Lost (?) IE7 Bookmarks

March 20, 2009 at 19:40:58
Specs: Windows XP SP3

Hoping somebody out there with more computer expertise than I possess can help me retrieve my IE7 bookmarks...

The hard drive on this computer gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago; fortunately, there's a backup drive (FreeAgent), so none of my files were permanently lost.

However, once the recovery was done and I began using Internet Explorer 7.0, I discovered that all of my bookmarks were nowhere to be found.

Are they gone forever? Or is there a way to pull them out of the backup drive? I've been told that they are in C:\documents and settings\userid\favorites, but I have been unable to locate them on the backup drive. Also tried a search for bookmarks.htm, also with no luck.

Is there a specific file name I can search for? Perhaps I am naive, but I find it hard to believe that those bookmarks are not somewhere on that G drive...

Thanks for any assistance you are able to provide.

-- BRB


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#1
March 21, 2009 at 05:36:29

IE doesn't use bookmarks; it uses Favorites, so even if you did find your bookmark.html file, it wouldn't contain what you had in IE unless you had exported them before removing the drive. Search the entire drive for Favorites. They may be under the Windows Folder.

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March 21, 2009 at 06:13:08

Also to say ---
I do not use IE. I find that my IE6 Favorites are stored where you indicated -- C:\documents and settings\userid\favorites

Also I notice that Favorites are folders with a bunch of Shortcut Icons in them.

Also I find that IE Help says that Favorites are Exported as a Bookmark.html file, if you were to Export them.


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