Do you know Mozilla Firefox makes a backup of your bookmarks regularly without you knowing about it? If you accidentally lost your bookmarks and forgot to make a backup, here’s how to locate and recover them.
Before starting, change Folder Options so your system shows Hidden Files and Folders. For full instructions, check out groovyPost’s article here.
Open Start Menu and click on your account name.
You’ll see a folder named Appdata in your profile folder. Double click to open it.
Navigate to Roaming >> Mozilla >> Firefox >> Profiles and you will see the profile folder. It will be names something funky .default like this example.
Open your folder and you will find a folder named BookmarkBackups.
Here you’ll find the current months backed up Firefox bookmark files.
If you want a faster way to get to that folder, click Start and type: run into the search box. Hit Enter.
Type: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ and click Ok.
It will take you directly to Firefox Profile folder.
Now that you know there are backups of your Mozilla bookmarks and their location, import them into Firefox. Click the Firefox button and then Bookmarks.
Or simply use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+B to open the Bookmarks Library. Click Import and Backup >> Restore.
Then select the most recent bookmarks backup, or click Choose File to select a an older backup file – which is located in the directory shown above.
A confirmation window comes up. Click OK.
That’s it! You’re Firefox bookmarks will be restored to the backup you select.