Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Before reinstalling Ubuntu, I backed up my bookmarks as a JSON file using Firefox 7.0a1-32bit on Ubuntu 10.10.

Using Ubuntu 11.04, when trying to restore the backup, I get the following error:

Unable to process the backup file

Using Firefox 4.0.1, same message using Firefox 7.0a1-64bit

Is it a known problem, or did I do something wrong?

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 23 '12 at 21:48

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Create a new json backup and restore it, just to see if works. It could be that your json got corrupted. –  lovinglinux May 30 '11 at 11:27
You might get more debugging information from the Error Console -- it's in Tools (under "Web Developer" submenu in newer versions), or you can open it with Ctrl+Shift+j. Open that, then click "All", then "Clear", and then try to import your bookmarks & see if any messages appear. –  dholbert Aug 16 '11 at 8:56
You could try running the backup file through jsonlint.com to check it's valid JSON. If not that would confirm the first comment that your backup is corrupt. Also, this question is quite old, if the problem is no longer relevant this question should probably be closed. –  Caesium Feb 20 '12 at 16:56
Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyway or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reason(s) why you want it open. Regards –  fossfreedom Feb 23 '12 at 21:47

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.