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Change in name of bookmark backups file - Normal?

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There are several different files I back up from my Firefox profile every few weeks (Windows 7). One is the latest file from the bookmarkbackups sub-folder. In the past it has always looked like this:

bookmarks-2014-07-27_801.json

But since upgrading from FF 30 to FF 31 on July 28, I have these:

bookmarks-2014-07-28_801_CKxu2+MdJWqssiH1CHl1xg==.json bookmarks-2014-07-30_801_owugd2tkymMZxpZ-xAma8Q==.json (not sure why there is no entry for 7-29)

Is this change, with the addition of all those extra characters, normal as of FF 31, or is there a problem?

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That is normal. There has been a change and now a hash gets appended in addition of the item count. This hash makes it possible to check if there have been changes to bookmarks. If the hash is the same then there is no need to create a backup as this backup would be the same.

Bug 818399 - Smarter automatic bookmark backups Bug 818593 - Add file size to bookmarks restore UI Bug 818584 - Discard consecutive duplicate bookmark backups by comparing hashes

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That is normal. There has been a change and now a hash gets appended in addition of the item count. This hash makes it possible to check if there have been changes to bookmarks. If the hash is the same then there is no need to create a backup as this backup would be the same.

Bug 818399 - Smarter automatic bookmark backups Bug 818593 - Add file size to bookmarks restore UI Bug 818584 - Discard consecutive duplicate bookmark backups by comparing hashes

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Thanks for that detailed explanation cor-el. Very helpful!