Firefox losing newly added or edited bookmarks upon restart

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
11 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: panton41, Unassigned)

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({dataloss})

Trunk
x86
Windows Vista
dataloss
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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

After adding or organizing bookmarks the changes are lost on restart.  It seems to occur on most restarts, but apparently not always as changes sometimes are saved.  I've had to resort to exporting bookmarks I want to keep as separate file, but upon importing that file the changes are lost upon restart.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save a bookmark or edit bookmarks.
2. Restart Firefox.
3. Changes are most likely not saved.
Actual Results:  
Changes are not saved most of the time.

Expected Results:  
Saved changes to bookmarks.
Do you use this Profile together with Firefox 3 Beta 5 and a Firefox 2 Release Version ?
Component: Bookmarks → Places
Keywords: dataloss
QA Contact: bookmarks → places
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 2

11 years ago
The bookmarks are imported from a Firefox 2 version, but I've been using Firefox 3 beta 5 exclusively.
Try with the new release candidate, and test it in safe mode or in a blank profile.
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Comment 4

11 years ago
Bug is fixed as far as I can see in the release candidate.
So can you change the resolution to WORKSFORME? Thanks :-)
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Updated

11 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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
Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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