File Import shows no files to import

Bug #408536 reported by Jim McNeill on 2009-08-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Expired
Wishlist
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Trying to import a cookies text file from MSIE. When following File | Import the following message is displayed:
"No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password information could be found". No option to select files, only the Cancel button is activated.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-14-generic i686

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Jim McNeill (mcneill-jim) wrote :

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Trying to import a cookies text file from MSIE. When following File | Import the following message is displayed:
"No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password information could be found". No option to select files, only the Cancel button is activated.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-14-generic i686

Jim McNeill (mcneill-jim) wrote :

*** Bug 468113 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Jim, do you know of any plans or work in such area? I cannot find anything. And now that we moved from simple plain text files to sqlite3 it's harder to simply do this steps manually.

Ubuntu Bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/408536

Ubuntu user wanted to import cookies from MSIE.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=468113

I marked this Wishlist as this is for new functionality. The import is meant for other programs on the same platform at present.

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → New

"it would be nice to make this function available for Cookies, Blocked Images,
Popups, Form information and whatever other addons are available for the Tools
menu."

Hmm, what is this bug?

Is this about importing / exporting cookies, importing / exporting profiles (dupe of 22689?), or importing / exporting tool menu items? (wont fix?)

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Upstream marked duplicate.

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed

It's about importing/exporting of data from/to single files. When I think about it could be something for an extension. It's a too less used feature. I would second Jim.

Jim McNeill (mcneill-jim) wrote :

This might be worth following up, as it's a very nice feature for someone migrating from Windows? The very first thing I do when moving to a new Windows PC is to transfer my favourites and cookies.
And hopefully this isn't too difficult? The IE export to cookies.txt uses an ancient Netscape format, there's nothing much to it.
Admittedly it's well beyond my programming skills!

*** Bug 563705 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

*** Bug 563761 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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