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    Cyberlink: opinions?

    My last laptop could play BluRay disks thanks to a program provided with it from Cyberlink. I loved it -- until I'd watched maybe three movies, at which point all of a sudden it told me I needed an update. So I dutifully went to the Cyberlink website... to discover that they wanted $129.00 for this "update".

    I decided Cyberlink is a scam. Now, thanks to a generous soul on JUB, I have a new (HP) laptop, and instead of coming with Windows Media Player, it comes with -- to my horror -- Cyberlink software!

    My sspicion is that what's going to happen if I use any of it is that within a few months I'm going to get email from Cyberlink telling me telling me I need updates at outrageous prices like anything from $89 to $199, just to keep using what was built into my computer.


    So does anyone know enough about Cyberlink to tell me whether my impression has good grounds? Additionally, does anyone know whether I can get away with just wiping out all the Cyberlink software and going back to Windows Media Player?

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    VLCPlayer. Optionally, with AnyDVD HD. You will get more joy and mileage out of those two in their stellar combination than Cyberlink or WMP!

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    Just FYI, this thing came with a bunch of Cyberlink stuff:

    LabelPrint
    Media Suite 10
    PhotoDirector
    Power2Go 8
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    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Yeah, new PCs are bloated with so much crapware ...

    I don't know if it is still good, but a few years ago the pc decrapifier worked wonders:

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corny View Post
    Yeah, new PCs are bloated with so much crapware ...

    I don't know if it is still good, but a few years ago the pc decrapifier worked wonders:

    http://blog.tune-up.com/tips-and-tri...-brand-new-pc/
    I wish it told what each thing was for....

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    VLC is just confusing and impossible when it comes to playing Blu-ray movies on it, but then thought. The only reason I would use Blu-ray on my laptop was to turn them into mkv and encode them into mp4 for my iPhone so I can watch them when I'm flying. Cyberlink (mainly PowerDVD 13) was such utter shit, plus it opens up when I don't want it to, feel like just removing it from my laptop all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GamerBear View Post
    VLC is just confusing and impossible when it comes to playing Blu-ray movies on it, but then thought.
    It's the easiest thing in VLC!

    1) Use "Media" menu, then "Open Disc" - the fourth menu option, or "Control-D" is a quick keystroke shortcut:




    2) You'll already be defaulted to the "Disc" tab. From here, just make sure the "BluRay" radio button is checked, check or uncheck "No disc menus" (your choice), and hit the "Play" at bottom right and you're set:


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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    ^
    I'm assuming that I can set VLC as the default for when I put a video disc in?

    BTW, does it do audio discs also?

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    I'm assuming that I can set VLC as the default for when I put a video disc in?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    BTW, does it do audio discs also?
    Yes

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    It's the easiest thing in VLC!

    1) Use "Media" menu, then "Open Disc" - the fourth menu option, or "Control-D" is a quick keystroke shortcut:




    2) You'll already be defaulted to the "Disc" tab. From here, just make sure the "BluRay" radio button is checked, check or uncheck "No disc menus" (your choice), and hit the "Play" at bottom right and you're set:

    Wish it was that easy but it's not after trying to do the AACS method it crashes VLC when I open up a Blu-ray I gave up. I will just watch them on my PS3.

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corny View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    BTW, does it do audio discs also?
    T-Rexx is correct on both counts! Sometimes I wonder why I even post screenshots though, heh. You can see this portion in my post right before yours, but here I've drawn attention to it :


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    Quote Originally Posted by GamerBear View Post
    Wish it was that easy but it's not after trying to do the AACS method it crashes VLC when I open up a Blu-ray I gave up. I will just watch them on my PS3.
    I haven't had a problem with any Blu-Ray I wanted to watch. However, try it hand-in-hand with AnyDVD HD from my first post's recommendation and see if that helps.

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    T-Rexx is correct on both counts! Sometimes I wonder why I even post screenshots though, heh. You can see this portion in my post right before yours, but here I've drawn attention to it :
    LOL

    In my breezing through, half-awake, I saw a discussion about blu ray and just went on to the next post....

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    In the process of working on getting rid of the Cyberlink infestation, I scoured everything Norton off my computer because it was being a pain in the ass, and replaced it with Trend Micro. Afterward, when I went looking fr how to deal with the message "Required installation file is missing (SKRSet.xml)", I saw that suddenly my browser is highlighting every frakking search result.

    I know it's the browser because it does the same thin in google, bing, yahoo... whatever.

