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I lost bookmarks of all my life / Need Help to repair them please

Hello, I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I … (read more)

Hello,

I'm a little angry right now because I have lost bookmarks of all my life and I need your help to repair it please? I don't know why but somehow, Firefox which I use for years ; (Thx by the way) ; corrupted my data on the run...? I started Firefox again but, no extension, no bookmarks, etc.. I Have kept a backup of all this FF profile, just in case.

My 1st step was to try to get a new profile a import my previous data from Firefox Sync - but somehow , I'm angry at myself again for not understanding how FF Sync work, no data from FFSync updated my data - It stayed like this for a long time , like a new profile without data (I used Xmarks before so I thought it was replacing it).

2nd step: I tried to load all bookmarks-xxx.jsonlz4 located in the bookmarkbackups folder from the FF bookmarks tools (Import / export ; etc). FF seems to see all the bookmarks but can't load them. What is really important here is that FF backed up files for like a month and even my oldest file is unusable  : bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 !!

3rd step: I tried to get my data back from FF files, in bookmarks files like bookmarks-2019-01-19-xxx.jsonlz4 from the bookmarkbackups folder. Someone pointed me to use the https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html website but all the jsonlz4 files in the bookmarkbackups folder seems corrupted (or the format of files changed and his tool may need to be updated ?)

Example : File name: bookmarks-2019-01-19_2392_mKZssqkWMZt+Mqt-HOi68A==.jsonlz4; Size: 283114; last modified 18/01/2019 à 12:38:42 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: Unexpected token in JSON at position 21928) Note: To try a different file, reload this page Can't seem to acces the step 2 part even after waiting longer

4th step: tried to get old Backup of my FF Profiles with Windows 10 Shadow Copy System, "Shadow Explorer" or "System Restore Explorer" Found 3 backup wich I restored also, all bookmarks seems to get the same problem. I think I'll need to look in to this because It's not official Windows tools, but I'm really disapointed here.. I think I'll put them on md5sum tools to compare them for a start.

5th step : tried to repair my <places.sqlite> a (80MB files) which I found renamed to sqlite.corrupt. With the help of http://www.froebe.net/blog/2015/05/27/error-sqlite-database-is-malformed-solved/ , all I can get is a empty database at the end, but Im not a sqlite expert so if anyone has an idea :-)

So please, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. (and sorry for my english)

Asked by silou 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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why were my bookmarks deleted when firefox updated

firefox updated itself today 3/1/2019 and when i came to use it again all my bookmarks have been deleted. there were lots of bookmarks saved but i didnt back them up beca… (read more)

firefox updated itself today 3/1/2019 and when i came to use it again all my bookmarks have been deleted. there were lots of bookmarks saved but i didnt back them up because ive had no need before as they were always there, but not this time. is there any way that i can retrieve them

Asked by samurai1966 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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All of my bookmarks are gone. Firefox wasn't even shut down, only minimized. I had bookmarks earlier today, now they are all gone

Using Macbook Pro. I had my computer sleeping and Firefox minimized. I had bookmarks earlier and a bunch on the bookmarks toolbar....now I have nothing. When I go to vi… (read more)

Using Macbook Pro. I had my computer sleeping and Firefox minimized. I had bookmarks earlier and a bunch on the bookmarks toolbar....now I have nothing.

When I go to view all bookmarks > Import > Restore, I have no dated backups listed at all. Nothing. Has it all been lost? Do I have no Firefox profile backups? Any way to get this information back?

Asked by gtessler 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I just updated firefox and lost access to all my bookmarks previously available in pre-updated firefox. This is unacceptable.

i just updated firefox and lost ALL of my bookmarks. The answers and solutions provided in your forums have been completely USELESS. Never happened with previous updates.… (read more)

i just updated firefox and lost ALL of my bookmarks. The answers and solutions provided in your forums have been completely USELESS. Never happened with previous updates. This is unacceptable. Mozilla should be held accountable if this matter is not rectified immediately. Years of bookmarks gone.

