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Windows 7: Lost Google Chrome bookmarks after Windows 7 reformat

27 Feb 2015   #1
Dmatth32

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 
Lost Google Chrome bookmarks after Windows 7 reformat

Hello all,

I recently reformatted my computer (from and to the same OS- Windows 7 HP) and noticed most of my Google Chrome bookmarks are gone. The only ones that synced when I signed in were to bookmarks on my toolbar. All the others ones are not there. I know for a fact that I was always signed into Chrome when I added a new bookmark. However, I never manually synced before the reformat but I didn't think I needed to, I thought Chrome automatically synced but when I signed in after the reformat they weren't there.

I still have access to the "windows.old" folder but I haven't had any luck finding the bookmarks and even if I did find them I don't know how to import them into Chrome. The other threads I've read say to go to "Drive:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" but the problem for me is that I don't have the "AppData" folder as an option when I select the "USER NAME" folder.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks


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27 Feb 2015   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do I understand right? Did you log into Google? Recently, I reformatted a system of mine and all I had to do to get my bookmarks back was to sign in on my Chrome Settings page, near the top, using my gMail account.
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27 Feb 2015   #3
Dmatth32

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I signed in. That was the first and obvious thing to do.
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27 Feb 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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but the problem for me is that I don't have the "AppData" folder as an option when I select the "USER NAME" folder.
AppData is a hidden folder. You have to unhide it in Folder Options:


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