Bookmarks have disappeared, where are they?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by TGS, Mar 16, 2005.

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    TGS Guest

    I have W98. Went on vacation and came back to find out all my bookmarks
    disappeared from Mozilla Firefox, where did they go? I decided to check
    for viruses and the W32 showed up. I have now removed all viruses. I did
    save my Bookmarks to disk, but how do I load them backinto Mozilla. I
    checked my program folder for Mozilla and could not find a file for
    How do I get them back into browser?


    TGS, Mar 16, 2005
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    Ed Mullen Guest

    The bookmarks.html file belongs in your profile folder, NOT the program
    folder. See:

    Ed Mullen
    Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
    Ed Mullen, Mar 16, 2005
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    someone Guest

    If this is the case, why are my personal bookmarks located HERE:

    c:\windows\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\45py24g7.default

    There IS one in a sub-directory of FF, called profiles. That is ONLY
    the default bookmarks that FF gives us, an is links to FF.

    I hate it when ANY program sticks stuff in my windows folder. It
    belongs in the FF folder. And that 45py24g7.default directory name is
    atrocious. Why do they create folders with such atrocious names?

    To the OP, look in a folder named the same or similar to the one I
    provided above.
    someone, Mar 16, 2005
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    Xanophile Guest

    I've had many people complain that they lose their bookmarks. It
    doesn't seem to be an UNcommon occurance with ff.

    Only one of the many reasons I don't recommend it. Too bad the put the
    kibosh on their real browser.
    Xanophile, Mar 16, 2005
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    Ed Mullen Guest

    Because that IS your profile folder.
    Are you saying this is another path in addition to the one you cited above?
    Well, there are standard locations the Microsoft uses for such things.
    Mozilla follows those.
    It was done as a security measure. You can find the discussions about
    the "salted" folder name in Bugzilla.
    For info on profiles locations see:

    Ed Mullen
    How much deeper would oceans be if sponges didn't live there?
    Ed Mullen, Mar 17, 2005
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