Asked by reallyupset 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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restore bookmarks

Greetings, I have been unable to restore my previous bookmarks due to the recent Firefox update. I have tried to ctrl+shift+B and try to import my bookmark in the backup … (read more)

Greetings,

I have been unable to restore my previous bookmarks due to the recent Firefox update.

I have tried to ctrl+shift+B and try to import my bookmark in the backup file in my profile folder but whenever I try to import my bookmark from the backup folder it says "unable to process backup files".

Ive also tried to import them from html link using the link I got here ; https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html , it doesnt work, tells me the download "failed"..

I also tried to change the file extension from .jsonlz4 to .json ,still not working...(unable to process file).

Please help me get my bookmarks back, this is so frustrating.. Also needless to say im totally clueless in terms of computers (I am 62 years old),It took me 2 hours to understand and try to follow the instructions in similar post, Im not even joking... could you please use simple language and instructions in order to help ?

Thank you.

Asked by eTeRNaL_DrEaMeR 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Where are my missing BOOKMARKS stored?

I made a backup with MOZBACKUP on Dec 14, 2018. Today I installed the new Firefox Quantum 64.0 Version on my new computer. I logged in with my regular Email adress and… (read more)

I made a backup with MOZBACKUP on Dec 14, 2018. Today I installed the new Firefox Quantum 64.0 Version on my new computer. I logged in with my regular Email adress and normally all files should be inserted into the Firefox Bookmark Folder.

Unfortunately there were missing all bookmarks from the capitals L - O ! which I backuped yesterday on Dec 14 and I do not know what is wrong. After I found out the error, I tried to import all bookmarks again from the MOZBACKUP FILE but there came another ERROR note with "Unsupported file type".

Best Regards and thanks in advance for your help! Susan

Asked by Subischoff1963 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 2 years ago

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My laptop updated to Quantum and I want to go back so I can get my bookmarks back. How do I do this.

My Firefox was going slow and asked me if I wanted to speed it up. I said yes and Ive got Quantum and NO bookmarks. Ive looked in the profile and I dont have a duplica… (read more)

My Firefox was going slow and asked me if I wanted to speed it up. I said yes and Ive got Quantum and NO bookmarks. Ive looked in the profile and I dont have a duplicate and looked in backup and there are no bookmarks. If I go back to the original Firefox will this give me back my bookmarks and if so, how can I go back. I tried a system restore for a few days ago but it hasnt taken me away from Quantum (which may have been the version Ive been on for a while but I dont know when)!!! Please can someone help.

Asked by ann.thomson 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do i get my synced stuff on a new browser

My firefox was running slow so I shut it down from task manager. When I opened it back up i got a pop up saying something about a refresh I wasn't thinking and click yes … (read more)

My firefox was running slow so I shut it down from task manager. When I opened it back up i got a pop up saying something about a refresh I wasn't thinking and click yes and it wiped everything off my browser. I tried looking in the options and saw no way to retrieve my data from my account which I thought was suppose to be backed up to my account. Why else would I be syncing to an account. So after that failed. I tried system restore to earlier that day. When I opened firefox everything was still gone. I then went back 4 days way before the refresh. Still firefox bookmarks and everything else was gone. I saw in a youtube video where you can find a back up on you computer and replaced the profile it gave me a error about profile can't be loaded. So I reinstalled firefox and still got the same error. I've tried reinstalling it like 10 times now.

Asked by Beny333 2 years ago

Answered by Beny333 2 years ago

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All my bookmarks including auto backups have vanished. How might I get them back?

Firefox did an update last night and loging in this morning all my bookmarks have disappeared. "Ok, don't panic" I tell myself," go online and find a solution". That is a… (read more)

Firefox did an update last night and loging in this morning all my bookmarks have disappeared. "Ok, don't panic" I tell myself," go online and find a solution". That is all fine except the only profile folder/file I can find is today's. No auto backups in sight. Nothing.

Any ideas please?

Asked by twilko69 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox didn't save my history or bookmarks on my Bookmark toolbar during a recent session.

