User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040817 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040817 I can not make it happen again. I just clicked mozilla as normal to open on my quicklaunch bar my system restarted came back asid that the ystsem had recovered from a critical eroor opened mozilla and all my bookmarks are gone. is there any way to get them back? firstname.lastname@example.org Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Looks like a duplicate of bug 193749. Please resolve it if you agree. I don't have hope ... http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.5/troubleshooting/#bookmarks-gone Look for files like bookmarks.* in your Mozilla profile. Location: C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\[profile name]\xxxxxxxx.slt\ Note: If you can't find your profile in Windows 2000/XP, make sure you enabled both viewing hidden and system-protected files and folders in your Windows Explorer options (folder Application Data is hidden per default). For future I recommend not to use Quicklaunch and regularly backup your bookmarks.
I've had the same problem (lost bookmarks) under different circumstances. On several occasions now, I have had *closing* Firefox trigger a system crash. (BSoD and reboot under WinXP Pro.) There seems to be a connection between the crashing and having Java running, but it doesn't happen every time and I am loathe to make a concerted effort at repeating it. After the system crash, I've seen both all bookmarks lost (including the .bak file) as well as having both files truncated (partial data). It's possible (though by no means certain) that the truncated .bak file was caused by overwriting it with a truncated bookmarks file. My custom toolbar settings are also lost. History is gone. My preferences have survived, but I have a tendency to put all non-default settings in my user.js so I probably wouldn't notice if prefs.js got nuked. My saved passwords survived the last crash, and I think they survived the others as well.
Somthing I should have clarified in comment #2 (and the reason I posted to this bug instead of bug 193749) is that my primary concern isn't the dataloss after a system crash. I'm not sure how much Mozilla/Firefox can do under such circumstances. What really bothers me is that the browser can *cause* a system crash, which has caused me to lose data in other applications.
(In reply to comment #3) > What really bothers me is that the browser can *cause* a system > crash, which has caused me to lose data in other applications. That has almost certainly nothing to do with Mozilla, probably it is a faulty system configuration, graphic driver, chipset driver or so. Disable automatic rebooting after BSOD and look for the stop error and the guilty driver in MS knowledge base or the internet for help.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 193749 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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