Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
In addition to those advices which I hope will help you, I suggest
running chkdsk on the partition that holds your profile. If any error is
found, choose "do not delete" what ever is found if you have the option
and using a file manager, check the contents of the recovered file
fragments. It is usually pointless but ...
I just lost the bulk of my bookmarks. I.E. Book marks are still there
but reduced to about 10 from more than 100.
Are there instructions somewhere on how to retrieve the lost ones, if
Bruno, not withstanding what Bill has said, can you give us a bit of
detail about what you were doing at the time that you lost the bulk
of your bookmarks??
Hi, I do agree with what Bill has said; Sometimes we just cause
to suffer unnecessary aggravations for reasons that are not always
Also, my bookmarks may not have been that important to keep. Here is
I was doing: I was trying to do what Bill had suggested but before
backup I successfully sorted my bookmarks then, trying to make that
file, whoops, everything was gone without me realizing what really
When I looked at bookmarks again I realized that I had lost most of them
except 10 of them..
Thank you both for trying to be helpful, but I think we might as well
rest the case.
Look a file called bookmarks.bak. What is the size of that. If its
large, then perhaps it contains all your old bookmarks. Just rename the
file to bookmarks-bak.html and see if you can open it with the bookmark
manager under File, Open
In addition to backups, which are indispensible (consider automating the
process via a utility so that you have a daily backup of main files and
keep a full backup of your profile), I suggest checking partitions on a
regular basis for file and surface errors.
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