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Hello, I Lost All The Bookmarks After Firefox Updates

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Hello, I Lost All The Bookmarks After Firefox Updates I Need Help With This Check This

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Sorry Alice, I did as the page you sent suggested but without a good result. I found dead ends while trying to do what it asked for. Thank you for trying.

Chuck

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Fred, I tried and believe I followed the instructions you sent but my old bookmarks have not returned. There are about 6 bookmarks that I did not save. When I started trying to retrieve my old bookmarks there were none at all in my library. Is there another fix that you know of? Thanks

Chuck

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http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_process_the_backup_file_-_Firefox

jscher2000 has a tool on his website to extract out your bookmarks and save them to an HTML-format bookmark export file. If you want to try it, here is the page:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/bookbackreader.html

To open the bookmarkbackups folder in Finder, use the "Open in Finder" button in the first table on the Troubleshooting Information page, and double-click into bookmarkbackups where you should see several dated files. From there you can drag and drop onto the conversion tool.

To import the HTML file, see the steps in this article: Import Bookmarks from an HTML file.

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I'm really starting to feel dumb. Is there any way you could take over my computer like the tech's do? That really would simplify things for me. Thanks,

Chuck

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If you need more help, please contact: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Private message link at the bottom of the page.

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Do you have backups available in the bookmarkbackups folder if you check this in the Library ?

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

Is there only one profile listed if you check this in the parent folder of your current profile folder ?

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.

Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

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