Trashed firefox bookmarks, how to merge with new ones

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  1. chipandegg macrumors regular

    chipandegg

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    Location:
    London
    #1
    I uninstalled Firefox a few months ago, and just reinstalled a couple of days ago.

    When I uninstalled it, my bookmarks ended up in the Trash, they're still there as I haven't emptied it yet. Since reinstalling it, I have new bookmarks etc.

    I believe the favorites are called, places.sqlite.

    Ideally what I would like to do is merge my old favorites with the new ones. Is it possible to do this?
     
  2. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

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    Location:
    Aalborg, Denmark
    #2
    If you know that it's called places.sqlite then you can do the following: export your bookmarks from within Firefox bookmarks manager as a html file - save this to the desktop. Now replace the places.sqlite from your Trash inside your Firefox profile folder - this will give you your old bookmarks. Now take the exported bookmarks.html from the desktop and import that into Firefox.

    I believe this will work. You will have to look for duplicates. This can be done with Bookdog.

    Make a backup up your Firefox profile folder before doing anything. You can drag this profile folder to your desktop or zip it in-place. I prefer just duplicating it onto the desktop for safe keeping.
     

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