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How do I find my bookmarks after replacing my Linux OS with a new one on the original comuter?

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I had to replace my Linux OS today. All the data was saved, but I lost all my bookmarks. I'm big into genealogy so many of the sites I'd saved are of importance to me. Is there a way I can retrieve my bookmarks even though this is the same computer with a new OS?? Thanks in advance!

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Only if you have a backup of the Firefox profile folder.

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

See also:


You can copy files like these to the current Firefox profile folder to recover specific data.

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • SQLite files like cookies.sqlite (cookies) and formhistory.sqlite (saved form data)
  • logins.json and key3.db (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
  • cert8.db and possibly cert_override.txt for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other Site Preferences
  • sessionstore.js for open tabs and pinned tabs and tab groups