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restore bookmarks

Greetings, I have been unable to restore my previous bookmarks due to the recent Firefox update. I have tried to ctrl+shift+B and try to import my bookmark in the backup … (read more)

Greetings,

I have been unable to restore my previous bookmarks due to the recent Firefox update.

I have tried to ctrl+shift+B and try to import my bookmark in the backup file in my profile folder but whenever I try to import my bookmark from the backup folder it says "unable to process backup files".

Ive also tried to import them from html link using the link I got here ; https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html , it doesnt work, tells me the download "failed"..

I also tried to change the file extension from .jsonlz4 to .json ,still not working...(unable to process file).

Please help me get my bookmarks back, this is so frustrating.. Also needless to say im totally clueless in terms of computers (I am 62 years old),It took me 2 hours to understand and try to follow the instructions in similar post, Im not even joking... could you please use simple language and instructions in order to help ?

Thank you.

Asked by eTeRNaL_DrEaMeR 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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All passwords are gone

After a recent update all of my passwords are gone (as well as history, bookmarks, etc) One post says to replace the key3.db and logins.json files to restore them. Howeve… (read more)

After a recent update all of my passwords are gone (as well as history, bookmarks, etc)

One post says to replace the key3.db and logins.json files to restore them. However, the current folder does not contain a key3.db file. Only a key4.db file.

Asked by Skiddingme 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (read more)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 7 months ago

Last reply by dravafox 4 months ago

speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (read more)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 3 months ago

Last reply by ginchinchili 3 months ago

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BOOKMARKS GONE!

Something happened and all my bookmarks are gone and the old Firefox data folder on my desktop was deleted by accident. I have looked everywhere and done system restores.… (read more)

Something happened and all my bookmarks are gone and the old Firefox data folder on my desktop was deleted by accident. I have looked everywhere and done system restores. How do I get them back? Does Firefox support offer screen sharing support?

Asked by granturinos 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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lost bookmarks

Hello, my PC crashed on a windows update so had to reinstall win10. Old files were placed in windows.old. tried to find bookmarks couldn't but did find some under favorit… (read more)

Hello,

my PC crashed on a windows update so had to reinstall win10. Old files were placed in windows.old.

tried to find bookmarks couldn't but did find some under favorites. However cannot see them when selecting show bookmarks! Very frustrating. Any assistance to restore my bookmarks would be appreciated. however windows.old seems to have disappeared!!

Many thanks

Asked by CM 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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bookmarks do not show

My windows 10 laptop crashed two days ago so it was reinstalled. All data are on a hdd so only the ssd for software was affected. Also my Firefox profile is on the hdd so… (read more)

My windows 10 laptop crashed two days ago so it was reinstalled. All data are on a hdd so only the ssd for software was affected. Also my Firefox profile is on the hdd so it is untouched.

I installed the most recent version of Firefox (Quantum 60.0.1 64 bit) today and started it with -P and directed it to my profile that is still there on the hdd. But Firefox does not show my bookmarks. In the troubleshoot information the correct profile folder is shown.

In this folder is a 5Mb places.sqlite file.

The tip to rebuild the Places database with an add-on does not wok because the add-on webpage says "This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox." https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/

I created a new profile and copied the places.sqlite file into that folder, but that did not solve it either.

Is there any way to show the bookmarks or somehow get the bookmarks out of places.sqlite file?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Ylva

Asked by ylpo 2 years ago

Last reply by ylpo 2 years ago

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Migrated from firefox ESr to firefox, bookmarks and passwords are not imported

Going from ESR to regular firefox bookmarks and saved passwords are gone. Import does'nt have an option to import from ESR version. How do I get my bookmarks and saved … (read more)

Going from ESR to regular firefox bookmarks and saved passwords are gone. Import does'nt have an option to import from ESR version. How do I get my bookmarks and saved passwords back?

Asked by Flyer7000 2 years ago

Answered by Flyer7000 2 years ago

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all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I am losing recent bookmarks

I am losing all of my new bookmarks with no crash. I usually save all of mine to folders on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I lost individual links and sub-folders containing li… (read more)

I am losing all of my new bookmarks with no crash. I usually save all of mine to folders on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I lost individual links and sub-folders containing links under multiple folders on this toolbar. Unfortunately my last manual backup is about a week ago. All of those bookmarks from the backup are still there.

I wish Mozilla would at least create an "automatic" bookmark backup feature if this is going to happen.

Asked by jeffer23 2 years ago

Last reply by jeffer23 2 years ago

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All passwords on desktop disappeared available on android but will not sync

Today for no reason all my saved passwords on my desktop Firefox browser have disappeared. Fortunately on my android phone they all still exist. I have tried to sync and … (read more)

Today for no reason all my saved passwords on my desktop Firefox browser have disappeared. Fortunately on my android phone they all still exist. I have tried to sync and on Android it confirms sync has happened but the passwords will still not show on the desktop browser. Only new passwords now entered are being recorded.

I have never had this problem ever and have done nothing today that would cause this to happen

I have the most recent FF 66 and up to date Windows 10

Any suggestions welcome please.

Asked by adrian29630 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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My addons doesn't show up in the top right bar

Basically i noticed that whenever i installed adblock or any other addons they don't show up in the top right bar as icon and even if i have them enabled they do not work… (read more)

Basically i noticed that whenever i installed adblock or any other addons they don't show up in the top right bar as icon and even if i have them enabled they do not work, i searched a bit and it seems to be an old issue that was present with some older version of firefox, is somebody currently experiecing this?

