FireFox has decided to lose all of my bookmarks. All of them. Everything. I normally use a bookmark blog to save them, but for awhile I wasn’t – I had a lot of things saved in bookmarks, and now … gone. Even all of my bookmarklets are gone – no more “Press It” bookmarks, no Delicious bookmarks, no sub with Bloglines, nothing. I don’t even remember what all was there … it’s just now gone. I guess I’ll remember when I go to use it and I can’t find it.

It’s just so stressful when you lose things like that. Trivial, but still stressful.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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No idea. It’s never happened to me before. I could also blame it on the wonky laptop that has issues with shutting down – so I’m not really pointing the finger at FireFox. I think the laptop just flipped out and lost them.

I did a full backup not long ago, but I think I’ll be storing more and more links at instead.

Hi Christine. They should still be on your computer even if Firefox isn’t showing them. Try going to:

C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

and look for a file called bookmarks.html. If that’s there, you should be able to re-import them back into Firefox. I think. I hope. Good luck.

One thing I neglected to mention in number 3 above, depending on your setup, you may have to show hidden files or system files or whatever those are called or your computer.

Doh. That happened to me in Mozilla several times about a year ago. But my old work computer was a little wonky, and Firefox was still called Firebird. Or Phoenix. It hasn’t happened to me in a long time, but I still do an “Export” from “Manage Bookmarks” from time to time. And I save an offsite copy on my server, just in case.

UGGH!! Just happened to me. I’m using portable firefox on my USB drive. I safely removed the device, used it in another machine, then plugged it back in. All gone. 🙁

ME ALSO . . . that’s it, ANY browser out there gets just ONE chance to NUKE 6 months worth of bookmarks. Its back to IE and/or Opera for me . . . with ALL there other shortcomings neither has EVER scortched all bookmarks . . . that just sucks. [p.s. thanks Marie for ur suggestion, that’s why i came here (i.e. potential solution/work-around) but, alas, didn’t work for me . . . they are just *POOOOOF* gone] dear MOZO, drop me a line, in a couple years, when you figure this out.

yup, add me to the list of ppl who lost their bookmarks via Firefox. a window popped up saying that the “default” account was being used so then i went to make a new account and i don’t know how to get back to “default” where everything i bookmarked was. what a big pain.

Oh, after improper shutdown my laptop yesterday, when I launched Firefox this morning I found that the bookmarks are all lost! :~~-(
Firefox 1.0.4 Win XP SP2

“My (thousands) Firefox Bookmarks disappered too … just tonight after an improper shutdown. Back to Ie.”
The problem comes from Windows shutting down too soon, not with Firefox being unstable. It relates to the timing of when Firefox saves bookmark data during a session. However, I agree this *is* a major issue (though not one regarding stability) that will be fixed in the near future.

Nice! Add me aswell to the people loosing bookmarks in Firefox after windows crash… Its about the thrid time, and this time the profile tool didnt event find them… Argh! Luckily manually looking in the documents and settings folder, I found them…

Me and my business partner both lost our s yesterday. We both had unexplained WIndows crash and rebbot thne our bookmarks were gone.

I have windows 2k. Rarely ever crashes…as a matter of fact that might have been my only crash of 2005. Now, both my partner’s and my windows crash on the same day and we both lose our bookmarks. Coincidence? I think not


This is an old thread… but, at the end of 2007, I’ve also experienced this (Firefox bookmarks disappearing).

I have also recently been having my PC (WinXP SP2) spontaneously resetting — and it always seems to be Firefox bookmark files that are corrupted/gone. Coincidence?

I have no way to know for sure it’s Firefox triggering the resets (I also started using Apache/MySQL/PHP on the same machine around the same time as FF), but it never used to happen……. I have up to date virus scanning etc.

I’m going back to IE for a while, and see if the resets stop.

(Too bad, I liked Firefox and I’m no big IE devotee.)

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Riding in to work this morning, I was thinking about the things I have to do today and the things I want to do today. I have gifts to finish wrapping, I need to get together with Natalie to deliver her Sudsalicious soaps. I would like to go and get my hair cut and have a pedicure later today, but I’m not sure if they will have an opening at the salon. Light things, happy things – things to counter my bitter angry thoughts.

It might have worked too, if I had not LEFT my purse on the BUS!

I’ve called Metro lost and found. They are working on getting ahold of the bus – fortunately the buses are going to a midday lot because they will be running out of downtown early today – they pick back up at noon. I’m just waiting to hear back from them.

Meanwhile? I just want to put my head on the desk and cry.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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I try to make sure I only go to Wal-Mart when there are several items that I really need. Any time you go in to that store, it doesn’t matter if you only need one thing – you will end up spending close to $100. I have no idea how they do that to you. Is it something they pipe in the air? The music and ads that they play? No clue. Mike must be immune to it though – he can go in there with a list of things that I need and come out with just those items (plus maybe a pack of gum). I can never do it.

So I’m wandering through the store, picking up the items that I need. Makeup, moisturizer, a new pair of tights. I decided I wanted to check the prices on the pedometers, because everyone should walk 10,000 steps to a healthier new you.

While at the back of the store where the sports equipment is hidden, Mike called me on my cell phone. The reception was sort of spotty, so I moved a few feet away so I could try to hear him better. Then I looked around the corner of the aisle to see if the pedometers were over there. Then I went to return to my shopping cart.

Only my cart was nowhere to be found.

And my purse was on my shoulder – but my keys were in the cart.

I never really thought about it before last night, but most of us have those little keyless remote “clicker” things on our keychains these days. After wandering around for a second and realizing my cart was nowhere to be found, I also realized that all someone has to do is walk out in to the parking lot, go a few feet, and start clicking. My car will honk and flash it’s lights. “I’m over here! Come and take me home with you!” They are a great convenience – but did we really just make it a lot easier for someone to steal our cars?

First I called Mike back, in a panic – asking him to come meet me at the store. He was half an hour away though. After calming down a little bit – I was standing at my car, so hopefully no one would steal it right out from under me – I called my Dad. He was there within 10 minutes to watch my car for me while I went back in to the store to hunt for my keys.

As I walked in to the store, there was a clerk with a shopping cart full of items – including MY items, underneath everything else. “You have my cart!” She apologized; she had looked but did not see me on the other side of the aisle, so she thought it had been abandoned and was taking it up to the front so they could restock the items on the shelf. “My keys are in it!,” I said, as I frantically lifted up items so I could retrieve them. She apologized again – she had not seen them because I had laid items on top of them, and it really was not her fault at all. I was just thankful that my keys were found.

I’m still considering taking the keyless remote off of my keychain. If someone steals my keys, I at least want to slow them down while they try to find my car to steal. Maybe I’m just being paranoid – but it really scared me last night!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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(As they say on radio shows sometimes I’m a Longtime ‘Listener’, First Time ‘Caller’!)

It sure is nice having those keyless remotes though — especially when you have your hands full! I think I’m paranoid too though – when I go shopping anywhere I drop my keys down in my purse and never let my eyes off of it. (I think that’s because my sister-in-law had her car stolen from a mall parking lot once. We looked for it for almost an hour before realizing that we hadn’t forgotten where we had parked … the car just wasn’t there!)

And Walmart is does the same thing to me. I go in for a bottle of shampoo, and I come out with a buggy full of stuff that I had no idea I needed until I went in those doors. It’s like a shopping vortex.

Wal-Mart does the same thing to me too. I don’t even like shopping there. The Wal-Mart near where I live is filthy and filled with filthy people. The lines are long, the employees are rude, but I always spend way too much money when I go there! I think it’s because they have nearly EVERYTHING and so few stores I go to have everything I could need waiting for me.

I would be SO freaked out if I lost my keys, especially so if I had a keyless remote. I never leave any personal items in my shopping cart because I’m always sitting it somewhere while I wander around the area. My husband is constantly paranoid that someone’s going to take our cart and restock it and I always tell him he’s over reacting. I guess not! 🙂

I can only imagine how unnerving and scary that had to be for you.

I’m not even going to weigh-in on my opinion of that store (although… I’m thinking it might be fodder for a post) BUT I will say that the 10k step-a-day concept is fantastic. I’ve had my pedometer for about six years now (and I wear it almost every day) and it’s cool to look at it periodically and see how you’re doing. After awhile, 10,000 is a “walk-in-the-park” and I know I started looking for ways to add an additional 500, then 1000… then… + + 🙂

Ohh I hate that panic feeling… ick.

Why not get one of those retracting cord keyring thingies… you attach it to your jacket pocket and when you let go of the key it zips back into your pocket…

Hmmm might make it a bit tricky to drive..

wow…i think i would’ve started crying. i bet it was a relief to see your car in the lot, though. 🙂 and, of course, a HUGE relief to find your keys.

wow that is scary, glad everything turned out great, as for the keyless entry I hadn’t thought of that, but yeah good thinking, I’m removing it and putting it on the detachable part right now.

Wal-Mart is right across the street from my apartment, and mine is pretty clean with decent customers. The employees are nice (the warehouse guys that saw me panicing kept stopping to ask me later if I find the cart and my keys) and while I’m a die-hard Walgreens fan (my Dad works for them) – I use Wal-Mart for all the things Walgreens doesn’t carry.

