Juri Strumpflohner
Juri Strumpflohner Juri is a full stack developer and tech lead with a special passion for the web and frontend development. He creates online videos for Egghead.io, writes articles on his blog and for tech magazines, speaks at conferences and holds training workshops. Juri is also a recognized Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies

Noo! Google Browser Sync deleted my Firefox bookmarks

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I'm using Google Browser Sync already for a longer time since it is quite comfortable for synchronizing the Firefox bookmarks between the different computers (at work, notebook, main homepc). Today morning however I couldn't believe my eyes. When I started Firefox, the bookmarks toolbar was completely empty. The same happened also on my other PC's Firefox. Something must have gone wrong with the synchronization and so Google Browser Sync has deleted all my bookmarks.
Since I've seen that more people have experienced the same problem, I decided to write a post on how you can restore your deleted bookmarks (for Windows).
  1. Open Firefox
  2. On the menu goto Bookmarks/Organize Bookmarks
  3. The Firefox Bookmark Manager will open. There on the menu click on File/Import
  4. Proceed as shown..

  5. Click "Next" and navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\<your_username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
    If you shouldn't be able to locate the folders directly, just type it into the text-field as demonstrated below:

    You should see a strange folder, named similar like "wu59pacm.default". Enter into that folder and then into "bookmarkbackups".
  6. Select the most actual file and open it.
  7. You should now be able to see your bookmarks.
I hope I was able to help you. Otherwise leave a comment.
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