Recovering bookmarks when updating firefox


25-Mar-2019 20:45

If so, you can transfer the places.sqlite file to the new profile to get it back and/or use the bookmark backups to import them into the profile. Even though dated the same, that's due to when it was last modified.It is very rare for Firefox to actually "destroy" previous data, while not impossible I suppose, very unlikely so it is probably still somewhere on the system. I followed your instructions and both profiles listed were marked default and appeared to be created today. It looks like it did a "refresh" and when it does that, it will put the old default in the corner with a string attached to protect it. Yes, as you already figured out, the one with the long string of numbers after a dash is the older profile.Do you see a bookmarks backup folder under the profile?Did you check the profile folder to see if maybe it created a new profile and the old one is still there?wiki How is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors.To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time.

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If that's the case, your old Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data|Firefox profile may still be on your computer.Find your Firefox profile folder (see Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data for more information) and see if there is more than one profile folder listed. If you don't have that folder, it's possible that Firefox created a new profile for you during the update and disabled the old Firefox profile.If that's the case, your old Firefox profile may still be on your computer. Although Firefox Beta is the most stable development build, it's still intended for testing purposes only since there may be minor bugs that still need to be worked out.I desperately need to get these back as I have several pages saved from years back.

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I included an image of my lack of bookmarks as well for reference.As a shot in the dark, because the Help articles suggested it, I finally tried the refresh function, but all that did was create an Old Firefox Data folder of the current (empty) state of Firefox, not that I was expecting it to magic my old Bookmarks out of thin air.