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05-07-2007, 04:38 PM
:( :confused: :eek: :(

NOOOOOOOOO ...... everysingle one of my bookmarks have GONE.
My Firefox bookmark tab is EMPTY ...... ahhhhhh. I'm gonna cry.

Tried to do a restore of my bookmarks and apprently all I can get back are my old IE favourites which is a waste of time cos I deleted 90% of them when I got rid of defunct pages 6 months ago. Which btw is just before I got into scrapbooking. SO I dont have a single scrapbook favourite. I've lost all my psp tutorial sites, True Space tutorial sites, the ones about the type of cancer my dad has, the trisomy 13 site that my nephew is on .... etc etc etc ... moan, rant, scream, have a fit, jump up and down, sit back down, scream again, have Amy join in with the screaming ...... dang she can scream louder than me, cry, stamp my feet.

Ok now I need a nice cool glass of ice tea to contemplate how long its gonna take me to find these sites again.
Oh and I need to point out to this problem that God is bigger than it. Dont think its gonna go away but it might help


05-07-2007, 04:44 PM
Try calling your ISP (Internet Service Provider) they may be able to help you. Might still have them somewhere. What were you doing b4 you lost them? I don't really know much about that-but it sure is worth it to call your ISP and see if by chance they can help.

05-07-2007, 04:45 PM
this happened to me 6 months ago on aol when it decided to crash and i had to re-install ....ilearnt my lesson the hard way andnow email all the links to myself on my other email accounts under the assumption that 3 servers cant crash at once :eek:

05-07-2007, 05:02 PM
There, don't ever say I never gave you anything!!!



05-07-2007, 05:28 PM
There, don't ever say I never gave you anything!!!



I have lost my favorites so often, I can't even count the times. So I feel for you, but you know what.... Life went on!

So maybe for future reference (which I know doesn't help you now) I found that you can make a folder of favorites and put it on a separate harddrive or disc or flashdrive, whatever you decide. But you do have to back it up regularly!
Maybe we can help you find some of them. What do you remember about them???

05-07-2007, 06:06 PM
I can't help much, but here's that cold glass of ice tea you wanted and a sympathy hug

05-07-2007, 06:31 PM
Favorites are automatically kept on your computer and can usually be easily recovered.

Firefox keeps its favorites in a folder like this...

C:\Documents and Settings\Your-log-on-name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\...
(look for a bookmarks.htm file, this is just a normal web page on your system, with all of your fav's listed)

IE keeps all of its fav's in...
C:\Documents and Settings\Your-log-on-name\Application Data\Favorites...
If you use IE file - import/export, export favorites, it will also create a bookmarks.htm file that you can use to recover from later.

(thats on Win XP, default install).

If you can see the above folders, and bookmarks.htm files, then your fav's are not lost. (copy them as backup anyway).

05-07-2007, 08:39 PM
Thanks Harry, I should have included the path.
And it is easy to make a backup on your external harddrive.

05-07-2007, 09:22 PM
I didn't know about the folder, great, I must look. I do however save my bookmarks , they are easier to find as well the way that Firefox saves them. :) I keep a shortcut on my desktop. I have so many, I save so much coz I know I'll never find it again..... a bit like hoarding things in case they come in useful some day :D

05-07-2007, 09:49 PM
(note to self ...never post in forums whilst sober!)

Above should read....
IE keeps all of its fav's in...
C:\Documents and Settings\Your-log-on-name\Favorites...

IE users can simply copy this entire folder to back up your favorites, but it's a better method to use the import/export function to create a bookmarks.html file in say .../My Documents.

If you have both Firefox and IE,
Import the IE fav's into Firefox,
then just copy (backup) the firefox created bookmarks.html file, (as per folder above post) as it should then include both lists.

that confusing enough?

05-08-2007, 10:48 AM
You guys n gals are the best ......... not only do you give me instructions but you give me hugs n ice tea as well as making me giggle. You also offer to help me find the links again.

Thanks for the instructions. They were much better than those on the firefox help. They read worse than stereo instructions. :eek: lol The good news is that I got them back. Yeeee Haaaaa. I had to show my hidden folders, took me a few mins to work that one out, but once that was sorted it was good ole plain sailing thanks to the help here.

Have I said thank you enough times yet. Thanky thanky thanky. I had well over 300 bookmarks on various subjects.

05-08-2007, 12:04 PM
Why Harry, in all the years I have known you, you have never been sober, so who are you trying to fool?


Thank you for the wonderful info. As always, you're wonderfully helpful!

05-08-2007, 06:51 PM
"Why Harry, in all the years I have known you, you have never been sober..."

...caused by the people that know me!