User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 When a process running on my machine goes awry, I start to get error messages like "Insufficient quota: can't complete operation" when I start programs, etc. During this time, if I shut down Mozilla, ALL of my bookmarks, saved passwords, preferences, and other settings are LOST! I don't feel the precise circumstances relating to the data loss are the real issue, since there are undoubtedly many factors that could prevent the update of this information from successfully completing. There's basically no excuse for loss of settings from previous browser sessions - it should never happen. Many strategies could be employed to avoid this problem. For example, a flag could be written to a file, indicating that a new copy of the data to be modified is going to be written. Once this flag has been written (and read back), then the new copy is created. The flag is updated to point to this new copy, and then the names of the old and new settings are changed, before completely removing the old settings. Thanks for considering this issue. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: I don't know exactly what happens to my machine that causes this. However, there are all sorts of resources that could be unavailable during shutdown or other cases in which profile data is updated. These include: file descriptors, heap memory, disk space, etc. Other factors could prevent clean modifications to profile data, including network problems (if the profile data is stored on a network-mounted volume). Actual Results: All profile data was lost. This includes bookmarks, saved passwords, preferences, etc. Expected Results: At minimum, previous profile data should have been kept, even if changes and additions from this session were lost.
This has been fixed in recent builds. Please use the latest Mozilla release when logging bugs *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 86501 ***