export / import the tag root and the unfiled root Dietrich writes: We certainly do need to worry about this. I've had the backup/restore on my radar for a while, just haven't been able to get to it. once the menu UI lands (today), i'm planning on moving on to this. we currently only import/export the bookmarks root. which means that the unfiled root and tag root are not being backed up at all, atm. this is an untenable position. ideally we could use JSON serialization for this. however, i'm a bit worried about perf, as we haven't tested large-scale JSON import/export vs bookmarks HTML format. first thing i'll do is probably run some tests against large collections to get some ballpark numbers for this.
10 years ago
fix in bug 384370
pushing this to M10, no native JSON means no bug 384370
fixed in bug 384370, though under the backup/restore options. disambiguation of that vs import/export will be fixed in bug 422919.
Verified per 384370
Bug 451915 - move Firefox/Places bugs to Firefox/Bookmarks and History. Remove all bugspam from this move by filtering for the string "places-to-b-and-h". In Thunderbird 3.0b, you do that as follows: Tools | Message Filters Make sure the correct account is selected. Click "New" Conditions: Body contains places-to-b-and-h Change the action to "Delete Message". Select "Manually Run" from the dropdown at the top. Click OK. Select the filter in the list, make sure "Inbox" is selected at the bottom, and click "Run Now". This should delete all the bugspam. You can then delete the filter. Gerv