By Chelsie ยท 7 replies
Jul 10, 2006
  1. My Firefox updated itself last night and today when I went in to my bookmarks, they were all gone.
    Thats never happened before so I'm not sure what happened this time.
    I dont have any of them on IE so I cant get them back that way but if theres any other way I can get them back, it'd be hugely appreciated.
    If not, I'll just have to see if I can find the sites lol but I'd just like to be able to get them all back.
    Any help would be great.
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    First look here -

    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\u2edln3i.default\bookmarkbackups

    If no luck with that look HERE
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ensure Firefox is NOT running; check application processes or reboot Windows
    to be certain.

    Click start/run and type "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager

    Include the quotes and the space.

    This will bring up the Profile Manager.

    First, uncheck the box next to Don't ask at startup. This will allow the
    profile manager to open at startup as long as you have more than one profile

    Next, select the profile named default(this should be the one with your
    missing bookmarks) and click -Start Firefox-

    Note: you can shutdown Firefox and go back to the profile manager with a normal launch of Firefox(not through run, but you can use run if you like to.

    Once there, notice you can create new profiles, rename exising ones or delete

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. Chelsie

    Chelsie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Hah, nope, they werent in there.
    I dont know what happened.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Mmm that`s strange, because it works fine on my system.

    You did make absolutely sure Firefox wasn`t running didn`t you?

    Restart your computer and try again.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. Chelsie

    Chelsie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Lol yeah, that was my fault.
    It did work after I checked but my missing bookmarks werent in there either.
    I dont know what happened.
    Its as if when firefox updated itself it wiped all my bookmarks out which has never happened before.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ok, try this.

    Click start/search and select all files and folders. Type bookmarks into the search box and hit the enter key.

    Once the search has finished, look for any bookmarks.html files(the ones with the Firefox logo on them). Choose the one with the latest date and right click on it and select copy.

    Paste it in your documents somewhere.

    Close the search window.

    Run Firefox and click the bookmarks button, followed by manage bookmarks. Click on file and select import. Check the button that says from file and click next. Browse to where you pasted the bookmarks file and click on the file, click open. Close the bookmarks manager.

    See if this helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. Chelsie

    Chelsie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Oh goodness.
    Thank you SO much.
    I got all of them back. Thank you so very much.
    I'd be lost without you guys.
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