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Have you unticked "hide extensions for known file types" in folder options?
But we are not quite right here if its FF 3.6 in question.
.json files are backup files used with the restore function.
.html are the bookmark files used with the import function.
Select the restore function for your .json file instead of import.
Or maybe you can you just export your bookmarks to a .html file which is the easiest way to save a copy.
If this does not work for you, drag and drop your file into the Firefox browser. This should display your bookmarks as a page of links. If it does not, the file is either broken or something different so then we are stuffed.
If the file is ok, untick hide extensions for known file types and rename your file giving it a .html extension.
Sorry i havent come back to you until now, ive been unable to get on the net, plus ive been on holiday.
I did untick the option you mentioned in folder options, this was after i renamed the file extension of the saved file to a .html bookmarks file but it still hasnt worked.
I tried the import option and the restore option but neither got my bookmarks back. I can import my wifes saved bookmarks but mine seem very elusive.
I was able to drag and drop the file into a firefox browser but it didnt bring up any links that could click on, just links i would have to cut and paste, is this what you meant?
Thanks for letting me know about that, i tried what you said but it still diidnt work. After choosing the file it takes me back to the bookmarks list and nothing happens and i can see any new bookmarks.
Would there be a problem if ive upgraded my version of firefox to version 4 and my bookmarks have been saved in a previous version?