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Why is firefox now starting to remove bookmarks from my bookmarks menue.

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Why is Firefox now starting to remove bookmarks from my bookmarks menu. Several bookmarks have been repeatedly removed from my list. Just understand me, if you have started to sensor bookmarks , i will leave and use another browser. I am very disappointing with this browser. Open source and and a free community to share info. I guess you have also been taken over by big tech. Very sad, I guess it's Good Bye.

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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.

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