When organizing the bookmarks in my Firefox browser I had a folder highlighted and hit Delete by mistake. How can I recover the folder?

NOTE: It's too late to hit Control + Z, and the bookmarked sites aren't in my history anymore.


From this discussion on the Firefox forums:

[...] you can restore the bookmarks from a JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Restore

This will replace all current bookmarks and you lose bookmarks that were added since that backup was created. See:

In that case, you need to export the current bookmarks to an HTML file before doing the restore and import that HTML file after you have restored the JSON backup.

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    Backups of your bookmarks can be found in this location: %AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile name>\bookmarkbackups. Go to Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Restore > Choose file > browse to the above location & select to restore – xypha Oct 20 '15 at 7:02

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