I doing a lot of research and saving important webpages to my bookmark toolbar and when i opened Firefox browser this morning I saw all of the bookmarks I saved on the bo… (read more)

I doing a lot of research and saving important webpages to my bookmark toolbar and when i opened Firefox browser this morning I saw all of the bookmarks I saved on the bookmark toolbar are gone and I also noticed that firefox didn't save any of the history which is odd. I really need to know if I can recover what i've lost, hours of research is down the drain and I'm freaking out a little bit.

Asked by SebStan 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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firefox update wiped out all my bookmarks

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...! … (read more)

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...!

Asked by Whard 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Lost all my data, suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, need help recovering and restoring data.

Data loss, suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, need help recovering and restoring data. Reinstalled Windows 10 and Firefox 63.0.1 on new hard drive, still have old data f… (read more)

Data loss, suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, need help recovering and restoring data.

Reinstalled Windows 10 and Firefox 63.0.1 on new hard drive, still have old data files but suspect corrupt places.sqlite file, someone please help recover and restore my data.

Thank you, JChavez

Asked by ChavezJ 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Since an update my bookmarks can´t be found, replaced or restored, it claims the system is in use somewhere else.

I can't restore bookmarks or create new ones since a firefox update. It is like the whole bookmark tool stopped working. There is a red note saying the the system (or fil… (read more)

I can't restore bookmarks or create new ones since a firefox update. It is like the whole bookmark tool stopped working. There is a red note saying the the system (or file) is in use somewhere else, which it is not.

Asked by KatarinaSjogren 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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My bookmarks are missing and none of the articles in the help forum solved the issue

Used "refresh" to speed up my browser, lost all of my bookmarks, and have tried every method to recover my 66 bookmarks and they are still not showing in my bookmarks "li… (read more)

Used "refresh" to speed up my browser, lost all of my bookmarks, and have tried every method to recover my 66 bookmarks and they are still not showing in my bookmarks "library" Having tried importing them from back up and converting to HTML files but still not showing in Firefox anywhere.......... please help!

Asked by SimonCheese 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I am losing recent bookmarks

I am losing all of my new bookmarks with no crash. I usually save all of mine to folders on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I lost individual links and sub-folders containing li… (read more)

I am losing all of my new bookmarks with no crash. I usually save all of mine to folders on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I lost individual links and sub-folders containing links under multiple folders on this toolbar. Unfortunately my last manual backup is about a week ago. All of those bookmarks from the backup are still there.

I wish Mozilla would at least create an "automatic" bookmark backup feature if this is going to happen.

Asked by jeffer23 2 years ago

Last reply by jeffer23 2 years ago

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Just upgraded and bookmarks are missing and I've tried alot of fixes without success

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Ba… (read more)

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Backup File.

Earlier I had tried the Profile change as suggested to "place.sqlite.old and that didn't work.

I did find these files (see screenshot) but I don't know how to use them. Thanks for any help. (I knew I shouldn't have updated!!)

Asked by davidjfay 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't find bookmarks from before last update

Firefox did an auto update last week and since that time I have not been able to restore any of my prior bookmarks. Tried all the methods suggested and nothing provides t… (read more)

Firefox did an auto update last week and since that time I have not been able to restore any of my prior bookmarks. Tried all the methods suggested and nothing provides the correct methodology for not only restoring but even finding them. There has to be a simple solution for this unwanted change.

Asked by raymie 2 years ago

Last reply by raymie 2 years ago

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All bookmarks including the backup's are deleted FF 63.0/64bit after restart of pc

Yesterday 29-10-2018 after startup all FF bookmarks were gone, I checked the backup's folder, there was only one profile and the backup's folder did not contain backup's.… (read more)

Yesterday 29-10-2018 after startup all FF bookmarks were gone, I checked the backup's folder, there was only one profile and the backup's folder did not contain backup's. So I started from scratch yesterday, but today those bookmarks were deleted again. The only bookmarks that show up are the standard ones. This time the restore function showed the backup from yesterday, but after importing that it appeared to be empty.

Asked by ReactoFX 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago