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Old 01-22-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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mozilla bookmarks not saving correctly.


this is getting really annoying. I saved book marks last night and sure enough when i started my computer today and mozilla they are gone.
This has happened a number of times.

i did back up the file before i shut down and looked at the date stamps. the one from last night (default file) has changed back to an old copy...

Last night the time stamp was the same as the one below it. but today it went back to the 3rd of January.. WHY????


-rw-r--r-- 1 cj454 admin 28240 2009-01-03 15:35 bookmarks.html

This is the file i copied last night just to be sure i had the book marks backed up.
-rw-r--r-- 1 cj454 admin 28240 2009-01-21 19:13 bookmarks.html.cj


Why is mozilla reverting back to an older copy of the bookmarks file?

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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Is your computer keeping the correct time and date? There is a small battery on the motherboard that keeps basic information. Sometimes it can go dead.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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i just tried to save some more today and rebooted and they are not there again.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
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I found this but not much help

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_not_saved
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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Is your computer keeping the correct time and date? There is a small battery on the motherboard that keeps basic information. Sometimes it can go dead.
date and time is not the issue. for some reason i cannot save the book marks
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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I see you are still running firefox 2.x why not upgrade to 3.x ? bookmarks are handled differently in 3.x (sqlite db)
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:44 AM   #7
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uninstalled and reinstalled seems ok now
i was running mozilla 3.0.5 not 2
 
Old 01-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #8
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3.0x does not use the bookmarks.html file at all, so if that is what you were working on to fix your issue, that is why the problem wasn't being resolved.. I thought the link you posted explained that difference..
 
Old 01-27-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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is there a way to convert IE bookmarks to the new mozilla format? I have a winXP system with a bunch of bookmarks i dont want to lose.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 03:08 PM   #10
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s there a way to convert IE bookmarks to the new mozilla format?
Copy the bookmarks.htm file to your linux PC
Open it in firefox.
Add the bookmarks you need to your linux firefox.

Or from IE, you can probably "Export bookmarks" and them "Import bookmarks" using firefox.

I like the KISS principle: I have an (old) file called Win98Bookmarks.html that I just reference once in a blue moon: I open the file (actually the file itself is bookmarked in my linux firefox) and choose the link I need.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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i wonder if there is a way to weed out the duplicate automatically if not ill be doing some had editing i guess.
 
  


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