Solved

IE7 lost favorites

Posted on 2006-11-07
11
408 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I switched to IE7 and several days later I lost all of my favorites. I assume they are erased because when I click on favorites I only see the last one or two that I added. Is this a common problem? I have a backup, but what is the filename that I can restore?  
0
Comment
Question by:JLohman
11 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:jimmymcp02
ID: 17893289
look for a file that is called bookmark.html 9do a search on your entire drive)then import it from the file menu this will only work if you emported your book marks
0
 

Author Comment

by:JLohman
ID: 17893529
bookmar.* and bookmarks.* resulted in no hits. Any other suggestions?
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:jimmymcp02
ID: 17893601
from kellys korner

Can't Find Favorites:

Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View. Select Show hidden files and folders. Then go to C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Favorites. Right click/unhide

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_favorites.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:JLohman
ID: 17893932
Right clicked on favorites (under "all users") but it did not have an unhide. Under the user name (Jack) it did not have a favorites folder.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:jimmymcp02
ID: 17893992
No mate thats as far as i can go....
One last try  have you check the recycle bin???

0
Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 

Author Comment

by:JLohman
ID: 17894291
Not in recycle bin either.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:techapps
ID: 17894525
Try a search of the c: drive for the name of one of your favorites such as "google"  and see if it finds anything.  Make sure you are searching all files and hidden files, just in case.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:sumitshukla
ID: 17964777
sometimes the default shell folder path gets changed.
 you try this
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:JLohman
ID: 17992469
Somehow they returned after I did a search on *.url. Thanks for all of the attempts anyway.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 18190598
PAQed with points refunded (125)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

This article covers general Notes 8.5 troubleshooting information including recreating the Notes\Data folder.
Workplace bullying has increased with the use of email and social media. Retain evidence of this with email archiving to protect your employees.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
XMind Plus helps organize all details/aspects of any project from large to small in an orderly and concise manner. If you are working on a complex project, use this micro tutorial to show you how to make a basic flow chart. The software is free when…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now