hard drive error file recovery

I had a hard drive in a laptop get unreadable and corrupt.  I purchased a program from (or called) get data back from runtime software.   I pulled the hard drive and connected it to another computer and the software read the drive and I was able to save everything off.  Here is the question.  Is there anyway to find the bookmarks from IE and Firefox using get data back?  Also I would need my places from google earth if anyone knows how to get that.  FYI.  WHen I am looking at my c drive with the software it shows it like a folder tree with all the subfolders under c:
mkramer777Asked:
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
You would need to look into the recovered data and navigate into that path where that data is stored. If it is there, then you may be able to just copy those files into the new pc and replace the existing files with your old ones... assuming the old and new app versions re the same.
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mkramer777Author Commented:
What is the path for IE favorites and Firefox bookmarks?  That is what I need.  Plus google earth my places.  Does anyone know?
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Win XP
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Favorites

Win7
c:\%USERPROFILE%\Favorites

Win XP
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth

Win7
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local or LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Depends what OS you are recovering from...

For IE Favorites:  Win7  "c:\Users\user\Favorites"  WinXP  "c:\Documents and Settings\user\Favorites".

Not sure about Firefox and Google Earth.  But once you get into the "user" folder you should be able to find them.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
For IE depends on what OS  but the folder is named Favorites.

For Firefox again depends on OS but look for  Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

for Google Earth  search for myplaces.kml  again depends on OS

examples

(In Windows, you may need to enable 'show Hidden Files' first. You can do this in Control Panel> Folder Options> View.)


XP:         C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR user name\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml
VISTA:   C:\Users\YOUR user name\AppData\Roaming\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml

Win7:     C:\users\YOUR user name\appData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Did you find your data files?
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mkramer777Author Commented:
That is what I'm asking EE for help on.  I don't know that path or what
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mkramer777Author Commented:
...the file extensions are
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
We have given you the path in a couple of posts.  Look through the tree that was saved off in your description.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
The path is different depends on what your OS is

What are you running?

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

Also remember that these file paths are hidden folders

If you know dos command prompts you can find them easier.

You just need to change the view to show hidden folder and files
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mkramer777Author Commented:
This is win xp pro
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Look under the folders "..\Documents and Settings\%user%\...." Where %user% is your username for that machine.

Everything for that user account will be under there.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
As my earlier post shows you the XP path for Google Earth

Same format  for favorites  on IE on Firefox.

IE favorites  C:\Documents and Settings\userName\Favorites

Firefox Book marks  C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>

google Earth  C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR user name\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml


Again I must say these are hidden folders you must change your folder settings to find them
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mkramer777Author Commented:
So if I can't get to the hidden folders with getdataback I will have to do this at the command prompt?  Is there a command so I can see hidden files or can I just copy from the path you provided to another place?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Look at the old drive when it's conencted to your other Pc.

If you can click it and see the files, you know the drive letter current;y assigned to it. Like E, or F, or G or Z

Take that letter and replace the drive letter in one of the examples above like

C:\Documents and Settings\userName\Favorites

is now

F:\Documents and SettingsUserName\Favorites

F:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>

Replace Profile Name or User name with the name you signed on as on the old PC.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Go to Start, Run and open the C drive. On the tool bar at the top select Tools, Folder Options,   View

un-check the boxes that are checked that say Hide System Folder and/or files

Click close and recheck the old hard drive for the folders that we have mentioned you should look for.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Have you been able to expand the drive's folder structure and see files like your docs, favorites and google earth data?
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