Bookmarks corrupted...

I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I 
guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large 
html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get 
a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename 
or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
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sean
12/30/2019 7:05:01 PM
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On 12/30/19, sean  wrote:
> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I
> guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large
> html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get
> a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename
> or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?

Backup your current profile & try restoring your bookmarks:
  Bookmarks / Manage Bookmarks
  Tools / Restore / <select next to last date>

Regards,
Lee
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Lee
12/30/2019 9:09:04 PM
Lee wrote on 12/30/19 2:09 PM:
> On 12/30/19, sean  wrote:
>> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I
>> guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large
>> html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get
>> a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename
>> or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
> 
> Backup your current profile & try restoring your bookmarks:
>    Bookmarks / Manage Bookmarks
>    Tools / Restore / <select next to last date>
> 
> Regards,
> Lee
> 

Using 2.53.1... when i select "manage bookmarks" the computer generally 
freezes up entirely. When it does load the bookmarks are blank. Tools > 
Restore > Choose ... is blank...

I then deleted localstore.rdf, but think that is an older no longer 
supported remedy.




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sean
12/30/2019 9:42:41 PM
On 12/30/19, sean <sean.nathan@invalid.knights.nee> wrote:
> Lee wrote on 12/30/19 2:09 PM:
>> On 12/30/19, sean  wrote:
>>> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I
>>> guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large
>>> html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get
>>> a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename
>>> or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
>>
>> Backup your current profile & try restoring your bookmarks:
>>    Bookmarks / Manage Bookmarks
>>    Tools / Restore / <select next to last date>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Lee
>>
>
> Using 2.53.1... when i select "manage bookmarks" the computer generally
> freezes up entirely. When it does load the bookmarks are blank. Tools >
> Restore > Choose ... is blank...
>
> I then deleted localstore.rdf, but think that is an older no longer
> supported remedy.

You _have_ backed up your current profile - right?  If not, do it now.

You can try deleting places.sqlite and see if that helps.. or deleting
all variants
  places.sqlite
  places.sqlite-shm
  places.sqlite-wal

Regards,
Lee
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Lee
12/30/2019 10:06:59 PM
sean wrote:
> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I guess 
> I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large html backup of 
> bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get a very slow to load 
> blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename or delete to get my 
> bookmarks working once again?

How many bookarks do you have? Any old add-ons managing bookmarks? The 
bookmarks are now in the database places.sqlite. If you delete it as lee 
suggested the last backup should be restored during startup. Please close 
SeaMonkey before deleting the file and make sure you have a full profile 
backup in case something goes wrong.

FRG
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Frank
12/30/2019 10:26:24 PM
Lee wrote on 12/30/19 3:06 PM:
> On 12/30/19, sean <sean.nathan@invalid.knights.nee> wrote:
>> Lee wrote on 12/30/19 2:09 PM:
>>> On 12/30/19, sean  wrote:
>>>> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I
>>>> guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large
>>>> html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get
>>>> a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename
>>>> or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
>>>
>>> Backup your current profile & try restoring your bookmarks:
>>>     Bookmarks / Manage Bookmarks
>>>     Tools / Restore / <select next to last date>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Lee
>>>
>>
>> Using 2.53.1... when i select "manage bookmarks" the computer generally
>> freezes up entirely. When it does load the bookmarks are blank. Tools >
>> Restore > Choose ... is blank...
>>
>> I then deleted localstore.rdf, but think that is an older no longer
>> supported remedy.
> 
> You _have_ backed up your current profile - right?  If not, do it now.
> 
> You can try deleting places.sqlite and see if that helps.. or deleting
> all variants
>    places.sqlite
>    places.sqlite-shm
>    places.sqlite-wal
> 
> Regards,
> Lee
> 


I've been using this program since it was called Netscape 3.0 Gold... 
got the important stuff backed up all the time...
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sean
12/30/2019 11:07:18 PM
Frank-Rainer Grahl wrote on 12/30/19 3:26 PM:
> sean wrote:
>> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. 
>> I guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a 
>> large html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" 
>> now, I get a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I 
>> need to rename or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
> 
> How many bookarks do you have? Any old add-ons managing bookmarks? The 
> bookmarks are now in the database places.sqlite. If you delete it as lee 
> suggested the last backup should be restored during startup. Please 
> close SeaMonkey before deleting the file and make sure you have a full 
> profile backup in case something goes wrong.
> 
> FRG

this is a fresh install and all the important stuff has been regularly 
backed up since this was called Netscape 3.0 Gold.

I don't use any addons anymore... (aside from Lightning which I can't 
seem to find a working variant of anymore)

will delete some sqlite folders now...


