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seriously all of my bookmarks gone

seriously all of my bookmarks gone

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If you lost personal data then it is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile":

You can open the about:profiles page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using.

Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).

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Ruba 13 solutions 66 answers

Hello Dinushi Can you please tell us more how this happened? is this happened after the last update ?

Hello Dinushi Can you please tell us more how this happened? is this happened after the last update ?
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jscher2000
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Hi Dinushi, while we wait to hear more about the circumstances leading up to your data loss, could you take a look at the possible recovery options in this article: Recover lost or missing Bookmarks.

Hi Dinushi, while we wait to hear more about the circumstances leading up to your data loss, could you take a look at the possible recovery options in this article: [[Recover lost or missing Bookmarks]].
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tldominas 0 solutions 1 answers

Hundreds of bookmarks COMPLETELY GONE! I shut down my computer. When I re-opened it I was required to sign up for FIrefox. All my setting, auto password sign-ins, AND ALL MY BOOK MARKS ARE GONE!!!!!!! Recover lost or missing bookmarks suggestion from above completely useless.

Hundreds of bookmarks COMPLETELY GONE! I shut down my computer. When I re-opened it I was required to sign up for FIrefox. All my setting, auto password sign-ins, AND ALL MY BOOK MARKS ARE GONE!!!!!!! Recover lost or missing bookmarks suggestion from above completely useless.
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If you lost personal data then it is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile":

You can open the about:profiles page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using.

Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).

If you lost personal data then it is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks You can open the <b>about:profiles</b> page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using. *Do NOT click any Remove button on this page. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp). *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation
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ckramer400 0 solutions 3 answers

Same thing here, windows 7 updated last night, 12/10/19 and blew the entire thing out of the water, bookmarks, passwords, the entire mozilla profile gone, and I mean everything. I went to recovery, it pulls up a bookmark that I can recover from 6 years ago. Pretty much forced to go back to Chrome just to try to pick up the pieces.

Same thing here, windows 7 updated last night, 12/10/19 and blew the entire thing out of the water, bookmarks, passwords, the entire mozilla profile gone, and I mean everything. I went to recovery, it pulls up a bookmark that I can recover from 6 years ago. Pretty much forced to go back to Chrome just to try to pick up the pieces.

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jscher2000
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Hi ckramer400, did you find any additional profiles on the about:profiles screen that you could check?

What do you mean by this --

I went to recovery, ...

I don't recommend using the Windows "System Restore" feature because it can worsen data loss (at least for non-Microsoft programs).

Hi ckramer400, did you find any additional profiles on the '''about:profiles''' screen that you could check? What do you mean by this -- <blockquote>I went to recovery, ...</blockquote> I don't recommend using the Windows "System Restore" feature because it can worsen data loss (at least for non-Microsoft programs).
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ckramer400 0 solutions 3 answers

Thank you for your time sir. Indeed, about:profiles was the first place i went too. What I saw was a brand new Mozilla install with today's date. Re: recovery, I meant bookmark recovery/import.

Whatever happened, it's probably my own fault?, for using a local profile vs. logging into Mozilla every time. I use Mozilla on another windows box so it's possible I can log back into that machine, log into Mozilla and sync the profile from that box back onto this one somehow? Still, these are all windows 7 boxes, they will just take turns blowing the profiles away as they are booted and logged into next time.

Edit: It's been about two years since I switched from Chrome to Firefox, I just imported that old profile information back up into Firefox, and I'll just have to rebuild what was lost as the journey continues, I'll go with new beginnings on this one vs. oh no it's all gone.

Thank you for your time sir. Indeed, about:profiles was the first place i went too. What I saw was a brand new Mozilla install with today's date. Re: recovery, I meant bookmark recovery/import. Whatever happened, it's probably my own fault?, for using a local profile vs. logging into Mozilla every time. I use Mozilla on another windows box so it's possible I can log back into that machine, log into Mozilla and sync the profile from that box back onto this one somehow? Still, these are all windows 7 boxes, they will just take turns blowing the profiles away as they are booted and logged into next time. Edit: It's been about two years since I switched from Chrome to Firefox, I just imported that old profile information back up into Firefox, and I'll just have to rebuild what was lost as the journey continues, I'll go with new beginnings on this one vs. oh no it's all gone.

