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Windows 7: lost favorites


02 Sep 2011   #1

windows7,32 I think
 
 
lost favorites

I did a factory restore, and lost my favorites on browser can I get them back...

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02 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Del, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As you now know, a factory restore formats the HDD and reinstall Windows 7 to how it was out of the box. Unless you backed them up to another drive or partition, or you had an option to create a backup while doing the factory restore and did it, your favorites are gone for good.

Sorry for your loss.
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02 Sep 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

although it may be too late for your bookmarks to be saved ,this will help for future .
https://www.xmarks.com/about/features
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02 Sep 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In addition, your favorites in Internet Explorer are stored in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder. You could just copy and paste the contents to another location to back them up, and copy them back to restore.
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04 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What about 'Recuva'? I think the OS does a quick format before re-installing Windows. The files might actually still be on your disk. Piriform has a recovery product (free). Might be worth a try.

Piriform - Products

Best Wishes,
RȘnce
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