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Old Oct 28, 2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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Firefox will not show bookmarks

Hi forum

I use FF3 and recently I have experienced a strange thing.
My bookmarks.html file is intact (checked it in text editor) and is located where it's supposed to be but for some reason FF doesn't load it during startup or at least not completely. Some of the bookmarks does appear but a whole bunch is left out.

bookmarks.hmtl is located in /library/application support/firefox/profiles/********.default/

I tried to reinstall FF3 and restore bookmarks via FF from backup but no luck.

Another strange thing: The bookmarks that does appear, some of them converts into the last adress I was visiting - which of course makes them quite useless.

Anyone have a similar experience or better, a solution to restore the bookmarks?

/Jonas
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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Hi forum

I use FF3 and recently I have experienced a strange thing.
My bookmarks.html file is intact (checked it in text editor) and is located where it's supposed to be but for some reason FF doesn't load it during startup or at least not completely. Some of the bookmarks does appear but a whole bunch is left out.

bookmarks.hmtl is located in /library/application support/firefox/profiles/********.default/

I tried to reinstall FF3 and restore bookmarks via FF from backup but no luck.

Another strange thing: The bookmarks that does appear, some of them converts into the last adress I was visiting - which of course makes them quite useless.

Anyone have a similar experience or better, a solution to restore the bookmarks?

/Jonas
Try Importing them. Bookmarks>>Organize Bookmarks. Click the button that looks like a star in an oval (fourth from left,) click Import HTML, select from an HTML file and locate the file. Click continue. The new file will appear in a sub-folder under Bookmarks menu under All Bookmarks. Open that file, highlight all the bookmarks, and drag them to wherever you want.
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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speaking of bookmarks.how can i delete a bookmark without going into the organize bit,then delelting.
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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speaking of bookmarks.how can i delete a bookmark without going into the organize bit,then delelting.
If they appear in the bookmark toolbar, right-click and delete. Otherwise, manually deleting in the bookmark manager is the quickest, easiest way.
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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the right click doesnt work for me.im using a pc mouse.funny how it works that way on pc lol.
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 05:15 AM   #6
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Try Importing them. Bookmarks>>Organize Bookmarks. Click the button that looks like a star in an oval (fourth from left,) click Import HTML, select from an HTML file and locate the file. Click continue. The new file will appear in a sub-folder under Bookmarks menu under All Bookmarks. Open that file, highlight all the bookmarks, and drag them to wherever you want.
Thanks for the tip - but, alas, it doesn't seem to work.

I might add that none of my bookmarks show in the firefox library dialog, which leads me to believe that there's something more serious going on :-/

Would it be possible to create af new profile in firefox and import the new bookmarks into that profile?
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Thanks for the tip - but, alas, it doesn't seem to work.

I might add that none of my bookmarks show in the firefox library dialog, which leads me to believe that there's something more serious going on :-/

Would it be possible to create af new profile in firefox and import the new bookmarks into that profile?
No.

Try this: back up the bookmarks folder to disc or an external drive, the trash Firefox and all the support files. Re-download it and install the bookmarks.
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the right click doesnt work for me.im using a pc mouse.funny how it works that way on pc lol.
Control click accomplishes the same thing. Maybe you can download a Mac driver at the mouse manufacturer's website.
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