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#1 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:10 PM

Hi Everybody,

I'm not sure where to put this topic so I'm sticking it here because my OS is XP Home Edition. I have been using FireFox, for some time now, and haven't had any real problems other than nothing showing up in the Google search menu that drops down until I run my mouse up & down in the results box. But once I found out that by doing the mouse over thing I was able to see the results of my search I figured that I could live with that.

But now comes along another problem... a couple of days ago ALL of the sites that I had in my 'Bookmarks' vanished! :thumbsup: All except the last two that I had added a few days earlier.

Have any of you had that happen to you? If so... How do I get those things back? I mean other than by trying to remember all thirty-five or forty sites names, going to each site, and bookmarking them all over again.

Do any of you have any idea of what might have caused that to happen in the first place?

Thanks for any replies.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:24 AM

Try this, to recover your bookmarks:

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.
Re-start Firefox, and see if you have your bookmarks.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:04 AM

Fortunately, Firefox backs up the last five instances of your bookmarks.

Bookmarks/ Organise Bookmarks. Click on "Import and Backup" at the top of the resultant page. The dropdown box there will have a "restore" line that you can highlight and select of of the dates to use.

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#4 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:00 PM

Hi tg1911,

Thanks for the reply, and for moving this topic to the appropriate forum. I gave your suggestions a go, but alas no luck.

Hi jgweed, Thanks for the reply, but here again no luck. Though I have to say that I couldn't follow your suggestion the way that you gave it as my FF seems to have a different menu. I mean it has the 'Import' option but no 'backup' option, so I'm out of luck there.

I can, however, import my entire list of favorites from IE over to my bookmarks in FF. But I don't really want to do that. So is there anything else that I might try to recover the ones that vanished from FF before I do that?

Thanks for your help guys.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:21 AM

I believe there are a couple more things to try here
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmarks
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:32 PM

Hi garmanma, Thanks for the reply and referance link.

Well, I checked it out and tried all of the things that it recomended. Sad to say that none of it worked for me :thumbsup: . So I geuss I'll just go the long way around, import everything from IE, open it in FF and bookmark all of the stuff that I really need in FF, then dump the IE imports into the inter-galatic bit bucket of cyber space.

Thanks again for all of the replies guys.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:31 AM

You're welcome, Wendy.
Sorry we couldn't help you out.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:33 AM

Hi tg1911, Thanks for the reply.

Hey... don't sound so down Boo :thumbsup: , almost any reply that I get to questions that I ask on these forums gives me some sort of help, if nothing else you guys cause me to do a lot of reading that I wouldn't have done otherwise, and there have been times that I actually remembered some of what I had read and was able to fix a problem without having to ask for help a second time.

Not to worry about my bookmarks, I'll just go the long way around to get them back.

Thanks again for your help,

Wendy
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