d… (read more)

I've recently went from my Dell to Mac. They transfered everything to my Mac for me. I want to use all my history, bookmarks, etc for Firefox from that transfer. How do I find and import to Firefox that I just downloaded on my Mac?

Asked by Sld323 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Syncing deleted most of my bookmarks

Three months ago I began using sync but it was not until today that I noticed that many of my older bookmarks in my bookmarks menu had disappeared along with the folders … (read more)

Three months ago I began using sync but it was not until today that I noticed that many of my older bookmarks in my bookmarks menu had disappeared along with the folders I had created to categorize them. Also my browsing history has been significantly shortened.

Why is this happening and how do I stop it?

Before syncing I had a vast bookmark array now all I seem to have are bookmarks that only go back about a year.

I tried to restore but the archive only goes back a month. Is there a way to find older restore backups?

Thanks

Asked by cucaloris 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Cannot get backup favorites back after recovery.

I had to do a recovery. Went to Show all bookmarks>>> to import and restore>>> To restore>>> No dates show only CHOOSE FILE>>> When I … (read more)

I had to do a recovery. Went to Show all bookmarks>>> to import and restore>>> To restore>>> No dates show only CHOOSE FILE>>> When I click on that it brings me to page with all my homegroup, computer, network folders etc. On the bottom I type in the file name which is the backup one with JSON next to it and click open.There are two folders>>> One with my name omn and one with public. I click on my name and it has contacts, favorites, desktop, downloads etc. What do I do from there?

Asked by rusty1643 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox demolished my hard work

I am using v 35.0.1 now, all my interesting and important business links have gone, i've never used any programs like slimcleaner/ccleaner to clean my browsing history an… (read more)

I am using v 35.0.1 now, all my interesting and important business links have gone, i've never used any programs like slimcleaner/ccleaner to clean my browsing history and i never used these programs for past 1 year. I'm struggling to get my 2014 firefox history back and tried mozilla history view tool to recover but failed. Firefox developers please help me in this regard, its all important business links.

Asked by mohu 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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reinstalling firefox after wiping a mac after the user profile corrupted and my profile has nothing in it although everything was synched. -can it be recovered?

I have the mozilla back up on an external hard-drive but cannot find the hidden files through there using ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folde… (read more)

I have the mozilla back up on an external hard-drive but cannot find the hidden files through there using ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder> ~/Library/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/ Also that data may be corrupted.

I have an android device, no longer synched, that does have the history on it, but don't want to synch it just in case the device's firefox is overwritten with the blank version on the mac which is running yosemite.
Please help!

Asked by safmod 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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After restoring Windows my sync history has gone : bookmarks,history ,passwords...

Yesterday I reinstalled windows and installed Firefox dev-edition. when I signed in sync , everything was fine... I saw all my bookmarks and history, addons were installe… (read more)

Yesterday I reinstalled windows and installed Firefox dev-edition.

when I signed in sync , everything was fine... I saw all my bookmarks and history, addons were installed too...

then I installed kmp player and as I later discovered he brought some unwanted apps like "yandex, iwebar and their company"... that i discovered today, when i went trouble with internet connection...

so i uninstalled that apps and than restored system to yesterday ... internet come back...

but when i reinstalled Firefox and signed in sync , there was nothing...

i tried many ways... installing different versions, creating new profile did nothing...

is possible to get back my sync history or it has gone away already ? please help me...

Asked by _ika 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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My Sync is not working. It failed to retrieve data from my account.

Few days ago I have installed the Firefox version 35.0. And my sync account was named m.akram040@gmail.com . But after I installed this version I had previous version 30.… (read more)

Few days ago I have installed the Firefox version 35.0. And my sync account was named m.akram040@gmail.com . But after I installed this version I had previous version 30.0 or 32.0 . And in those versions my sync account was m.akram040@gmail.com. But now after the installation of version 35.0 I did not find anything in my bookmarks. It seems like I had nothing synced. But I know I have always synced and I am sure about this. I had so many important research and project links in the bookmarks. Please can you retrieve the bookmark list of my sync account. I am in a real misery right now. Please retrieve my synced datas as soon as possible.

Asked by mahabubakram 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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How can I get my tabs back? Mozilla Firefox closed them and i cant get them back.

I had about 3 windows open with MANY tabs opened so I would not forget what I had to do,sadly they got closed and they did not appear back. I cannot get them back. Help. … (read more)

I had about 3 windows open with MANY tabs opened so I would not forget what I had to do,sadly they got closed and they did not appear back. I cannot get them back. Help. Get rid of viruses for Mozilla Firefox,my computer gained a virus again. Thank you.

