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Missing 1 each folder in my many book mark folders

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I noticed one of my book mark folders contents was missing last week The folder is there, BUT all my book marks INSIDE are Missing! Is there any way to search just for one missing folder of book marks inside? or do I have to restore each back up until I find the week that has the book marks INSIDE? Can a sync between pc's cause this? HELP !! Thanks ECK

I noticed ''one'' of my book mark folders contents was missing last week The folder is there, BUT all my book marks INSIDE are Missing! Is there any way to search just for one missing folder of book marks inside? or do I have to restore each back up until I find the week that has the book marks INSIDE? Can a sync between pc's cause this? HELP !! Thanks ECK

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You can try to restore an older JSON backup.

The name of an automatically created JSON bookmarks backup in the bookmarkbackups folder includes a total item count (folders and separators included) and an hash value to prevent saving the same backup more than once. You also see this count in the Restore menu drop-down list.

  • bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.jsonlz4.

If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox or reboot and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

You lose the history when a new places.sqlite is created.

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You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.