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    Part of Firefox Bookmarks Lost (FF 2.0.0.13)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 07-Apr-08 12:50. Edited twice!)</P>FF or my laptop green-screened and froze, and when I restarted, many of my bookmark folders were gone. I have no recent bookmark backup. Any idea if they might be backed up, or where they might be?

    OK, found the folder:

    Cocuments and Settings<myname>Application DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesrg2xmem0.defaultbookmark backups

    But having some problems getting the right version; some of the content of the penultimate backup is quite old, I know since I reorganized on of my folders substantially ... any trick to using these backups?

    Hmm, then a miracle happened - I think I initially took the third oldest backup, not the second oldest - now I have back everything I want. Whew! Leaving the post for anyone else who needs to know the Bookmarks backup folder location.
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    Re: Part of Firefox Bookmarks Lost (FF 2.0.0.13)

    You might also consider an FF backup add-on.

    I've used FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) for a while now. It backs up much more, optionally, than just bookmarks,

    Apart from simple backups, it is great for transporting your extensions between different machines. With a FEBE backup (and a few other essentials) on a USB drive I can quickly set things up the right (my) way, wherever I am working.
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    Re: Part of Firefox Bookmarks Lost (FF 2.0.0.13)

    Nice, I have it installed. Do you have to install FEBE and then use Restore to import settings into a different copy of FF?
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    Re: Part of Firefox Bookmarks Lost (FF 2.0.0.13)

    Yep, that's it. You can include an installable FEBE with the backup to make it easier; check Tools | FEBE | FEBE Options - under Options (bottom left).

    And below that there's another option that I've just started to experiment with for "User-defined backups", that lets you include other files/folders with the FEBE backup. Probably unsuitable for a system BU, but makes your FF BU a bit more flexible.

    You will need to experiment with the multitude of options to find out what suits you (or just go with the "Full profile" if you're the belt & braces type.
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    Re: Part of Firefox Bookmarks Lost (FF 2.0.0.13)

    Thanks, didn't initially see the "include a copy of FEBE" option, now checked. (It's on the right side in the version I installed.)

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    Re: Part of Firefox Bookmarks Lost (FF 2.0.0.13)

    <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15> I trust those suspenders aren't associated with fishnets & garter belts.
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