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I can create folders, but when I try to bookmark a page those folders don't show.

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I have created a folder in my bookmark tab, and moved bookmarks into it. When I bookmark a site that I want to have in that folder, I have to create it, then manually move it into the folder since none of my "custom" folders appear when I create the bookmark.

I have created a folder in my bookmark tab, and moved bookmarks into it. When I bookmark a site that I want to have in that folder, I have to create it, then manually move it into the folder since none of my "custom" folders appear when I create the bookmark.

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Try this: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Plugins. Select an item in the list, and click Disable. Do that for every item in the list except Default Plug-in.

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Chris Ilias
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When you save the bookmark, there is an arrow button beside the Folder menu. If you click on it, it should display all folders. See the attached screenshot.

When you save the bookmark, there is an arrow button beside the Folder menu. If you click on it, it should display all folders. See the attached screenshot.

Question owner

And that is the problem...it doesn't show there. I created the folder by right-clicking etc. Would that make a difference?

And that is the problem...it doesn't show there. I created the folder by right-clicking etc. Would that make a difference?
Chris Ilias
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There are triangles in the folder list to expand/collapse sub-folders. Is the folder you're looking for a sub-folder?

There are triangles in the folder list to expand/collapse sub-folders. Is the folder you're looking for a sub-folder?

Question owner

I've tried all of them. The "big" ones to expand the window as well as the one inside Folders if that makes sense. This isn't a new problem, had it with FF for a while now. Just finally today decided to try and Google the answer.

I've tried all of them. The "big" ones to expand the window as well as the one inside Folders if that makes sense. This isn't a new problem, had it with FF for a while now. Just finally today decided to try and Google the answer.
Chris Ilias
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If you close Firefox, then start Firefox in Safe Mode, does the problem still occur? For instructions on starting in Safe Mode, see Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode.

If you close Firefox, then start Firefox in Safe Mode, does the problem still occur? For instructions on starting in Safe Mode, see [[Safe Mode]].

Question owner

I just tried that and the same thing happens. I appreciate you helping with this.

I just tried that and the same thing happens. I appreciate you helping with this.
Chris Ilias
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Your Firefox settings and info are kept in a folder separate from the Firefox program, called your profile folder. Try creating a test profile, to see if the problem still occurs. See Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles

Your Firefox settings and info are kept in a folder separate from the Firefox program, called your profile folder. Try creating a test profile, to see if the problem still occurs. See [[Managing profiles]]

Question owner

Ok, I made a new profile (successful since I had none of my bookmarks etc). I clicked on Bookmarks and then right clicked to make a new folder (Test). Then I went to bookmark the open page and the folder named Test was not there. So I chose the option for New Folder and created Test 2. I then placed the bookmark in that folder. When I then open Bookmarks from the toolbar Test was there but not Test 2. When I click Bookmark This Page, I can see Test 2 as an option below Choose...


I hope that makes sense.

Ok, I made a new profile (successful since I had none of my bookmarks etc). I clicked on Bookmarks and then right clicked to make a new folder (Test). Then I went to bookmark the open page and the folder named Test was not there. So I chose the option for New Folder and created Test 2. I then placed the bookmark in that folder. When I then open Bookmarks from the toolbar Test was there but not Test 2. When I click Bookmark This Page, I can see Test 2 as an option below Choose... I hope that makes sense.
Chris Ilias
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362 solutions 1959 answers

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Try this: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Plugins. Select an item in the list, and click Disable. Do that for every item in the list except Default Plug-in.

Try this: Go to '''Tools > Add-ons > Plugins'''. Select an item in the list, and click '''Disable'''. Do that for every item in the list except ''Default Plug-in''.

Question owner

That made an improvement. I see Test when I hit the down arrow, and when I select Choose I see all the folders.

Thanks for the help. Now I get to go back and start enabling them to see which one was the culprit.

That made an improvement. I see Test when I hit the down arrow, and when I select Choose I see all the folders. Thanks for the help. Now I get to go back and start enabling them to see which one was the culprit.

Question owner

Spoke too blankety blank soon. Back to the way it was. I have disabled each one separately and restarted FF after each disable. Even went back and tried it with each extension.

Same as it was when I started.

Spoke too blankety blank soon. Back to the way it was. I have disabled each one separately and restarted FF after each disable. Even went back and tried it with each extension. Same as it was when I started.

Question owner

Ok now it's just weird. Sometimes I see them, sometimes I don't. Sometimes when I hit New Folder, I see the ones I made with a right click.

Solution? I just made all the folders again with the New Folder option and now they show. I guess the lesson is you can make folders with the right click option, but it isn't recommended.

Ok now it's just weird. Sometimes I see them, sometimes I don't. Sometimes when I hit New Folder, I see the ones I made with a right click. Solution? I just made all the folders again with the New Folder option and now they show. I guess the lesson is you can make folders with the right click option, but it isn't recommended.