Cannot clear downloads

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Toolkit
Places
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 months ago
10 months ago

People

(Reporter: mb, Unassigned)

Tracking

({regression, regressionwindow-wanted})

55 Branch
regression, regressionwindow-wanted
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 fix-optional)

Details

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Description

11 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
Build ID: 20170824053622

Steps to reproduce:

In Firefox 55.0.3 (32-bit), I open the Library window, select the Downloads section and press the 'Clear Downloads' button.


Actual results:

Nothing happens after clicking the 'Clear Downloads' button, the list of downloads is unchanged and no message is shown.


Expected results:

The list of downloads should have been cleared.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

11 months ago
Additional tests I made:
- Installed the Places Maintenance add-on from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/ - I left it running over night, it never returned, I had to cancel it.

- I cannot export bookmarks: Go to Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup, then specify a path for the JSON file -- no file is generated
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Comment 2

11 months ago
One more test that failed:
- could not manually remove entries from the download list by rt-clicking on the entry and either select 'Remove from history' or 'Clear downloads'
(Reporter)

Comment 3

11 months ago
One more data point:
- Restarting in Safe Mode (with add-ons disabled) does not change any of this, all the above issues are still present.

Updated

11 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Places
Keywords: regression, regressionwindow-wanted
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
status-firefox57: --- → fix-optional

Comment 4

10 months ago
Off-hand this is a case of corrupt database, nothing works, we can't do much. You should remove places.sqlite and let firefox create a new one.
This may also help
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Tech/Places/places.sqlite_Database_Troubleshooting#How_to_(try_to)_recover_from_a_corrupt_places.sqlite
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 5

10 months ago
Thanks for the feedback. Deleting places.sqlite will remove all bookmarks, no?
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