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Restore the default Smart Bookmarks Folders

Firefox includes the following bookmark folders by default:

  • Most Visited: Available from the Bookmarks toolbar, this folder lists pages you have visited the most number of times.
  • Recently Bookmarked: Available from the Bookmarks menu, this folder contains a list of the last several bookmarks you've added. Expand the Recently Bookmarked folder to see a list of sites.
  • Recent tags: Available from the Bookmarks menu, this folder keeps track of the bookmark "tags" you've used most recently. Expand the Recent Tags folder to see a list of tags, then expand each tag to show pages you've recently bookmarked using that tag. For more information on tags, see Bookmark Tags - Categorize bookmarks to make them easy to find.

If you have deleted one or more of these default "Smart Bookmarks" folders, you can restore them by doing the following:

  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press EnterReturn.

    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!I accept the risk! to continue to the about:config page.
  2. Search for the preference browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion.
  3. Double-click on browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion and change the value to 0 (zero).
  4. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and then click ExitQuit Close 29 .

The next time you start Firefox, the default Smart Bookmarks folders will be re-created.

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up dating firefox was a bad choice,bookmarks and other stuff has gone someplace,can someone explain how to get them back. thanx.

This question came up in the KB articles forum. See: /forums/knowledge-base-articles/710443 [ATTN: Admin] "Smart bookmark folders" article - why is it obsolete?

I think we should unarchive this article since it covers questions that are astill being asked. See the discussion in the KB article forum, /forums/knowledge-base-articles/710443

I made a revision to incorporate info on the default folders that is still valid, copied from the archived Smart Bookmarks folders article.

Joni approved my revision and I un-archived it (thanks, Joni).

I noticed this article hasn’t got a slug, probably because of its age. How about adding one?

Note that this may also apply to other older articles.

I updated the article description to include this slug: restore-default-smart-bookmarks-folders