close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Big Firefox problem

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Romadoc, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Romadoc

    Romadoc

    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2000
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    Updated Firefox and new version erased all bookmarks. Anyway to recover?
     
  2. Notrega

    Notrega

    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    I just updated and it didn't happen to me... However something similar happened a few weeks ago with. Not sure what caused it. I got up in the morning and they were gone, came home and rebooted and they were back...

    Good luck dude...
     

  3. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

    Messages:
    2,741
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Do you still have the bookmark file? Look in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\profile

    If not, can you do a system restore to earlier version, and export your bookmarks to a USB stick or something?
     
  4. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Location:
    Michigan
    I lost all mine as well. I had save them all and now I have a separate "bookmark" icon on my desktop.
     
  5. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

    Messages:
    2,431
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Location:
    Souderton, Pa.
    I was having a problem after I updated too. If I had multiple tabs up then my bookmarks seemed to have disappeared. I completely rebooted my system and so far have had no further problems. Are you still having troubles?
     
  6. Dead Man's Hand

    Dead Man's Hand No Way to Win

    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 18, 2001
    Location:
    A Stacked Deck....
    No problem with that but now everytime I go to check my Yahoo email Firefox crashes.
     
  7. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Location:
    Michigan
    Another problem that drives my up the wall is when I type a search in google I now have to click on the search bar. I'm a "hunt a peck" typist and every day when I finish a search and hit return, I see I forgot to click on the search box and have to type the search all over again. I've about had it with FF. I read in PC mag. where there are equal if not better browsers.
     
  8. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Location:
    Woestyn Kusdorp
  9. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Location:
    Michigan
    Thank You, Now I'm on a mission!
     
  10. UtahBen

    UtahBen

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I just had the same problem. I was able to find the bookmark file though. Hopw do I restore this file so everything is how it used to be?
     
  11. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    Messages:
    26,834
    Likes Received:
    2,198
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Location:
    Indiana
    As long as its the "pre crash" bookmark file,

    Open firefox..

    Bookmark menu
    Oranize Bookmarks.

    When Bookmarks Mgr opens...

    File/Import
    Choose "From File" then next...
    Navigate to your Bookmarks.html

    I didn't have any problems with Firefox updating, but this is just another reason why I backup my bookmarks file every couple days, then 1x a week, when I backup my files to external hard drive, I back up my bookmarks file.


    IGF
     
  12. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

    Messages:
    2,741
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Not sure if this is what you mean, but you can also just type "google" followed by your search term, in the main address bar, then hit enter.

    I use a plugin called Foxmarks. It backs up/synchronizes my bookmarks online automatically, and synchronizes my bookmarks with my laptop at the office.

    I use AM-Deadlink to find dead bookmarks, works with IE, FF, Opera. Click "check bookmarks", then select "sort dead links at top".
     
  13. Jtemple

    Jtemple Geek

    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2002
    Location:
    NE
  14. UtahBen

    UtahBen

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Thanks for the help Indy.
     
  15. geminicricket

    geminicricket NRA Life member

    Messages:
    6,560
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2001
    Location:
    Lewisville, TX USA
    My Firefox update also crashed internet just a couple of times . Starting internet, and yahoo! is my home page, resulted in a the browser closing about 2 seconds after loading the page.

    I did not lose my bookmarks.

    I and my wife have experience problems with yahoo! mail intermittently this weekend. I think it's a yahoo! problem.
     
  16. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Location:
    Michigan

    Sorry about the lack of clarity. In the past when I opened FF and its home page appeared, the flashing cursor was always in the google search box. Without looking at the screen I would automatically start typing in the target of my search. Well for some reason the flashing cursor quit appearing it the google box and I'd have to start typing over after placing the cursor myself. Guess I'm not to sharp because I'd do this7-8 times a day! Anyway, it fixed itself!
    Thanks anyway!
     
  17. Blitzer

    Blitzer Cool Cat

    Messages:
    12,111
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Location:
    The communist's play ground of OHIO