Now the Wal-Mart a few miles down 1960 … that one is *scary!* I refuse to go there at night if I go there at all.

Hmph, that’s why people shouldn’t be so helpful. Its like when you set your drink down for like 2 minutes and someone swoops in a “cleans” it up for you. Dang people just leave it where it is, it isn’t hurting anyone.

I have gotten into the habit of putting my keys in my jacket pocket or in my jeans. I rarely wear a skirt or dress so that’s not an issue. When I do, I’m with hubby who has the keys. 🙂

I can’t imagine how you must have felt. I’m sorry that happened! I’m glad it turned out the way it did though!

I always go to Target to buy one thing and end up buying too much!

Wow, I never thought about it that way… it would be so easy for someone to identify your car when its honking at them. I misplaced my keys not too long ago as well and the only thing I thought of at the time was how expensive it was going to be to replace that keyless entry thinger.

I’ve never heard of remote start. Does that actually start your car up from the remote? (as its name would imply..)

How handy for anyone paranoid that someone has placed an explosive set to go off when the car is started! Now you can watch from a distance to see whether or not your car will explode.

They actually start your car up for you. Handy up north where they actually have to plug in the engine (in to electrical outlets) to keep it warm overnight so it doesn’t freeze. My cousin used to sell remote starts in North Dakota.

I’ve always wanted one here in Texas so that I could cool my car for 10 minutes before getting in to leave for work!

now how come i missed this entry? i know i visited today!

Wal-mart and Target are the devils!!!

i lost my wallet once… it was tucked between the cushion and the arm of a chair in the UH Underground (where all the college congregate). when i realized, i left it, i went back and it was still there… credit cards and money in tact. it was a scary feeling.

i’m glad you were able to find your keys. i freak out when something’s misplaced on my desk at work… and i find out one of my manuals was “borrowed.”

(here’s my comment of the day! heehee!)

Wow, this post freaked me out too. The whole keyless entry aspect of lost car keys is something I had never thought of until now. It WOULD be so easy for someone to nab your car with the simple click of the button.

I am glad you got your keys back.

And I bet I won’t be walking far away from my shopping cart at Walmart anymore.

What is WITH those over-zealous freaks at Wal-Mart and their cart-snatching? That happened to me shopping for groceries at Super Wal-Mart. I was WEEKS away from having the twins, and left my cart in the aisle to walk like 20 feet into the produce section to get an onion or something. Like, 1 minute, tops. Someone snagged my cart in that time! I threw the BIGGEST bitch fit until they found it. I wasn’t about to waddle my fat ass all over the store gathering up my groceries again!

Glad you had a happy ending!

i had never thought of that — i think i’m gonna take mine off my keytag right now!

oh, and Target does that $100 trick to me too. it’s like a two-drink minimum. you can come in but you have to spend at least this much…

A good way to save money when shopping is not to shop at Walmart. People think they have the lowest prices. But theres a huge cost, in quality of life for workers (both from manufacturing and retail) that we all pay.

Hehe… I went to our local Wal-Mart last night…to get a $15 gift for a friend…And walked out with $60 worth. 😐

$35 of which was spent on a JumpDrive (memory key)…Which now holds my blog backups, Trillian backups, RSS reads, ObjectDock settings, a few of my favorite pictures, my timecard, etc etc… it’s got a keyring so you can attach it to your keys and take it everywhere… Since March I haven’t lost my keys at all. Any bets on how long it’ll take now that I have something *important* on my keyring? LOL

Wow, that would be scary. I keep my keys attached to my purse, but I don’t have keyless entry on our POS car anyway. WalMart got me today with a new DVD player for 43.00. Its cool though, lots of features and works great, so not so bad. Add that to the 4 DVDs a new CD and few other doodads. We went in looking for a new TV for J, but they didn’t have any in stock of the ones he could afford. Ended up at Best Buy and found a really nice 27″ one for 170.00, cheaper than Walmart. : O)

Glad you found your keys! I wouldnt bother taking the remote off your key ring though because with your keys its still pretty easy to steal a care even with an alarm. Not many people actually pay attention to car alarms so if the thief has a key to get in its only a matter of maybe 30 seconds before he finds the bypass switch and he is on his way. I would say if you are worried about your car getting stolen get Lo-Jack so if it is stolen it can quickly be located.

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I’ve lost the little menu with my bookmarklets on my browser, and I don’t know how to get it back. I’m feeling rather lost because I use it frequently. Does anyone know where I can find it? (IE6, Win98. Work’s choice of OS, not mine.) *sniff, sniff* Come back, cool bookmarklet menu!

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Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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