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      • #2280621 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        somehow i deleted the entire bookmark/favorites file in Chrome. Is there some way to restore the folder? I found a article on how to geek about renaming the bookmark.bak file but it did not seem to work. Just about everything that i do was in that favorites file and to recreate would take forever.

        Unless there is another way it seems ether file history or a month old back up are my only choices. Really could use some help here.

        Barry
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

      • #2280625 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        I Am wondering if system restore would work. would this also reset chrome?

        Barry
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

      • #2280630 Reply
        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        Are your bookmarks included in a system backup?

      • #2280633 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        Good question I use AOMEI and i was hoping it would also restore chrome back the date on the backup. the problem is the back up is a month old.

        Any ideas on the system restore? i have a restore point from yesterday.

        Barry
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

        • #2280634 Reply
          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          I doubt a system restore would help you, but it should be reasonably easy to use Aomei to explore the backup, and extract the copy of the bookmarks?

      • #2280636 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Browse the backup for C:\Users\(yourusername)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks

        cheers, Paul

      • #2280637 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        I already tried that but per the how to geek article but i cant figure out how to restore it.

        Barry
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

      • #2280640 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        Well as a workaround and not a very good one i did import my bookmarks into the new edge when i installed it last January. I copied those back into chrome. At least it gave to somewhat of a baseline to work with.

        It sure seems like Google would have made it easier to undo something like this for idiots like me who instead of deleting one bookmark delete the whole folder.

        Barry
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

      • #2280641 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        If the file is in your backup you can select it, close Chrome and restore the file.

        cheers, Paul

         

      • #2280643 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        It is really easy. Log into your Google, Gmail… account and if you set sync in Chrome all bookmarks… will reload.

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          Barry
          AskWoody Plus

          Sorry Alex but i am not following you. could you be a little more specific

          Barry
          Windows 10 Home V 2004

        • #2280659 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          This assumes that you had logged into Chrome and synced the bookmarks in the first place.

          cheers, Paul

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