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How can I find the parent folder?

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When I search in the Bookmarks Library and find a bookmark I am looking for, how can I find the parent folder? Thank you.

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If you have found the bookmark via a search, but do not know what folder it is in then you can open this bookmark in a tab. You can open the bookmark in Offline mode (File > Work Offline) to prevent opening the link from internet. You can click the blue highlighted star to open the "Edit This Bookmark" dialog. This doorhanger shows details (properties) including in what folder the bookmark is located. You can open the full folder tree via the Down arrow button that is positioned outside the folder field and scroll down (drag the scroll thumb or use the mouse scroll wheel) until you see the selected folder.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

You cannot.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Pkshadow said

You cannot.

Thank you.

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If you have found the bookmark via a search, but do not know what folder it is in then you can open this bookmark in a tab. You can open the bookmark in Offline mode (File > Work Offline) to prevent opening the link from internet. You can click the blue highlighted star to open the "Edit This Bookmark" dialog. This doorhanger shows details (properties) including in what folder the bookmark is located. You can open the full folder tree via the Down arrow button that is positioned outside the folder field and scroll down (drag the scroll thumb or use the mouse scroll wheel) until you see the selected folder.

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cor-el said

If you have found the bookmark via a search, but do not know what folder it is in

Yes. That is my question. Your suggestion works. Thank you.

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It is ridiculous to make the folder name so difficult to find. I have many, probably too many, bookmarks, and I need to be able to occasionally search for them, and put them in the folder where I expect to find them. Chrome provides a simple "show in folder" option ... I'm going back to Chrome.

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Hi angelsix, there's no problem moving a bookmark to a specific folder; the problem is figuring out the current folder if you need to know that.

To move a bookmark to a different folder:

  • Open the Library window ("Show All Bookmarks" or on Windows Ctrl+Shift+b)
  • Locate the bookmark using the search box in the upper right corner to enter part of the title or address
  • Expand the Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Toolbar in the left column to the desired folder and drag-and-drop the bookmark there
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The workaround is not helpful in the case of duplicates. If I do a bookmark search and there are two identical result URLs (but in different folders), and I open both in tabs, the blue-star trick will only show the first folder for both tabs.

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gbell12 said

The workaround is not helpful in the case of duplicates.

Good point!

Firefox is designed not to allow duplicates (if you re-bookmark the same address, the bookmark is moved), but certainly Sync errors or importing from a file or another browser can cause them to be created.

So far I've seen one extension that might help, but the reviews are poor lately and there hasn't been an update since mid-September, so I don't know what its future is: Bookmarks Manager and Viewer.

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If you need to do a broader clean up of duplicates, you could try this one:

Bookmarks Organizer

Make sure to switch it from checking each link on the web to checking for duplicates before starting its engines, or you may be in for a really long wait.

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jscher2000 said

Firefox is designed not to allow duplicates

Ah, but there are so many ways to make a duplicate. Three come to mind:

1) Copy/paste within the Bookmark Manager 2) Bookmark All Tabs when one of them is already bookmarked 3) Click/drag from the address bar down in to the bookmarks (I think)

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Pkshadow said

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data You cannot. Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Why the ... cant you just add the parent folder to the bookmark's Properties dialog??

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Hi Mach24, if you mean, why couldn't Mozilla add this feature to a future version of Firefox, the answer is, they could. But here in support we're limited to the Firefox we have today and the add-ons that fill in gaps in functionality.

To submit feature suggestions, you could use one or more of the following (depending on whether you want a suggestion box or a discussion):

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jscher2000 said

Feedback: https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

Done!

Maybe I'm a dinosaur, but I find it hard to believe that firefox devs trawl through reddit and facebook for feature requests.

Thanks jscher2000 for all the interaction and answers.

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gbell12 said

Maybe I'm a dinosaur, but I find it hard to believe that firefox devs trawl through reddit and facebook for feature requests.

I've seen developers on Reddit, but more likely someone will know of a useful add-on or help file a bug.

In my view, Facebook posts are more about demonstrating that a lot of people want the same thing.

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Wait, so should this feature request be filed as a bug? That wasn't an suggestion in your original list up there.

JetBrains has one system for both bugs and feature requests, with built-in upvoting. Sort of like support has here with "Was this helpful to you" and "I have this problem too".

I guess I'm wondering if it's too confusing for a user to file a feature request.

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Such a feature request will likely be duped to this bug:

  • Bug 469421 - Add a folder column to search results for bookmarks in the library

Like happened with this bug:

  • Bug 1421008 - Bookmark Library Doesn't Show Parent Folder of Bookmarks
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Ah, found something good. Everybody following this support request, go add your vote for the bug/feature request at:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=voting/user.html&bug_id=469421#vote_469421

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Anyone tried this? https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmarks-manager-and-viewer/

Edit: You can search using this extension, but it doesn't let you move a bookmark to a different folder, other than by dragging in a small panel, so it doesn't replace the built-in Bookmarks Manager (Library window).

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This one is pretty good: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/

Creates a small window of search results right below the search input, like a scrollable dropdown menu. Click a result and you will scroll to that bookmark in your existing list of bookmarks. Or you can scroll to the bookmark and also open it, depending on your settings.

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wazz said

This one is pretty good: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/

Thanks. It works.

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