K-Meleon does not eat the bookmarks.html normally & keeps a backup anyway.
Anything else like settings or passwords lost?
That often disappears with the bookmarks. if so go to 2.) right away.
1.) Assumes that the bookmarks.html file is damaged and You check whether the backup contains most of what is lost.
Go: Edit -> Configuration -> Profile directory. Open bookmarks_backup.html with the browser (K-Meleon) and see whether the file contains most of You lost bookmarks. If Yes this means the old bookmarks.html got corrupted rename bookmarks_backup.html to bookmarks.html and that is it. If You did not find good bookmarks here move to 2.).
2.) Assumes a scandisk run or some other event broke the profiles.ini. After that K-Meleon starts a new Profile but does not delete the old profile like some other browsers do. All You do is try to find the old profile & the bookmarks.html is still there.
Move up on level in explorer view now. You probably see more than one profile folder. Go inside of each and open all bookmarks.html & bookmarks_backup.html with K-Meleon. They look white in this view. One of the files is Your candidate.
Once You have found the right bookmarks.html file You would normally copy all files in the same profiles folder to the profiles folder where You started the inspection. That is the one used now. And that is the easiest fix.
Else You can edit the profiles.ini so that it points to the right profiles folder.
p.s. The first K-Meleon I installed was version 0.6. In all those years I only lost a handful of bookmarks files to a long forgotten bug.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/2011 08:42PM by guenter.