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The new drives and bookmarks back up saga


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#1 sceadugenga

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:16 PM

I mentioned my new SSD drive elsewhere and got good, if somewhat conflicting, advice.

 

Basically I've installed two new drives, an SSD and a HDD while keeping the original HDD which had three partitions.

I'll add a screenshot.

 

I neglected to back up my FireFox bookmarks and thought they were lost even though I suspected they may be hidden somewhere in the old HDD drive.

 

This morning, much to my surprise the PC opened in/from the old drive so, regardless of anything else I immediately backed up the bookmarks.

I then rebooted and the PC started normally from the SSD drive.

 

I now have a back up of the bookmarks but don't know how to reinstall them, it mumbles something about syncing.

I don't know how to deliberately start the PC from the old drive either. (Windows 7)

 

Does that make sense?

 

I cannot see how to add a thumbnail here so will have to drag and drop a very large image. Sorry about that.

 

OK, it wont allow the image, you'll have to use your imaginations. :huh:

 

 

 

 



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#2 sceadugenga

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

What is the extension on the bookmark file, html or json?



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

json

 

I'd never heard of it and googling it did not help much, something to do with java. :unsure:



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:22 PM

How did you backup the bookmarks. This is usually done through Firefox > Bookmarks >Show all Bookmarks > Backup/Restore  or Import/Export

 

Backup/Restore is for a .json file  Import/Export for a html.

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them#w_backup-and-restore



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:28 PM

Back up restore.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:32 PM

If you used Backup/Restore to backup the bookmarks then it should be a file with a .json extension as shown in the link I posted.

 

  1. In the Bookmarks backup filename window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks-"date".json by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  2. Save the bookmarks json file. The Bookmarks backup filename window will close and then you can close the Library window.

If you have the file then use Restore in Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks. This will overwrite any current bookmarks you now have.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

OK, thanks for that.






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