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My bookmarks vanished after restoring my pc..

When I returned to where I was they had vanished. I searched for a few hours and then signed up for mozillazine. I asked anyine to talk me through getting them back and r… (read more)

When I returned to where I was they had vanished. I searched for a few hours and then signed up for mozillazine. I asked anyine to talk me through getting them back and received 5 replies but when I tried replying to them I kept being re-directed. To cut to the chase, I'm screwed. Can anyone help me to find my bookmarks - PLEASE!!!!

Asked by WillKanefedup 5 years ago

Last reply by WillKanefedup 5 years ago

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I have 7500 bookmarks under Unsorted Bookmarks, most for Real Player, how do I get rid of them

I cannot delete the Unsorted Bookmarks folder (delete is grayed out, as is Cut) and it has literally thousands of entries. I rarely if ever use the star so they must be b… (read more)

I cannot delete the Unsorted Bookmarks folder (delete is grayed out, as is Cut) and it has literally thousands of entries. I rarely if ever use the star so they must be being added automatically. Most of the entries are "Real Player Home Page." I think this huge number of (useless to me) bookmarks is affecting the Sync function as it keeps telling me it has encountered an error.

Until recently I was using Xmarks but that, too, has stopped functioning.

I am at a loss as to what to do to get rid of all those bookmarks under the UB folder.

Asked by OnTheRoad41 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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My bookmarks have disappeared after Mozilla updated my browser.

It appears that Mozilla did an update to my browser this morning -- to Version 55.0 (32-bit) -- and now my bookmarks are gone. There seems to be some bookmark backups, bu… (read more)

It appears that Mozilla did an update to my browser this morning -- to Version 55.0 (32-bit) -- and now my bookmarks are gone. There seems to be some bookmark backups, but the normal restore process is not working. Please advise.

Asked by jarice2 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How do I show more than 7 folders in the Bookmarks "Choose" list (need a taller dropdown!)?

When bookmarking a page, the "Choose" process shows only 7 lines of folders, requiring me to scroll through my dozens of them (even more scrolling required if some folder… (read more)

When bookmarking a page, the "Choose" process shows only 7 lines of folders, requiring me to scroll through my dozens of them (even more scrolling required if some folders were left expanded). This is because the bookmarking window (the dropdown) is only a small bit of my screen/window height. I used to have an add-on that enlarged this dropdown to show a much longer view of my list. THAT SHOULD BE STANDARD IN FIREFOX!!! But apparently that add-on is not compatible with Firefox Quantum, and I can't find a replacement. Please advise!

Do the developers lead such simple lives that they have only 7 bookmark folders? PLEASE ADD THIS CAPABILITY TO THE BROWSER. I have a 27" monitor, and you ask me to work through a mailslot. CURRENTLY BOOKMARKING A PAGE IS MADDENING!

Meanwhile, can someone please direct me to a compatible add-on for this capability?

PS: I tried to include a screenshot of the dropdown, but your upload process never finished (wheel just keeps turning and page says "Uploading ...". Let me know if any question what I am talking about.

Asked by scinty 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Bookmarks History in FF are all 0 kb. Also, cannot backup bookmarks - they are all 0 json also. Tried bookmarks articles, forums answers, etc. @#$%^ !

Running windows 7 64 bit. FF Version 26. I always backup my bookmarks on a separate flash drive. I thought the drive might be corrupted so I tried a different (HDD) drive… (read more)

Running windows 7 64 bit. FF Version 26.

I always backup my bookmarks on a separate flash drive. I thought the drive might be corrupted so I tried a different (HDD) drive. Same 0 json result. I started shortly after version 26 upgrade. I would downgrade to FF 25 or 24 but I cannot get a copy of the bookmarks to restore in the FF downgrade. All the stored bookmarks are 0 json. Never had this problem before.

Asked by oboist1 6 years ago

Last reply by oboist1 6 years ago

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Firefox will not save bookmark or json file. Refresh didn't help.

I am unable to get Firefox (43.0.4) to export my bookmark or json file. The files are NOT created. I've tried refreshing my profile, but that didn't help. While I realiz… (read more)

I am unable to get Firefox (43.0.4) to export my bookmark or json file. The files are NOT created.

I've tried refreshing my profile, but that didn't help. While I realize that there is a places maintenance extension, I'd like to know what is causing this issue and to find a permanent solution as I backup my data files quite regularly. I can see the places.sqlite file, so I know it's there.

I've not seen this issue before and would appreciate any advice or suggestions on why this happened (corruption?) and how to fix it !

Many thanks.

Asked by Technofile 4 years ago

Last reply by Technofile 4 years ago

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Bookmarks are not working

I have Firefox 44.0.2 but this problem has been going on even on previous versions. If I click on the star it goes through the motions of placing a bookmark. I even see t… (read more)

I have Firefox 44.0.2 but this problem has been going on even on previous versions. If I click on the star it goes through the motions of placing a bookmark. I even see this animation of a star moving to the list of bookmarks. But when I go into the bookmarks they are not listed. I have tried right clicking on the page and clicking the star and I have tried it form the tool bar. Neither works. I have also renamed the places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old and that doesn't seem to do a thing.

Asked by twnorman 4 years ago

Answered by twnorman 4 years ago

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How to restore bookmarks that were lost after upgrading to FireFox Quantum?

Hello, Today I was automatically upgraded to FireFox Quantum. Mostly it went well but my bookmarks have been mostly destroyed and/or disorganized. I've tried restorin… (read more)

Hello,

  Today I was automatically upgraded to FireFox Quantum.  Mostly it went well but my bookmarks have been mostly destroyed and/or disorganized.  I've tried restoring from two different dates prior to the upgrade but the restored bookmarks are a mess.  I'm a software developer and have spent a lot of time safeguarding and organizing these bookmarks.  I'm hoping this is a bug in Quantum and that your team can get this straightened out.  :)

Jay

Asked by OttawaJay 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Tried to fix Firefox crashes, lost all my bookmarks + FF app support folder

I tried to create a new user profile to solve the Ugh! Firefox has crashed problem. Now my Firefox application support file has disappeared! And I appear to have lost all… (read more)

I tried to create a new user profile to solve the Ugh! Firefox has crashed problem. Now my Firefox application support file has disappeared! And I appear to have lost all my bookmarks. I tried to restore from Time machine. Didn't work.

Asked by Mikow 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I lost bookmarks of all my life / Need Help to repair them please

Hello, I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I … (read more)

Hello,

I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I use for years ; (Thx by the way) ; corrupted my data on the run...? I started Firefox again but, no extension, no bookmarks, etc.. I Have kept a backup of all this FF profile, just in case.

My 1st step was to try to get a new profile a import my previous data from Firefox Sync - but somehow , I'm angry at myself again for not understanding how FF Sync work, no data from FFSync updated my data - It stayed like this for a long time , like a new profile without data (I used Xmarks before so I thought it was replacing it).

2nd step: I tried to load all bookmarks-xxx.jsonlz4 located in the bookmarkbackups folder from the FF bookmarks tools (Import / export ; etc). FF seems to see all the bookmarks but can't load them. What is really important here is that FF backed up files for like a month and even my oldest file is unusable  : bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 !!

3rd step: I tried to get my data back from FF files, in bookmarks files like bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 from the bookmarkbackups folder. Someone pointed me to use the https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html website but all the jsonlz4 files in the bookmarkbackups folder seems corrupted (or the format of files changed and his tool may need to be updated ?)

Example : File name: bookmarks-2019-01-19_2392_mKZssqkWMZt+Mqt-HOi68A==.jsonlz4; Size: 283114; last modified 18/01/2019 à 12:38:42 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: Unexpected token in JSON at position 21928) Note: To try a different file, reload this page Can't seem to acces the step 2 part even after waiting longer

4th step: tried to get old Backup of my FF Profiles with Windows 10 Shadow Copy System, "Shadow Explorer" or "System Restore Explorer" Found 3 backup wich I restored also, all bookmarks seems to get the same problem. I think I'll need to look in to this because It's not official Windows tools, but I'm really disapointed here.. I think I'll put them on md5sum tools to compare them for a start.

5th step : tried to repair my <places.sqlite> a (80MB files) which I found renamed to sqlite.corrupt. With the help of http://www.froebe.net/blog/2015/05/27/error-sqlite-database-is-malformed-solved/ , all I can get is a empty database at the end, but Im not a sqlite expert so if anyone has an idea :-)

So please, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. (and sorry for my english)

Asked by silou 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I get rid of the "Recently Bookmarked" section in my bookmarks toolbar?

Just updated and all of a sudden I have this obnoxious section in my bookmarks toolbar telling me what I recently bookmarked and an unnecessary folder titled "Other Bookm… (read more)

Just updated and all of a sudden I have this obnoxious section in my bookmarks toolbar telling me what I recently bookmarked and an unnecessary folder titled "Other Bookmarks" which I can't delete. How do I get rid of them, and who in their right mind thinks that adding more clutter that can't easily be removed is a good idea?

Asked by Immortal009 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Bookmarks painfully slow after 48.0.2 Firefox update

Everything was hunky dory until the awful v48 update. With no other changes to the system, bookmarks are now annoyingly slow to use. If I try to bookmark this page for ex… (read more)

Everything was hunky dory until the awful v48 update. With no other changes to the system, bookmarks are now annoyingly slow to use. If I try to bookmark this page for example, FF has to think for 2-5 seconds before I can enter tags. After saving the bookmark it freezes for another 1-3 seconds before I can do anything else. This is an awful downgrade.

There were absolutely no other changes to my setup except for the update. I didn't change any preference, install an addon, or the like. In any case, I performed a safe mode test and this makes the pauses even worse.

What else can I try? Your FF knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by jasu 4 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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How do I get my bookmarks back? They disappeared yesterday and I've followed all help topics in vain. I can't even install new ones.

My bookmarks have vanished. This problem began when I had iTunes and Firefox open. My iTunes songs were "skipping," which had never happened before. I closed Firefox and … (read more)

My bookmarks have vanished. This problem began when I had iTunes and Firefox open. My iTunes songs were "skipping," which had never happened before. I closed Firefox and iTunes, and I ran my Piriform CCleaner program to clear out temporary files, which I do regularly.

I ended up updating iTunes to make it work, but not before my bookmarks disappeared with the message on my browser: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem."

Worse, Firefox won't allow me to add new bookmarks.

I followed all topics in support and nothing has changed this problem. I've restarted and shut down the computer. I ran a full-system security scan. I even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

Please help!

Asked by myjumpspace 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to find the folder containing a bookmark

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari the… (read more)

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari there an optional column for folder and you can then right-click and get an option to open the folder.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

-louie

Asked by Louie S 8 months ago

Last reply by eberger5 2 months ago

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How will my .json and .html backed up bookmarks import?

Firefox 3.6.28 OS 10.4.11 Ibook G4 Hi, I back up regularly both as .json and as .html. With the .json back up, I remove the date each time I back up so there's an over-wr… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.28 OS 10.4.11 Ibook G4

Hi,

I back up regularly both as .json and as .html. With the .json back up, I remove the date each time I back up so there's an over-write and there's only one .json back up file in my Backup Folder.

I've never had to import bookmarks back into Firefox, but I've had a crash that's wiped out my Firefox bookmarks in the Firefox program where I kept the bookmarks in a very carefully indexed system of categories and menus that dropped down from the toolbar.

When I import .json or .html back into Firefox, will my menubars re-set to the way I had them? I remember from a long time ago using Safari, I restored backed up favorites, and what I got was a long list of titled links which wasn't anything like the way I'd set the favorites up in the first place. I hope I don't get the restoration like that this time with Firefox. In addition, when I press 'Import' from the file menu, I'm only given the option of importing from Safari. That's not what I want to do. I have "Backups" in a designated folder in my Documents in the Finder and that's where I need to pull them from.

There's something about "Profile" regarding Firefox that I've not known about that may have been something I needed to do in relation to Bookmarks.

I would appreciate any help you could provide to help me my bookmarks back in place.

Thanks,

Rafael

PS Regarding "Troubleshooting Information". I had to do it manually because the function doesn't support my veersion of Firefox.

  "# A new window will open. Click on a button called Copy text to clipboard."

Did That

  "# Paste the info in the text box below."

Did That

  * Click on the empty box above this text.

I don't see an "empty box above this text." The box above isn't empty. It contains my question.

So the following don't make sense because I already Pasted below.

   * Look at the top of your screen, and click the menu item called Edit.
   * A small box will open. Click on the item called Paste. Alternatively, type Ctrl+V or Command+V.
   * Some text will appear in the empty box.

Asked by author1892 7 years ago

Last reply by author1892 7 years ago

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I am using Sync feature yet I lost all my bookmarks although I did nothing wrong, I really need help with this, please!

I did nothing wrong yet when re-setting my Sync account, i somehow lost my data. Since then, I've been trying to do all the suggestions but haven't retrieved my data back… (read more)

I did nothing wrong yet when re-setting my Sync account, i somehow lost my data. Since then, I've been trying to do all the suggestions but haven't retrieved my data back. I'm sure it must be in your servers but can't access them. Please I desperately need your help!

Asked by sercancelik 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Mouse rollover on bookmark shows wrong name & location text

FF 22.0, Win 7. Don't know when this started but when i hover the mouse over a bookmark (in my bookmark display) it displays the incorrect name and location text. It i… (read more)

FF 22.0, Win 7. Don't know when this started but when i hover the mouse over a bookmark (in my bookmark display) it displays the incorrect name and location text. It is displaying the info for another bookmark. It does display the correct info for the bookmarks on the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Asked by dmcmillen 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox Refresh 'bookmark backups' folder is empty, changed profile.ini to circumvent 'profile missing or inaccessible' problem, no manual backup, pls help.

Firefox Refresh 'bookmark backups' folder is empty. Had to change profile.ini to profile.iniOLD to circumvent 'profile is missing or inaccessible' problem. Tried jscher20… (read more)

Firefox Refresh 'bookmark backups' folder is empty. Had to change profile.ini to profile.iniOLD to circumvent 'profile is missing or inaccessible' problem. Tried jscher2000's suggested procedure for reverting to old profile but didn't understand 'semi-randomized name' within Old Firefox Data folder, which seems to be incomplete, as stated 'bookmark backups' folder is empty and fool that i am did not manually back up my bookmarks (years of research). i thought when i ran time machine they backed up automatically. is there any way to recover bookmarks?

Asked by Parsnips 5 years ago

Answered by Parsnips 5 years ago