    WTF? And how do I make it go away?

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    Afterward, when I went looking fr how to deal with the message "Required installation file is missing (SKRSet.xml)", I saw that suddenly my browser is highlighting every frakking search result.

    I know it's the browser because it does the same thin in google, bing, yahoo... whatever.

    WTF? And how do I make it go away?
    ^ We won't get very far with any troubleshooting if you don't specify your browser - a vital piece of information in the equation. IE? Chrome? Firefox? Opera? Version might help too.

    Not quite sure what you mean about "highlighting every frakking search result". Please include a screenshot when you reply for some clarity. What's highlighted, exactly? Keep in mind we can't see your screen. The entire page text? Just the instance of that term? Depending on the browser, if your Control-F find term is found, it will be emphasized. Try toggling that.

    This page, "How to ask questions the smart way", contains some great tips on how to be concise and clear. The "Courtesy" part is a great read, too. I've noticed a lot of the issues you post in "Tech Talk" never garner a "thanks" for those who jump in and assist you or a "Help very much appreciated" in the question. I get that some people like to use "Tech Talk" to spew their various daily frustrations with their technology out into the open, but when people make an effort to try to assist or provide recommendations to better tools, a little gratitude goes a long way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    ^ We won't get very far with any troubleshooting if you don't specify your browser - a vital piece of information in the equation. IE? Chrome? Firefox? Opera? Version might help too.
    Firefox 22.0. I can't even find IE on my computer any more -- I took it off the start page, but don't know where it went.

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    Not quite sure what you mean about "highlighting every frakking search result". Please include a screenshot when you reply for some clarity. What's highlighted, exactly? Keep in mind we can't see your screen. The entire page text? Just the instance of that term? Depending on the browser, if your Control-F find term is found, it will be emphasized. Try toggling that.
    Every URL is in bright almost glowing color, and there are green checkmarks all over the place. I'll see if I can get a screenshot -- I'm so frustrated with all the crap of Windows 8 that I can't even remember the simplest things half the time, and after fighting an issue for hours am too tired mentally and emotionally to even remember what I did along the way. I noticed it's doing the same thing in JUB posts, too. I've searched the options, but the newer Firefox is still so strange to me I know there are things I should be able to find and have no clue how. It doesn't help that supposedly in Windows 8 I can divide the screen and put one thing on one side and a second on the other, but nothing I try works and I can't find anything in Help to tell me (once again, Microsoft is merely writing Help material for those who already know how to do things).

    I can't even find out everything I tried, because I used CCLeaner to kill some malware, and when I next opened Firefox, all my recent tabs and all my bookmarks were gone, along with the history that would have let me figure it out. I know I had relevant pages open, but no clue what they were.

    Thus is taking the sort of toll on my anxiety disorder that I'm popping more pills in a week than usually in three months just to be able to think.

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    This page, "How to ask questions the smart way", contains some great tips on how to be concise and clear. The "Courtesy" part is a great read, too. I've noticed a lot of the issues you post in "Tech Talk" never garner a "thanks" for those who jump in and assist you or a "Help very much appreciated" in the question. I get that some people like to use "Tech Talk" to spew their various daily frustrations with their technology out into the open, but when people make an effort to try to assist or provide recommendations to better tools, a little gratitude goes a long way!
    Lately I'm lucky to remember why I came to Tech Talk. In fact I opened the forum three times today and couldn't remember why by the time I had clicked on "Start New Thread"... and have no idea what issues I was encountering. For all I know, I've done contradictory things that have just made matters worse -- though I'm fairly sure that banishing all Norton products and tossing everything Cyberlink helped rather than hurt. I do know I came to start a thread about my new HP Pavilion, only to see that I already had one.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    I can't even find IE on my computer any more -- I took it off the start page, but don't know where it went.
    Follow something like this to get it back with your Windows 8. Or, at any time use your Search box and search for IE and execute it from there. (Or re-enable the Run command under Windows 8.)


    Every URL is in bright almost glowing color, and there are green checkmarks all over the place. I'll see if I can get a screenshot -- I'm so frustrated with all the crap of Windows 8 that I can't even remember the simplest things half the time, and after fighting an issue for hours am too tired mentally and emotionally to even remember what I did along the way.
    A screenshot would be essential for helping us visualize your Firefox issue. However, try this. The perspective of going into Firefox's Safe Mode and checking/disabling any interfering add-ons or themes that have moved you away from the default is still a wise one.


