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« on: May 15, 2010, 12:00:05 PM »

FFBookmarkUnpacker
http://nod5.dcmembers.com/ffbookmarkunpacker.html
;-- v100515 by nod5 ( nod5.dcmembers.com )
;-- unpacks Firefox 3 bookmarks.html bookmarks as .url files and subfolders
;-- set unpack root folder in ini
;-- tip: put link to FFBookmarkUnpacker.exe in Windows autorun to unpack on each boot

Intended for use on a ramdisk that clears on each boot.
For non-ramdisk use, avoid duplicates by deleting the old unpack root folder before running.

note: to use this script you must have set Firefox to automatically generate and update a bookmarks.html file on each Firefox restart. For setup of that, do this:
- type "about:config" in firefox inputbar
- type "browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML"
- set it to "true"
- restart firefox

Changelog:
100515: (first version)

This is an easy way to have FF3 bookmarks show up in FARR and Everything.

Edit: a limitation: the script only unpacks one level of bookmark folders. It doesn't unpack recursively.
edit: clarified the about:config part
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 05:52:05 PM »

Sounds interesting.

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unpacks Firefox 3 bookmarks.html boomarks as .url files and subfolders
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This is an easy way to have FF3 bookmarks show up in FARR and Everything.
So does that mean FARR's non-contiguous matching can be applied to find a candidate folder which might contain a bookmark for which I'm having trouble remembering any matching strings for? smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 09:18:29 PM »

nice work, this reminds me of PlainOldFavorites. thumbs up
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 03:41:37 AM »

ewemoa: yeah getting hits on folder keywords is possible with this. I was aiming especially for that because I use Firefox's internal bookmarks only to "bookmark all" on sets of open pages on some topic and put tags in the folder title.

For single bookmarks I use Tourl ( http://nod5.dcmembers.com/tourl.html ) to make a tagged .url in one whopping big folder. No need for sorting when FARR/Everything sorts things out  Cool

edit: BTW, the Multicolumn Bookmarks add-on is useful for anyone with many bookmarks folders in Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.or...n-US/firefox/addon/74381/
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 10:41:04 AM »

Apologies if this is not a support thread...

FFBMU does not find my bookmarks, I get an error referencing a non existant profile.  Can the path to the correct profile be set in the ini?

thanks, J
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 11:51:56 AM »

Hi Frank,
there's no current ini setting for that. I didn't think it would be needed. To debug this can you tell me the path to the boomarks.html file on your system?

If you have autohotkey installed (or install it, it is free autohotkey.com) then you can easily change the path in FFBookmarkUnpacker.ahk and then run that file instead of the exe (or compile a exe from it). Just replace every instance of this string in the code (3 instances) with a full path to your bookmarks.html file:
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%A_AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kutppos6.default\bookmarks.html
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 12:09:13 PM »

my path is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ez0qx91j.default
the error it gives is the same as the path you mention:
AppData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kutppos6.default\bookmarks.html
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 01:12:20 PM »

That's the path to a regular FF profile. The script only works on the special bookmarks.html file. Maybe you haven't done this:
- type "about:config" in firefox inputbar
- type "browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML"
- set it to "true"
- close firefox
After that the bookmarks.html file should be generated, and updated, on each firefox restart. And then the FFBookmarkUnpacker should work.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 05:14:47 PM »

browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML;true
but it doesnt make a new profile or book marks
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 09:16:16 AM »

Hm, then I'm afraid I don't know how to solve this. In Firefox 3 doing those steps should result in a bookmarks.html at the standard location. Here is the relevant mozillapage: http://kb.mozillazine.org....bookmarks.autoExportHTML
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