New install, importing favorites from IE freezes and shows not responding




13 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: wingman2, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

The first time I installed 1.5 it automatically started to import my bookmarks, etc. and then froze (not responding).  I uninstalled and re-installed twice, and it would not automatically try to import the bookmarks, etc. When I went to file and manually tried to import them, it just froze up and control-alt-delete showed not responding.  I tried shutting down Zone Alarm, Spyware Dr., and AVG anti-virus protection, and it made no difference.  I also have Ad-Aware software, but did not shut it down.  
Thank you,

Reproducible: Always
Try deleting or renaming your profile and start Firefox once again.
So close Firefox, click on your Windows Start button > Run > type: %appdata%
Then delete Mozilla.

Comment 2

13 years ago

Thank you for the prompt reply, however, it didn't work.  Any other ideas?  I'll try most anything.

Thanks again,
Not really, if you already have reinstalled Firefox in a clean directory and created a new profile.
If you want to import bookmarks from Internet Explorer you could try this:
use the File > Export feature in Internet Explorer to export the favorites to your desktop. Then rename this file called bookmark.htm to bookmarks.html and then import them to Firefox (Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > File > Import.
Or put the whole bookmarks.html file in your profile.
Hope this will help.
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Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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