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My bookmarks are stored in folders. I mistakenly deleted one of the folders.

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Any solutions for restoring the lost bookmarks? I'm not a technical person, so please dumb down your response. Thanks!

Any solutions for restoring the lost bookmarks? I'm not a technical person, so please dumb down your response. Thanks!

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Restore Bookmark Backups

Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the bookmarkbackups folder.

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.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Restore. From the list, pick the file you want and click it.

The backups are stored in a jsonlz4 file named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4

In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/forum-response-recover-bookmarks-after-update

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If you haven't closed Firefox yet then you can use "Organize -> Undo" (Ctrl+Z) in the Bookmarks Manager (Library) to undo any changes made during the current session. If you did already closed and restarted Firefox then you need to restore an older JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

Note that this will replace all current bookmarks with the bookmarks in the backup.