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Possible to restore lost bookmarks?


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#1 nitro1

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

My samsung galaxy S2 LTE recently had an issue where the stock internet browser crashed, popping up an error message about force closing. To the best of my knowledge, nothing out of the ordinary was done that would have caused this. I was just browsing while it happened, had a few windows open to sites I would normally frequent.

When I opened the browser again, my bookmarks were all gone. Seeing as how I have a habit of bookmarking way too many things, there's no way I'll remember all of them.

Would anyone know if there is something I can do that could potentially restore the bookmarks? If I could rollback my phone a couple days? Or if they might be stored somewhere on the phone that I could find while connected to a computer? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

If you set it to the factory settings, I'm afraid that nothing will happen. remains only to try to remember)

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

What do you mean exactly? Are you implying I set it to factory settings? Or that doing so would have no effect?

Regardless, I haven't done that.

I've been trying to do some research, and I've found info regarding viewing the browser.db file. Of course, I'm unable to access it without rooting my phone, which I don't want to do. Would anyone know of a way that I could view the file without rooting my phone? Obviously I wouldn't be looking to modify the file, I'd just like to view it and see if my bookmarks are stored in there somehow.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Are you comfortable using command line? If so you can try this method: Read Android Data Folder Without Rooting

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