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bookmarks deleted after a bad shutdown

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 193749

Status

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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critical
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 193749
13 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: Alex, Unassigned)

Tracking

({dataloss})

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
dataloss
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

after a power failure my bookmarks were deleted, and my toolbar customization
was set back

Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce
Steps to Reproduce:
i do not know, if it happens every time, but
2. start firefox 1 pr
3. and then shutdown the power
Look for

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\..\bookmarks.html 

and delete it.
than rename the file bookmarks.bak -> bookmarks.html
You shouldn't have to copy that stuff over manually; if you can reproduce this,
can you check the size of the bookmarks.html in your profile?  Is it 0, or
greater than 0?  Also check the size of bookmarks.bak.

Firefox should use bookmarks.bak if boomarks.html doesn't exist or its size is 0.

Updated

13 years ago
Keywords: dataloss

Comment 3

13 years ago
It happened several times to me too, basically each time Firefox crashes
seriously (which occurs rather seldom).
I remember to have checked that boomarks.html was existing and of nonzero size
(size was indicated as 1Kb), but it was empty.

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: after a power failure my bookmarks were deleted → bookmarks deleted after a bad shutdown

Comment 4

13 years ago
*** Bug 265700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: vladimir → vladimir+bm

Comment 5

13 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 193749 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
Assignee: vladimir+bm → nobody
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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