missing subfolders after importing bookmarks




Bookmarks & History
10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: airpoint@gmail.com, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

I exported my bookmarks from Firefox to html file.
Then tried to import this file to 3 beta 5 and only root bookmarks/folders have been imported but no bookmarks in subfolders

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:


10 years ago
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008040300 Minefield/3.0pre

This works fine here.

Comment 2

10 years ago
Closing the Fedora bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=444887 against this, and noting that IMHO bug 427442, bug 427475, and bug 427062 are duplicates of this one.

Comment 3

10 years ago
I can confirm a similar problem with my install of RC2 over on Windows XP SP2

It seems that some bookmark folders are simply not displayed.  The bookmark and folder information is still in the bookmarks HTML file when exported from ff 3 RC2.

There seems to be no discernible pattern on whether a sub folder is shown or not, i.e.:

Bookmarks Toolbar\Development\HTML (has sub folders JavaScript, CSS, Design) - not displayed

Bookmarks Toolbar\Development\ASP.net (no sub folders) - not displayed

Bookmarks Toolbar\Development (has subfolders, but none are displayed)

Bookmarks Toolbar\Personal\Check Out Later (no sub folders) - is displayed

What seems to be happening is this:

Some (one or two) of the bookmarks in each sub folder are being displayed in the development folder and mixed in with some of the bookmarks that were already in the development folder (some are missing when comparing what is contained in the library to what is present in the HTML file exported).

I can provide the json and html if necessary, though would prefer to send directly to a developer/debugger for privacy issues (work related links that I'd rather not have publicly available) and the fact that I do not want to alter the files to remove that information.

Comment 4

10 years ago
not enough informations to debug this, feel free to reopen if you can provide more informations or mail a testcase to a developer
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Version: 2.0 Branch → 3.0 Branch
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