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Where is an existing bookmark within my bookmarks folders hierarchy?

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I have an extensive set of bookmarks, arranged in a nested hierarchy of folders. Sometimes the bookmark I want isn't where I expect it to be. I can find it easily by using the Search facility in Organize Bookmarks, and I can then move it to where I think it should be held, but I can't find out where it has been hiding! Did I put it somewhere equally sensible? Has it been stored or moved inadvertently to the wrong place? It would be useful if, when a bookmark is highlighted in the right-hand pane of the Organize window, its current location could be shown in the left-hand pane by highlighting and expanding its containing folders hierarchy. Alternatively, perhaps the full path to the bookmark could be given in a column in the right-hand pane that could be made visible or not by the user by right-clicking the column headers in the usual way.

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Install Show Parent Folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7372/

  • After install, Tools > Add-ons > Extensions, click Show Parent Folder, click Options, set your options, there are only 2 items.
  • After install, Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks, click Views, click Show Columns, click Parent Folder to place a check mark, new column Parent Folder will be in right pane. Rearrange columns in the right pane by dragging column headings to the position you desire.

Also see Go Parent Folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7377/

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The Show Parent Folder add-on may be of use to you. It can be used in conjunction with its companion add-on, Go Parent Folder.

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Chosen Solution

Install Show Parent Folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7372/

  • After install, Tools > Add-ons > Extensions, click Show Parent Folder, click Options, set your options, there are only 2 items.
  • After install, Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks, click Views, click Show Columns, click Parent Folder to place a check mark, new column Parent Folder will be in right pane. Rearrange columns in the right pane by dragging column headings to the position you desire.

Also see Go Parent Folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7377/