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recover bookmarks in firefox

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by kbur, May 26, 2015.

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  1. kbur

    kbur Thread Starter

    May 26, 2015
    I recently did a system restore in firefox, and when I did I lost all of my bookmarks and tool bars. It created a folder on my desktop labeled "old firefox data", i'm assuming that the deleted info is contained in this folder. My question is how do I move the Old data into the newly created firefox folder, so that my previous bookmarks and tool bars are present?

    I am operating Windows 7
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Am I correct in assuming that you did the "system restore" to fix a problem and, hence, do not want to restore your entire old profile?

    For Toolbars right click on the title bar and you can select which Toolbars you want. After adding the Menu bar you can also click on the View menu to manipulate Toolbars.

    Your new/current profile is in the folder C:\Users\<account>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<8 random chars>.default.

    I suggest that you copy this entire folder until you are sure that you have things working as desired, in case you have to go back and restore one of the new files. Copy the desired files from the old/saved profile into the new. These copies should all be done with Firefox not open. Bookmarks are the places.sqlite file. I do not know what the other two files with -shm and -wal are for, nor whether they should also be copied. The bookmarkbackups folder contains exactly what it sounds like.

    EDIT: moved the thread from Windows 7 to Web & Email
  3. storage_man


    Nov 6, 2003
    I've done many system restores, but have never lost my bookmarks nor my toolbars. When you said "I did a system restore in firefox" what did you mean ? Is there a function inside of firefox that allows you restore the product to a previous version ?
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