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Firefox Quantum Update = Missing Descriptions

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newelljo
 
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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 12:48 pm

Hello, I allowed the Firefox Quantum update to run yesterday and today discovered that all of my added Bookmark Description information is gone on every single bookmark I have. Years and years of information gone. I was able to add it back by using a recent recover date but still ... this shouldn't have happened in the first place.

avstudio
 
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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 1:28 pm

You got lucky, the damn update erased my entire profile and i had no recent backup!
Last time i'm an early user!

BobbyPhoenix

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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 2:38 pm

Always backup! Either use Firefox Sync, or export settings/bookmarks once a month (or sooner if enough things change). Ya never know!
Do, or do not. There is no try.

Gingerbread Man

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Post Posted November 16th, 2017, 5:08 am

Move your description data elsewhere while you can. The plan is to either remove descriptions altogether or make them read-only (bug 1402890).

therube

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Post Posted November 16th, 2017, 9:50 am

So a website can "pre-fill" Description: & if so (or if a user manually does so), then that is saved as part of the bookmark.
And their (well, one person's) intent is to make it so a user cannot manually add a Description:, much less edit (or delete) it.

Good add to that bug.
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