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    Default Where have my bookmarks gone?

    I've been having some problems with my PC locking up, and last time I rebooted, I found most of my Firefox settings (toolbar, bookmarks etc) had disappeared. Does anyone know where they live, so I can try to recover them? My cookies seem to be OK, as PressF1 still knew who I was.

    TIA and a happy new year, and please treat PC_man_is_back with the disdain due to an ignorant dork, and don't look at the posts.

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    Have a look at the firefox forums at http://forums.mozillazine.org/ It is also a good idea
    to save your Bookmarks. Have look around the above forums.

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    Open Firefox, Bookmarks, Manage Bookmarks.

    Go to File, Import, files. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\YourProfileName\Application Data\somejumbledletters\Default\Bookmarks.html

    YourProfileName is whatever profile you set yourself up with. Somejumbledletters could be anything - just look around.

    Your particular path may differ. But it's easy enough to simply use Windows built-in search function and look for bookmarks.html
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    Thanks Greg, that sorted it. It seems Firefox automatically takes backups - neat!

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony
    It seems Firefox automatically takes backups - neat!
    Well done. But that's not actually a backup as I understand it - it's where the program calls the file from. So if you want a backup, then backup that Documents and Settings folder.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    After having experienced "lost all bookmarks" twice when useing Firefox, I regularly (especially after adding a new bookmark) go Bookmarks\Manage Bookmarks\File\Export and save the bookmarks.html file to my desktop.

    Result = no more lost Bookmarks
    A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    But that's not actually a backup as I understand it - it's where the program calls the file from.
    Well, the full path is C:\Documents and settings\...\...\Firefox\Profiles\9ybrcrzr.default \bookmarkbackups\bookmarks-2005-12-30.html (and 12-30 through 01-03). Those files sure look like backups, and weren't created manually by me. Maybe I installed a plugin that I've forgotten about that does it automagically.

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    Default Re: Where have my bookmarks gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony
    automagically.
    LOL

    Could be
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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