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HTML Bookmarks B/U is HUGELY long

New User

HTML Bookmarks B/U is HUGELY long

Html Backup has a huge long file which appears to be earlier versions of my BM folders. how do i know which is the current one? and how do i delete the older ones?

Site Moderator

Re: HTML Bookmarks B/U is HUGELY long

Do you mean when creating an HTML backup?

  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Export Bookmarks to HTML

Do you see those bookmark or folders anywhere in the Library?

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

New User

Re: HTML Bookmarks B/U is HUGELY long

Yes to both questions.

SUMO Contributor

Re: HTML Bookmarks B/U is HUGELY long

If you have a recent bookmark.html file, you might have created it manually or maybe you have an extension that created it.

For quite a while now, Firefox has made its bookmark backups in JSON format. While there's no harm in making extra backups, if you only intend to restore them in Firefox, you probably won't need the HTML format. It's less complete than the JSON format (e.g., no tags).

If you want to back up bookmarks off disk, try copying the places.sqlite database file (contains bookmarks and history) or the bookmarkbackups folder (contains dated daily JSON backups).