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I use the latest version of Firefox. One of my folders has disappeared. I know it is in the bookmarks. I can bring up one of the links by doing a search.

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I use the latest version of Firefox. One of my folders has disappeared. I know it is in the bookmarks. I can bring up one of the links by doing a search. I have hundreds of links.

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Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Select where you want to go using the 'tree' on the left. Or use the search box.

Make your first selection. Then, holding down the <shift> key, select others as well.

Warning ! ! Don't remove the entry you want to keep.

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Here's an old trick:

First, load one of the bookmarked pages from the missing folder into a tab.

Then click the blue star in the address bar to open the editing dialog.

Expand the folder list by clicking the v-like icon to the right of the folder name.

The current folder location should be highlighted in the hierarchy so you can see where it is.

Does that work?

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If you have sync, and there is a problem anywhere, Shut Down Sync Immediately On All Devices to prevent the problem from spreading. Once the problem is fixed, perform the same repair on all computers/profiles before using sync again.


[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

When done, copy and post the results here.

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the first solution did not seem to help. I tried to import an old backup. I found my missing folder in there. I now have a new problem. Is there a way to select multiple folders for deletion? I have approximately 100 redundant that I would like to delete.thanks in advance. Arvind

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Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Select where you want to go using the 'tree' on the left. Or use the search box.

Make your first selection. Then, holding down the <shift> key, select others as well.

Warning ! ! Don't remove the entry you want to keep.

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thank you very much. This was extremely helpful.

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

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Note that you can use "Organize -> Undo" (Ctrl+Z) in the Library to undo any changes made to the bookmarks in the current session (i.e. this won't work if you have close and restart Firefox).

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