Asked by dddcod5 1 year ago

Answered by dddcod5 1 year ago

Logins and passwords still not saved

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are au… (read more)

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are automatically filled when I move the cursor to the Username and Password fields, but I still have to click Log In. As soon as I log out and log in I am asked to "Sign In" again. I tried manually adding a website to the "Saved Logins" but that did not help. Using Windows 10 64bit.

Asked by steenwinther 4 months ago

Last reply by steen.winther 4 months ago

Prevent Updating Again And Again And Again......

Hi I know I have asked this before, but it is still something I want to do. I want to prevent Firefox from automatically updating itself. I know there is a box for this i… (read more)

Hi I know I have asked this before, but it is still something I want to do. I want to prevent Firefox from automatically updating itself. I know there is a box for this in options but this doesn't prevent automatic updates: a known issue. I have tried all manner of about: config settings registry edits etc. but I still cannot prevent Firefox from updating. As Firefox apparently cannot update without removing all my settings addins etc. it becomes more and more like I am having to hold its hand each and every time. Gone are the days when software worked for you, now you have to sist back and continually waste time restoring settings and addins: but only if Firefox decides they remain of use, whether I want them or not. I then have to either start from scratch by manually reinstalling them, or find another as Firefox no longer lists them. I find this "we know better than you " attitude is unnacceptable. Does anyone else share my thoughts that software should do what the end user wants it to and not what the provider wants?

Asked by Les 1 month ago

Last reply by Les 3 weeks ago

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key4.db file gets corrupted after I close the borwser

Hello FF team. starting with FF update 56 to 57 and so on I got this strange problem: it looks like my key4.db file gets corrupted and FF become almost useless after I ac… (read more)

Hello FF team.

starting with FF update 56 to 57 and so on I got this strange problem: it looks like my key4.db file gets corrupted and FF become almost useless after I access my saved passwords and then exit the browser. If I delete the key4.db file (I still have the key3.db and logins.json files in profile folder) everything works fine. The key4.db file is generated, my passwords are there and I can use them till next browser exit/restart. Here are the symptoms:

- upon start the browser directly asks for master password (normally I'm asked for the master password only when I really need it) - no browsing history is shown in the address bar - enter key and 'Go to...' button do not work at all (I can only open a site if it is bookmarked) - when I go to browser's options there is nothing under 'Search' section - in other words the content cannot be loaded or displayed - when I open 'Saved Logins' dialog there is nothing - there are no *corrupt files in my profile directory

So when this happens I have to exit the browser and delete the key4.db file. However if I don't access my saved logins during the session at all, there is no such problem. I can start/use/exit the browser as many times as I want and it works fine. So it looks like the access to the saved logins breaks something.

Regards, Ivan Mitov

Asked by ivan.mitov 2 years ago

Answered by ivan.mitov 2 years ago

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Bookmarks disappeared; restore seems to do nothing.

Windows 7, 64-bit. Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit) Noticed today that my bookmarks are gone. Went through many support pages trying to get them back. The bookmarks restore dialog… (read more)

Windows 7, 64-bit. Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit) Noticed today that my bookmarks are gone. Went through many support pages trying to get them back. The bookmarks restore dialog shows I have a variety of backups, each claimed to be containing ~4500 bookmarks, which sounds about right. Restoring one of them produces no errors, but nothing seems to happen -- my bookmarks are still all gone. Did the "verify" on the Troubleshooting page, didn't see any complaints. Did a backup to a .json file and, wow, that's impressive -- never seen Gnu Emacs lock up trying to load a file before; did they really elect to put no newlines in there?

Finally, I am desperate enough to post for help. :-)

Asked by ronburk 2 years ago

Last reply by ronburk 2 years ago

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Can't find bookmarks from before last update

Firefox did an auto update last week and since that time I have not been able to restore any of my prior bookmarks. Tried all the methods suggested and nothing provides t… (read more)

Firefox did an auto update last week and since that time I have not been able to restore any of my prior bookmarks. Tried all the methods suggested and nothing provides the correct methodology for not only restoring but even finding them. There has to be a simple solution for this unwanted change.

Asked by raymie 2 years ago

Last reply by raymie 2 years ago

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Restore previous session doesn't always work.

When using the "Restore Previous session" Firefox keeps refusing to load one of the tabs I had open last at random. Then when I copy the internet address and close the ta… (read more)

When using the "Restore Previous session" Firefox keeps refusing to load one of the tabs I had open last at random. Then when I copy the internet address and close the tab then use the Paste and go in my address bar, it promptly crashes that tab as well. As you can understand this is extremely annoying, so what's going on here?

Asked by Michael11 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Everything gone

I installed the most recent update a week ago, problems opening pages I had visited many times previously, too many pages, became frustrating and did a system restore to … (read more)

I installed the most recent update a week ago, problems opening pages I had visited many times previously, too many pages, became frustrating and did a system restore to previous date then Firefox would not open at all, just kept crashing, options were to open in safe mode or refresh Firefox, tried to open in safe mode, it would not open even in safe mode so tried to refresh Firefox, got a message saying it was importing bookmarks etc but when it finally opened EVERYTHING is gone. Years of saved passwords for multiple pages, no history, no bookmarks, nothing nada...feeling pretty hopeless...HELP?

Asked by TLPoirier 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago