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Firefox created a copy of my bookmarks underneath my bookmarks list.

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I use the bookmarks sidebar and at some point, somehow, the bookmarks copied or replicated themselves below the current list. So now my bookmarks list is twice as long as it should be. Please tell me how I might have done that and how I can undo it without losing any bookmarks. Thank you!

I use the bookmarks sidebar and at some point, somehow, the bookmarks copied or replicated themselves below the current list. So now my bookmarks list is twice as long as it should be. Please tell me how I might have done that and how I can undo it without losing any bookmarks. Thank you!

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cor-el
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See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locked_or_damaged_places.sqlite

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Hi, thanks, but that doesn't seem to address and "doubling" of the bookmarks side bar. Am I missing something?

Thanks!

Hi, thanks, but that doesn't seem to address and "doubling" of the bookmarks side bar. Am I missing something? Thanks!
cor-el
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If you get a copy of another bookmarks folder then you most likely have a problem with a corrupted places.sqlite file. In that case following the instructions to reset the places.sqlite file should work to fix it.

If you get a copy of another bookmarks folder then you most likely have a problem with a corrupted places.sqlite file. In that case following the instructions to reset the places.sqlite file should work to fix it.

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If I reset the places.sqlite file, will I retain a copy of my Bookmarks sidebar?

If I reset the places.sqlite file, will I retain a copy of my Bookmarks sidebar?
cor-el
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Yes, Firefox should restore the bookmarks from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder in the Firefox Profile Folder. You can make a backup copy of that folder.

You can also try to create an HTML backup. An HTML backup can be edited to remove unwanted bookmarks and folder in case renaming or moving places.sqlite doesn't fix it.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox

Yes, Firefox should restore the bookmarks from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder in the [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox Firefox Profile Folder]. You can make a backup copy of that folder. You can also try to create an HTML backup. An HTML backup can be edited to remove unwanted bookmarks and folder in case renaming or moving places.sqlite doesn't fix it. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox

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The solutions proposed to this problem both here and elsewhere are fundamentally inadequate to the magnitude of the problem. The problem is related to the fact that authors at Firefox do not know (it's not commonly known anyway) that they do not have control of the premises of the machine logic at the user's desk. And one of the important relationships between the computer and the outside world is formally, that characters on the screen mean exactly what they say. That is why computers do not work well in disordered environments. It is not very difficult to coordinate the characters in the computer with the characters in the outside world, but they each do have order to them and it needs to happen. Mozilla's software is a little fragile that way - it is put on the market without extensive field testing, and its frequent upgrades are naive in the same way, depending on user feedback to do the field testing. Since users aren't organized to ensure completeness, they assume that slow growing problems are their own fault. Problems easily slip by that the Mozilla's staff, designers and field testers would catch instantly if they were actually numerous. Like it or not, Firefox is just not as stable as software by the big firms. That is why they are called firms.

The solutions proposed to this problem both here and elsewhere are fundamentally inadequate to the magnitude of the problem. The problem is related to the fact that authors at Firefox do not know (it's not commonly known anyway) that they do not have control of the premises of the machine logic at the user's desk. And one of the important relationships between the computer and the outside world is formally, that characters on the screen mean exactly what they say. That is why computers do not work well in disordered environments. It is not very difficult to coordinate the characters in the computer with the characters in the outside world, but they each do have order to them and it needs to happen. Mozilla's software is a little fragile that way - it is put on the market without extensive field testing, and its frequent upgrades are naive in the same way, depending on user feedback to do the field testing. Since users aren't organized to ensure completeness, they assume that slow growing problems are their own fault. Problems easily slip by that the Mozilla's staff, designers and field testers would catch instantly if they were actually numerous. Like it or not, Firefox is just not as stable as software by the big firms. That is why they are called firms.