    I can't even find out everything I tried, because I used CCLeaner to kill some malware, and when I next opened Firefox, all my recent tabs and all my bookmarks were gone, along with the history that would have let me figure it out. I know I had relevant pages open, but no clue what they were.
    I might record more MalwareBytes for removing Malware, that is its primary purpose and it does a nice job; though even then, to be absolutely sure you're killing everything including things that are undetected, a format and reinstall is regarded as the only truly safe way. You need to use caution when running stuff like CCleaner. You can run it for a specific purpose by unchecking/disabling things to scan for (remember to review both "Windows" and "Applications" tab, like in the screenshot below) so can precisely target CCleaner to do only what you want - your description of its behavior indicates you might've left some things checked and CCleaner was following its instruction:




    Also, some general comments: I've noticed a lot of your "Tech Talk" posts have statements like "WTF is that?", "I have no clue how to...", "I have no idea what...", "Why do I have to...", etc. They're often of the point of view that you're doing horrible battle with your technology and you often seem pissed off, alienated or overwhelmed by your technology. When people help, you even rarely (or barely) acknowledge, rather preferring to spew more exasperation out over your technology.

    Why not come at it from a different perspective, and you may be happier? Computing is an adventure. There are limitless tutorials and support/resource pages online to help you with your issues. You can feel open to taking the initiative to learning, reading what's on the web or what others here help you with, and learning and growing from the experience so you can start to see the troubleshooting process, or at the very least will know what to do for the same issue next time. Regardless of whether or not computing should involve this kind of troubleshooting for people who aren't into it (that's an argument about UI's and platforms), if this is the device you choose to access the Internet or complete your work or perform social activities on, it's par for the course. If this frustration keeps up for you at every turn (from your posts it seems like you rarely enjoy a moment of success or happiness with your programs, operating system, Facebook activity, etc.), something like a tablet might be a better choice for you in getting online - much less fiddling "under the hood".

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    Re: Cyberlink: opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    Follow something like this to get it back with your Windows 8. Or, at any time use your Search box and search for IE and execute it from there. (Or re-enable the Run command under Windows 8.)
    You just saved me a pill or two -- I now have an escape route if Firefox gets weird, so I don't feel trapped against a wall. Yay!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    A screenshot would be essential for helping us visualize your Firefox issue. However, try this. The perspective of going into Firefox's Safe Mode and checking/disabling any interfering add-ons or themes that have moved you away from the default is still a wise one.
    It just occurred to me that I saved my Firefox settings from my old computer -- if I just put that in the Firefox directory, it should solve all this, right? That would kill two birds with one stone, then.

    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    I might record more MalwareBytes for removing Malware, that is its primary purpose and it does a nice job; though even then, to be absolutely sure you're killing everything including things that are undetected, a format and reinstall is regarded as the only truly safe way. You need to use caution when running stuff like CCleaner. You can run it for a specific purpose by unchecking/disabling things to scan for (remember to review both "Windows" and "Applications" tab, like in the screenshot below) so can precisely target CCleaner to do only what you want - your description of its behavior indicates you might've left some things checked and CCleaner was following its instruction:

    I knew there was a program I was forgetting.

    BTW, I figured out that the malware came in when I was getting Video Downloader at tucows.com -- for what that's worth.

    Good reminder on CCleaner. Panic/anxiety attacks don't help concentration. Maybe I should paste a note to my desktop:

    FOR COMPUTER EMERGENCIES

    1. Put it in hibernate -- it won't get any worse.
    2. Get a refreshing drink.
    3. Write the essentials.
    4. Contact that nice trinket fellow.



    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    Also, some general comments: I've noticed a lot of your "Tech Talk" posts have statements like "WTF is that?", "I have no clue how to...", "I have no idea what...", "Why do I have to...", etc. They're often of the point of view that you're doing horrible battle with your technology and you often seem pissed off, alienated or overwhelmed by your technology. When people help, you even rarely (or barely) acknowledge, rather preferring to spew more exasperation out over your technology.

    Why not come at it from a different perspective, and you may be happier? Computing is an adventure. There are limitless tutorials and support/resource pages online to help you with your issues. You can feel open to taking the initiative to learning, reading what's on the web or what others here help you with, and learning and growing from the experience so you can start to see the troubleshooting process, or at the very least will know what to do for the same issue next time. Regardless of whether or not computing should involve this kind of troubleshooting for people who aren't into it (that's an argument about UI's and platforms), if this is the device you choose to access the Internet or complete your work or perform social activities on, it's par for the course. If this frustration keeps up for you at every turn (from your posts it seems like you rarely enjoy a moment of success or happiness with your programs, operating system, Facebook activity, etc.), something like a tablet might be a better choice for you in getting online - much less fiddling "under the hood".
    Show me a tablet where I can have a business-paper-wide column for writing in, another that width for a browser doing research, and a small window for chat to consult with someone at the same time....

