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Can System Restore in XP recover browser history?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by conceptualclarit, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. conceptualclarit

    conceptualclarit Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2013
    I use the Maxthon browser. Recently I had a BSOD crash that wiped out the much greater part of my Maxthon history. I utilize the history a lot, so this was disconcerting.

    The Maxthon history is kept in a folder under C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\. Is there any chance at all that a System Restore in XP would get this history back for me?

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  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    System restore does what it says, it restores SYSTEM files. not user files

    System restore is not supposed to touch any User filers on any computer
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  3. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

    Jan 9, 2005
    For future reference - use your Maxthon account and save [sync] your bookmarks, etc, to their server.
    Did you do that?
    Or export your bookmarks and save as HTML files to your desktop and save them there or to a USB dive, etc.
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  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    And also periodically backup that history file (unless the Maxthon account sync does that for you).
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  5. conceptualclarit

    conceptualclarit Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2013

    I have my bookmarks synced. Maxthon has done a good job of preserving them.

    Maxthon account sync isn't doing that, so it's a good idea.
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