I have just recovered from a power supply burn-out which has resulted in a new mother board and re-format (after copying contents) of my hard disk.
I would like to recover my old 'favorites list' but am not sure whether this is possible.
I know that it is possible if the list had previously been exported to "bookmark.htm" but this is not the case here.
Is there a file that I can just copy across?
Can anyone advise, please?
Windows Explorer - IE Bookmarks
To save your Internet Explorer favourites, use your Windows Explorer to look at your C: drive and click on the folder called Windows. Clicking on the plus "+" sign to the left of each folder will open them and show you their contents. You should see another folder called "Favourites" under your Windows folder. This is where all your webpage "favourites" are stored.
Windows Explorer - Firefox Bookmarks (2k/XP)
c:/documents and settings/user/application data/mozilla/profile
Running XP Pro and IE 6.
I have found the following folder, but it is empty!
Search is showing no other folders with this name.
what recovery software are you using?
from experience ive found RunTimes Get Data Back to work just fine, worth a try?
It's in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<username>\FAVORITES
and should be identifiable with a little yellow star.
Thanks for the original advice. It did point me in the right direction.
I finally found the old folder:
........Documents and Settings\Anyone\Favorites
and copied the contents over to the current one:
C:\Documents and Settings\Anyone\Favorites
EDIT: ....... or exactly what alchresearch said while I was writing the above!!!
Go to \Documents and Settings\(user name)\favourites\
There isn't a single file but shortcuts to each web page
Edit: Damn people reply fast :)