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Old 05-01-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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firefox bookmark problems


nOOb here......

after loading ubuntu, i couldnt import my ff bookmarks from my xp dual boot. so i manually copied them into /etc/mozilla-firefox.

i can add/delete bookmarks, but upon restart all my changes disappear. i even deleted the bookmarks.html file in /etc/mozilla-firefox without success.

any ideas?
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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You have chosen the wrong location.

Bookmarks are personal data, so they will be stored somewhere in your home directory. If another user uses your system, his bookmarks will be stored in his home directory. If he changes his bookmarks yours will be unaffected, and vv.

The location you are looking for is

~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/bookmarks.html

where xxxxxxxx is some random number, which is different in every installation.

Files in /etc are used for system-wide configuration, only.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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i followed your directions as changed the permissions for that user file. It was root, but i changed it to the user. However, I still have the same problem when i restart, all the changes are gone. in fact, when i open the file you suggested the bookmarks are completly different from the users (the one's i cant change). the bookmarks in that file are the defualts.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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I have two files with bookmarks on my "Ubuntu" system:

/etc/mozilla-firefox/profile/bookmarks.html

This is the system-wide profile, which can only be changed by root. AFAIK, this is used if a new user is added to the system and he/she starts firefox the first time. At this point the user has no bookmarks, and this set of bookmarks is copied into the users home directory under

~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxx.default/bookmarks.html

Any modification by the user will be stored in the bookmark file in his home directory. This file should should be owned by the user, and the user should have read/write permission. I presume firefox will set these attributes correctly when it creates the user's bookmark file.

In order to confirm that firefox does use the file, you might try adding a bookmark, then leave firefox and see if the file date has changed.
 
  


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