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Windows 7: Firefox 4 Lost Bookmarks Problem


16 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Firefox 4 Lost Bookmarks Problem

Hey,

Okay so I have a problem with Firefox 4 and I can't figure out how to get my bookmarks back. What happened was i booted my laptop and when i opened my browser it gave me the welcome to Firefox 4 page and all my bookmarks were gone. Yet all my other settings are the same, such as my download location, etc. I would like to recover my bookmarks as i use them all the time and it makes life a lot easier when you can make short cuts. If any body knows how to recover my bookmarks that would be great.

Thanks
RitualJman

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16 Apr 2011   #2
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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16 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have the tool bar but all my bookmarks i had in it disappered out of it.

Thanks
RitualJman
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16 Apr 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

They should be in your firefox profile on your hard drive---assuming they weren't deleted entirely.

That profile is usually in c users yourusername appdata roaming mozilla firefox.

Look for files with a json extension.
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16 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have tried that and when I try and import it back into firefox i don't get any errors nothing and yet nothing is brought into my bookmark bar.

Thanks
RitualJman
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16 Apr 2011   #6

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I'd try a System Restore to a time prior to when this started. I'm not sure it will help.
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16 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I've tried that but sadly it didn't do anything for firefox.

Thanks
RitualJman
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16 Apr 2011   #8

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Do you have a file called "bookmarks.html" in your profile??

Have you uninstalled Firefox and then reinstalled it? This will NOT delete your existing profile.
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16 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you have a file called "bookmarks.html" in your profile??

Have you uninstalled Firefox and then reinstalled it? This will NOT delete your existing profile.
I found that file but when i try and import it back into Firefox it has no bookmarks backed up in the file
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16 Apr 2011   #10

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Have you uninstalled Firefox and then reinstalled it? This will NOT delete your existing profile.
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