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Bookmark keeps disappearing

I have a very strange issue. I imported my bookmark in Firefox. I added some links and export it from my laptop to my second hardrive of the desktop for backup purposes. The strange thing is the bookmark.html file saved on my second hardrive keep disapearing. I even renamed it to mybookmark.html. But it did not fix the problem. It looks like something is running in the background on my XP Pro of my desktop and delete the file. Does it make sense? Thx
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netdoc01
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war1Commented:
Hello netdoc01,

What folder did you put the file in?  It may be hidden so you cannot see the folder or its content.  

Perform search with hidden folders selected, or unhide hidden folders. In Windows XP, open Windows Explorer or any folder.  Click on Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders".  If you want to see system files as well, uncheck Hide protected operating system files.   Click OK.

In Windows Vista, open Windows Explorer or any folder. Click the Layout button (to the left of the Views button). Click Folder Options > View tab. Check "Show hidden files and folders".   Click OK

Hope this helps!
war1
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I created the folder named "Bookmark backup". I have another file in that folder and I can see it and not the bookmark.html file that I saved. That is really strange.
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war1Commented:
When you copied the bookmarks.html file, did you verified that the find is suppose to be where it is suppose to be?
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Marc ZCommented:
netdoc1,

Also, you are aware that Firefox version 3 no longer uses bookmark.html, correct?
Starting in Firefox 3, bookmarks, as well as browsing history, are stored in the Firefox profile folder in the places.sqlite file; in a converted profile, the bookmarks.html contents will be migrated to places.sqlite. Bookmark backups in Firefox 3 are stored in JSON format by default [3] See browser.places.importBookmarksHTML and browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML for more information.



If you use Firefox 3 and a previous Firefox session did not close properly, the places.sqlite file may be locked. This can prevent access to bookmarks or browsing history when you restart Firefox.
Lots of info on this here.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmarks_after_Firefox_3_upgrade

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Firefox+3+upgrade+switches+bookmarks+and+other+settings+to+older+version

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmarks



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netdoc01Author Commented:
I did not actually copy the bookmark. What I did was I exported the bookmark from Firefox to my to my second HD of my desktop. I just checked my folder and bookmark.html is gone (again). The only thing I can do is export it to a USB drive. But what I want to know is why bookmark.html just keeps disappearing. Thx
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Marc ZCommented:
netdoc01,

Do you have Hidden Files and Folders enabled?
open windows explorer, go to Tools->Folder Options->View tab and under the Advanced settings->Hidden Files and Folders, make sure Show Hidden files and folders is selected, while your there, make sure "Hide extensions for known file types " is unchecked. "OK" out of it.
Do a Search of your second harddrive for book*htm and see if anything shows up.
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netdoc01Author Commented:
It is not hidden.
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Marc ZCommented:
Were you able to locate it with a Search?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I searched the filename and could not find it.
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war1Commented:
When you copied the bookmarks.html file, did you verified that the find is suppose to be where it is suppose to be?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I export the bookmark.html from firefox to a folder in my second drive. I can see it in the folder. But when I checked it again the next day, it was gone.
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war1Commented:
netdoc01, If you try to import the bookmarks into Firefox on your second folder, can FF see the file?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
yes
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I only use FF so to backup the bookmark, I export the bookmark on my folder. But it just keep disappearing. The workaround for this ir change the extension file from .htm to .bck. But I should not have to do this.
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