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    Default Firefox bookmarks gone

    i opened firefox just before and now i dont have any of my bookmarks, they were there 5 min ago, and now they are gone, is there any way to get them back?

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    When I had that problem, a system restore did the trick.

    And I've just got Firefox to display PDF files and not hang when hitting the back key, thanks to updating to Adobe Reader 7

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    Go and have a look in your profile folder(s). Firefox might of for some reason opened up with a new profile, therefore your custom bookmarks would not be present.

    Your profile folder can be found for XP/2000 here:
    C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

    And for Windows 98/ME:
    C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    sorry should have mentioned, yes im using xp.

    i went to: F:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
    and there was only "adrr5la1.default" i clicked on the bookmark icon and there there were no bookmarks

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    bump
    i still havent got my bookmarks, its not there....

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    Hi Prescott,

    I know this doesn't help your current problem, but for protection in the future, install the 'Bookmark Backup' extension available from http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/. It'll create a backup each time you close Firefox.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    I did some googling on this Prescott, and apart from people accidently opening up Firefox with a new profile and then thinking all their bookmarks are lost (which you have ruled out), the next common suggestion was bookmark corruption? Bit unsure on this one as it is just an .html file which is read from ...

    So if you search your whole hard drive (I see you have Firefox on F:\ ) including hidden files/folder for bookmarks.html, then only your empty bookmarks.html file is found? What was the file size of your "empty" bookmarks.html?

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    Quote Originally Posted by anek dotal
    Hi Prescott,

    I know this doesn't help your current problem, but for protection in the future, install the 'Bookmark Backup' extension available from http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/. It'll create a backup each time you close Firefox.
    thanks anek dotal, im gonna download that too, looks like a good extension.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jen
    So if you search your whole hard drive (I see you have Firefox on F:\ ) including hidden files/folder for bookmarks.html, then only your empty bookmarks.html file is found? What was the file size of your "empty" bookmarks.html?
    i just done a search for bookmarks.html and it came up with 3 bookmark.html files, i had a look at them and they are not my ones.

    the bookmark corruption does seem like a possibilty, i did have heaps of book marks, the file sizes of these 3 bookmarks.html are 15.6Kb, 28.4Kb and 15.8Kb

    thanks for all the help, so do i still have a chance on getting them back?

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    Just on the offchance... do a search for bookmarks.*

    If that doesn't turn up anything then they are well and truly gone.

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    Default Re: Firefox bookmarks gone

    There is a backup of my Bookmarks, from the previous instal here:

    E:\Documents and Settings\PentPro200S\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\oiq2k1uq.default\boo kmarks.bak

    You will have to figure out where yours might be.
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