Mozilla ate my bookmarks

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by raindog, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. raindog

    raindog Guest

    I'm running 1.6 for Windows and last night I had the blue screen of
    death. After rebooting I found that my bookmarks are gone. I
    searched thru the application data folder for the mozilla install and
    all I found was a bookmark file from when I first installed Mozilla
    (several versions ago) that only included the default Mozilla links
    and my imported IE favorites.

    I opened the profile manager and all I have listed is 'default'.

    Any suggestions or am I just going to have to learn the hard lesson to
    backup my bookmarks frequently?

    raindog, Feb 19, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. Go to your profile folder, not the program folder. Since I can't tell
    your OS from the headers, I can't give you the exact path. You can see
    if your profile data is still there.

    You might try the very easy way, which works occasionally. Open Profile
    Manager, and create a new profile with exact name of the old profile.
    Somtimes this new profile will read the old profile data and restore
    just that easily.

    If not check for your profile folder. If you are not sure where it is,
    or if the files do not seem to be there, do a system search for
    bookmarks.html. OPen any hits with your browser and see if they are
    oyur bookmarks. If they are, simply copy the file and paste it into
    your profile folder, overwriting the default one.

    And yes, backup is a good thing! It is a good idea to backup your
    entire profile on a regular basis, just as you should back up any other
    important data.

    Leonidas Jones, Feb 20, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.