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Windows 7: I lost some of my IE Favorites folders

28 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS
I lost some of my IE Favorites folders

I lost some of my IE9 Favorites folders. Unfortunaterly i did not back them up. Is there any way to recover them? I t may have been after an electrical outage but I'm not sure.

This is for my laptop:
Windows 7, IE 9
Graphics Driver Packaging Version-8.834.1-110420a-118118C-Toshiba/
Provider-ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version-
2D Driver File Path- /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version-
OpenGL Version-
AMD VISION Engine Control Center Version-2011.0420.1613.27244
Graphics Hardware:Primary Adapter
Graphics Card Manufacturer:Powered by AMD
Graphics Chipset:AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G
Device ID:9647
Subsystem ID:FC62
Subsystem Vendor ID:1179
Graphics Bus Capability:PCI
Maximum Bus Setting:PCI
BIOS Version:
BIOS Part Number:BR40547.bin
BIOS Date:2011/04/07

Memory Size:3061 MB
Memory Type:HyperMemory
Core Clock in MHz 400 MHz,
Memory Clock in MHz 667 MHz

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello mkj,

If you had system protection turned on for your Windows drive, then you may be able to use Previous Versions in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder to see if you may have an older copy of them available to restore.

If not, then you might see if you may be able to use the free Recuva program on the same folder to hopefully be able to restore them.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS
Lost IE Favorites Recuva'd

Thank you! I had used Recuva in the past but forgot about it. That found the files. Thanks again! Great work!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Dec 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. Great news.
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