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Recovering bookmarks backup failing

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My Windows crashed. I reinstalled Windows and Firefox. When I try to recover from the previous version, it fails. I have tried several times with older backups.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox or reboot and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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I did all this but Firefox says that is unable to restore bookmarks. Any other solutions?

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Is this folder there?

C:\Windows.old\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<filename.default>

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox or reboot and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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jonzn4SUSE said

Is this folder there? C:\Windows.old\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<filename.default>

yes it is

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jonzn4SUSE said

Is this folder there? C:\Windows.old\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<filename.default>

yes it is

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cor-el said

If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting. This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases in the Firefox profile folder.
  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page
If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox or reboot and retry. If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.
  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created
See also: You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

I cant see that Verify integrity button