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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    Thanks, Patrick. I’m partially reassured, but I’ll explore tomorrow. Bedtime here in London.

    David

    OK, but I'm guessing you're of us older generation as I'm told, London like New York never sleeps.

    Maybe that's another reason that I live where I do on Canada's West "Wet Coast"!!




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    I suppose at 86 I'm one of the older generation! Where on the West Coast - Vancouver?

    The Firefox backup folder contains bookmarkbackups folder which has several files with suffix .jsnlz4, which I cannot open. Do these help to recover bookmarks if I lose them?

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    David, instead of mucking about in the folder, why not just copy the ENTIRE folder to a safe place. Then if you need it, you have everything. After all, the only reason to be doing this is for a backup in case the upgrade to FF goes south, which is a low probability in the first place. So just copy it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    Patrick
    I suppose at 86 I'm one of the older generation! Where on the West Coast - Vancouver?

    The Firefox backup folder contains bookmarkbackups folder which has several files with suffix .jsnlz4, which I cannot open. Do these help to recover bookmarks if I lose them?

    David

    David, I'd agree with Jake's comments just above at most but why not just keep a current backup if you're so concerned???

    And even though FF isn't always my main browser, as if that would make any difference, I've never had any problem with any Firefox update and there's sure been enough of them.


    And it looks like you have 9 years on me and I live in Brentwood Bay as my specs say which is on Vancouver Island BC about 20Km North of Victoria and we live fairly close to The Butchart Gardens (a famous tourist attraction) where I worked and lived for 40 years, but now on a small hill overlooking Saanich Inlet. Unfortunately, or not, the trees have grown up to spoil our water view. Google Maps shows our place quite well, if you know where to look.

    PS: London, UK seems like quite a large and diverse area to live in and I have no idea what part you might be in.

    My father was born in the Sutton, Surrey area before he moved to Canada with his mother and sisters.





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    Patrick

    Just noticed your latest post, which I did not get e-mail notification of. Anyway, I've been tied up with tennis and World Cup football, and the heat continues ...

    I was working at SFU in the summers of 1973, 1976 and 1977, and I had a friend in White Rock whom I visited a couple of times in the 1990s. Had friends in Duncan (later Victoria) whom I visited a few times. Lovely part of the world.

    I'm in south London, near Crystal Palace.

    I'm still a little confused over FireFox bookmarks, but no rush. I'm still waiting for my Apple Help lady to contact me and I'll feel safer under her guidance.

    David

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    I'm still a little confused over FireFox bookmarks, but no rush. I'm still waiting for my Apple Help lady to contact me and I'll feel safer under her guidance.

    I'm glad you enjoyed my part of our world David.

    As for your FF bookmarks questions or confusion, try a google search of something like:
    using FireFox bookmarks Mac
    https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    Some of the tutorials should provide you with what you want.


    BTW: Crystal Palace seems like a nice place to live.





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    While I'm still waiting for Apple Help to call me back (she must have gone on holiday), I've looked at the instructions for recovering bookmarks from backup, and they begin by asking you to click on a symbol I can't seem to paste here - four short vertical lines, the fourth at an angle. I can't see this anywhere in the FireFox window.

    They continue:

    "... click Bookmarks. Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks."

    Well, I can click on Bookmarks in the toolbar of my screen, and then on Show all Bookmarks; however, they go on:

    "In the Library window, click the  Import and Backup button and then select Restore."

    I see no Library window. 'Window' in the toolbar has Library ticked, but there is no Import and Backup button.

    My FireFox is 48.0.2. Are these instructions for a newer version?

    David

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    hey begin by asking you to click on a symbol I can't seem to paste here - four short vertical lines, the fourth at an angle. I can't see this anywhere in the FireFox window

    Make sure your FF window is wide enough for them to show.

    Here's an example of a not wide enough FF window, and a wide enough one to see the icon:

    And BTW:
    My FireFox is 48.0.2. Are these instructions for a newer version?
    Your FF version is waaaay behind and the current version is 61.0.1.
    Your version was released August 24, 2016!!!
    Also:
    End-of-life 48.0.x product line on September 20, 2016.
    Last release for Mac OS X 10.6–10.8


    PS: What Mac OS X version are you running and/or Mac model???

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    However wide I open the window the symbols I see are: bookmark this page, show your bookmarks, save this page, display the progress of ongoing downloads, FireFox start page.

    I’m now on High Sierra, recently upgraded from Mountain Lion, on an iMac, 21.5 inch, mid 2011, memory 8 GB.

    David

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    I’m now on High Sierra, recently upgraded from Mountain Lion, on an iMac, 21.5 inch, mid 2011, memory 8 GB.


    Maybe so with your macOS but your Firefox is long out of date as I mentioned and not even an old FF version 52 I had shows that bookmark icon you van't find. It uses one that looks like a clipboard.

    To update your Firefox, use its About Firefox(menu) and there should be place in that box to click to update.




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