Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox bookmark.html damaged

Hi guys i'm new in the forum so i have no idea if anybody else allready had my problem,i've tried to fix it myself but i cant seem to get it done. Yesterday i had a probl… (read more)

Hi guys i'm new in the forum so i have no idea if anybody else allready had my problem,i've tried to fix it myself but i cant seem to get it done. Yesterday i had a problem with my OS linux,and i had to reinstall the system,while i was pretty sure i had all bookmarks saved in an external HD i went straight to a quick format and reinstall of the OS,after installed all the due system update.

The Problem:

While i was importing the bookmarks.html i stored in external HD i noticed that nothing was being added in the bookmarks of Firefox,so i tried few times just in case i was doing something wrong but still nothing was being added in the bookmarks,so i tried to import the bookmarks on Tor Browser and the same thing happened nothing was imported. So it came to my mind that the .html file could've been damaged. Now i tried many ways to open the file either in command line or text editor i even tried using libreoffice,in the case of text editor,command line such gedit,pico,nano it loaded the file but it was heavily encrypted,in the case of libreoffice shortly after i tried to open the file popped up a message telling me that the file was corrupted and libreoffice couldn't read it and stopped.

I need a solution to either fix the .html file or decrypt it so i can recover the web addresses inside and it would be very bad for me since my bookmarks.html is 3.3Mb large with ALOT of bookmarks inside.

Can anybody tell me how to?

Thank you in advance for any help or suggestion that may help me to retrieve my bookmarks. Ludo.

P.S. OS Linux BackBox 7 up to date along with it latest version of Firefox that update server provides me.

Asked by zmikymiky1976 1 year ago

Answered by zmikymiky1976 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I can't delete bookmarks

Hello. I had to reinstall Windows 10. I moved the entire folder Roaming\Mozilla on the same place after new instalation Firefox. I can add bookmark, but can't delete any… (read more)

Hello. I had to reinstall Windows 10. I moved the entire folder Roaming\Mozilla on the same place after new instalation Firefox. I can add bookmark, but can't delete any bookmarks. When delete folder mozilla in clear browser work fine. I don't want to lose my saved browser data and passwords. Can I fix it somehow?

Thanks

Asked by CeBeS486 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

bookmark star missing

I know how to bookmark a page- what I want to know is how to restore the bookmark star in the address bar (I accidentally removed it). I KNOW that you can bookmark a page… (read more)

I know how to bookmark a page- what I want to know is how to restore the bookmark star in the address bar (I accidentally removed it). I KNOW that you can bookmark a page by clicking the 3 dots at the end of the address bar and using the drop down menu, etc, or key commands.

BUT- I want to RESTORE the star that easily and quickly allowed you to bookmark a page. All other answers to this same question seem to only tell people alternate ways to bookmark a page. I don't need that. I need to know how to restore bookmark star to address bar. Thanks! my firefox ver is 84.0.1 64bit

Asked by aaronhicklinpause 2 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Difficulty restoring corrupt .sqlite files.

I installed the IDM addon and it caused my browser to revert back to an earlier version, thus corrupting my places and favicons files and causing me to lose five years wo… (read more)

I installed the IDM addon and it caused my browser to revert back to an earlier version, thus corrupting my places and favicons files and causing me to lose five years worth of history. I have sqlite3 and I have tried seeking help from many different places, but I'm a neophyte when it comes to command line stuff and a lot of the information I have come across is either impertinent to those specific files, outdated, or has dead links. At this point, I'm willing to give the files to someone more tech savvy than I am so that they can fix them for me if I have to.

Please help me, either through instructions, or through direct repairs. If it's not possible, I can sync with my other devices and import six months worth of largely similar browsing history, but I'd rather it not come to that.

Asked by Ytrondomi 1 year ago

Answered by Ytrondomi 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to get the icons in bookmarks to be filled again and not only outlined

With the annoying new Update from FF89 is besides everything almost 1 color (what can be fixed by changing the protons to false) The bookmarks are only outlined Very ann… (read more)

With the annoying new Update from FF89 is besides everything almost 1 color (what can be fixed by changing the protons to false) The bookmarks are only outlined Very annoying and harder to see!!! how can i change it to filled again?.. can not find it in about:config

Asked by Firefoxuser 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

my columbia.edu email account

For many years I have opened my email account at Columbia.edu from the book mark containing its internet address; for the last couple of days, I always get the same answe… (read more)

For many years I have opened my email account at Columbia.edu from the book mark containing its internet address; for the last couple of days, I always get the same answer:

"Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand."

also, the tab of the page says: "400 Bad Request"

The account works well with other browsers.

Can you help me to fix it?. thanks so much, Juan

Asked by Juan Oliver 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

can't find mozilla bookmark files on external hard drive

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows… (read more)

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows 10 (the new one is on, i think, whatever the newest version of windows is). I cannot turn on my old computer, so I can't export the bookmarks, but the hard drive is fully functional. The problem is, I can't find where the bookmarks are located. I have tried looking through the files, I have "show hidden files" on, I have tried manually searching for "places.sqlite" and I have tried doing the %APPDATA% thing. I can see other folders on the hard drive very easily, so it shouldn't be the fault of the hard drive. If you know how I am able to find the files, please go through it step-by-step; I'm not proficient in computer things, and something that may seem very obvious and instinctive to you may be what I'm messing up on.

Asked by thefirstpunmaster 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

  • Solved

Lost all Firefox Bookmarks after Mac restart fro Safe Mode

Hello All, I recently had to start up my brand new MacBook Pro up in "Safe Mode" to verify an unrelated problem. When I restarted my computer from safe mode, my Bookmarks… (read more)

Hello All, I recently had to start up my brand new MacBook Pro up in "Safe Mode" to verify an unrelated problem. When I restarted my computer from safe mode, my Bookmarks were either gone completely or "empty" and I was apparently in a newer version of Firefox. I then trashed my Firefox application and tried to restore an older version via Time Machine and after I copy it to my Applications folder I get the message that I am trying to open an older version of firefox and then doesn't allow me to do that. When I followed the option to their extents, only the new version with NO bookmarks shows up.

How can I get my old bookmarks back?

Thanks bc

Asked by bradleychase 2 months ago

Answered by bradleychase 2 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Bookmark Folders Are Empty

Hello. Late yesterday all of my bookmark folder contents became empty. I tried unsuccessfully to restore. Was able to import into Microsoft Edge and then import into Fire… (read more)

Hello. Late yesterday all of my bookmark folder contents became empty. I tried unsuccessfully to restore. Was able to import into Microsoft Edge and then import into Firefox from Edge. Bookmark folder contents were initially visible in Firefox but are once again blank. Bookmark folder contents are still visible in Edge. I sync Firefox between my Samsung S8+ and 2 Windows 10 Pro laptops. Please help.

Asked by CraigKelneck 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Bookmark spacing (Cushion space) horrendous on desktop

I truly hope the developers at least refer to this site for concern requests for fixes. It seems every about:config fix for the spacing of the bookmarks as well as the p… (read more)

I truly hope the developers at least refer to this site for concern requests for fixes.

It seems every about:config fix for the spacing of the bookmarks as well as the photon/proton fixes are doing nothing on Firefox version 91.

Is there anyway to get a simple checkbox that fixes the views for desktop? The whole world is not working on tablets or phones and this is so frustrating to see functionality continually broken with updates that are obviously required because of security issues that plague the online world.

Can any developers please respond to when users can see a fix to this issue? I know this is far from life ending but it breaks the visual aspect of the browser so badly.

Asked by brettra 1 year ago

Answered by brettra 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

bookmark menu choices obscured

My Firefox bookmark menus are often taller than my screen. When I select a bookmark well down in the current menu by typing a letter, for example "T", the menu display sc… (read more)

My Firefox bookmark menus are often taller than my screen.

When I select a bookmark well down in the current menu by typing a letter, for example "T", the menu display scrolls down to the first matching choice, but that choice can be mostly covered by the down-caret indicating more choices further down. I can see the top of the highlight for the current choice, but I can't read the text of the choice.

Not a big deal, but I'm hoping it's an easy fix. Thank you!

