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Changes made in Bookmarks Manager aren't applied

Whenever I make changes in Bookmarks Manager, they aren't applied to my bookmarks in Firefox. They are saved within the Bookmarks Manager, they just don't update to my ac… (read more)

Whenever I make changes in Bookmarks Manager, they aren't applied to my bookmarks in Firefox. They are saved within the Bookmarks Manager, they just don't update to my actual bookmarks (i.e., the way my bookmarks are displayed within the Bookmarks Manager does NOT match the way my bookmarks actually show up in the browser). I have tried:

-refreshing Firefox -unchecking the box for "read-only" in the places.sqlite file (as recommended at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-add-change-or-save-bookmarks) -deleting both the "places.sqlite" file and the "xulstore-json" file (as recommended at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-add-change-or-save-bookmarks) -restarting my computer

This is a major issue for me and may mean I have to switch back to Chrome if I can't get it sorted. Any other suggestions on how I can fix this issue?

Asked by melzenz 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

transfer bookmark to new PC

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop als… (read more)

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop also (html file), but that hasn't worked either. What should I do?

Asked by nancyleedecatur 3 days ago

How to remove multiple cpoies of the same bookmark?

bold textHow to remove copies of the same book mark? Sometimes I have five or more copies to the same book mark. I think this comes from changing browsers again and going… (read more)

bold textHow to remove copies of the same book mark? Sometimes I have five or more copies to the same book mark. I think this comes from changing browsers again and going back to Firefox.

Asked by Bob 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

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Bookmarks recovery

Hi, I've forgotten my firefox password, so I had to change it. After this, I lost my bookmarks. Is it possible to recover them? (I don't have buckup files. I recently rei… (read more)

Hi, I've forgotten my firefox password, so I had to change it. After this, I lost my bookmarks. Is it possible to recover them? (I don't have buckup files. I recently reinstalled windows so I also has no data in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ )

Regards, Marcin Sawicki

Asked by Kligh 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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How to rearrange bookmarks in the Firefox Sidebar ?

When I do a search in the Sidebar, the bookmarks always appear to be in same order as they are in the main menu with the newest at the bottom of the list. However I just … (read more)

When I do a search in the Sidebar, the bookmarks always appear to be in same order as they are in the main menu with the newest at the bottom of the list.

However I just added 4 new ones & 3 are at the bottom but 1 is at the top in the Sidebar. Yet all are at the bottom in the main menu. I’d like to keep all 4 grouped together but cannot drag any of them into place.

I deleted & re-saved the bookmarks. When saving, the first one added appears at the top of the Sidebar search list & the other 3 at the bottom.

Somewhere along the way, when I edited a couple of the names the top one swapped places with one of the bottom 3 in the Sidebar. Yet they’re all in their original order at the bottom of the main menu.

Any idea why the Sidebar is changing the order?

Asked by Mike109 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

Lost bookmarks

Today y bookmarks disappeared. I can't recover them. When I use the Recover option and select a date of the file, nothing happens. Absent a recovery of the bookmarks, I'l… (read more)

Today y bookmarks disappeared. I can't recover them. When I use the Recover option and select a date of the file, nothing happens. Absent a recovery of the bookmarks, I'll have to move to another browser and I really don't want to do this.

Asked by Eric 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Suddenly Lost all bookmarks

I lost all the bookmarks suddenly where i was using this browser for office work, there was no action taken from my end like deletion or any upgrade, however suddenly whe… (read more)

I lost all the bookmarks suddenly where i was using this browser for office work, there was no action taken from my end like deletion or any upgrade, however suddenly when i start machine today, i found all bookmarks lost. To restore backup I entered to Profile --> bookmark backup this file is extension JSONLZ4 which is not visible during restore bookmark.

This is quite important to recover these suddenly lost all bookmarks, so is there any way or support available?

Unfortunately this is first time i am facing such kind of issue, So kindly also let me know if we should trust mozilla firefox as default browser and to save bookmarks?

Thanks & Regards

Asked by deepak.fojdar 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 18 hours ago

need my favorite bookmarks to list across the top of screen in a ribbon so I can click on anyone I want to

I had to put in a new hard-drive into my computer that I previously was running Firefox browser on so I downloaded the Firefox back on after the new hard-drive was done. … (read more)

I had to put in a new hard-drive into my computer that I previously was running Firefox browser on so I downloaded the Firefox back on after the new hard-drive was done. Before on my old hard-drive when I click Firefox browser and it came on, it had a ribbon across the top of the screen underneath the back arrow, forward arrow, and search URL that I used the most of in my favorites (I think it showed across the screen about 10 of my bookmarks) to click on instead of going into all my bookmarks to get. How can I put my most used bookmarks across the top of screen now instead of just clicking the "star" that show ALL my bookmarks and I have to go down to whichever one I want to use and boy do I have a bunch of bookmarks even thou they are in alphabet order? I hope someone can tell me how to do this!

Asked by Judy 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

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I can't add or remove bookmarks from the bookmarks menu or bookmarks bar and I've completely removed and reinstalled Firefox.

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefo… (read more)

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefox. No bookmarks. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. No bookmarks. I did a Revo Uninstall and cleared the registry. No bookmarks. I deleted the localstore.rdf. No bookmarks. This is kinda a deal breaker for me. I might have to go to Chrome or IE.

Asked by lynxiana 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Accurate Bookmark File Sizes Needed Before Reinstall.

I'm about to change Linux distribution and have around 20 thousand links (according to Library and Search). Most of those links are in category folders and sub folders an… (read more)

I'm about to change Linux distribution and have around 20 thousand links (according to Library and Search). Most of those links are in category folders and sub folders and stuff gets routinely deleted when not needed, entire categories are often deleted when done with.

If I backup the current bookmarks, the HTML file comes to 7.7 MiB and JSON file 7.3 MiB. How can I be sure those backup files actually contain my current 20k worth of links??

It just seems a small file size for such a large amount of links. I'm sure I've seen larger backup file sizes than that in the past but it could be that things have changed under the hood and things have got more compressed.

I can't really afford to discover that I've lost a load of links and folders when I come to set Firefox back up in a new distro (using import). It's bad enough Firefox ignores any current layout integrity when bookmarks get imported over into a new set up and I end up having to re-order everything over the following days. But I'm grateful that previous large (but smaller than this) backup bookmark files do usually end up whole.

Thanks.

Asked by dunno 8 years ago

Last reply by dunno 8 years ago

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the places.sqlite in need of clarifi...

Greetings kind people. lately i wanted to edit that file to add/delete entries and other maintanence. I looked at a few details about the databases inside the file but st… (read more)

Greetings kind people.

lately i wanted to edit that file to add/delete entries and other maintanence.

I looked at a few details about the databases inside the file but still couldn't understand what each database is and what it contains.

I would just like details about the databases and which of them i need to edit to remove or add history or bookmarks entries.

Asked by Soapy 8 years ago

Last reply by Soapy 8 years ago

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Are bookmarks the equivalent to 'Favorites' in Internet Explorer?

Where are my saved websites saved? Also, am I able to "share" the file over my LAN? I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected to my network. What I would like to do is m… (read more)

Where are my saved websites saved? Also, am I able to "share" the file over my LAN? I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected to my network. What I would like to do is make it so whether I save (or bookmark?) a site on the laptop or desktop it is available on both. Does this make sense? If I need to do a better job explaining just let me know. Currently, I am successfully sharing the IE 'Favorites' folder so the links are always in sync and the same links are available on both of my machines.

Asked by Ryan Nelson 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Previous version of Firefox points to latest installed version on seperate drive, bookmarks missing

Hi, please could I have some help with the following? I had firefox installed on the same partition as the windows I booted from. Due to an error this partition would no… (read more)

Hi, please could I have some help with the following?

I had firefox installed on the same partition as the windows I booted from. Due to an error this partition would no longer boot and I had to install windows and firefox clean on a seperate drive.

I've managed to get the partition working again and can access all the files on it again. Unfortunately when i load up the firefox on the previously failed partition it appears to load up the same version as I installed most recently. None of my old book marks are in the menu which is what I am trying to access. I've looked on here for help and the following don't seem to apply to me...

- There's no profiles folder in the old partition so I can't find Places.sqlite. - Troubleshooting>Show Folder points to the application data on the new install drive - There doesn't appear to be backup.json files on the old partition

So my question is is there anywhere on the old partition you can think where my old bookmarks may be stored?

Any suggestions would be appreciated Many thanks JD

Asked by MoFox212 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Is there a way to display again the description field by clicking on the gold star near the url (useful to type memos about this site)?

In the previous versions of Firefox, when you click on the star near the url, you can add this website on your favorites. Another click and you can edit some fields about… (read more)

In the previous versions of Firefox, when you click on the star near the url, you can add this website on your favorites. Another click and you can edit some fields about this bookmark, like the url, the folder, etc...

But with FF17, the Description field is no longer there. You can only find it when managing your bookmarks, that is not really user friendly.

Is there a way to add again the description field when clicking on the gold star? It's very useful for adding notes about this website, and it's also synch with addins like Xmarks

Asked by DarkwolfLair 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago