Problems with Firefox update, trying to restore bookmarks
Posted on 2014-10-14
Running Windows 7 pro on an HP z210.
Firefox upgraded itself today. After it updated, Firefox would no longer run. When I attempted to run Firefox, a strange blue window appeared. No Firefox logo, just a blank blue window. No menus , only an X in the upper right.
So, I uninstalled Firefox, removed all pieces of Firefox and installed a fresh copy. Same problem.
So, I uninstalled Firefox again , removed all pieces of Firefox and installed Firefox using an old exe file I had saved (version 22). Now Firefox will run. Now I am trying to restore my bookmarks.
My backup software performs an image backup each day. I have searched all my backup files looking for json files. I found files ending in jsonlz4 extensions. The files are named bookmarks-yyyy-mm -dd_Q6LaFLmQpoA618ZDsAT6g==.jsonlz4
I thought Firefox backed up bookmarks each day when Firefox was closed.
I have saved some older json files. When I try to restore these files, Firefox refuses to restore them. A dialog box appears telling me the script file has a problem.
I'm stuck. I need to restore my bookmarks.
1.) I assume bookmarks are stored in the jsonlz4 files. What tool can I use to extract the bookmarks?
2.) What must I do to get Firefox to read the json file I have?