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How to transfer bookmarks from earlier version to new version of FF?

Hi, I've had Firefox 64 bit running on Windows for a while and recently was given a newer machine where I installed a newer version of the OS. I put the old HDD's as slav… (read more)

Hi, I've had Firefox 64 bit running on Windows for a while and recently was given a newer machine where I installed a newer version of the OS. I put the old HDD's as slaves in this new machine. So the old FF is in the slave machine.

I have also installed new Firefox on this new Win10 LTSC, but when I go looking in my now slave HDD I can see FF, but cannot see any bookmarks. Additionally, when I run the FF executable in the old HDD it still runs the new FF, without the old bookmarks.

So how can I extract the old bookmarks on the older FF? Without withdrawing the now slave HDD and making it a master again? As it's now missing most of the OS files too.

Thank you!

Asked by satyr37 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 29 minutes ago

How do I change Bookmark spacing

After updating to firefox 107.0.1 the bookmarks in the bookmark folders are separated too far . How do I decrease the distance? It now looks like they are in double spa… (read more)

After updating to firefox 107.0.1 the bookmarks in the bookmark folders are separated too far . How do I decrease the distance? It now looks like they are in double space mode. Windows 10 is my operating system.

Asked by alexnwba 4 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 58 minutes ago

where are bookmarks?!

It's so maddening trying to do something as simple as accessing all my bookmarks! Why?! It's an integral feature of browsing that pinheads around the globe, like me, us… (read more)

It's so maddening trying to do something as simple as accessing all my bookmarks! Why?! It's an integral feature of browsing that pinheads around the globe, like me, use on a regular basis? Why does it have to be a mystery easter egg hunt just to find them?! Why does it have to be one of the major topics on your Support page instead of simple, and user friendly, so it's not one of the likely topics people need help with? When I click on the bookmarks symbol, I can access the most recent bookmarks but not the rest. I searched online and the help said to access them in the Library. Where the fuck is the library? It's not visible. Not in Settings. Is this browser made for masochists that love torture?! Ahhhgggg!

Asked by hilljefy 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 hours ago

Bookmarks disapear as soon as I start typing a new title

I have an on going problem with Firefox. Sometimes when I go to save a new bookmark, as soon as I start typing, the new bookmark vanish. I then have to go into bookmarks… (read more)

I have an on going problem with Firefox. Sometimes when I go to save a new bookmark, as soon as I start typing, the new bookmark vanish. I then have to go into bookmarks menu, find the new bookmark which may be titled "No Title" or just a "small square" and re-title it. As I start typing the first letter of the new Title. The typed letter appears on my screen and quickly vanishes. I have to retype the first letter again and then it works correctly. I have tried many things to fix this. Emptying Firefox cache, Refreshing Firefox many times, Running Windows 11 clean up corrupt files, making sure there is no spy wear of bad files on the computer. I have reinstalled Firefox many times but the problem quickly returns. ( I have wondered if something on my computer is corrupting Firefox, but I cant think, or find out, what it my be.) I have run the program Restoro many times which claims to correct problems but it doesn't fix this one. Had a technician look at it, but his advise was to contact Mozilla. The problem does not always happen and is worse when I first turn the computer on. It plays up on the first new Bookmark I make and then sometimes works correctly. My Bookmark folder is very large and contains much information in a Book, Chapter, Paragraph, Sentence structure. Has anyone experience this problem and how did they fix it? I use a dedicated Solid-state drive for my bookmarks and according to Samsung Magician it is working correctly.

Asked by bonner martin 8 hours ago

Bookmarks Gone

Hello, Firefox quit and I restarted the application with all previous browsing tabs. Unfortunately, for some reason, all of my bookmarks (50+) are gone and I cannot find … (read more)

Hello,

Firefox quit and I restarted the application with all previous browsing tabs. Unfortunately, for some reason, all of my bookmarks (50+) are gone and I cannot find a way to get them back. I do not think I am usually signed into a Firefox account.

Please any help would be much appreciated. I do not recall all the things I've bookmarked.

