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Where does EverSync for Firefox store local bookmarks backups?

Matthew Pollock 6 years ago updated by Gleb Khegay 6 years ago 11

Of course, I can see my local EverSync bookmarks backups by clicking the Backups tab.  Very nice.  They are said to be 'local' but I cannot find them on my PC.  I can however find the bookmarks backups that Firefox makes automatically, but they are different, and are stored in Profiles.  Where are Eversync's local bookmarks backups?


I wanted to ask the same thing.  Are the local backups stored somewhere in the FF profile folder?


It's stored in Firefox profile Storage folder. But it's hard to use it as simple text database.

yes, they  should have kept the original backup as in .sd files.

Thank you!  I wasn't expecting anyone to respond.  It's good to know for backup purposes. 

So I found the exact folder:



Search for %appdata% and you find the folder, but inside it there is nothing visibly related to EverSync, EverHelper, Nimbus, or FVD.  As always the under-resourced EverSync team, who should be putting a clear explanation up for everyone to read, is not doing so.  

yea I found the exact folder by looking at the "created" time stamp and comparing to the backup log in the browser extension. 

The important thing is that it's in the profile folder, so when I use MozBackup to backup my Firefox settings, the Eversync backups will be included. 

I use ES only for the frequent auto backups, nothing else.  Firefox only backs up bookmarks once a day.  I don't use the ES sync.  The built-in Firefox sync is better imo, it's faster and and uses less resources, so I turn it off in ES. 


it does not really work properly anymore since 61.0.1 FF version. Bookmarks sync/or download etc. simply never completes. I waited for over 60 minutes, still sitting there. Tried again and again. Am finally giving up on it.

Plus, same happens with the speed dials. Half of them never sync but then simply showing a "0" in a group because it never finishes. Dials are OK on the majority, but just til the point where it spins itself endless.

I lost now plenty of dials. there is a discrepancy between the same group name online backup and the actual number of groups is always different. Same for syncing with chrome or opera - it does NOT sync ,  leaving me with 3 different setups at this point: one in FF, one in Chrome and one in Opera - none reflects my hirachie/order of groups, or the number of dials.

I have tried for weeks now - but think   I am giving up, after finally losing at least 1/3rd of my dials due to the constant trying.

That makes speed dial obsolete if it cannot be stable or trusted with my dials and bookmarks. I cannot even make a true comparison, since it spits out on each browser its own, random arrangements of groups as well as bookmarks.

Sorry - I still think visually it is the best out there on the market, and while it worked, it was fantastic. But now it is no longer usable for me.

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Can you write to team@nimbusweb.co ? Can we try https://www.teamviewer.com/en/ ?

Please, give us your account too. We'll check your database on our server first. Also send us your database from browser.

I received your email from yesterday. Well you want me to send my database - first I need to know "which" one since nothing ever synced properly, I have FVD in Firefox, also in Chrome, and in Opera. I use all three browsers daily.

But I see in each browser very different numbers for bothL: the Speed Dials as well as the bookmarks.

And at this point, all I want is to SEPARATE my Bookmarks and not to be handled at all by FVD.

Because, it tripled my bookmarks - for some insane reason - in Firefox. which then showed some 42 thousand bookmarks. Tonight I opened Opera, and eversync blinked for the bookmarks. So, I let it sync. It took  exactly 2: 45 hours until it finally stopped. I now have over 130 thousand bookmarks showing in Opera. Again, complete different numbers.

This is far too much effort.

How do I separate my bookmarks from FVD???? I will handle them myself after I have duplicates deleted. I will do just fine with the default of each browser handling the bookmarks. Have done this since 1993 - I should be certainly capable of handling bookmarks that should not be more than what I had "before" FVD started handling them for me.

Since everything would be deleted if I uninstall FVD - I have no choice but to ask here how can I separate my bookmarks. I tried downloading, well it never finishes of course because of the insane amount that is now in my Opera browser. I have to take that one, simply because there is now no way of knowing which browser actually would hold the correct ones.

I await your reply to my email.

Thank you

To delete duplicates open everhelper.me/client and use this tool:

After you delete duplicates, give us your accout login. We'll check your online database for errors. Also after your delete bookmarks you can export your database from our servers to local file on your PC.