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Restore in Organize Bookmarks doesn't show recent files in German version of Firefox 3.0.3

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 445704

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 445704
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Ralph Plawetzki, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008071618 Iceweasel/3.0.1 (Debian-3.0.1-1)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092416 Firefox/3.0.3

Dear Developers,

there is an inconsistency in the Import and Backup >  Restore menu of the Organize Bookmarks tool.

When I use the English version of Firefox 3.0.3 and chose Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks from the menu and then Import and Backup >  Restore I see „Choose file...“ and above that all files in /home/rallo/.mozilla/firefox/1lshi8co.default/bookmarkbackups that are named bookmarks-<specific_date>.json.

When I install the German version of Firefox 3.0.3 the files in /home/rallo/.mozilla/firefox/1lshi8co.default/bookmarkbackups are named Lesezeichen-<specific_date>.json. When I now chose Import and Backup >  Restore I only see „Choose file...“ with no recommendations of formerly saved bookmark files above.

I would like to see these files in the German Firefox too, because /home/rallo/.mozilla/firefox/1lshi8co.default/bookmarkbackups is a litte hard to remember ;)

Please take a look at that.

Many thanx,

Regards,
Ralph

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add a bookmark
2. chose Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks from the menu and then Import and Backup >  Restore
3.
Actual Results:  
see above

Expected Results:  
see above

Comment 1

9 years ago
I confirm this behavior (using the Czech version), the bookmarkbackups folder contains "bookmarks-2008-05-17.json" as the last file named in the locale independent manner. Bookmark manager offers to restore from these locale independent files, newer backups (like "zalozky-2008-11-16.json") are not offered.

BTW I think the bug component settings should be "Bookmarks & History" insetad of "Menus".
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Updated

9 years ago
Component: Menus → Bookmarks & History

Comment 2

9 years ago
I confirm a similar bug on the German Mac OS version and have additonal information.
Looking at the bookmark backup folder it looks like there was a filename change and this is may be causing some problems:

gunther-walthers-imac:3qgbsw9b.default gunther$ ls bookmarkbackups/
Lesezeichen-2008-12-15.json  Lesezeichen-2008-12-17.json  Lesezeichen-2008-12-19.json  bookmarks-2008-08-14.html    bookmarks-2008-08-28.html    
Lesezeichen-2008-12-16.json  Lesezeichen-2008-12-18.json  bookmarks-2008-08-12.html    bookmarks-2008-08-19.html    

When my bookmarks started to behave odd I followed the procedure of recovering booksmarks: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locked_or_damaged_places.sqlite but what I got were old bookmarks. I suspect that the recovery procedure goes into the backup folder and looks for "bookmarks" files and not "Lesezeichen-" files. While I don't know whether this is 100% the cause of above mentioned problems it could well be the root cause for a whole family of problems.

The good news for everyone who found this post is that there may be a up-to-date jsom file if you just look for the right file and rename it. Should work although I was still able to export html and recovered from bookmarks.html in the profile folder (have I mentioned that the problem shows up in more than one place 8-( )

Imho the benefit of having language dependent filenames are always never worth the trouble but people keep trying...

Updated

9 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 445704
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