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#1 TEEDUB2

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:43 PM

I UPDATED FIREFOX AND LOST ALL BOOKMARKS....

I DID A SYSTEM RESTORE... NO LUCK

I FOUND A BOOKMARK FOLDER IN DOCS AND SETTINGS FOR FIRE FOX SAYS IT HAS 172 KB BUT IT WONT SHOW ANYTHING

ANY IDEAS ??????



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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:51 PM

Set windows to show hidden files,
How to see hidden files in Windows
Then navigate to:
C:\ Documents and Settings \ "your user name" \ Application Data \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles \ random characters.default

See if you have a file in there named bookmarks.html.
That's your bookmarks.
If it's in there, it's possible it has become corrupted.
Right click it, and select Delete, then proceed to the next step.

If it's not in there, proceed to the next step.

Now, open the file called bookmarkbackups.
Locate the file with the most recent date.
Right click it, and select Copy.
Click the Back button, closing the bookmarkbackups folder.
Now, right click on an empty area in the open window, and select Paste.
Right-click the file you just Pasted, and Rename it to bookmarks.html.
This will put a copy of the most recent backup, in your Profile folder.
Close the Profile folder.
Close, then reopen Firefox, and see if you have your bookmarks.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:02 AM

HI TG1911,

THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE.....

I ATTEMPTED YOUR SUGGESTION , HOWEVER IT KEPT CREATING ITS OWN 'bookmarks.html.'

I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT PRIOR TO WRITING IN THE FORUM I SENT THE bookmarkbackups. FILE TO
THE DESKTOP SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO SPEND TIME FINDING IT. IT DID OPEN THE FILE IN bookmarkbackups.
BUT IT WOULDNT OPEN FROM DESKTOP SHORTCUT. WHEN I DID TRY TO OPEN IT FROM DESKTOP SHORTCUT
WINDOWS POPUPED AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO "FIX IT" SO I SAID YES. SINCE THEN I COULDN'T EVEN OPEN IT
IN bookmarkbackups... IT SAYS THE FILE HAS 172 kb BUT NOTHING SHOW WHEN I TRY TO OPEN IT.....

ANY MORE SUGGESTIONS...

CAN I UNINSTALL THE FIREFOX UPDATE? will that work
WHY DOESN'T SYSTEM RESTORE CHANGE THE FILE.

I HAD 2 YEARS OF BOOKMARKS I HATE TO LOOSE ALL OF THEM

THANKS

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:50 AM

For more help, please read the instructions in the MozillaZine article Lost Bookmarks.

In future posts, please reply in Regular Caps.
Large Caps are difficult for forum members to read and is considered shouting.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:15 PM

TMack,

Thanks for the response...

Sorry about the caps!!!!! My eyes are not as good as they use to be
and it helps me see what i'm writing......

Tried the MozillaZine article Lost Bookmarks. No Luck......

I did copy the bookmarkbackups folder to the desktop so it wouldn't get erased...
It still won't open......

Any other ideas ??????????

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:16 AM

WHEN I DID TRY TO OPEN IT FROM DESKTOP SHORTCUT WINDOWS POPUPED AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO "FIX IT" SO I SAID YES


What exactly was it that Windows asked to fix?

*You checked the Recycle Bin/Trash for a file called "bookmarks.html".
*You ran the error-checking tool Chkdsk to see if you can recover any file fragments that contain your lost bookmarks.

TEEDUB2, if it's easier for you to see the screen in large caps my friend, you go right ahead. :thumbsup:

Edited by TMacK, 20 August 2007 - 12:17 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:15 AM

I had this exact same problem after an update. Here's how I got my bookmarks back.

First go to Windows explorer-->Tools--> folder options and make sure it's marked to show hidden "files and folders".

Then in Firefox
Click "bookmarks" in Firefox toolbar
Click "organize bookmarks"
When new window opens go to "file"-->"import"
You'll get a little window with the option to import from file
Get to "Documents and settings"
Then "owner"
Then "application data"
Then "Mozilla"
Then "Profiles"
You'll have a folder marked with numbers and ending in .default
In that folder there should be a file called "bookmarks. html.
Click on that and follow any instructions and you should have your original bookmarks back.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:33 AM

wildchild2, That is the option from the link in post # 4 Restoring bookmarks from backup.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:50 AM

Ok sorry, I didn't go to the link. I just know what I had to do.
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