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Lost Firefox bookmarks:

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 and my wife's bookmarks were not backed up and I forgot to do so.  Windows 10 was already on the computer when I reinstalled it and I did a clean install.  Is there anyway to get the .json (firefox bookmarks) file back?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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The fresh install would have overwritten the disk and messed up the areas where the bookmarks were.

So far as I know the bookmarks are lost.
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I kind of thought so, but I did hear something about files being in a folder called windows.old.  Could you possibly give me more information on this please?
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There are two folders which say "Windows.old" & "Windows.old.000".  I found a .json bookmarks file that says "bookmarks-2017-06-27.json" so I can get to this file.
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See then if you can restore the file
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you can also try to get them from any old backup.  

See:  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/971302
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please see the next question for continuing credit
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Thanks and I will look
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question is pending:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/pendingQuestions/51804/Firefox-bookmarks-location.html

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