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Side toolbar disappeared after sync now bookmarks are missing

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I am currently working on 2 computers, both with firefox installed and logged in. I believe sync was turned on. I have since turned it off since it seems to be useless.

I had bookmarks in the toolbar that was on the left side of the browser and not the top bar. I backed up my bookmarks on my main machine. All of the sudden the toolbar disappeared. When I try to re-add the bookmark toolbar back, it only appears at the top of the page. It appears that the side toolbar option no longer exists. I tried restoring a past backup of the bookmarks because they are missing. I had a lot of bookmarks in folders and a lot of bookmarks that are not in folders. Only the bookmarks that are in folders were restored. All bookmarks that were not in folders must not have been backed up. It seems like this particular scenario wasn't tested? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I lost almost everything I had. Thanks.

I am currently working on 2 computers, both with firefox installed and logged in. I believe sync was turned on. I have since turned it off since it seems to be useless. I had bookmarks in the toolbar that was on the left side of the browser and not the top bar. I backed up my bookmarks on my main machine. All of the sudden the toolbar disappeared. When I try to re-add the bookmark toolbar back, it only appears at the top of the page. It appears that the side toolbar option no longer exists. I tried restoring a past backup of the bookmarks because they are missing. I had a lot of bookmarks in folders and a lot of bookmarks that are not in folders. Only the bookmarks that are in folders were restored. All bookmarks that were not in folders must not have been backed up. It seems like this particular scenario wasn't tested? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I lost almost everything I had. Thanks.

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You can toggle the bookmarks sidebar via the "Ctrl+B" keyboard shortcut.

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Obviously you did not read the entire post. You apparently missed the fact that ALL of my bookmarks that were NOT in a folder are missing.

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