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Firefox sync is rearranging my bookmarks. Those within folders are being moved to mostly one folder, leaving my other folders empty.
With the latest version of Firefox, 29, the sync rearranges my bookmarks. It never did under the old version - old version clunky and a pain, new version doesn't work!
I have tried Aurora, same. I have completely deleted my profile only importing my bookmarks from a backup. As soon as I enable sync, after a while the bookmarks are rearranged.
I keep all my bookmarks on the bookmarks toolbar folder, half a dozen folders containing a few dozen bookmarks. To the right of these I have maybe fifteen of my most used regular sites.
When I enable sync, the folders jump to the right of the links, and all but one of the folders becomes empty of their bookmarks, they all get dumped into one folder?
This is an essential part of sync for me, followed by the extensions, I love FF and don't want to go back to Chrome, where I defected to for a short while. Chrome totally nails the backup process, privacy aside.
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Hi beardybuck Thank you for your question. I understand that the new versions of Firefox appear to be rearranging the order of some bookmarks. If you can reproduce this from an earlier version of the places.sqlite file let's open up a bug with the steps. However there are some tricks to auto sort them add on for Auto Sorting Bookmarks as well as a number of other add ons.
This may be useful as well: Use bookmark folders to organize your bookmarks
You may have to check for issues with the places.sqlite database file and possibly delete the places.sqlite file to force Firefox to create a new file.
Make sure to disconnect/unlink from Sync before trying to repair the places.sqlite file.