Closed Bug 1331189 Opened 3 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Copy & Paste of Bookmarks-folder does not work, Cut & Paste of Bookmarks folder looses cut folder


(SeaMonkey :: Bookmarks & History, defect, major)

SeaMonkey 2.38 Branch
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: RainerBielefeldNG, Unassigned)


(Keywords: dataloss, Whiteboard: [easyconfirm])

User Story

Emergency Workaround, tested for sidebar panel: <ctrl+z> restores the cut folder after unsuccessful 'paste' attempt; before  <ctrl+z> you have to click into the bookmarks side panel, apparently at an arbitrary place.
ut paste folder: folder vanishes at original place when cut, but  does not appear at target when paste

Steps how to reproduce with Server-Installation of  official  en-US SeaMonkey 2.50a1 (NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Build 20170110004313  (Default Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit:
1. Menu ‘Tools → Manage Profiles → [Create New Profile] →
   Create new Profile by assigning a name → [Finish] →
   Click newly created profile in list → [Use Profile]
2. In browser <f9> to open sidebar
   » In Bookmarks Panel you will find prepared Bookmarks folders
3. ‘Rightclick collapsed “Search the Web” folder → Cut’
   » Folder will disappear
4. Click folder “SeaMonkey and mozilla” in “Bookmarks Menu” 
   in Bookmarks Panel
   » expands folder
5. in “SeaMonkey and mozilla” on item “The SeaMonkey Project”
   ‘Rightlick → Paste’
   » Expected: folder appears
     Actual: nothing happens, folder is lost

a) Already REPRODUCIBLE with  SeaMonkey 2.38a1  (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64;
   rv:41.0 nightly by Philip Chee) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0 
   Build 20150620233542 (Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit
b) was still ok with SM 2.37a2 (Win) Build 20150609235642
c) Works fine with FF 53.0a1 (2017-01-13) (32-bit)
d) Menu 'Bookmarks → Manage bookmarks...' also affected
e) You also can test with bookmarks of your normal profile, but be
   aware that you will loose bookmarks
f) cut & paste of single bookmarks not affected
h) Also  REPRODUCIBLE with  English SeaMonkey 2.46a1  (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:49.0)
   Gecko/20100101 Firefox/49.0 Build   20160522003002    (Default Theme) 
   on VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
OS: Windows 7 → All
CONFIRMED by user Andreas in unofficial German Blog: <>
User Story: (updated)
Ever confirmed: true
Kann ich auch bestätigen. Für den wollte ich schon seit Monaten einen Bug aufmachen :)
It's even worse, 'paste' will not add the folder at it's new place even for copy & paste.
Summary: Cut & Paste of Bookmarks folder looses cut folder → Copy & Paste of Bookmarks-folder does not work, Cut & Paste of Bookmarks folder looses cut folder
Same issue with SeaMonkey 2.46
Copy of a bookmark folder does not work.
Cut of a bookmark folder causes loos of the data

Are there plans to fix this?
I am riveting back to 2.33.1, because bookmarks is a major working tool for me.
Additional info (SeaMonkey 2.48)

On copying a single bookmark with description and custom title:

1. Bookmark (custom) title is not copied, the URL is inserted as the title
2. The description is not copied to target.
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1299352
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