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Thread: Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

  1. #1
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    Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

    I assume it's because of the migration to snap. Shouldn't upgrade process handle such migration?
    Any recommendation to recover them without going back to deb version?

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    Re: Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

    If you did not do a new install, you may still have the old Firefox, it just may not be showing in the dock. Look in Applications menu > Internet where you might see two icons. Also, a search for Firefox in Overview screen would show both icons.

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    Re: Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

    You can still import your bookmarks into the new Firefox snap version.

    History > Show All History > Import and Backup > Restore > Choose File

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    Re: Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

    Your profile should have been migrated [1]. If your old profile is still there, you should be able to copy it into ~/snap/firefox

    [1] https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comm...anded/hgpja3e/

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    Re: Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

    I just updated one PC that had 3 Firefox profiles, and all were migrated to the snap when I started Firefox. The actual directory for the profiles is:

    ~/snap/firefox/common/.mozilla/firefox

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    Re: Lost Firefox bookmarks after upgrading to 21.10

    If you are only concerned about the bookmarks, copy your ~/.mozilla/firefox/########.default-release/places.sqlite (## is a random string) to the profile of the snap version under /snap/firefox. Still, I would indeed expect that your profile should have been migrated automatically.

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