User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0 Build ID: 20170817111628 Steps to reproduce: Set up 2 Linux and one OSX Firefox on the same Sync account, all within 1 version of each other Share only Bookmarks Display BookMarks Toolbar Create several hundred bookmarks under BookMarks Toolbar Don't sync one for over a week Make changes to other two FF BookMarks Toolbars: add, delete, move bookmarks between folders Start up laggard FF Sync occurs Actual results: Random changes occur when week old FF syncs: First top Folder disappears (deleted) OCCURS OFTEN Top level menus change position Deleted bookmarks reappear Moved bookmarks appear in old and new folder OCCURS OFTEN Expected results: Deleted bookmarks should stay deleted in final Sync version Moved bookmarks should only appear in new position in final Sync version First Folder in Bookmarks Toolbar should not be deleted
I am a heavy user of bookmarks due to working within layered VPN environments, search engines just don't work well, if they are even available. However I do have tunnels to FF sync. I just returned from vacation, where 2 of my 3 Sync'd FF were idle for over a week. As usual, the first Sync that occurs is horrific. This time it re-ordered all the top level ToolBar folders. Usually it just deletes the first (left-most display) folder. For some reason the fourth folder accumulates large numbers of Separators at the bottom. Other changes have already been detailed in the initial report. Clearly FF does not have a source control engine or dependency graphs. I'm not even asking for that. Just please stop the folder deletions and randomizing. If I have to delete duplicates as a result of a bookmark folder move, I can live with that.
I'm really sorry. There have been numerous reports of Sync scrambling and duping bookmarks over the years, particularly if you have many bookmarks and folders, and your devices don't sync immediately after making changes. Looks like you've hit both, with a fairly common scenario. :-( This is an artifact of how the Sync service handles interrupted uploads (bug 1378567 will fix that), and how Firefox applies synced bookmarks. Bug 1305563 addresses this exact class of issues, so I'm going to close this as a duplicate. Thanks for filing!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1305563
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