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How do i restore all my bookmarks from an earlier version of mozilla firefox?

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How do i restore all my bookmarks from an earlier version of mozilla firefox?

Firefox has been reminding me to update my Firefox version. And I did. After installing the new version, it restarted my computer. Now the first thing I did is to restore my previous tabs, the tabs that were open when i upgraded Firefox. But there were no history of my tabs.

Then I started looking at my Bookmarks. I lost all my bookmarks. My heart is pumping now and I want to cry. these are years of bookmark collection from my various works. Am I being penalized?

Please help me. Can I just revert back to the old version? Will this permit me to access my old bookmarks (never mind the tabs, they are still fresh in my mind)? I can't even remember the old version of firefox I am using.

Why didn't Firefox made a warning?

I have been a user of Firefox for a long time. This is the first time that I have lost my bookmarks. This is painful. I seek your kind support. Thank you. Victoria Pineda

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Re: How do i restore all my bookmarks from an earlier version of mozilla firefox?

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox profile folder.

You can try to restore the bookmarks from a JSON backup (bookmarks-####-##-##_xxxx_$$$$.json) in the bookmarkbackups folder.

You can try to restore an older copy of the sessionstore.js file via the Time Machine if you use this.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show in Finder
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Re: How do i restore all my bookmarks from an earlier version of mozilla firefox?

These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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Re: How do i restore all my bookmarks from an earlier version of mozilla firefox?

Look on your desktop. Is there a folder called Old Firefox?