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Bokmarking stopped working properly (empty list of bookmark folders to choose from)

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Bookmarking suddenly stopped working yesterday.

When I add a page to bookmarks, and select "Choose..." for Folder, the next dialog, where I am supposed to select the target folder, has empty list of folders (I am talking about the "big" list/tree). The drop-down box above the list still contains all standard and last used folders, and is functional, but nothing else. The "New Folder" button is also disabled. The bookmark still will be created in one of those selected folders, and it will also sync. Bookmarks manager, as well as Bookmarks menu both work fine.

I have tried disabling all plug-ins, and deleting localstore.rdf, but these did not help. I do not remember installing any new plugins either.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.01
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 4.0.4.0
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
18.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Auto-Sort Bookmarks
1.6
true
sortbookmarks@bouanto
DoNotTrackMe
2.2.5.1205
true
donottrackplus@abine.com
FiddlerHook
2.4.2.4
true
fiddlerhook@fiddler2.com
Free Download Manager plugin
1.5.7.6
true
fdm_ffext@freedownloadmanager.org
Garmin Communicator
4.0.4
true
{195A3098-0BD5-4e90-AE22-BA1C540AFD1E}
Google Shortcuts
2.1.7.1
true
{5C46D283-ABDE-4dce-B83C-08881401921C}
LastPass
2.0.0
true
support@lastpass.com
Pocket
3.0.1
true
isreaditlater@ideashower.com
Readability
2.4
true
{6005d9b1-d115-485a-a92a-3f6453ca3fe2}
Springpad Extension
2.6.1212.17
true
ext@sprng.me
Tab Mix Plus
0.4.0.4
true
{dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318}
Browsing Protection
1.10
false
litmus-ff@f-secure.com
Logitech SetPoint
6.5
false
{F003DA68-8256-4b37-A6C4-350FA04494DF}
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.search.openintab
true
browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo
20
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20130116073211
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
18.0.1
browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
20
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
dom.mozApps.used
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
18.0.1
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1358760929
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
Adapter Description (GPU #2)
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Adapter Drivers (GPU #2)
igdumd64 igd10umd64 igd10umd64 igdumd32 igd10umd32 igd10umd32
Adapter RAM
2048
Adapter RAM (GPU #2)
Unknown
ClearType Parameters
Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: RGB
Device ID
0x0ffb
Device ID (GPU #2)
0x0166
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.1.7601.17789)
Driver Date
5-10-2012
Driver Date (GPU #2)
3-26-2012
Driver Version
8.17.12.9679
Driver Version (GPU #2)
8.15.10.2712
GPU #2 Active
false
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA Quadro K2000M )
Vendor ID
0x10de
Vendor ID (GPU #2)
0x8086
AzureCanvasBackend
direct2d
AzureContentBackend
direct2d
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
cairo
JavaScript
Incremental GC
true
Accessibility
Activated
false
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.4
4.9.4
NSS
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSMIME
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSSL
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSUTIL
3.14.1.0
3.14.1.0

cor-el
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Helpful Reply

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Question owner

Well, backing up and restoring bookmarks did the trick. cor-el, thank you for hints!