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Old 07-28-04, 12:53 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Mozilla firefox is deleting my bookmarks, second time, whats going on!


I dunno why, but mozilla firefox keeps deleting my bookmarks, the first time, a lot of sites important to my future tech and business requiremnt are gone, and i dont remeber their names!!!!
Why does this keep happening? I didnt touch anything, didnt tell it to do so, and it still deletes everything! HELP PLZ!

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Old 07-28-04, 12:59 PM   #2
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It used to happen to me with the earlier versions of Mozilla. I use this utility to backup my bookmarks regularly. When they somehow disappear I just use the backup to restore my bookmarks.
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Old 07-28-04, 01:25 PM   #3
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I have never had the problem you speak of. However, you should first make sure that you have the latest version. The newest version does a good job of importing settings, profiles and plugins.

If you click "bookmarks", "manage bookmarks", "file" and "export"; firefox will make a copy of your bookmarks and put them in an HTML file. If you get just a little familiar with the "manage bookmarks" utility, you will find it rather handy.

I also like to back-up my bookmarks. I'll take the aformentioned html file and e-mail it to myself(to a webmail client). This way I can access it from anywhere with an internet connection. I have found MSN to be a pain in the neck for this though. MSN wants you to oper any URL in their little semi-browser.
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Old 07-28-04, 01:44 PM   #4
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I have never had the problem you speak of.
same here. the only problem i had was importing ie favorites to fox and it missed about 75% of my favorites. panicked for a second and realized they were still in IE and just redid the fox bookmarks manually.
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Old 07-28-04, 01:49 PM Thread Starter   #5
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it actually worked before i updated to the newer version, siince then its gone down the hill

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Old 07-28-04, 05:10 PM   #6
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There was an addon for Firefox that would make a backup of your bookmarks every time you closed the browser. I've since lost it, but it was very handy.

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Old 07-28-04, 05:19 PM   #7
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Try backing up all your bookmars to your desktop or another folder. Then go to add/remove programs and uninstall every version of firefox you have. Then go to
C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Mozilla
and delete the Firefox folder.

Then go to
C:\Program Files
and delete the Mozilla Firefox folder.

Then install the newest version.

Perhaps updating instead of doing a clean install messed it up.
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Old 07-29-04, 07:40 AM   #8
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That's right, earlier versions had issues where you might have to manually delete the user profile. I would try this.
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Old 07-29-04, 11:01 AM   #9
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... me too i have never heard of that problem.
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Old 07-30-04, 02:37 AM   #10
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There was an addon for Firefox that would make a backup of your bookmarks every time you closed the browser. I've since lost it, but it was very handy.
I use this extension...it's easy, and i don't have to worry about loosing my bookmarks

http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/?extension=bb


(the other extensions on that page are good too...personally i also use popup count)

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