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Restore deleted firefox bookmarks?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by neji101, May 21, 2007.

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  1. neji101

    neji101 Thread Starter

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    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 :mad: )

    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.
     
  2. Goku

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    Try doing a System Restore.
     
  3. neji101

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    Windows 2000 has a system restore?
     
  4. Goku

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    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.....
     
  5. Blue Zee

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    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.

    Zee
     
  6. mr.BLOGGED

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    thanks blue zee.
    i have been in such a situation as neji101
     
  7. Goku

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    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.
     
  8. stantley

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    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
     
  9. Blue Zee

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    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.

    Zee
     
  10. throoper

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    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.
    T.
     
  11. neji101

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    I restored them using bookmarkbackups. Thanks a lot, everyone.
     
  12. Goku

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    Please mark the thread "Solved".Thank you.
     
  13. garibaldi182

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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?
    Thanks
     
  14. Goku

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    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 :)
     
  15. stantley

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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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