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Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

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Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

#1 Post by eemaestro » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:54 am

Last week, when an APT update caused firefox to fail, I removed firefox with APT. Then I installed iceweasel and palemoon. But I did not import my bookmarks from firefox.

I did not yet delete my firefox files from my user home account. Nor did I delete iceweasel's files. They are still there. However, I just searched for bookmarks and only found an .html file for the default bookmarks that come with firefox, not for my personal bookmarks that I added after installing firefox.. Only .json files for my personal bookmarks are still on my user home account. Is there a way to extract the URLs from these .json files ?

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Re: Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:08 pm

Why not simply reinstall firefox, there should be a newer version out in the repos that will fix things.
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Re: Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

#3 Post by Gaer Boy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:11 pm

If you still have your Firefox profile in /home, you can open Iceweasel using that. All your settings, including bookmarks & history, should be there.

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Re: Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

#4 Post by GuiGuy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:26 pm

You could install stevo's .deb from google drive:-
viewtopic.php?f=123&t=41881&p=410013#p410013

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Re: Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

#5 Post by skidoo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:55 pm

Is there a way to extract the URLs from these .json files ?
Hopefully, you needn't "extract" anything.
Try using use Firefox's bookmark manager to "restore" your bookmarks from your most recent earlier .jsonlz4 file.
If that fails, consider using this utility: https://github.com/avih/dejsonlz4

ps: kudos to ya for preserving a backup copy!

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