Today I was organizing my bookmarks into folders. Once such task was moving all the bugs I bookmarked for one reason into another into one folder. I created two folders. One folder contained the organized bookmarks, which would just contain other folder, and a folder I wished to move all my bugmarks to, I then opened the container folder and started to root around for all the bugmarks. I selected a bunch (about 10-15) dragged them over and kept on looking. When I was done about 1/3 of the bookmarks where moved into the bugmarks folder. The other bookmarks where gone for good. Reproducible: Didn’t try again… fear of losing more bookmarks Build ID: 2002072408 OS X: 10.1.5
Severity: normal → critical
Summary: Lose of bookmarks while organizing into folders → Lost bookmarks while organizing into folders
Riscky, you should probably try reproducing this using a new Mozilla user profile.
Thats what I plan on doing when I have a tad more free time.
Had some free time... with build 2002072803 I dumped a ton of links from various websites a 'normal' size bookmark list. I then quit mozilla to make a back up of the bookmark.html file I then made two folders, container and bug. The bug folder was inside the container folder. I then opened the container folder in a new window and started by moving a few links at time. This is where I started to notice some issues. Moving bookmarks between one window and a second window produces random results. Results I found... 1.) bugs folder moved outside of container window (once) 2.) link was copied between main list and container window (three times) 3.) link would never move from list in main window to folder in second window 4.) when moving link from main window to second window folder (container --> bug) link would be moved directly under container folder in the hierarchy of the original management window. More testing will be needed.
Adding qawanted for further testing.
I moved bookmarks around within a single window for 5 minutes, and could not get any problems. With multiple windows it's easy... 1. Create a new profile 2. Select 'Manage Bookmarks' 3. Create a 'Foo' folder 4. Right-click Foo to open it as a separate window 5. Dink down the personal toolbar 6. Drag one of its links over to the Foo window. It bounces back. I believe the expected behavior is that it should move the link. The data is still in a good state at this point. 7. Drag a link from the personal toolbar up to the Foo icon in the same window. The Foo link sortof copies (instead of moving) to the Foo folder, so now the link is in both the original Personal folder and the Foo folder. 8. Drag the link from the Foo folder in its own window back to the Personal folder, and things go a little haywire. The link disappears from Foo, and it takes up space in Personal, but does not draw.
What does it mean to "Dink down the personal toolbar?" On a browser window?
Sorry, 'dink' is the word I have seen for opening a disclosure triangle. By 'dink down' I mean that you click the little triangle for the personal toolbar line in the manage bookmarks window so that its links are displayed below it.
At step 7 in comment 5, I find that the bookmark is moved, not copied using FizzillaCFM/1.1-final on 10.1.5..
I'm using the 1.1 final for OSX 10.2. I concur that the steps I described in comment #5 now work fine. However, using 1.1 final, I can get the bug this way... 1. Manage bookmarks 2. Create a Foo folder, and open it in its own window 3. Click the reveal triangle on the personal toolbar (aka "dink it down") 4. Drag a link from dinked personal toolbar to Foo window -- the link bounces back -- not great, but ok 5. Drag a link from dinked personal toolbar to Foo in same window. The link moves correctly. Dink open Foo, so you can see the link there and in its window, which is correct. 6. Drag the link from the Foo separate window over to the dinked personal toolbar -- this appears to copy instead of move which is probably wrong, and in any case, the data is probably now screwy. Moving the link between Foo and Personal in the same window works. The move from the Foo separate window is the precipitating step for later problems. 7. Drag the link from the dinked personal toolbar to the dinked Foo. The link disappears from Foo when it should appear a second time, and the link's row in personal is still there, but draws as a blank
Confirmed using FizzillaCFM/1.1-final on 10.1.5 to perform the steps in comment 9. (Nick, the actual term for "dink" is expand.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** Bug 161334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Platform, OS ->all based on duplicate Adding dependency based on duplicate
Depends on: 160019
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
I am still seeing this bug (using comment #9's procedure) in 1.2 release and build 2002112521 (linux). Besides that, I am also losing bookmarks with "File Bookmark". Basically, it happens when: - moving a folder with bookmarks to another folder, using "File Bookmark" - the destination folder is expanded And the problem: - the bookmarks in the folder being moved are lost - even though the bookmarks are lost, they may still be visible in the bookmark manager, until mozilla is restarted. (they are not saved to bookmarks.html) Steps to reproduce: 1) Open bookmark manager 2) Create a folder "Folder Root" 3) Create folders "Folder 1" and "Folder 2" under "Folder Root" 4) Create some bookmarks in "Folder 1" and "Folder 2" 5) Expand "Folder 2" 6) Right Click on "Folder 1", select "File Bookmark" and file it into "Folder 2" (at this point, bookmarks under "Folder 1" are lost (can be verified by looking at bookmarks.html). but they may still be visible in bookmark manager.) 7) Restart Mozilla (now, all bookmarks under "Folder 1" disappeared.) btw, anyone knows if this bug also appears in the 1.0 branch?
The problems described in comment #9 and comment #13 appear to be fixed on Linux Build 2003040122. Occasionally, the display screwed up (eg, after moving the bookmark/folder, the "Name" of the bookmark is blank in the new position), but no dataloss occurs and the display can be restored by closing and reopening the folder.
I had lost bookmarks on installation. Tried clean install, then while Mozilla was not running, I copied backup bookmarks into profile location. Worked OK till lost next day. Does not lose bookmarks on restarting Mozilla or restarting after power off; but loses them after startup on next day. Actually, problem seems to occur only if I have edited the bookmark list. After moving bookmarks to a folder in bookmark list, Mozilla deletes bookmark.htm upon quitting. userAgent=Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Macintosh Blue & White G3, 400 Mhz OS X 10.1.5, Build 5S66 Darwin Kernel Version 5.5: Thu May 30 14:51:26 PDT 2002; root:xnu/xnu-201.42.3.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC (originally entered under bug # 222714)
*** Bug 222714 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mass reassign of my non-Firefox bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Assignee: bugs → ben_seamonkey
Can anyone reproduce the problems with current builds?
Assignee: ben_seamonkey → p_ch
QA Contact: claudius → bookmarks
no reponse and no statements that this is a problem for 2+ years probably fixed by bug 160019 resolving WORSKFORME
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Thought I resolved this... as I don't use Seamonkys often (ever) now and last time I checked to see if a bug also existed I don't think I noticed this... anyway thanks for closing Andrew.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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