Firefox saved bookmarks - how do I reinstate?

Hi all, I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 and had an extensive list of bookmarks. I had a windows start failure and when the system recovered, Firefox had lost all its bookmarks. I had already saved the bookmarks.JSON file to another location, but try as I might, no matter where I place this file, when Firefox opens they are not picked up, and a new bookmarks file is present after closedown.

I've tried changing the filename to the current date, also setting the PC date/time back to the day the saved file was created, all to no avail.

Any suggestions?
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  1. Within Firefox,

    1. Hold down the following buttons in this order, Ctrl-Shift-B
    2. New dialog box opens, choose "import and backup" button, near top.
    3. Navigate to "Restore", then "Choose File...", at bottom.
    4. Select your backup file.

    Instructions as of 17.0.1
  2. Thanks skaz. All done and now I know for the future.
  3. no problem.
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