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jenpen25
 
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Post Posted February 2nd, 2018, 5:41 pm

I found the folder in my old profile bookmarkbackups and copied it into my new profile, but my bookmarks are still not showing up. What could I be doing wrong?

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Post Posted February 2nd, 2018, 5:50 pm

jenpen25 wrote:I found the folder in my old profile bookmarkbackups and copied it into my new profile, but my bookmarks are still not showing up.

They wouldn't just show up.

You need, with Firefox closed, to copy over places.sqlite.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox
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jenpen25
 
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Post Posted February 2nd, 2018, 6:36 pm

Great, thanks. They're all there now but all with a gray generic icon instead of their individual color ones. Any way to fix that?

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Post Posted February 2nd, 2018, 7:01 pm

jenpen25 wrote:Great, thanks. They're all there now but all with a gray generic icon instead of their individual color ones. Any way to fix that?

Yeah, just use the bookmark and the favicon will get re-created for that website.
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 2:28 am

They're all there now but all with a gray generic icon

you need also to copĆ¼y the favicons.sqlite!

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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 4:40 am

places.sqlite contains your bookmarks data.
favicons.sqlite contains the icons associated to your bookmarks.

Hence you need to copy both from your old profile to your new profile to get your bookmarks and your bookmark icons restored.

Off topic but will mention it anyway. If you want to permanently arrange your bookmarks in the (Menu) Bookmarks drop-down menu there are instructions how to do so at this page: Sort Bookmarks By Name

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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 1:12 pm

I may have already screwed things up. With the newest update I lost my bookmarks. I tried every fix that was offered but none worked. I uninstalled firefox and then reinstalled it. Still no bookmarks. Is there a way to restore those lost bookmarks?

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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 1:22 pm

Driven,

See if this thread helps: [Solved] Problem Moving Profile from v56 to v57

jenpen25
 
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 3:57 pm

Frank Lion wrote:
jenpen25 wrote:Great, thanks. They're all there now but all with a gray generic icon instead of their individual color ones. Any way to fix that?

Yeah, just use the bookmark and the favicon will get re-created for that website.

Thanks, all good now :)

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