FF: Bookmarks gone.

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My computer froze up and I restarted it. I opened up FireFox and all my bookmarks were gone and same with my bookmark toolbar. Where can I find those files?

This is the second time this has happen!

Thanks

teammatt3's picture

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I looked at C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\profile\bookmarks.html but those were just the default bookmarks.

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That happend to me before. As far as I know you cannot recover them. Your bookmarks are stored at...
C:\Dacuments and Settings\User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(random letters).default\bookmarks.html

That's where it is on XP. The Application Data folder is hidden by default.

teammatt3's picture

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Sweet, FF made automatic backups of my bookmarks, they were saved in that place. Thanks.

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Same thing happened to me a few days ago, sadly I didn't have the autobacks to fall back on Sad

When windows finds broken pipes (files) on scandisk it creates a folder in C drive, usually a number based file like 00 or 0176866 (combination of numbers). The files can be found in there but are not always 100% usable, the content is editable, sometimes you can just rename the folder and put it back, other times like the other day I had to spend 2 days editing the damn thing *Thanks Mr Gates*

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lol, I spelled it "Dacuments"

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bja888 wrote: lol, I spelled it "Dacuments"

And that surprises you?

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Yes! Because I can spell that word correctly.... sometimes.

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You can tell the people who don't do much via the command line around here. Smiling

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The Command what now?

Just kidding... Although I was surprised to find other in my CS program in college who didn't know how to use the command line.

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