[Bug 241609] Re: Firefox 3 bookmarks lost after unclean shutdown

JohnBender johnnyb01 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 14 22:20:57 UTC 2008

Unfortunately, I just had this happen again this weekend, so it appears
that the bug is not fixed. I copied the old profile and edited
profiles.ini as indicated above, and everything worked with the new
profile. However, I immediately shut down Firefox and tried to run it
using the original (now broken) profile, and the bookmarks were still
gone. I am currently running OK with the profile copy, but this
indicates that the bug is still around.

It doesn't seem to happen every time there's an unclean shutdown,
unfortunately. But, if anyone is interested in generating unclean
shutdowns, I get one every time I use Pandora, when the Pandora tab is
in the last window I close when quitting Firefox. It seems to close
cleanly, but on the next run, I got the "Firefox is still running"
message. So, I deleted the '.parentlock' file in the profile directory.
After this, Firefox was not able to read my bookmarks; they were not
deleted, since the profile directory still contained all the information
to restore them.

Firefox 3 bookmarks lost after unclean shutdown
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