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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 02:09 Edit Quote

I recently upgraded my system, and this upgrade involved a complete reinstall of everything on a new drive. I still have my old drive (with my old Windows install and everything else) hooked up, and I haven't deleted anything off it yet. Part of my plan for this upgrade was to just move stuff off the old drive and onto the new drive. For the most part, this has worked out OK. I've come to a bit of a roadblock when it comes to Firefox, though. In retrospect, it probably would have been simpler to just export my bookmarks to a file and then import them again when I reinstalled Firefox. But I figured that I could just go back and do it manually. The problem is that I can't find my old bookmarks. I know they have to be there somewhere because nothing has been changed on the old drive. I tried looking through the old Documents and Settings folder, but no dice. I also tried searching for files named "bookmark," but came up with only the default bookmark file.

It was easy to locate my IE bookmarks, but I'm stumped when it comes to FF. It would also be nice to find the list of extensions I had installed, as well as the list of feeds I had in Sage (more things I could have easily done beforehand, but didn't), but right now I just want my bookmarks back. Any advice for the galactically stupid?

(Oh, and no, I can't boot up off the old drive. I tried it, but it gives me that scary bsod telling me that my computer is being shut down to prevent damage and that I will die within seven days. Or something like that. Of course, if anyone has any advice on how to boot up off the old drive, I suppose that would be helpful too.)


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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 03:25 Edit Quote

You're bookmarks are stored :

C:\Documents and Settings\Suho\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\su14ho.default

that's where mine are.

Later,

C:\

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 04:03 Edit Quote

CPrompt: Yeah, that's what I would have thought... unfortunately, there is no Application Data folder in my Documents and Settings folder.

Somehow, it seems that my bookmarks have disappeared, but I don't quite understand how this could happen when nothing has been changed on the old drive. Everything should be there... but it isn't. Gah, this is really aggravating.


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Suho: www.liminality.org | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 04:05 Edit Quote

For future reference, this is a lovely little tool: http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 04:09 Edit Quote
quote:

CPrompt said:

C:\Documents and Settings\Suho\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\su14ho.default



Suho - note the path! (particularlty the bold part)

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 05:04 Edit Quote

The applications data folder can be hidden because it's a system folder. In your Suho directory go into the View settings and make sure that the hide system folders isn't checked.



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 06:05 Edit Quote

DL: Yes, that does appear to be a lovely little tool. Would have made life a lot easier had I known about it beforehand.

But bitdamaged hit the nail on the head. Why didn't I think of that? I guess I thought that I had already set it to show all folders. Should have double-checked. Anyway, the bookmarks are there, right where I left them. Thanks for the help!

Here's a followup question, though: my first attempt was to search the entire drive for files with "bookmark" in the title, yet it didn't turn up any of the bookmark files in this folder. Is that because it was hidden? And does that mean that hidden directories are not included in searches? I suppose I can see the point to that, but it was not something I had ever thought of before.


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Suho: www.liminality.org | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 12:26 Edit Quote

Yes, and yes. Unless you tell windows to show the hiddens, it doesn't index them and it, thus, doesn't search them.


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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 12:39 Edit Quote

sorry Suho. I should have said to make sure that "Show All Files" was selected

Later,

C:\

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2006 15:51 Edit Quote

Skaarjj: Ah, well that is a helpful piece of information to know.

CPrompt: No problem. You had the right answer, I just wasn't thinking it all the way through. Thanks for the help.


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