After the automatic import of IE6 bookmarks copy the bookmarks from "Imported IE Favorites" - "Links" (those are the button bar bookmarks) to the "Personal Toolbar Folder" in Mozilla 0.94. Those copied links will only work until a complete restart of Mozilla after which they only give something like the following result: [DEFAULT] BASEURL=http://www.heise.de/newsticker/ [InternetShortcut] URL=http://www.heise.de/newsticker/ Modified=80A8AFD7B432C10156
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56765 ***
This ain't a dup. The fact that this copying doesn't work properly is definitely a bug, I'm marking it as a dependency of bug 56765 as not being able to copy the bookmarks is a bug that would need to be fixed on the way to emulating real bookmarks but it's definitely a bug in its own right. Bug 101174 addresses the fact that the UI should indicate the read only nature of IE favourites but as this bug concerns copying bookmarks from IE to Mozilla and not altering the IE favs in any way then this should work just fine. Changing severity to normal as bits of the UI not working is definitely not minor.
This bug is known to occur if you have your favorites in a non-standard location (bug 89220). I think the standard location is c:\windows\favorites. email@example.com, where is your favorites folder? (One way to find out where your favorites folder is located: open IE, go to the favorites menu, right-click on a subfolder, and select "Explore".)
My IE bookmarks folder is in the default location c:\windows\favoriten (note the "n") as I use the German version of Win98. The interesting thing about this bug is that it only occurs after a restart of Mozilla. In the same session the bookmark will still work.
Marking NEW. Possible dupe of bug bug 89220?
Alex "Rembrandt" Bischoff: I don't think so. Bug 89220 describes a situation in which the imported IE bookmarks generally don't work. This was not the problem on my system. The imported IE bookmarks *are* working, but not after copying them to another folder.
There's another bug on this somewhere, I saw it earlier this evening.
Paul Chen is now taking Bookmarks bugs. For your convenience, you can filter email notifications caused by this by searching for 'ilikegoats'.
marking p3 and mozilla0.9.9
Not going to get to this for mozilla0.9.9. Pushing out to mozilla1.0.1
mass reassign of pchen bookmark bugs to ben
Plese reconsider your decision for leaving this 1.1.1 As migrating from ie i couldn't understand the strange behaviour of my old ie bookmarks. as surfers are used to use their bookmarks and don't easily remember all the saved url please reconsider this bug to critical. as i have noticed on 56765, there are a lots of people who would enjoy a furture enhancement. thanks + best regards maks
Likely duplicate of bug 69768.
please reopen and explain if you disagree *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69768 ***