lost everything in Favorites...

I have a windows xp PC running IE7.  For some reasons, everything inside the Favorite Center is gone.  Anyway to recover?  Please help.
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Peter HartCommented:
try a system recovery back to a day when you had them (may not work but its reversible )go to
start - all programs - accessories - system tools - restore
then follow the wizard and choose a date before the problem
you will not lose documents or email

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Default location:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Favorites

If they really are gone - these apps are good at recovery:
http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/file-recovery-software/ (EasyRecovery Pro)
Ian MeredithCommented:
Hi search5354,

How To Solve...


Now navigate to the following keys:-
[HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
Set the Favorites path to : %USERPROFILE%\Favorites

[HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
In the right-pane, set the Favorites path to : C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Favorites

Where Username is the current user profile name.

Doesn't work....  Is there a folder in C:\Documents and Settings\ called  'Username.xxx', you may find your favorites under that profile.....

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Peter HartCommented:
here's an obvious one = the IE 7 favourites also has a sub menu "favourites" "feeds" and "history" at the top make sure the 'star is pressed'
Shanmuga SundaramDirector of Software EngineeringCommented:
check in your C:\Documents and Settings\username\Favorites folder is there any files in it. if not then check your recycle bin...it might be in there.... and try restoring it. if it is not even there then you should try using some third party tools to recover your deleted favourites
Peter HartCommented:
I can't see how the files will be in "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Favorites" otherwise they won't be lost ?!?
if my suggestion o fthe system restore doesn't work  try "Undelete 5" which  I use to recover deleted files.  see http://www.undelete.com/file-recovery.asp
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