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Mozilla Firefox Problem

Hmm.... just got back from the Fields of the Nephilim gig and logged on to check my mail and Firefox has erased ALL my bookmarks.

Anyone know how I might be able to retrieve them and why Firefox may have done this?

It has happened to me before on an older machine and using an older version of Firefox and on a reasonably regular basis that I stopped using the programme for a while and reverted back to IE. With a new PC I downloaded the new version about 18 months ago and it's been wotrking without a glitch until this evening (and yes, it has been downloading it's upgrades like a good little system).

Any help would be very appreciated (but won;t be read until Sunday morning as I'm off to bed now).

OK. I have used my limited computer-fu and have found a cached file with all the details in. I'm manually entering them all again now though as I couldn;t work out how (or if) I could bulk dump them.

So much for an early-ish night...


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Jul. 12th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Bookmarks have an import and backup and restore facility.

Click bookmarks then Organise bookmarks. Then at the top click the Import and Backup button. There's an option there to restore and it looks like v3 backs up regularly on its own.
Jul. 13th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
Why does this happen? This has happened to me twice in the last two years. It's very upsetting.
Jul. 13th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
On my old machine it used to happen fairly regularly which is why I stopped using it. It's mildly disturbing i's occurred again on my new machine (new = less than two years old).

I've joined Foxmarks which brinker suggested (below) so atleast this way I have a ncie easy back-up should I need it again. Should also make changing computers easier too as I can just download my bookmarks onto the new machine.
Jul. 13th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
The foxmarks add-on is your friend....
Jul. 13th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Application added :)

Thanks for the tip!
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