I bookmark pages, then quit Firefox, and when I restart, none of the bookmarks are there.

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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critical
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: khoulette, Unassigned)

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3.0 Branch
PowerPC
Mac OS X
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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011912 Firefox/3.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011912 Firefox/3.0.6

1. pull up a page
2.  click bookmark this page
3. file bookmark where you want it
4.  Quit Firefox.
5.  Restart Firefox--bookmark has disappeared.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. pull up a page
2.  click bookmark this page
3. file bookmark where you want it
4.  Quit Firefox.
5.  Restart Firefox--bookmark has disappeared.
Actual Results:  
1. pull up a page
2.  click bookmark this page
3. file bookmark where you want it
4.  Quit Firefox.
5.  Restart Firefox--bookmark has disappeared.

Expected Results:  
remembered it
in about:config look for importBookmarksHTML and set it to false. Does this help?

Updated

9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
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Comment 2

9 years ago
No, it does not help.  My Mac does not have an about:config filter called "digit importbookmarksHTML" but does have "browser.places.importBookmarksHTML".  It was already set to "false."  Perhaps this only occurs with Mac Power PC's OS 10.4, but it is pretty frustrating to have a browser that does not remember bookmarks, so I wish Firefox would fix it.

Comment 3

9 years ago
I may have fixed the problem on my machine.
Refer to my postings dated 2009-02-12 and 2009-02-26 for BUG 474588

Comment 4

9 years ago
I have the same bug.  I do not have a Mac.  I have Win XP-Pro SP2...
I do not know how long I have had it.  Awhile.
I have a workaround - so it is merely an inconvenience, but still...
Workaround (for me) :  Back up the bookmarks. (--->go to Organize Bookmarks... Import and Backup...  Backup... Save (to Desktop))
Originally, I did that so that when I started up the next day, I could 
just Import the bookmarks.  However, when I started up the next day, the
bookmarks were there, and no Import was necessary.
I tested the bug yesterday, after 3.0.7 had automatically been updated a day or two previously.  I went to a page, selected Bookmark This Page, created a folder, saved the bookmark in that folder, and then went to 3 more pages and saved them all to the new folder (note: the same thing happens if I just add to an already-existing folder).  When I exited, I left the 5 or so windows (I have had as many as 13 or 14, I think) (with many tabs per window) open and selected Save and Quit, as I usually do.  Next day on startup - windows/tabs all there,
new bookmarks NOT there.
This bug feels like as simple a problem as a BookmarksChanged flag not being set
to TRUE when a bookmark is added.  Thus if FF decides whether or not to save the current bookmarks when exiting by whether the flag is TRUE or not, it thinks nothing has changed and does not save.  If someone manually backs up the bookmarks, it does set the flag to TRUE (and therefore saves the bookmarks upon exit).
I don't know if this is really the situation, but it's simple, and it would certainly have the observed effect.

Comment 5

9 years ago
I use firefox on the PC and my bookmarks are disappearing, also after restarting firefox.
btw this WFM, there must be some bad config in those profiles.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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