Asked by daveed 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions 2

It is sad, I think, that Mozilla/Firefox is willing to close/archive a thread that is not really solved or has reared its ugly head again in versions since the release of… (read more)

It is sad, I think, that Mozilla/Firefox is willing to close/archive a thread that is not really solved or has reared its ugly head again in versions since the release of 93 (we are now at 97.0.2). I came to this site and registered because I am still having this issue as of 3/6/2022...arg!

I have tried the 3 recommended solutions, with no affect:

I have, as one article suggested, cleared my cache and cookies, started and restarted Firefox; the only thing I have not tried is removing it from my computer and using Chrome (I'm told it is a better browser anyway) as some responders have eluded to.

I hope that responders like "jscher2000, Kymber" will continue the champion this issue until Mozilla gets it "Really" fixed.

Thanks for listening, Wayne

BTW, heres what my dropdowns look like today 3/6/2022 6:17 PM Arizona time.

Asked by waynelfuller49 10 months ago

Answered by MarkRH 10 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

When fullscreen, only showing bookmarks bar in new tab

Hello. Since I use the bookmark bar and fullscreen mode a lot, I would like to be able to see the bookmark bar in fullscreen, not on every tab, but only in a new (empty) … (read more)

Hello. Since I use the bookmark bar and fullscreen mode a lot, I would like to be able to see the bookmark bar in fullscreen, not on every tab, but only in a new (empty) tab, so that I can avoid disabling fullscreen to access the bookmark bar and at the same time not having any part of the interface visible unless I'm in a new tab. Thanks in advance for any reply!

Asked by Matteo 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

  • Solved

Removing "Other Bookmarks"

I've tried every suggestion of removing "Other Bookmarks" and all failed miserably with this new Firefox, it is ticking me off, why Firefox creates these irritations for … (read more)

I've tried every suggestion of removing "Other Bookmarks" and all failed miserably with this new Firefox, it is ticking me off, why Firefox creates these irritations for its members is beyond me, no wonder its popularity is shrinking. I need a new solution that works for mercy sake, I am at the end of my rope with this issue.

Asked by Fiascokid 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

  • Solved

Two maps "Andere bladwijzers" (Other bookmarks) in Firefox.

Good morning, Recently I discovered there are two maps called "Andere bladwijzers" in my Firefox browser. I deleted a submap in the second map and noticed this submap had… (read more)

Good morning, Recently I discovered there are two maps called "Andere bladwijzers" in my Firefox browser. I deleted a submap in the second map and noticed this submap had also disappeared in the first map. Is there something I must do or can I leave these two large maps as it is? Thanking you in advance for your reply. With kind regards, Ed Schijf, the Netherlands

Asked by edschijf 2 weeks ago

Answered by edschijf 1 week ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

SKY log in - access denied, only on Firefox

Been with Firefox a long time with no problems. Recent update of Firefox. Now cannot login to SKY a/c on FF. Only SKY, all other links on tool bar work, only SKY is acces… (read more)

Been with Firefox a long time with no problems. Recent update of Firefox. Now cannot login to SKY a/c on FF. Only SKY, all other links on tool bar work, only SKY is access denied. Contacted SKY team, helpful, line / router all OK. No VPN active. Have deleted SKY link, cache, history, cookies etc and reinstalled - same issue. SKY login works on Edge though, or, via e-m client. Problem is solely with SKY log in and solely Firefox. SKY unable to find an issue. Message is Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://skyid.sky.com/signin/7b613a2768747470733a2f2f7777772e736b792e636f6d2f272c623a2768747470733a2f..." on this server. Which is Error 288 Any thoughts?

Asked by Jeff M 1 year ago

Answered by Jeff M 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

lost bookmarks

Needed to replace my pc because hd failed. Now have new pc(windows 11). Problem is i can't restore wife's bookmarks. Got mine back okay, but not hers and she isn't happy.… (read more)

Needed to replace my pc because hd failed. Now have new pc(windows 11). Problem is i can't restore wife's bookmarks. Got mine back okay, but not hers and she isn't happy. What do i need to do to find them?

Asked by billsoll46 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago