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Recovering Deleted Bookmarks & restoring them in v.80

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I accidentally deleted a bookmark folder. I was able to find the bookmarkbackups folder and copied the last couple days. Unfortunately, all of the existing help articles are obsolete due to the upgrade to Firefox v. 80 because the restore function is not easily found. Any advice on how to restore would be great.

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I accidentally deleted a bookmark folder. I was able to find the bookmarkbackups folder and copied the last couple days. Unfortunately, all of the existing help articles are obsolete due to the upgrade to Firefox v. 80 because the restore function is not easily found. Any advice on how to restore would be great. Thank you

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Please explain the problem here: Help file needs updating: Bookmarks Manager https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/714485

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You can find the restore functioning for using compressed backup in the bookmarkbackups folder in the Bookmarks Manager (Library).

  • Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore

Note that restoring a JSON backup will replace all existing bookmarks, so you lose bookmarks newer than the time this backup was created. The name of the JSON backup (bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.jsonlz4) includes the total number of bookmark items in the file and a hash to check if it is necessary to save a new backup, so only if the hash is different because bookmarks have been modified then a new backup is created.

Note that if you notice you lost bookmarks or accidentally deleted bookmark(s) and you haven't closed Firefox yet that you can use "Organize -> Undo" in the bookmarks manager (Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks) to undo this action and restore bookmark(s) you deleted accidentally or otherwise lost/misplaced. You may have to use Undo more than once (Firefox keeps a full undo history for the current session).