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I want my bookmarks back!!


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#1 robby501

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 06:05 AM

Just a simple question asked by a relative novice here......

 

I've just reset my pc and re-installed Win10 after having boot-up/shut down problems. The problems are now sorted. Obviously, I've lost a fair few programs which I will have to reinstall, although my files are ok (I chose the reset option that enabled my files to be saved).

My only disappointment is having to reinstall my Chrome browser because I lost my bookmarks ans saved websites. I could reinstall these over time, but it will take me ages.

 

I've signed into my Google account but been unable to find a way of importing them back to my newly re-installed Chrome browser.

Is this the end of the line, or is there some way of rescuing them? What I found really odd was that there was ONE saved bookmark from my old browser that could be saved and nothing else!

 

Many thanks


Edited by robby501, 02 December 2015 - 06:29 AM.

Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

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Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 07:00 AM

Bookmarks are a local setting that are stored in your /%userprofile%/appdata/roaming folder.

 

If you have reset your pc all the contents of that folder would have been erased.

 

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 07:06 AM

Bookmarks are a local setting that are stored in your /%userprofile%/appdata/roaming folder.

 

If you have reset your pc all the contents of that folder would have been erased.

 

Sorry

that's ok, thanks....I just wanted to know so I know I am not wasting my time trying to re-find and restore them all manually!

Thanks again!


Edited by robby501, 02 December 2015 - 07:07 AM.

Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 07:21 AM

Hi,

 

If you see the bookmarks in your google account then probably you need to sync them with the new install

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/165139?hl=en


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 08:01 AM

Hi,

 

If you see the bookmarks in your google account then probably you need to sync them with the new install

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/165139?hl=en

I had no knowledge of this feature, thanks.



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:44 AM

Virtually all of the major web browsers now support a sync feature to store all of your bookmarks/favorites, preferences, add-ons, etc., and carry them along with you.  This does, of course, require you to establish a sync account for each web browser you use and to log in to same on your browser(s) if you're on another machine or when you reset your own machine.

 

This is a feature I've come to love in both Chrome and Firefox.


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for all the additional info :thumbup2: . I'll look into it and see if I'm savvy enough to make use of these 'sync' features for myself.


Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 





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