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Windows 7: I want to recover lost internet favorites after reforma

14 Mar 2010   #1
garyski

windows 7
 
 
I want to recover lost internet favorites after reforma

In the process of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 , was given bad instructions by HP rep to custom install instead of the upgrade option. Lost all internet favorites of course. Another HP rep got laptop back to factory settings with Vista then it was upgraded to Windows 7 the proper way. Is there anyway to recover the Internet favorites. My wife cannot remember the URL to one of them. There were only five favorites originally created.


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14 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garyski View Post
In the process of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 , was given bad instructions by HP rep to custom install instead of the upgrade option. Lost all internet favorites of course. Another HP rep got laptop back to factory settings with Vista then it was upgraded to Windows 7 the proper way. Is there anyway to recover the Internet favorites. My wife cannot remember the URL to one of them. There were only five favorites originally created.

Hi and welcome


If the drive was formatted and then win 7 installed correctly the chances of getting them back is slim. But if you know the names of the site we may be able to help you get links for them

Ken
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14 Mar 2010   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garyski View Post
In the process of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 , was given bad instructions by HP rep to custom install instead of the upgrade option. Lost all internet favorites of course.
The majority of people here would say doing a clean install is good advice, assuming the user has backed up their computer first of course. I've done it a few times myself and lost a ton of favourites, so I'd say goodbye to them and rebuild from scratch, ensuring to back them up once a month or more.
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14 Mar 2010   #4
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just in case it helps, if you synchronised your phone with your PC, you may have backed up your favourites. Take a look! *Fingers crossed*.
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14 Mar 2010   #5
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

For future use, Xmarks will save your favorites/bookmarks so you can easily recover from a situation like this.
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14 Mar 2010   #6
ccatlett1984

 

They are gone, especially after 2 formats. Sorry.
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14 Mar 2010   #7
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's why Chrome is great, in Chrome you can sync your favorites with your gmail account so that you can access them from anywhere in the world, no more need to backup favs..

There is an addon for FF called Weave which does the same thing, but I had a bad experience with it..
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14 Mar 2010   #8
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wannabe View Post
That's why Chrome is great, in Chrome you can sync your favorites with your gmail account so that you can access them from anywhere in the world, no more need to backup favs..

There is an addon for FF called Weave which does the same thing, but I had a bad experience with it..
Or you can backup your important files, before doing anything that "might" overwrite them.
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15 Mar 2010   #9
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Or you can backup your important files, before doing anything that "might" overwrite them.
FEBE is good for that - it backs up all your Firefox settings, including bookmarks, add-ons, themes, etc. Saves a lot of time
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15 Mar 2010   #10
garyski

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garyski View Post
In the process of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 , was given bad instructions by HP rep to custom install instead of the upgrade option. Lost all internet favorites of course. Another HP rep got laptop back to factory settings with Vista then it was upgraded to Windows 7 the proper way. Is there anyway to recover the Internet favorites. My wife cannot remember the URL to one of them. There were only five favorites originally created.

Hi and welcome


If the drive was formatted and then win 7 installed correctly the chances of getting them back is slim. But if you know the names of the site we may be able to help you get links for them

Ken
Thanks . Tte website my wife cannot remember is similar to singer22.com but it is an imitation clothes place of what hollywood stars wear and way cheaper prices. It has the cover or picture from the magazine and then the price. I think I am going to back up all her favorites with Xmarks
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