Bookmarks after windows reinstall
Why isn't my bookmarks saved to my mozilla firefox account? When I did a clean sweep of my drive and reinstalled windows and firefox my bookmarks are nowhere to be found? Anyone got an answer?
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Thank you for your question about the Firefox Sync service.
It appears from your question, that you are using Firefox Sync as a back up service. This is not what Sync is designed to do. The Firefox Sync service takes a copy of the data you wish to include and transfers it to a second device (typically a mobile device such as a tablet or a telephone) running a copy of Firefox. The storage in between all attached devices is both temporary and fragile and is not stable enough to be (and is not designed as) a reliable backup service.
If you have a copy of your Firefox profile for desktop Firefox, you may be able to recover your bookmarks and other data. Please have a read of this article.
If you have a copy of your data on a mobile version of Firefox, please follow these instructions to connect it to Firefox Sync to copy your data.
Thank you for the reply. I thought my bookmarks were tied to my account and not a file I'd have to backup. So I guess all of my bookmarks have been lost when I formatted the drive before reinstalling?
Unless you have a backup of your profile or had syncced them to another copy of Firefox, yes.