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Will restoring windows to a previous backup restore bookmarks?
After syncing because of lost passwords firefox deleted the bookmarks that were saved on the account. So I wonder if rstoring windows to a backup before I synced and reinstalled firefox the bookmarks data is restored as well in the backup which had firefox installed at the time with the bookmarks.
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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. Firefox 84+ <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> O.
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.
Note: History is not backed up and will be lost.
Hi totcullen123, does your backup software let you selectively copy out individual files? Firefox profile folders are under a hidden path. You can look up the path on the Troubleshooting Information page. Either:
- "3-bar" menu button > Help > More Troubleshooting Information
- (menu bar) Help > More Troubleshooting Information
- type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter
In the first table on the page, find the Profile Folder row. This is where you can find the precise path you would be looking for in your backup.
Note: if you meant a "system restore," try one of these tools instead:
- ShadowExplorer: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/
- Shadow Copy View: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shadow_copy_view.html
Within the most recent restore point shown in the program, you can explore along the path to your profile folder and see whether you can find a shadow copy.