Asked by unravel 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I entered my sync on a laptop which is stolen. only 3 devices i used to access. Security concern. I need to make sure the person with stoln laptop cannot access

I need to delete or make sure my firefox sync a/c on the other stolen and inaccessable to me, device cannot get any of my details. i checked everywhere but no answer. A … (read more)

I need to delete or make sure my firefox sync a/c on the other stolen and inaccessable to me, device cannot get any of my details. i checked everywhere but no answer. A Question would be. How do i delete myfirefox a/c and sync a/c from the inaccesable to me device, a laptop. Please help. these people i think are trying to steal my identity. Urgent security issue. Please help asap. I also had Lasspass on it. which is very dangerous too. Again, please help as i am trying very hard but still no joy and getting more worried. cosullivan1@xxxxx.xxx xxxxxxxxxx

Asked by cork_buy 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Logged in but nothing is synced, been using the new sync for some time now

Hello, Every time I reinstalled Windows, downloaded and installed Firefox, I would sign in with my email and password and the sync would start and be done quite fast. I d… (read more)

Hello,

Every time I reinstalled Windows, downloaded and installed Firefox, I would sign in with my email and password and the sync would start and be done quite fast.

I did that just now with a fresh install of Win 8.1 a legal copy, downloaded and installed Firefox, signed in, but nothing is synced from my old data, only the new ones I created today.

What happened with all of my browsing history data which always synced before?

Please help!

Asked by Erroneous 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Restoring a profile backup does not work !

My Windows XP crached. I though it would be a great occasion to go to Windows 7 ! Fortunately, I have a backup of my disk, especially, the folder C:\Documents and Settin… (read more)

My Windows XP crached. I though it would be a great occasion to go to Windows 7 !

Fortunately, I have a backup of my disk, especially, the folder C:\Documents and Settings\MyName\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

When following the instructions provided in the support pages like this one : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile

this simple do not work!

I have been careful in closing FireFox before pasting the profile default folder from my XP backup, renaming the folder with the name of the default profile provided in the new Windows 7 forlder : C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

and when restarting Firefox, nothing happens ! no data restored, no password, no history, nothing!

I have even tryed to restore some files only like the 2 files for the password, but again, noting :(

Your quick help/feedback wil be much appreciated.

Best regards

Asked by ferid 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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firefox homepage changes everytime i open firefox

some, program changed my default to homepage to some random search engine. Now, i change my homepage to - www.google.com/firefox by doing the following steps : tools>o… (read more)

some, program changed my default to homepage to some random search engine. Now, i change my homepage to - www.google.com/firefox by doing the following steps : tools>options>enter the address for the homepage and then click OK. Now, i close firefox. When i open firefox again, it goes back to that previous random homepage and not, www.google.com/firefox , which i had set it as. Please help in solving this problem

Asked by sanmeet 7 years ago

Last reply by ncjoe 7 years ago

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how do I remove ask.com

I have ask.com as a search engine. I tried deleting by uninstalling it but it is still there although uninstalled. I have uninstalled Firefox butt it comes back when I re… (read more)

I have ask.com as a search engine. I tried deleting by uninstalling it but it is still there although uninstalled. I have uninstalled Firefox butt it comes back when I reload it. I am asking this question as a last resort as if I can't get rid of it I will start using Safari for my internet

Asked by geohod 7 years ago

Last reply by zuary 7 years ago

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How do I create a new folder in bookmarks?

I followed the suggestions from post a year ago, but the answer I was directed to no longer works. This used to be easy until they changed the bookmark section on Firefox… (read more)

I followed the suggestions from post a year ago, but the answer I was directed to no longer works. This used to be easy until they changed the bookmark section on Firefox. Wondering why there does not seem to be a choice simply marked "New Folder" or if there is, where is it?

Asked by BALE 7 years ago

Last reply by fullyrealizedcom 7 years ago

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When editing the location of a website, the tags associated with it disappear. Is there any way to fix this or get around it?

If I am editing the location of a website in the Bookmarks Library (ex. from imab.com to imdb.com) then all the tags that I have listed for that website disappear (ex. if… (read more)

If I am editing the location of a website in the Bookmarks Library (ex. from imab.com to imdb.com) then all the tags that I have listed for that website disappear (ex. if I had movie, info, actors as my tags they all disappear). Is there a way around that or a fix for it?

Asked by AlisonFashion 7 years ago

Last reply by ultrafox 7 years ago

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Firefox doesn't delete cookies on exit. When will it do?

Firefox fails to delete cookies if set to do so on quitting and if the settings 'General->Show my windows and tabs from last time' have been set. The problem is descri… (read more)

Firefox fails to delete cookies if set to do so on quitting and if the settings 'General->Show my windows and tabs from last time' have been set.

The problem is described e.g. as bug 794253, 443354 and 401187:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794253 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443354 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401187 .

As a result user tracking through cookies can continue even if Firefox had been closed before. Moreover another user could resume an earlier session and access pages an earlier user had not logged off from.

A work around is also described in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443354 :
edit direct link to comment -J99 bug 443354 c48

In about:config set browser.sessionstore.privacy_level & browser.sessionstore.privacy_level_deferred to 1 or 2 as described with the bug report.

However, as a general solution this problem needs to be fixed in Firefox since most people will neither be aware of the problem nor of the work around.

Users can vote for this bug in Bugzilla to promote its solution.

Asked by fkbreitl 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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I have bookmarks in the toolbar without icons

In my bookmarks toolbar, some of the entries have icons and some have only a box. Is there some why I can make Firefox look up and use the icons for these web sites? … (read more)

In my bookmarks toolbar, some of the entries have icons and some have only a box. Is there some why I can make Firefox look up and use the icons for these web sites?

Asked by bobgoldstein 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago