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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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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 1 year ago

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My bookmarks are gone. I tried to restore the backups and it says "Unable to process the backup file."

I refreshed Firefox because it kept crashing and loading slowly. My bookmarks didn't come back, and none of the backups will restore. I get the message "Unable to process… (read more)

I refreshed Firefox because it kept crashing and loading slowly. My bookmarks didn't come back, and none of the backups will restore. I get the message "Unable to process the backup file." All the backups have zero bytes, but they show the number of items. There's also a message when I reopen Firefox that says "The bookmarks and history system will not be funtional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." but nothing else is running. I restarted my computer and it still says that. I tried deleting the favicons.sqlite and places.sqlite files and it made that message go away, but I still got the "Unable to process the backup file" message when I tried to restore my bookmarks.

Asked by helpPleez 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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All my bookmarks including auto backups have vanished. How might I get them back?

Firefox did an update last night and loging in this morning all my bookmarks have disappeared. "Ok, don't panic" I tell myself," go online and find a solution". That is a… (read more)

Firefox did an update last night and loging in this morning all my bookmarks have disappeared. "Ok, don't panic" I tell myself," go online and find a solution". That is all fine except the only profile folder/file I can find is today's. No auto backups in sight. Nothing.

Any ideas please?

Asked by twilko69 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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After new update I lost all my bookmarks, I can't restore them and I can't even create new ones, how can I fix that?

The bar where all my bookmarks should be is empty and button for making bookmarks just doesn't react to anything. I tried restoring them, it said its can't be restored. … (read more)

The bar where all my bookmarks should be is empty and button for making bookmarks just doesn't react to anything. I tried restoring them, it said its can't be restored.

Asked by Kosinsky 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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why were my bookmarks deleted when firefox updated

firefox updated itself today 3/1/2019 and when i came to use it again all my bookmarks have been deleted. there were lots of bookmarks saved but i didnt back them up beca… (read more)

firefox updated itself today 3/1/2019 and when i came to use it again all my bookmarks have been deleted. there were lots of bookmarks saved but i didnt back them up because ive had no need before as they were always there, but not this time. is there any way that i can retrieve them

Asked by samurai1966 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

Unable to process the backup file

Hello I have a problem when restoring the file from one computer to another, when I want to restore it it gives this error "Unable to process the backup file". I have bee… (read more)

Hello

I have a problem when restoring the file from one computer to another, when I want to restore it it gives this error "Unable to process the backup file". I have been looking for some program that allows me to unzip or remove the data or repair.

I have consulted many forums and videos and I cannot know if the failure is irreparable or is there any way to get the information I have consulted this page but it does not finish working https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html

"File name: bookmarks-2020-07-24_1163_gm8tLHmdNSoVAHsxUPQZAg==.jsonlz4; Size: 137303; last modified 24/7/2020 9:46:12 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data)"

Can anybody help me?

thanks,

Asked by sdiaz.anunzia 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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I just updated firefox and lost access to all my bookmarks previously available in pre-updated firefox. This is unacceptable.

i just updated firefox and lost ALL of my bookmarks. The answers and solutions provided in your forums have been completely USELESS. Never happened with previous updates.… (read more)

i just updated firefox and lost ALL of my bookmarks. The answers and solutions provided in your forums have been completely USELESS. Never happened with previous updates. This is unacceptable. Mozilla should be held accountable if this matter is not rectified immediately. Years of bookmarks gone.

Asked by reallyupset 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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bookmarks do not show up on bar

Since my update, my bookmarks disappeared. If I click on Bookmarks, then toolbar, I see them. They just aren't showing up at the top bar. I also tried clicking on the boo… (read more)

Since my update, my bookmarks disappeared. If I click on Bookmarks, then toolbar, I see them. They just aren't showing up at the top bar. I also tried clicking on the books icon to the right, but nothing shows up there, either.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Asked by McMom 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Just upgraded and bookmarks are missing and I've tried alot of fixes without success

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Ba… (read more)

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Backup File.

Earlier I had tried the Profile change as suggested to "place.sqlite.old and that didn't work.

I did find these files (see screenshot) but I don't know how to use them. Thanks for any help. (I knew I shouldn't have updated!!)

Asked by davidjfay 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox update wiped out all my bookmarks

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...! … (read more)

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...!

Asked by Whard 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My laptop updated to Quantum and I want to go back so I can get my bookmarks back. How do I do this.

My Firefox was going slow and asked me if I wanted to speed it up. I said yes and Ive got Quantum and NO bookmarks. Ive looked in the profile and I dont have a duplica… (read more)

My Firefox was going slow and asked me if I wanted to speed it up. I said yes and Ive got Quantum and NO bookmarks. Ive looked in the profile and I dont have a duplicate and looked in backup and there are no bookmarks. If I go back to the original Firefox will this give me back my bookmarks and if so, how can I go back. I tried a system restore for a few days ago but it hasnt taken me away from Quantum (which may have been the version Ive been on for a while but I dont know when)!!! Please can someone help.

Asked by ann.thomson 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

5 YEARS OF BOOKMARKS LOST DUE TO LOCKSAFE

Didn't want, Didn't NEED, Didn't want to use firefox ever again. 5 YEARS OF BOOKMARKS GONE, FROM BEING FORCED INTO USING LOCKWISE. Instead of the OLD, tried and true book… (read more)

Didn't want, Didn't NEED, Didn't want to use firefox ever again.

5 YEARS OF BOOKMARKS GONE, FROM BEING FORCED INTO USING LOCKWISE.

Instead of the OLD, tried and true bookmarks system.

Tell me how i can get them back?

go on....you know it's impossible.

"With LOCKSAFE you'll keep your passwords more safe and secure" BS

So go on, how does one STRIP out the LOCKSAFE? How does one revert back to their bookmarks before this person that forced a addon upon us?

Asked by redwolfrz 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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All bookmarks including the backup's are deleted FF 63.0/64bit after restart of pc

Yesterday 29-10-2018 after startup all FF bookmarks were gone, I checked the backup's folder, there was only one profile and the backup's folder did not contain backup's.… (read more)

Yesterday 29-10-2018 after startup all FF bookmarks were gone, I checked the backup's folder, there was only one profile and the backup's folder did not contain backup's. So I started from scratch yesterday, but today those bookmarks were deleted again. The only bookmarks that show up are the standard ones. This time the restore function showed the backup from yesterday, but after importing that it appeared to be empty.

Asked by ReactoFX 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My bookmarks are missing and none of the articles in the help forum solved the issue

Used "refresh" to speed up my browser, lost all of my bookmarks, and have tried every method to recover my 66 bookmarks and they are still not showing in my bookmarks "li… (read more)

Used "refresh" to speed up my browser, lost all of my bookmarks, and have tried every method to recover my 66 bookmarks and they are still not showing in my bookmarks "library" Having tried importing them from back up and converting to HTML files but still not showing in Firefox anywhere.......... please help!

Asked by SimonCheese 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago