when I installed firefox 3, it did not import most of my bookmarks from firefox 2




10 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: briancvickery, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20081217 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20081217 Firefox/

I clicked Firefox setup 3.0.5.exe, Firefox 3 installed, when I checked bookmarks only a few had been imported from Firefox

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:

I uninstalled Firefox 3 and returned to Firefox 2, which still has all my bookmarks
Component: Installer → Places
QA Contact: installer → places

Comment 1

10 years ago
Most likely you ran a Firefox 3 pre-release build, alpha beta or rc.
Read http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Firefox+3+upgrade+switches+bookmarks+and+other+settings+to+older+version

Comment 2

10 years ago
I ran the latest version of Firefox downloaded from Mozilla
-- Brian Vickery
brian: your answer can't be an answer to comment#1.
You already wrote in comment #0 that you installed FF3.0.5 but that's not the point. The point is that you seem to have used a beta or alpha version of FF3 someday. FF3 is using a new bookmark format and the first time a FF3 is used it will import your FF2 bookmarks *once* and the alpha/beta version did that. Now you are missing the bookmarks that you added in FF2 in the meantime.

Would you please just follow the posted link in comment#1 and use the instructions there ?

Comment 4

10 years ago
or import bookmarks.html from the Library

Comment 5

10 years ago
not enough informations, comment 3 lasts as a possible explanation
Last Resolved: 10 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.

Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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