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posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 03:32 AM
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Sorry, this is the only forum I saw where I might get some help, since this is about technology.


I am no computer whiz. I just uninstalled my google chrome browser, and re-installed it because my computer was sooooooo slow! So when I come back on all my bookmarks are gone! AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Did I delete them, or is there some way to get them back? Are they in cyberspace heaven now?!
I had over 100 places that I DID NOT want to lose.

Can anyone help me?




posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 03:35 AM
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All those porn bookmarks are now gone.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Make sure you don't re-launch Chrome!

On XP: Go to C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\on Vista: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

You have to have Hidden Folder enabled to find these directories. Otherwise, just paste it in to you address bar and press enter.

Once there, you should see a bunch of files. Two of which are called "Bookmarks", and "Bookmarks.bak". Copy the Bookmarks.bak file to a safe location. Now, close Chrome. Rename the "Bookmarks.bak" file you just copied to "Bookmarks", and copy it back in to that directory, overwriting the original one.

There may be a chance it it's too late, 'cause if you close and re-launch Chrome, the Bookmarks.bak file gets overwritten =\



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by villunder
Make sure you don't re-launch Chrome!

On XP: Go to C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\on Vista: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

You have to have Hidden Folder enabled to find these directories. Otherwise, just paste it in to you address bar and press enter.

Once there, you should see a bunch of files. Two of which are called "Bookmarks", and "Bookmarks.bak". Copy the Bookmarks.bak file to a safe location. Now, close Chrome. Rename the "Bookmarks.bak" file you just copied to "Bookmarks", and copy it back in to that directory, overwriting the original one.

There may be a chance it it's too late, 'cause if you close and re-launch Chrome, the Bookmarks.bak file gets overwritten =\


Oh, thank you! thank you! I'll see if that works.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by villunder
Make sure you don't re-launch Chrome!

On XP: Go to C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\on Vista: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

You have to have Hidden Folder enabled to find these directories. Otherwise, just paste it in to you address bar and press enter.

Once there, you should see a bunch of files. Two of which are called "Bookmarks", and "Bookmarks.bak". Copy the Bookmarks.bak file to a safe location. Now, close Chrome. Rename the "Bookmarks.bak" file you just copied to "Bookmarks", and copy it back in to that directory, overwriting the original one.

There may be a chance it it's too late, 'cause if you close and re-launch Chrome, the Bookmarks.bak file gets overwritten =\


Op says they're not tech savvy, and you've just pointed them to a non-existent folder - the codes to display the complete path get borked when rendered.

As I don't use chrome, I can only assume it's gone based on how Firefox works with it's profiles.

But should you want to try the locations here, try this way:

start/run

XP
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

VISTA
%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

and then the rest

Once there, you should see a bunch of files. Two of which are called "Bookmarks", and "Bookmarks.bak". Copy the Bookmarks.bak file to a safe location. Now, close Chrome. Rename the "Bookmarks.bak" file you just copied to "Bookmarks", and copy it back in to that directory, overwriting the original one.


But I doubt it will be there, if you've reinstalled and have already run chrome.. how else would you know you've lost your bookmarks... But the good thing is, you only make that mistake once!! Backup bookmarks !!!\



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:38 AM
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Do you have a gmail account?



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Also, if your SUPER lucky..... *crosses fingers for you* If you have a google account setup, you can log in and get your bookmarks (which can also be used for instance if your at a friends house and want your bookmarks).

Caveat, you need the account, and from memory I think you have to enable the auto bookmarking???

edit, like they just said ^
while I was posting.
edit on 11-11-2012 by Qumulys because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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Originally posted by Flatcoat
Do you have a gmail account?

Yes, I do.
I haven't been able to find my bookmarks yet.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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Go into the menu at the top right of the browser, open "settings" and sync your account with google. If you were synced before, your bookmarks should be saved in your gmail a/c.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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Do you have a Google/Gmail account?

If so log in to the chrome browser with your Google account and your bookmarks should be there.

To login to chrome click those 3 horizontal bars under the 'X' in the upper right hand corner then click 'Sign in to chrome'

I do this to sync my bookmarks between windows and linux and my bookmarks are always there.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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Thanks EVERYBODY!

I will have to finish this up today when I get up. My eyes are crossing on me now. I've been up all night.
I appreciate all the info. I'll let you know if I get it.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 05:00 AM
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You do realize there are computer help forums designed for just such problems, don't you? Do a google search of the key words/terms that describe your problem and check some of the links out. This is really a better way to go as ATS isn't meant as a computer support site, and developing some skilling in searching on line to find solutions to your computer problems is a very good skill to develop. I realize it may seem a little overwhelming when you first try it, but your knowledge and skill in such matters will grow as well as your self-confidence in dealing with such problem. Empower yourself, Buddy/Baby.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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I haven't been able to locate my bookmarks yet, not even with the help suggested above. I guess they're gone.


A friend suggested I do a computer restore back to the most recent. Would this work to retrieve my stuff?

I don't want to go through all that if I don't know for sure it will be there. After that my computer will be back to being slow, and I'll have to go through this whole process of deleting programs, and all that crap again to get the speed up.





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