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Forum Response - Lost Bookmarks

Hello,

Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks, which can be helpful if your bookmarks are lost or missing. To recover them, follow the instructions below.

  1. Use one of these methods to open the Bookmarks Library window:
    • Firefox 29 and above: Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks.
    • Previous Firefox versions: Click the Firefox button and click on Bookmarks. (If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks button win 2 or Bookmarks menu item and select Show All Bookmarks.)
  2. At the top of the Library window, click on Import and Backup and select Restore.
  3. Click the date of the bookmark backup you want to recover.
  4. In the new window that appears, click OK.
  5. Your bookmarks from the selected date should now be restored.

For more information, see the Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer article. For other solutions, see the Recover lost or missing Bookmarks article.

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This new canned response was recently approved and added to common forum responses. I made a new revision that's pending review:

The original steps work for users with the Firefox menu enabled, which is Windows Vista and above by default. On other systems, you have to click on "Show all bookmarks" to open the Library window. The related KB articles use the Template:OpenBookmarksLibrary but since we can't use {for} on the support forum to show different instructions based on OS, I just added a second step,
2. A new Library window should appear. (If it doesn't, click on Show all bookmarks.)

I also made it clearer that you are restoring a dated bookmark backup, not importing bookmarks, and I added a second KB article link to Recover lost or missing Bookmarks for other possible solutions.

Thanks Alice.

I added that but did not think to look at the source. The fact that we can not use the switcher is a known problem that was mentioned when the canned responses were brought out initally.

One option if we did wish to add support for other OS would be to use the {for} option so that the correct instructions could be added as a link instead where that was applicable. That may be getting over complicated, but possibly quite a few canned responses could need reviewing (I ve notlooked yet) for wording relating to pre Vista (but XP support ends soon) or other OS instructions.

A better solution may be to consider different versions of the popular or important canned responses, in asimilar manner to how an Android canned response is handled.

John99,

The current response is now "live" so, would you want to make a new revision now, to take into account that the current instructions only apply to users with the "Firefox" menu? What about approving my revision in the meantime?

The better solutions (enabling the {for} option on the forums, creating separate canned responses for other OS'es) will take time.

John99 said

Thanks Alice. I added that but did not think to look at the source. The fact that we can not use the switcher is a known problem that was mentioned when the canned responses were brought out initally. One option if we did wish to add support for other OS would be to use the {for} option so that the correct instructions could be added as a link instead where that was applicable. That may be getting over complicated, but possibly quite a few canned responses could need reviewing (I ve notlooked yet) for wording relating to pre Vista (but XP support ends soon) or other OS instructions. A better solution may be to consider different versions of the popular or important canned responses, in asimilar manner to how an Android canned response is handled.

John99, thanks for approving my revision. I made another one that I think is an improvement but I'll let you or another reviewer take a look.

Old school posting about an edit.

I think this should be something all of us including any newer contributors should get into the habit of doing. I do not think the forum guidelines discussion or the KB changes discussions will cover the KB procedures; maybe I will start a thread about it.

A while ago we did; as a matter of routine; discuss almost all changes to articles.

Now even if it is going to be self reviewed it does no harm to at least post about new articles or revisions &/or remind editors and reviewers to look for discussions. That philosophy should apply to other articles not just canned responses in my view. That is not suggesting a return to more mandatory reviews or even that a discussion needs replies just that it would help to post something; a heads up type notification

A simple alternative may be just; in any none urgent case; leave the edit unreviewed for a few days before self reviewing.

Now more than one editor/ reviewer probably does not use English as their first language and in some cases the wording or the article may be improved if someone else looks at it.

John99 said

I think this should be something all of us including any newer contributors should get into the habit of doing. I do not think the forum guidelines discussion or the KB changes discussions will cover the KB procedures; maybe I will start a thread about it. A while ago we did; as a matter of routine; discuss almost all changes to articles. Now even if it is going to be self reviewed it does no harm to at least post about new articles or revisions &/or remind editors and reviewers to look for discussions. <snip>

John99, I agree and please do start a thread about announcing and discussing new canned responses (or KB articles) and major changes. Like I said here in the "Policy on creation revision and review of canned response articles" thread you started last week, I think that contributors should be given the opportunity to review a new canned response (or a major change) before it's approved. This could be done by posting a thread in the contributors forum, announcing the pending new response or major change, with a link to a new thread set up in the Discussion forum for the canned response.