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can't find mozilla bookmark files on external hard drive

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows… (read more)

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows 10 (the new one is on, i think, whatever the newest version of windows is). I cannot turn on my old computer, so I can't export the bookmarks, but the hard drive is fully functional. The problem is, I can't find where the bookmarks are located. I have tried looking through the files, I have "show hidden files" on, I have tried manually searching for "places.sqlite" and I have tried doing the %APPDATA% thing. I can see other folders on the hard drive very easily, so it shouldn't be the fault of the hard drive. If you know how I am able to find the files, please go through it step-by-step; I'm not proficient in computer things, and something that may seem very obvious and instinctive to you may be what I'm messing up on.

Asked by thefirstpunmaster 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 27 minutes ago

website desktop shortcut creation procedure does not work

I am using Firefox 96.0 running on Ubuntu 20.04. The procedure described on this site to create a desktop shortcut for a website (click on padlock, drag it to the desktop… (read more)

I am using Firefox 96.0 running on Ubuntu 20.04. The procedure described on this site to create a desktop shortcut for a website (click on padlock, drag it to the desktop and release) does not work. A grayed image of the URL being dragged moves onto the desktop when dragged, but when the mouse button is released that grayed image springs back to the URL field.

I also tried the alternate procedure i.e. drag a shortcut from the Bookmarks menu onto the desktop. The same failure sequence as described above occurred.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Mike

Asked by Mike's stuff 4 hours ago

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Bookmarks

Hello, Everytime I view pages, or websites they are automatically arriving in my Bookmarks page. I only ever wish to make my own bookmarks, and add only the items I wish,… (read more)

Hello, Everytime I view pages, or websites they are automatically arriving in my Bookmarks page. I only ever wish to make my own bookmarks, and add only the items I wish, and retain How do I stop this practice as quite often I lose my own customised list.? Thanks

Asked by iferguson 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Password Protect a Bookmarks Folder

I want to password protect a bookmarks folder. I downloaded and switched on the "Private Bookmarks" extension which as I understand it should have created a "Private Fol… (read more)

I want to password protect a bookmarks folder. I downloaded and switched on the "Private Bookmarks" extension which as I understand it should have created a "Private Folder" under "Other Bookmarks"...I closed/re-opened Firefox and nothing. What step am I missing in this process and how can I get this extension operational? Thanks for your assistance.

cheers, Iain.

Asked by fijames 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 18 hours ago

bookmarks

Had firefox on my old Windows 7 computer with lots of sites bookmarked. Just bought new computer. When I download firefox to my new Windows 11 computer, how to I get al… (read more)

Had firefox on my old Windows 7 computer with lots of sites bookmarked. Just bought new computer. When I download firefox to my new Windows 11 computer, how to I get all of my bookmarks back from my old Windows 7 computer? Thanks

Asked by thomas999 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 19 hours ago

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A Very Important Parent Bookmark Disappeared Again!

A very important parent Bookmark folder disappeared again! When I do a Search, I can find Bookmarks that are in the Parent Bookmarks folder but as I have reported before,… (read more)

A very important parent Bookmark folder disappeared again!

When I do a Search, I can find Bookmarks that are in the Parent Bookmarks folder but as I have reported before, the HUGE issue is that there is NO way to find where the parent Bookmarks folder or the Bookmarks in the parent Bookmarks folder using the Search function! How can I find the parent Bookmarks folder and where the Bookmarks are that were in the Parent Bookmarks folder?

I have added many Bookmarks since yesterday so I do not want to try to do a Restore.

I need to find the Bookmarks that disappeared soon.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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My Bookmark tab shows absolutely nothing, but still registers that my bookmarks exist.

I need to access my bookmarks quickly and efficiently. But the icons for my bookmarks are not showing up! I don't know what to do and I really need them to show up. The s… (read more)

I need to access my bookmarks quickly and efficiently. But the icons for my bookmarks are not showing up! I don't know what to do and I really need them to show up. The space that they usually are at is still there, but the icons aren't.

Asked by thefoulestfowl 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

bookmarks

Hello dear admin I lost all of my bookmarks and try many ways to recover them as example , uninstall and install firefox or restore from previous backup , or import from … (read more)

Hello dear admin I lost all of my bookmarks and try many ways to recover them as example , uninstall and install firefox or restore from previous backup , or import from file , or import from another browser like edge ,.... but didnt work even I cant add any new bookmark in my toolbar or bookmarks menu I read and did all of internet guid in mozilla forum but cant back them up . thank you.

Asked by ja.jahanbani 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Bookmarks Menu is imported in Win11, but Bookmark Tool bar is not imported/visible

I installed Win11, Firefox ESR and tried to import my bookmarks which I exported in Win10 to an HTML file. When I open the HTML file I can see the bookmarks under the Boo… (read more)

I installed Win11, Firefox ESR and tried to import my bookmarks which I exported in Win10 to an HTML file. When I open the HTML file I can see the bookmarks under the Bookmarks Toolbar but these are not imported/visible. After import I can only see the Bookmarks Menu bookmarks.

What is going wrong here?

Asked by lexk4 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

All bookmarks deleted after Firefox update. Nothing in "Old Firefox Data" folder helped to restore.

Please help me find and restore my missing bookmarks. There are hundreds of entries needed to access essential sites to pay bills, contact physicians, and much, much more… (read more)

Please help me find and restore my missing bookmarks. There are hundreds of entries needed to access essential sites to pay bills, contact physicians, and much, much more. I am embarrassed to admit that there are also some adult oriented bookmarks that remind this old man about his younger life. Thank you for your understanding and help.

Asked by Dr. Williams 2 days ago

Last reply by Dr. Williams 2 days ago

the Proton UI SUCKS!!! I hate the black/dark background, and I cannot see the bookmark separators again..

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefo… (read more)

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefox since v2 or was it v4 so long time...

Mozilla I am tired of these terrible UI changes you keep making and it needs to stop... please at least add some user config options so we can at least disable the ugly proton UI features..! as the about:config proton UI options don't work right... anymore..

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 days ago

Some bookmarks cannot display icons

For example, https://whatismyipaddress.com/ https://www.quora.com/ https://mail.protonmail.com/ The site's icons display normally on chrome and edge, but not on Firefox, … (read more)

For example, https://whatismyipaddress.com/

https://www.quora.com/

https://mail.protonmail.com/

The site's icons display normally on chrome and edge, but not on Firefox, either by readding the bookmark or reloading Firefox

Version: Windows 64bit Release 96.0.2

Asked by 一眼丁真 2 days ago

Last reply by 一眼丁真 2 days ago

How can I get rid of AWFUL new bookmarks that are double spaced

I almost did not recognise my toolbar after seemingly an unattended install. It is extremely annoying with this wasteful double space harrange in the bookmarks toolbar on… (read more)

I almost did not recognise my toolbar after seemingly an unattended install. It is extremely annoying with this wasteful double space harrange in the bookmarks toolbar on the browser menu. Why on earth do you want to add such large whitespace between bookmark entries ?

Asked by zimbodel 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago