I just lost months of bookmarks because there is no way that I can find, automated or manual, to move bookmarks from an older version of Mozilla (0.9.2) to current (0.9.4). **I have no idea how many hours or days it will take to recover, but I am furious!** Installing 0.9.4 over 0.9.2, with overwrite, yielded an unbreakable loop loading Mozilla that required a CAD to kill the loop, which had locked the system maiking multiple copies of Mozilla. This sucks. Installing 0.9.4 fresh in a different directory and moving the profile did not move the bookmarks. Moving the bookmark file manually and then reloading Mozilla caused the 0.9.4 version to OVERWRITE the desired bookmarks with a new copy of the empty bookmark file despite my having stored the new file in its place. This cost me my only current copy of the bookmarks, which I use to write my columns for Byte. I shall try and recover with an older copy. Bookmarks are *critical* intellectual property, the result of weeks or months of web browsing and work. Under *no* circumstances should they be deleted or overwritten. At most, new bookmarks should cause old bookmarks to be saved as a a backup file, as deep as necessary. Recovery of an older bookmark file should proceed on a stack basis, swithcing temporarily to the older stack and allowing the user to review before making that version current. There really ought to be some way to combine stacks from multiple versions/sources as well. Bookmark management may need to become a separate tool that the user can initiate from the folder or tool menu. THE QUICK FIX: Never overwrite/replace/delete without explicit permission from the user. Let the user select which file to be active.
I copy bookmarks.html between multiple profiled (even across multiple OSes) all of the time with no problem. This should be done with the browser closed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
mass-verifying WorksForMe bugs which haven't changed since 2001.12.31. set your search string in mail to "EmperorLondoMollari" to filter out these messages.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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