Tuesday, June 24, 2008

[HELP] Lost Old Firefox Bookmarks after Firefox 3 Upgrade

If you previously tried a Firefox 3 pre-release version such as Firefox 3 Beta, went back to Firefox 2, and have now upgraded to Firefox 3, any bookmarks you added since you went back to Firefox 2 will be missing if you used the same profile for both versions.

How to recover?
  1. Choose Start → Run
  2. Type in %APPDATA%
  3. Press OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear.
  4. In the Windows Explorer window, choose Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles. Each folder in this folder is a profile on your computer.
  5. Open the Firefox profile folder and delete (or rename) the "places.sqlite" file and the localstore.rdf file.
  6. Open the bookmarkbackups subfolder and remove any .json files to another location (or rename).
  7. Restart Firefox.

Firefox 3 will then automatically import the bookmarks from "bookmarks.html" in the profile folder.

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