Asked by emily.kotulak 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago

lost my bookmarks after upgrading the browser

Hello Support, I upgraded my FF browser to 102.5.0 esr and lost all my bookmarks. The upgrade saved old data Users\.....\Desktop\Old Firefox Data\naaf009b.default-esr\boo… (read more)

Hello Support,

I upgraded my FF browser to 102.5.0 esr and lost all my bookmarks. The upgrade saved old data Users\.....\Desktop\Old Firefox Data\naaf009b.default-esr\bookmarkbackups - however the json file looks like is overwritten or cannot be inmported to FF browser - When I do Import - backup - the current file is backed up but the old file is not found...

Is there any sam=ne way to get my bookmarks back? I was not signed into my browser either.

Thanks M

Asked by mayuri_dave 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 1 day ago

Automatically sort bookmark folders amidst bookmarks

When I right-click a bookmark folder and select "Sort By Name", it sorts sub-folders to the top, then individual bookmarks after. I prefer folders and files not to be seg… (read more)

When I right-click a bookmark folder and select "Sort By Name", it sorts sub-folders to the top, then individual bookmarks after.

I prefer folders and files not to be segregated like that, but to be sorted together. That is how I have it in my file manager, I'm used to it, I much prefer it. I would like to be able to duplicate that behavior in Firefox's bookmarks. Is that possible?

Asked by rammalamma 2 days ago

How to I get my bookmarks back after automatic update?

Hi! I would really appreciate some assistance. there was an automatic update today and that created a total mess. All my bookmarks reverted back to the ones I had in Sep… (read more)

Hi!

I would really appreciate some assistance. there was an automatic update today and that created a total mess. All my bookmarks reverted back to the ones I had in September 2021.

Even all the extensions were gone after that, which was quite annoying, since I had to start adding them again.

Any ideas how to get it all back?

Asked by kristi.voolrand 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

lost profile in firefox brwser

New update lost all previous settings. went to About:profiles and selected launch profile in new brawser which recovered all old settings. When i closed firefox and then … (read more)

New update lost all previous settings. went to About:profiles and selected launch profile in new brawser which recovered all old settings. When i closed firefox and then reopened firefox all recovered profile was gone. How can I save old profile selected in new update?

Asked by jimtapley 3 days ago

How to set homepage favicon for my site?

The bookmark and tabs show my favicon but the firefox empty landing page does not show my favicon. Instead it shows a generated icon... What do I need to do to make favic… (read more)

The bookmark and tabs show my favicon but the firefox empty landing page does not show my favicon. Instead it shows a generated icon...

What do I need to do to make favicon show?

I have this in my head

``` <link rel="icon" href="/static/favicon.png" /> <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="128x128" href="/static/favicon.png" /> <link rel="manifest" href="/static/manifest.json" crossorigin="use-credentials" /> <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/png" href="https://fuckedweb3.com/static/favicon.png" /> <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/static/favicon.png" /> <link rel="image/x-icon" size="32x32" type="image/x-icon" href="/favicon.ico" /> ```

Asked by anthony85 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

synchronizing

I often use the cync, as its very a usefull tool, for when my pc crashes and I have to re-install windows. What is a real pain though, is even when I have the latest vers… (read more)

I often use the cync, as its very a usefull tool, for when my pc crashes and I have to re-install windows. What is a real pain though, is even when I have the latest version of fire fox installed , after cync has completed, I stll get back many book marks that I have deleted well be before my last recync and with an older version of firefox. Which i find to be a real pain.

Would it not be possible to change the way cync works, ie, you cold add a button, words to the effect "cync from online to you", in that way, I know I am getting the book marks and data I sent up there last time, I cync-ed

Or to cync your data, when wishing to put all your latest bookmarks offline, would it not be possible to "clear online bookmars and data.

Anys I hope this helps you to understand the problem

Many Thanks

Carl Harrop

Asked by carl_harrop 5 days ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago

Storing the Firefox user-profile on a SMB-share not working

Hi, I have a problem with Firefox 102.5esr on MacOS 10.13 and storing the user-profile on a SMB-share in the intranet. On startup I get the error "The bookmarks and histo… (read more)

Hi,

I have a problem with Firefox 102.5esr on MacOS 10.13 and storing the user-profile on a SMB-share in the intranet.

On startup I get the error "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" and as expected, bookmarks and history are not working. Access etc. in the network are correct, I tried it with two different clients on two different servers (Linux-Server and NAS), the profile is a fresh created, deleting and recreating does not help.

If I copy the created profile on the local disk, Firefox starts without an error, bookmarks/history are working, if I copy this profile back to the SMB-share, I get back the error-message.

In the past (I don't remember when it was and which version) this was working with Firefox and today it still works with the current Thunderbird.

Any ideas?

PS: The described solutions in the KB are not working: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-bookmarks-and-history-will-not-be-functional

Thanks, kind regards, tg

Asked by pre4tg 6 days ago

Last reply by pre4tg 4 days ago

Firefox Start Page

Now that my search engine for Firefox start page (Bing) have stopped showing images for older browsers (I just get a blank grey screen with their search bar). Upgrading F… (read more)

Now that my search engine for Firefox start page (Bing) have stopped showing images for older browsers (I just get a blank grey screen with their search bar).

Upgrading FF is not an option.

I want to use my own image (but not sure how to go about this). A Bookmark ?

Thanks

Asked by webmaster115 1 week ago

Last reply by webmaster115 5 days ago

Bookmarks mouse hover not working properly in normal mode

I have a recent problem with mouse hover with Bookmarks in the Menu bar. Basically; it no longer shows the URL info in the drop down box, only a blank, box appears. I a… (read more)

I have a recent problem with mouse hover with Bookmarks in the Menu bar. Basically; it no longer shows the URL info in the drop down box, only a blank, box appears. I am using Windows 7 and the current Firefox 107.0. It appears to be a Windows 7 issue, because I have the same problem on my Win 7 desktop and Win 7 laptop, but a laptop with Windows 11 is OK.

The really odd part is this. If I run Firefox in troubleshooting mode in either Win 7 machine, the problem goes away, and the drop down box works fine, and displays the URL info. If I manually disable my add-ons in normal mode on either machine however, the problem does NOT go away.

One last odd point. On my desktop, when I am in normal Firefox mode, and look at Bookmarks in the History tab from the menu bar, the last (bottom most) bookmark, and ONLY the last bookmark WILL display the box info correctly. On my Win 7 laptop the same effect occurs, but the last (bottom most), bookmark will sometimes work properly in other folders, such as Other bookmarks for instance.

Also; the URL box does work properly with the ‘Show your bookmarks’ button, and the bookmarks menu if I use the “Open application menu”. These options produce too much ‘white space’ however, and are not as convenient to use. The drop down box works fine with other browsers, but Firefox is my favorite browser. I have searched the Internet and the forum, and not found a similar problem.

Attached are two photos showing the result in normal and troubleshooting mode. Thank you in advance.

Asked by kolchak 6 days ago

Last reply by kolchak 6 days ago

  • Solved

force FF to ask me where I want to save bookmarks

The previous solution as outlined in https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1361785 no longer works. The checkbox it describes no longer appears at the bottom of the Ed… (read more)

The previous solution as outlined in https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1361785 no longer works. The checkbox it describes no longer appears at the bottom of the Edit Bookmark dialog. So what now?

Asked by schmibble 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

  • Solved

To get Bookmark Toolbar - use import, or use Sync?

I have had to create a new Firefox on one of my computers. I have imported my bookmarks, but there appears to be no way to import the Bookmark Toolbar. This is tiresome… (read more)

I have had to create a new Firefox on one of my computers. I have imported my bookmarks, but there appears to be no way to import the Bookmark Toolbar. This is tiresome. So I wonder if I can use Sync to do the job? My Bookmark Toolbar exists on my other PC. Is it safe simply to use Sync to do the job of importing the Bookmark Toolbar to my new Firefox? I use Windows 10.

Asked by Matthew Montagu-Pollock 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago