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Firefox 17 beta update deletes all bookmarks

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VanillaMozilla
 
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Post Posted November 17th, 2012, 8:42 am

I see it now.
SUMO article wrote:So if you bookmark a great new site on your work computer, Firefox Sync will make sure that bookmark shows up on your computer at home.

Guesty Guest
 
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Post Posted November 18th, 2012, 3:23 am

I back my bookmarks up. Ctrl+Shift+B to open the Library. Then go to "Import and Backup" and select "Export Bookmarks to HTML".

I save this tiny 90KB HTML file into my Dropbox folder. I do this every week or two, overwriting the file, so that if something goes horribly wrong I can get all my bookmarks back in seconds by opening the Library then going to "Import and Backup" and select "Import Bookmarks from HTML".

Very simple and quick procedure but it saves lots of heartache.

fnagel
 
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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 4:44 am

Solution

I found a way to fix my json file manually. There is a tool called transmute which repairs and restores FF profiles. Worked like a charm and sync runs great again.

mak77
 
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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 6:58 am

Guesty Guest wrote:I back my bookmarks up. Ctrl+Shift+B to open the Library. Then go to "Import and Backup" and select "Export Bookmarks to HTML".


Fwiw, the html file is incomplete (lacking tags) the json backup is the intended way to backup.

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