Ubuntu 22.04 LTS upgrade and no Firefox bookmarks dilemma
For those of you using Linux sometimes the upgrades are not so up at all. This last one did not go as the previous five had gone. And since in the previous five, Firefox always saved passwords, folders etc. I did not bother to save them.
Yikes! Firefox will now be downloaded through snaps only. The upgrade does not tell you this until about 1 hour into the download (from whence no escape) and to my shock Firefox did not have them and Firefox itself did not load into the favorites. This meant a disconnect.
After several restarts, the passwords appeared where they should. No such luck with the folders or files inside of them. All Mozilla help suggestions wasted about 2 hours plus. The Ubuntu help community is strangely inactive for 22.04 LTS.
So I went to backups, Eventually I went 1 week before the upgrade. Restore button. Many minutes latter I clicked on the File named Mozilla. Restore to original. And it worked!
All my bookmarks & extensions followed me on Firefox. I have my gripes about snaps - very slow starting up, and doesn't follow the appearance of the rest of the apps.
So there must have been a glitch with mine, which does happen. I am far from techie, so all is good now. And the last few times it seems to be faster at start up then the previous LTS.