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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 9:51:02 PM

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My system is a HP Media Center PC model m1160n, 3400+ AMD Athlon 64 CPU,
512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM, Windows XP SP2; 4 months old, software auto-updated.

Internet Explorer has scrambled my Firefox and Opera Bookmarks !!!

I'm assuming Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (and/or Windows XP Service Pack
2) is the likely culprit here. Even though IE 6 is not my default browser,
it recently changed all my Mozilla-type Bookmarks icons from the orange
Firefox image I'd normally expect to see over to the blue Microsoft "e"
image; not a good sign. Perhaps a complete reinstall of IE 6 and/or Windows
XP SP2 (if I only knew how) might eradicate the main problem, which is:

If I load/open my decade's worth of Bookmarks in Firefox 1.03 or Opera 8.0
as a Web Page, everything is fine, organized exactly as I saved it. But when
I go to each of these programs' standard Bookmarks Manager page, all 20,000+
scrupulously-organized entries are scrambled -- readable, but in no
discernable order, and with the past year missing entirely (some 2004-05
entries accessible via searches) -- and therefore useless as a coherant
directory of links categorized by year & subject.

This is obviously a display or (read-order) interpretation problem (rather
than a persistent & highly specific file storage glitch) -- and I haven't a
clue as to what to do about it. Reinstalls of Firefox and Opera (plus
numerous readjustments of both browsers' preferences, including Bookmarks
sorting) didn't change anything relevant. Nor did trying IEFix v.1.5, which
didn't know where on my computer to find the special XP drivers it needed to
complete all of its operations.

In 20 years of advanced computer usage, I've never come across anything
quite like this crippling situation before. My browsing will be remedial (to
say the least) until I can get my Firefox & Opera Bookmarks entries to
properly display in each program's standard Bookmarks Manager interface, in
the order in which I stored them. Hope you can help. THANKS in advance for
any enlightenment you can provide.
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Dare2BGreg
Anonymous
May 8, 2005 2:20:21 AM

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When firefox is install, the first time you run it you can import your
existing I.E. favorites. The will NOT appear in Firefox in the same order.
You have to manage the book marks and sort them yourself.

20,000 book marks? Are you sure you have NOT hit a wall as far as the number
of book marks that can be saved?

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Dare2BGreg" <Dare2BGreg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:43648F1A-513D-4DAF-AF9E-283B6F7EDFDE@microsoft.com...
>
> My system is a HP Media Center PC model m1160n, 3400+ AMD Athlon 64 CPU,
> 512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM, Windows XP SP2; 4 months old, software
> auto-updated.
>
> Internet Explorer has scrambled my Firefox and Opera Bookmarks !!!
>
> I'm assuming Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (and/or Windows XP Service
> Pack
> 2) is the likely culprit here. Even though IE 6 is not my default
> browser,
> it recently changed all my Mozilla-type Bookmarks icons from the orange
> Firefox image I'd normally expect to see over to the blue Microsoft "e"
> image; not a good sign. Perhaps a complete reinstall of IE 6 and/or
> Windows
> XP SP2 (if I only knew how) might eradicate the main problem, which is:
>
> If I load/open my decade's worth of Bookmarks in Firefox 1.03 or Opera 8.0
> as a Web Page, everything is fine, organized exactly as I saved it. But
> when
> I go to each of these programs' standard Bookmarks Manager page, all
> 20,000+
> scrupulously-organized entries are scrambled -- readable, but in no
> discernable order, and with the past year missing entirely (some 2004-05
> entries accessible via searches) -- and therefore useless as a coherant
> directory of links categorized by year & subject.
>
> This is obviously a display or (read-order) interpretation problem (rather
> than a persistent & highly specific file storage glitch) -- and I
> haven't a
> clue as to what to do about it. Reinstalls of Firefox and Opera (plus
> numerous readjustments of both browsers' preferences, including Bookmarks
> sorting) didn't change anything relevant. Nor did trying IEFix v.1.5,
> which
> didn't know where on my computer to find the special XP drivers it needed
> to
> complete all of its operations.
>
> In 20 years of advanced computer usage, I've never come across anything
> quite like this crippling situation before. My browsing will be remedial
> (to
> say the least) until I can get my Firefox & Opera Bookmarks entries to
> properly display in each program's standard Bookmarks Manager interface,
> in
> the order in which I stored them. Hope you can help. THANKS in advance
> for
> any enlightenment you can provide.
> --
>
> Dare2BGreg
May 8, 2005 9:23:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Dare2BGreg wrote:
>
> If I load/open my decade's worth of Bookmarks in Firefox
> 1.03 or Opera 8.0 as a Web Page, everything is fine,
> organized exactly as I saved it. But when I go to each of
> these programs' standard Bookmarks Manager page, all 20,000+
> scrupulously-organized entries are scrambled -- readable,
> but in no discernable order, and with the past year missing
> entirely (some 2004-05 entries accessible via searches) --
> and therefore useless as a coherant directory of links
> categorized by year & subject.
>
20,000+??? Categorised by year and subject???? How many of
those that are older than a year old are dead, I wonder?

Cheers,

Cliff

--

Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
May 8, 2005 9:23:19 PM

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Enkidu wrote:
> Dare2BGreg wrote:
>
>>
>> If I load/open my decade's worth of Bookmarks in Firefox
>
> > 1.03 or Opera 8.0 as a Web Page, everything is fine,
> > organized exactly as I saved it. But when I go to each of
> > these programs' standard Bookmarks Manager page, all 20,000+
>
>> scrupulously-organized entries are scrambled -- readable,
>
> > but in no discernable order, and with the past year missing
> > entirely (some 2004-05 entries accessible via searches) --
> > and therefore useless as a coherant directory of links
> > categorized by year & subject.
>
>>
> 20,000+??? Categorised by year and subject???? How many of those that
> are older than a year old are dead, I wonder?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Cliff
>

Too much information with so little protection...

I routinely publish mine to my website as a "favorite Links" page so
that I can easily get at them from any computer...
!