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sean
12/30/2019 11:10:46 PM
Frank-Rainer Grahl wrote on 12/30/19 3:26 PM:
> sean wrote:
>> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. 
>> I guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a 
>> large html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" 
>> now, I get a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I 
>> need to rename or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
> 
> How many bookarks do you have? Any old add-ons managing bookmarks? The 
> bookmarks are now in the database places.sqlite. If you delete it as lee 
> suggested the last backup should be restored during startup. Please 
> close SeaMonkey before deleting the file and make sure you have a full 
> profile backup in case something goes wrong.
> 
> FRG



I have way too many bookmarks and am trying to delete/sift & sort 
them... deleting the trio of sqlites. made them visible again, but I 
guess the file size is too large to handle, even though I have plenty of 
memory.

guess I need to walk away for a bit to let the whole "manage bookmarks" 
load.



-- 
sean: now using Seamonkey 2.53.1

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sean
12/30/2019 11:36:44 PM
On 12/30/19, sean   wrote:
> Frank-Rainer Grahl wrote on 12/30/19 3:26 PM:
>> sean wrote:
>>> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020.
>>> I guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a
>>> large html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks"
>>> now, I get a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I
>>> need to rename or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?
>>
>> How many bookarks do you have? Any old add-ons managing bookmarks? The
>> bookmarks are now in the database places.sqlite. If you delete it as lee
>> suggested the last backup should be restored during startup. Please
>> close SeaMonkey before deleting the file and make sure you have a full
>> profile backup in case something goes wrong.
>>
>> FRG
>
> I have way too many bookmarks and am trying to delete/sift & sort
> them... deleting the trio of sqlites. made them visible again, but I
> guess the file size is too large to handle, even though I have plenty of
> memory.
>
> guess I need to walk away for a bit to let the whole "manage bookmarks"
> load.

Not a great solution, but better than nothing.. assuming "manage
bookmarks" eventually does load all your bookmarks and you can export
your bookmarks as html (tools / export html).  Run a script to show
all the dups so you know what can be deleted:

$ cat findDupBookmarks.sh
#!/bin/sh
# input: FF/SM 'Export Bookmarks to HTML' file

BMF="$1"
# bookmark file name, should at least make sure it exists

grep '<A HREF=' ${BMF}              |\
 sed -e 's/^ *<DT><A HREF="//'       \
     -e 's/ ADD_DATE="[^"]*"//'      \
     -e 's/ ICON="[^"]*"//'          \
     -e 's/ ICON_URI="[^"]*"//'      \
     -e 's/ LAST_MODIFIED="[^"]*"//' \
     -e 's/ LAST_CHARSET="[^"]*"//'  \
     -e 's/ TAGS="[^"]*"//'          \
     -e 's/">[^>]*>//'              |\
 sort | uniq -d

$ findDupBookmarks.sh bookmarks.html
https://lite.qwant.com/


or you can list your bookmarks and run it thru a dead link checker or
somesuch to find things to be deleted or changed to point to
archive.org

$ cat listBookmarks.sh
#!/bin/sh
# input: FF/SM 'Export Bookmarks to HTML' file

BMF="$1"
# bookmark file name, should at least make sure it exists

egrep '(<A HREF=|<DT><H3 )' ${BMF}    |\
 sed -e 's/^ *<HR> *//'                \
     -e 's/^ *<DT><A HREF="//'         \
     -e '/^place:/d'                   \
     -e 's/^ *<DT><H3 [^>]*>/--/'      \
     -e 's/ ADD_DATE="[^"]*"//'        \
     -e 's/ ICON="[^"]*"//'            \
     -e 's/ ICON_URI="[^"]*"//'        \
     -e 's/ LAST_MODIFIED="[^"]*"//'   \
     -e 's/ LAST_CHARSET="[^"]*"//'    \
     -e 's/ TAGS="[^"]*"//'            \
     -e 's~</H3>~~'                    \
     -e 's/">[^>]*>//'

$ listBookmarks.sh bookmarks.html | head -5
--SeaMonkey and Mozilla
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
--mozilla.org
http://www.mozilla.org/
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/

Regards,
Lee
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Lee
12/31/2019 7:55:30 PM
sean wrote on 12/30/19 12:05 PM:
> I was sifting and sorting my bookmarks for the move from 2019 to 2020. I 
> guess I overloaded the file, or Seamonkey's ability to handle a large 
> html backup of bookmarks. When choosing to "manage bookmarks" now, I get 
> a very slow to load blank page. Anyone know which file I need to rename 
> or delete to get my bookmarks working once again?


deleting the trio of sqlite.xxx files, then spending a few moments to 
delete majority of duplicates, solved my issue

many thanks Lee & Frank
-- 
sean: now using Seamonkey 2.53.1

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sean
1/1/2020 1:58:43 AM
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