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rvalent3
 
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Post Posted May 11th, 2018, 5:20 pm

My FF was updated today to FF 60l.0. I am now missing half of my bookmarks. Where did they go and how do I get them back???

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 1:50 am

My FF was updated today to FF 60l.0

from which previous version?

provide some information please (text, not raw)
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/us ... ix-firefox

test firefox in safe-mode please:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tr ... -safe-mode
or
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

therube

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 6:02 am

(Make a backup of what you have currently & in particular if you don't have a backup from before updating.)

Are bookmarks the only thing affected?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 8:16 am

And from my over 50 or so years of (mostly mainframe type systems) management ... is why I always perform a backup of any important app. before I update... it is a basic rule in the computer world.
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted May 12th, 2018, 9:14 am

Where did they go and how do I get them back???

to add for this.

1. go about:support and open profile folder.
2. close firefox and be sure that there is further instance running
3. rename places.sqlite -> places.old
4. restart firefox will load a backup of your bookmarks

does that solve your isseue?

hint:
<profile-folder>\bookmarkbackups\
could hold more than one backup - just move out the backups you dont want to recover.
repeat with step 1 to 4 until success.

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