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jscher2000
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Hi ckramer400, before connecting the two Firefoxes, I encourage you to make a local backup up of your profile folder on the "good" system. This would save you in the worst case scenario that the good system synchronizes to match the bad one.

It's not typical to lose an entire profile without a trace. If you haven't already, please do a normal system shutdown and restart of Windows. This works around file lock and incomplete privilege issues that sometimes arise after a system update.

After that, if you don't get your data back, we can suggest where to look on disk for a possibly "orphaned" profile folder. For that exploration, it helps to set Windows to show hidden files and folders:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files

The you can paste this in the Windows 7 Start menu search box to jump to the Firefox data folder and see whether there are any additional profile folders not mentioned on the about:profiles page:

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
Hi ckramer400, before connecting the two Firefoxes, I encourage you to make a local backup up of your profile folder on the "good" system. This would save you in the worst case scenario that the good system synchronizes to match the bad one. It's not typical to lose an entire profile without a trace. If you haven't already, please do a normal system shutdown and restart of Windows. This works around file lock and incomplete privilege issues that sometimes arise after a system update. After that, if you don't get your data back, we can suggest where to look on disk for a possibly "orphaned" profile folder. For that exploration, it helps to set Windows to show hidden files and folders: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files The you can paste this in the Windows 7 Start menu search box to jump to the Firefox data folder and see whether there are any additional profile folders not mentioned on the about:profiles page: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
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ckramer400 0 solutions 3 answers

Ok, I did restart the box again, and it picked up the old profile, restored desktop, etc., how odd, and whatever (small effort) I did with trying to rebuild/start over, it is long gone. And, yes, I did back it up first thing! Go Microsoft, go.

Ok, I did restart the box again, and it picked up the old profile, restored desktop, etc., how odd, and whatever (small effort) I did with trying to rebuild/start over, it is long gone. And, yes, I did back it up first thing! Go Microsoft, go.

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y250virago 0 solutions 1 answers

I did as suggested and there was only one profile. Been using Firefox for years with no problems. Opened up Microsoft Edge to see if they were there and they were not. Don't say Edge did it, this was the first time I have opened Edge in over 2 years. The last time I did open Edge my Books were there.

I did as suggested and there was only one profile. Been using Firefox for years with no problems. Opened up Microsoft Edge to see if they were there and they were not. Don't say Edge did it, this was the first time I have opened Edge in over 2 years. The last time I did open Edge my Books were there.
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jscher2000
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Hi y250virago, if you haven't already, please do a normal shutdown and restart of Windows 10 to free up file locks and complete any pending updates.

Any improvement after restart?

I don't know how Edge bookmarks are stored; are they separate from Internet Explorer Favorites (the Windows Favorites folder)?

Hi y250virago, if you haven't already, please do a normal shutdown and restart of Windows 10 to free up file locks and complete any pending updates. Any improvement after restart? I don't know how Edge bookmarks are stored; are they separate from Internet Explorer Favorites (the Windows Favorites folder)?
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cor-el
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Microsoft Edge bookmarks are stored in EDB database.

  • Bug 1226556 - Fix Microsoft Edge bookmark import now that they are stored in EDB database
Microsoft Edge bookmarks are stored in EDB database. *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1226556 Bug 1226556] - Fix Microsoft Edge bookmark import now that they are stored in EDB database
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herman2005bir 0 solutions 1 answers

i updated o 72.1 32big and lost all my booksmarks...5years worth and all my browswer security i just install a week ago... i have always use Firefox...even when simialr things happen...but since i have to start all over again and spend even more money...I will try Chrome for the first time even if it does spy on me

i updated o 72.1 32big and lost all my booksmarks...5years worth and all my browswer security i just install a week ago... i have always use Firefox...even when simialr things happen...but since i have to start all over again and spend even more money...I will try Chrome for the first time even if it does spy on me
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