Lost all Firefox bookmarks

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cadman62

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After the latest Firefox update I've lost ALL my bookmarks, HELP
 

Couriant

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Sometimes FireFox will create a folder called Old Firefox data on the desktop. Do you see that by chance?

Here is a link for you to troubleshoot. It may be that FireFox created a new profile.
 

cadman62

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I've gone over that info for ever and nothing seems to work. When I go to the 'import and backup' then 'restore' it only shows the most recent one and none other
 

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Do you (now) have multiple Firefox profiles or just the one?

If multiple profiles do none of them have bookmarks or bookmark backups?
 

cadman62

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Yes there are, a few were empty folders under Bookmarkbackups, and there were a couple but only went back as far as after FF did that update. Man oh man if you guys could help me it would be wonderful. I had over 50 bookmarks!
 

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Did you create an account in FireFox by chance? There is a sign in/sync option where it will sync your bookmarks to the cloud so you can retrieve them at anytime.
 

cadman62

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At some point, I think it was the 1st of the 2 days I've been on this chase, I remember creating a FF account. I will go in there and try it.
 

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Not sure I can help. I've mysteriously lost most or all my Firefox bookmarks a number of times but have always been able to recover via the backups or by syncing with another not-yet-messed-up system. Of course I also have multiple backups of my profile.
 

cadman62

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yes...don't know where syncing can help me...and now, also, every time I start the p.c. ALL the new bookmarks I've been putting in the toolbar are gone...strange
 

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I never sync. My husband doesn't need to see my bookmarks and I don't need to see his.

I regularly backup my FF bookmarks and put the file on a USB stick. I might do this once a month because I don't save that many new bookmarks. If you save a lot, you might want to backup more often.

My home page, protopage, even allows me to have a page of bookmarks.
Screenshot 2021-09-05 4.54.22 PM.png

I don't have all my bookmarks but I have some I don't want to lose.
 
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