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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 4:33 am

Have tried:
CTRL shift B
System restore
Update Mozzila
Restore, Import. But start to get lost from here.

Any help appreciated.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 5:12 am

Bookmarks....in Thunderbird or Firefox?
or....Do you mean your Contacts in Thunderbird?
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 5:50 am

I believe it to be Mozzila firefox, thats what the icon reads.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 6:07 am

Moving to Firefox Support

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 6:31 am

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 8:17 am

Would it be easier to uninstall Firefox and reinstall?

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 9:18 am

No. That will not help you.
All your "stuff", bookmarks etc., are in the Profile folder.....Not in the Program folder.
Please ref; > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 9:53 am

OK I got as far as the profile folder and then bookmarkbackups, however they are dated 8/10/2017.
When I open it I get this:

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 10:06 am

Hi,
You don't open it.
Did you try to Restore or Import them, as per the previous article, from the Library?
ref; > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmark ... rom_backup
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 11:22 am

I think I have now got at least most of them back, nothing in the above seemed to work but I done a search for bookmarks and found some older files that were not showing under `import`and somehow managed to retrieve them.
Now can you tell me how to get the `star` back for the bookmarks, it used to appear at the top right of page and I would click on it to save a page to bookmark.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 12:38 pm

juco wrote:OK I got as far as the profile folder and then bookmarkbackups, however they are dated 8/10/2017.
When I open it I get this:

No need to open backup files manually, launch Firefox, press Ctrl-Shift-B, click "Import and Backup" - Restore - Choose the latest backup.
Sorry for my poor English.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 12:49 pm

[/quote]
No need to open backup files manually, launch Firefox, press Ctrl-Shift-B, click "Import and Backup" - Restore - Choose the latest backup.[/quote]

When I did that it only gave back up files for todays date, it was in another different folder I found the correct ones.

P.S. All appears to be working now and have got the bookmark star back also.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 12:54 pm

You can check if you can find the star in the Customize palette and drag it back to the Navigation Toolbar.
If you do not see the star in the Customize palette then click Restore Defaults window to restore the default toolbar set.

Now can you tell me how to get the `star` back for the bookmarks, it used to appear at the top right of page and I would click on it to save a page to bookmark.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 12:40 am

Thanks to all for the replies, issues are now resolved.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 5:41 am

You're welcome...Glad that "we" could assist you.

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