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Cannot save a bookmark to NEW folder - FF wants me to rename EXISTING parent folder

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I cannot save a bookmark to a new folder. This is the path I am taking from the main menu: Bookmarks | Bookmark This Page Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Folder Select Choose Scroll to the parent folder in which I would like a new subfolder Click New Folder Then, instead of creating a new folder as it always did in the past, it highlights the parent folder for editing. If I type in a new folder name, the parent folder is changed to that new name. A new subfolder is created with the name New Folder.

Things I have already tried that did *not* resolve the problem: - Deleting and then restoring bookmarks from a saved bookmark backup file. - Running the Add-On "Places Maintenance" - Rebuild "Places" database

I have not yet reset Firefox or created a new profile but can try that if you gurus think that would help.

I am using FF 32.0.2 on Win XP SP3. I have hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks, but from what I have read, there is no max size limit.

Thank you in advance! Carol

I cannot save a bookmark to a new folder. This is the path I am taking from the main menu: Bookmarks | Bookmark This Page Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Folder Select Choose Scroll to the parent folder in which I would like a new subfolder Click New Folder Then, instead of creating a new folder as it always did in the past, it highlights the parent folder for editing. If I type in a new folder name, the parent folder is changed to that new name. A new subfolder is created with the name New Folder. Things I have already tried that did *not* resolve the problem: - Deleting and then restoring bookmarks from a saved bookmark backup file. - Running the Add-On "Places Maintenance" - Rebuild "Places" database I have not yet reset Firefox or created a new profile but can try that if you gurus think that would help. I am using FF 32.0.2 on Win XP SP3. I have hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks, but from what I have read, there is no max size limit. Thank you in advance! Carol

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I figured it out! I kept scratching my head... every time I tried to update, move or save a new bookmark, it was moving very, very slowly. Sometimes, if I waited long enough, it would perform the action that I wanted. But if I tried to push it along, it would malfunction (as described in my first post above). So what is making it take so long to manipulate and save the bookmark file? It dawned on me... I recently set up Sync with my cell mobile phone. So every time I was saving a bookmark, the bookmark file was also being updated in the Google sync account. It slowed working with bookmarks down to a crawl! And it was destroying my bookmarks file. No thank you, I can do without that. I disconnected Sync and immediately, my bookmarks and bookmark behavior are back to normal! Yay!

Of course, I don't have my bookmarks synced to Firefox on my cell phone any more, but I can live without that until the process is improved.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window

Cor-el, thank you very for your reply.

I started Firefox in Safe Mode. The problem still occurs in Safe Mode. My understand is if the problem persists in Safe Mode, it is *not* being caused by an extension, theme or hardware acceleration. Other possible causes could be plugins or changes made to Firefox preference settings, which are not disabled in Safe Mode.

As you suggested, I did check Add-ons > Appearance. (I don't think I have ever had any Appearance other than the default theme.) It was and still is set at Default 32.0.2 By Mozilla. Since the bookmarks problem persists in Safe Mode, I think we can rule out this as the cause anyway.

All of my Plug-Ins are up-to-date except iTunes Application Detector 1.0.1.1. Status is "unknown". I have all Plug-Ins set to "Ask to Activate" or "Never Activate". None of them are set to "Always Activate".

My cache, cookies and history have been cleared. I have rebooted my computer.

Per your instructions, I did *not* reset Firefox. Should I reset Firefox or reinstall Firefox?

The bookmarks problem still occurs.

Thank you so much! Carol

தீர்வு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டது

I figured it out! I kept scratching my head... every time I tried to update, move or save a new bookmark, it was moving very, very slowly. Sometimes, if I waited long enough, it would perform the action that I wanted. But if I tried to push it along, it would malfunction (as described in my first post above). So what is making it take so long to manipulate and save the bookmark file? It dawned on me... I recently set up Sync with my cell mobile phone. So every time I was saving a bookmark, the bookmark file was also being updated in the Google sync account. It slowed working with bookmarks down to a crawl! And it was destroying my bookmarks file. No thank you, I can do without that. I disconnected Sync and immediately, my bookmarks and bookmark behavior are back to normal! Yay!

Of course, I don't have my bookmarks synced to Firefox on my cell phone any more, but I can live without that until the process is improved.