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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?  
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by:jimmymcp02
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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
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bookmar.* and bookmarks.* resulted in no hits. Any other suggestions?
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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
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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.
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No mate thats as far as i can go....
One last try  have you check the recycle bin???

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Not in recycle bin either.
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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.
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sometimes the default shell folder path gets changed.
 you try this
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm
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Somehow they returned after I did a search on *.url. Thanks for all of the attempts anyway.
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