User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040707 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040707 I lose my Mozilla bookmarks each time I have Mozilla closed and use the Windows Internet Options to delete temporary internet files, and check on "delete all offline content". Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 0. Save your mozilla bookmarks in a file (optional but helpful). 1. Observe that you have bookmarks in Mozilla. 2. Close Mozilla (exit the program). 3. Open Internet Explorer and go to the Tools/Internet Options menu item, or use the Internet Options on the control panel, and select from the middle pane on the default tab that appears "Delete Files...". 4. From the popup, check the box marked "Delete all offline content", and click on Ok. 5. Start Mozilla, observe that all bookmarks are gone. Actual Results: Using Windows' internet properties should not delete Mozilla's bookmarks. Expected Results: Probably stored the bookmarks somewhere where Windows couldn't delete them accidently.
I'm sorry, but while I can reproduce this reliably on my home Windows machine, I can't do so from my notebook computer. Both are running Windows XP Professional. I only have one user account that I use on the home computer where the problem I described does happen reliably. But on my notebook computer I have 2. Perhaps this is related to the problem?
What is the full path of your bookmarks.html file?
On the machine that does *not* demonstrate the problem, (just because that's where I am now, for comparison purposes, the bookmarks seem to be in the following file: C:\Documents and Settings\leavens.COMS.000\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\Default User\4gnr6c7g.slt\bookmarks.html I'll let you know where the bookmarks are stored are on the machine that does have this problem later today. Is there a way to find this location from within mozilla?
(In reply to comment #3) > I'll let you know where the bookmarks are stored are on the machine that does > have this problem later today. Is there a way to find this location from > within mozilla? AFAIK no. But normally it should be in your Mozilla user profile.
In Bookmark Manager ( Bookmarks->Manage Bookmarks, or Ctrl+B) you can export your Bookmarksfile to save a copy, and you can open another bookmarks file, replacing the current one, located somewhere, doesn´t have to be in the profile folder, doesn´t have to have the name bookmarks.html. In about:config you can see the path to your bookmarks file, if you ever changed it. browser.bookmarks.file user set string E:\somePath\bookmark\bookmark.htm in Bookmark Manager: Tools->Export File->Open Bookmarks File If you want to know more about the profile: http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Profile_Folder
My bookmarks on the computer that shows the problem seem to be in C:\Documents and Settings\leavens\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\rxuyper0.slt\bookmarks.html
Our updates crossed. Here's the value, on my machine that has the problem of the browser.bookmarks.file property from the about:config window: C:\Documents and Settings\leavens\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\8DARKL23\index.html That, surely is the problem, as it's not located where I thought it was. While it's nice to know that I can fix this (and I will), I never before knew about the about:config page and didn't set this value myself. I guess this happened because of some version of Mozilla I installed. Or perhaps when I imported bookmarks, it did that? So from your point of view, the problem then becomes: is it possible that the installation or bookmark import procedures can set the bookmark file to such a value?
Import Bookmarks should not change the location, but Open Bookmarks File does, I guess. So this bug is INVALID?
You changed the location of the bookmarks file to the IE cache (see comment 7). So delete all offline content will erase it. Change the location back (use the pref) and copy the file. Marking INVALID.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Version: Trunk → 1.7 Branch
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