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21-May-2007, 12:58 AM #1
Restore deleted firefox bookmarks?
Yesterday, my brother deleted most of my firefox bookmarks from the 'organize bookmarks' page. I have had them for a long time, and I would really like to get them back. Can anybody recommend ways to try and restore them? (I was stupid enough not to have backed them up )

I have heard of a bookmarkbackups folder under my mozilla profile folder, but for some reason I can't find it. I use firefox 2.0.0.3, and windows 2000.
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21-May-2007, 01:13 AM #2
Try doing a System Restore.
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21-May-2007, 02:22 AM #3
Windows 2000 has a system restore?
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21-May-2007, 03:20 AM #4
Oh sorry.Thanks for the correction.Hmmm......do you have any other backup program?I know you have said it but any program.Even one could have your details.Please try to give me.....
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21-May-2007, 06:21 AM #5
Not very helpful to get back your bookmarks at this point, but for future use download, install and use regularly:

MozBackup
A simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles.

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21-May-2007, 06:46 AM #6
thanks blue zee.
i have been in such a situation as neji101
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21-May-2007, 06:53 AM #7
Hmmm.......Blue Zee's application is worth having.Thanks for that Blue Zee.Neji101,I am sorry for your books but you will have to probably generate them again.I know it is a tedious task but I can think of no other way to resolve your problem.Maybe,someone else can.If you take my word then try to start again.Hope you get a solution soon.Good Luck.
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21-May-2007, 08:01 AM #8
For Win 2000 and XP the bookmark backups are in

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxx.default\bookmarkbackups

Replace the file bookmarks.html C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxx.default with one of the backups.

More info http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmarks
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21-May-2007, 09:53 AM #9
Excellent solution.

Quick added info, the "Application Data" folder is hidden by default.

If you cannot find it, try Tools > Folder Options > View tab > select "Show hidden files and folders" > click Apply and OK.

You will now see and access that folder.

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21-May-2007, 06:51 PM #10
You can open Bookmarks Manager and click File>Import>check "from file">Next>Browse to the Bookmark Backup folder at the location "stantley" posted>select the latest backup and click OK.
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22-May-2007, 04:07 AM #11
I restored them using bookmarkbackups. Thanks a lot, everyone.
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22-May-2007, 09:18 AM #12
Please mark the thread "Solved".Thank you.
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29-Jul-2007, 01:45 PM #13
Got the same problem but can't restore.
Hey all. I actually have the same problem (ie deleted some of my bookmarks in Firefox). I attempted to use advice above but when I get to Application Data the only choices I have are Local, LocalLow, and Roaming. If it makes a difference I'm using Vista. Anyone got any ideas/suggestions for me?
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29-Jul-2007, 01:58 PM #14
Well, I suggest you better start a new thread and put your problem into consideration there. Probably then, everyone will be glad to help you.

By the way, Welcome to TSG garibaldi182
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29-Jul-2007, 03:04 PM #15
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Hey all. I actually have the same problem (ie deleted some of my bookmarks in Firefox). I attempted to use advice above but when I get to Application Data the only choices I have are Local, LocalLow, and Roaming. If it makes a difference I'm using Vista. Anyone got any ideas/suggestions for me?
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Here are profile locations http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder

For Vista it's C:\Users\<Windows login/user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\
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