    I used to regard computing as an adventure, back before they started changing everything so fast one practically needs to get a new college degree every two years just to keep up.

    Happiness might come when I can once again work on my JUB story, with a news video on one side and a solitaire game open for those brain-on-strike moments, again, without worrying that a stray key stroke might tumble me into some new oblivion. Oh -- and when I can find my software box with the word processor I use and the strategy games I play for mentally shifting worlds.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    It just occurred to me that I saved my Firefox settings from my old computer -- if I just put that in the Firefox directory, it should solve all this, right? That would kill two birds with one stone, then.
    You have the basic concept down correct, absolutely, of what's possible, although the steps are slightly more subtle. Brush up on Firefox and its profile manager here and see this page, where you're going to use the "Restoring to a Different Location" section near the bottom. I might recommend you "Create a New Profile" (same or different name as your old one, though same will make it easier). It'll be quite empty. Then, locate the files from your old machine, where its profile was, and move them into your newly created profile. The good thing is if you make a mistake, just start again as the new profile is created for the purpose of restoring the old.

    In the future, I might recommend MozBackup. It'll back up your Firefox and Thunderbird settings into a neat file you can restore to a fresh machine or profile if you want. See also this page, especially the comment by "WalterSparrow" and you can do what you're after as well.


    Show me a tablet where I can have a business-paper-wide column for writing in, another that width for a browser doing research, and a small window for chat to consult with someone at the same time....
    I don't know your specific computing needs, and you're right about tablet limitations for what you said you need it for; I'm just observing you don't seem to be the type of person that has limitless patience for fussing with your machine's issues, which at the end of the day are tiny things. Absolutely, everyday users shouldn't have to, but as I say, a different discussion on UI's and the usability of computers in general. Think of it like driving a car; one day you might get a chip in the windshield. Next day, you need an oil change. Next day, one tail light is out. Some little things you can defer, some not, but being a car owner or driver requires a certain level of ongoing maintenance and awareness of your vehicle - same with PC's.

    One other thing I'll recommend for you. There's a great episode of the twit.tv podcast network's "Know How" about "How To Make Your Windows 8 Act Like Windows 7". Add-ons that emulate Windows 7 with its start menu and more familiar computing experience points are the most popular downloads for Windows 8. It's debated hotly whether one should be doing this to Windows 8 or learn to adapt to it, but you might want to install one of these tools and things might feel less alienating for you. This episode, from February of this year, has some fun banter and they look at some of the leading tools out there, including some fun if they install multiple ones at once - if nothing else, an entertaining watch and it might give you some ideas or show you're not alone in the Windows 8 frustration:




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    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post

    Remember; enjoy the journey as much as the destination!
    I'll have to try those when I get a break.

    " "


    As for the journey... to compare this to a car, how would I enjoy a journey that means that every day I have to find some other fix to get the car moving down the road, or learn a whole new way of driving because someone changed all the controls, replacing the steering wheel with a tilt plate or something, and all the signal switches with buttons that require me to wait three seconds before they activate to where I can use them?

    The issue is that between Microsoft and the crap that manufacturers load their products with, the journey is a start-stop affair that more resembles standing in line at a supermarket where the checkers are all incompetent, rude, or both than a trip along any actual route.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    You have the basic concept down correct, absolutely, of what's possible, although the steps are slightly more subtle. Brush up on Firefox and its profile manager here and see this page, where you're going to use the "Restoring to a Different Location" section near the bottom. I might recommend you "Create a New Profile" (same or different name as your old one, though same will make it easier). It'll be quite empty. Then, locate the files from your old machine, where its profile was, and move them into your newly created profile. The good thing is if you make a mistake, just start again as the new profile is created for the purpose of restoring the old.


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    I finally got the (quiet, calm, uninterrupted) time to tackle the Firefox profile issue, and it worked! I've got back all my old bookmarks, toolbar included!

    A big ""!


    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    One other thing I'll recommend for you. There's a great episode of the twit.tv podcast network's "Know How" about "How To Make Your Windows 8 Act Like Windows 7". Add-ons that emulate Windows 7 with its start menu and more familiar computing experience points are the most popular downloads for Windows 8. It's debated hotly whether one should be doing this to Windows 8 or learn to adapt to it, but you might want to install one of these tools and things might feel less alienating for you. This episode, from February of this year, has some fun banter and they look at some of the leading tools out there, including some fun if they install multiple ones at once - if nothing else, an entertaining watch and it might give you some ideas or show you're not alone in the Windows 8 frustration:




    Remember; enjoy the journey as much as the destination!
    I've got Start8 installed and haven't had any problems. I even turned the charms (I think they're called) on the right-hand edge back on!

    What that video mainly made me think of is how Windows 8 just makes it harder to do just about everything I want to do. The only tabs or whatever on the Win8 screen that I have any use for are things I used to do on the desktop, in separate windows, but now they take extra clicks to reach and won't let me do anything else at the same time. The games are garbage -- best example ever of violating "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" -- because they take forever to load, have all kinds of frills that don't contribute a thing to the game, and if I leave one running and go do something else they slow stuff down. I used to JUB, watch a video, check the news, and play Spider Solitaire all at once, but Win8 makes that hard... so I got Start8 and went back to the old, efficient way.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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    I missed a detail: my subfolders in the Firefox bookmarks folder aren't there. This is a Bad Thing, as I had great amounts of research info organized that way!

    Ideas?

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    I missed a detail: my subfolders in the Firefox bookmarks folder aren't there. This is a Bad Thing, as I had great amounts of research info organized that way!

    Ideas?
    Unusual that they wouldn't be there if you got your profile back; doesn't make sense!

    I would first browse your Library (Bookmarks menu --> Show All Bookmarks, not just the View --> Sidebar --> Bookmarks method) to see if they've been re-sorted or otherwise "hiding" amongst your bookmarks, or in a different section.

    If not, presumably you still have your original profile folder kicking around on your hard drive that you performed the above restoration process with success from. Look for the:

    Places.sqlite file

    ...within the old profile folder. It should contain your bookmarks and other settings.

    One method is you can just copy it to your current Firefox profile folder, the one you're using now (do this when Firefox is closed). However, I might recommend instead you use the Firefox Profile Manager to create a dummy test profile that you can experiment with, without impacting the one you're using now. Call it "test" or something. Once you see that it sets up its own profile folder location on your drive, copy that places.sqlite (or, heck, the entire old profile folder from your old machine) into it and launch Firefox under that profile. You can see if you get your bookmark sub-folders back. If you do, copy that file to your main, "good" profile. If you've saved bookmarks since the time of your old computer's profile folder, you would lose them. You could try to "Export" first, then "Import" again (or edit the HTML) to add them back.

    If this import of that file or old profile still doesn't get you your sub-folders, as a second resort you can look at the "bookmarkbackups" folder. This should be inside your profile folder. Whether old profile or new one, if you had the sub-folders at some point, you can utilize this. See the last item at this page for info about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinket View Post
    Unusual that they wouldn't be there if you got your profile back; doesn't make sense!

    I would first browse your Library (Bookmarks menu --> Show All Bookmarks, not just the View --> Sidebar --> Bookmarks method) to see if they've been re-sorted or otherwise "hiding" amongst your bookmarks, or in a different section.

    If not, presumably you still have your original profile folder kicking around on your hard drive that you performed the above restoration process with success from. Look for the:

    Places.sqlite file

    ...within the old profile folder. It should contain your bookmarks and other settings.

    One method is you can just copy it to your current Firefox profile folder, the one you're using now (do this when Firefox is closed). However, I might recommend instead you use the Firefox Profile Manager to create a dummy test profile that you can experiment with, without impacting the one you're using now. Call it "test" or something. Once you see that it sets up its own profile folder location on your drive, copy that places.sqlite (or, heck, the entire old profile folder from your old machine) into it and launch Firefox under that profile. You can see if you get your bookmark sub-folders back. If you do, copy that file to your main, "good" profile. If you've saved bookmarks since the time of your old computer's profile folder, you would lose them. You could try to "Export" first, then "Import" again (or edit the HTML) to add them back.

    If this import of that file or old profile still doesn't get you your sub-folders, as a second resort you can look at the "bookmarkbackups" folder. This should be inside your profile folder. Whether old profile or new one, if you had the sub-folders at some point, you can utilize this. See the last item at this page for info about that.
    Copying that file into my current Firefox folder was the procedure I used. I'll have to try copying the whole old profile, I guess.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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