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Browser refresh erased my bookmarks

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I took the bait and clicked on the interstitial to refresh my FF for improved speed. It states that it'll save all "essential" data. Well, ALL my bookmarks from the last 3 years of browsing are now gone. Tried to import the backup and the latest (and only) option was from today.

Sure FF is much faster, but where do I go?......

I took the bait and clicked on the interstitial to refresh my FF for improved speed. It states that it'll save all "essential" data. Well, ALL my bookmarks from the last 3 years of browsing are now gone. Tried to import the backup and the latest (and only) option was from today. Sure FF is much faster, but where do I go?......

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FredMcD
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What about the rest of your profile? passwords, settings . . . Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; '''Old Firefox?''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

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Never had to go through it but now I know exactly what to do. Thanks, FredMcd!

Never had to go through it but now I know exactly what to do. Thanks, FredMcd!
FredMcD
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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.


I use an add-on that makes backups of my user profile, Just In Case. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the current Firefox.

Every now and then, open the profile folder and create a copy of the current profile as is to another location on your hard drive. This way you will have a backup.

If you do this each day, you will not lose much data. This should be done with Firefox Closed.

Note: In case you need to restore from these backups, you may need to overwrite old or corrupted files.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing. I use an add-on that makes backups of my user profile, Just In Case. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the current Firefox. Every now and then, open the profile folder and create a '''copy''' of the current profile '''as is''' to another location on your hard drive. This way you will have a backup. If you do this each day, you will not lose much data. This should be done with '''Firefox Closed. ''' Note: In case you need to restore from these backups, you may need to overwrite old or corrupted files.