I just upgraded to 67.0.1 (64-bit) of Firefox and all my bookmarks are gone.
I just installed "Firefox Quantum" version 67.0.1, and none of my bookmarks were copied from my previous version. So I looked at help files on how to import my old bookmarks from my last version of Firefox, and they're all about either importing from Chrome, or Safari, etc, or else they're about sync'ing my mobile devices to my laptop. I don't need any of that information. Why didn't Firefox keep my old bookmarks, the way it always has whenever I have upgraded to a new version? What did it do to my old bookmarks?
I'm kind of upset, because I have a lot of recent bookmarks that I will have lost (since last backup). I sure hope Mozilla didn't just delete all that.
Oh, and I do have a Firefox account, and I've logged in, but still can't find anything that will tell me how to get my bookmarks back.
Firefox update channels? I have no idea what that means, unfortunately. However, I still have the previous version installed, so I was able to export my bookmarks from that and then import them into the new version. Problem solved.Read this answer in context 1
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0
What about the rest of your profile? Settings, bookmarks, history, passwords . . . .
Restore Bookmark Backups
Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the bookmarkbackups folder.
Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.
Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Restore. From the list, pick the file you want and click it.
The backups are stored in a jsonlz4 file named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4
In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.
You may have switched to a new profile.
Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).
Firefox update channels? I have no idea what that means, unfortunately. However, I still have the previous version installed, so I was able to export my bookmarks from that and then import them into the new version. Problem solved.
That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.