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Favourites Lost

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pete-c, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. pete-c

    pete-c Thread Starter

    May 4, 2007
    Help I have lost my favourites list. I tried system restore to before it was lost but no joy .WindowsXP.

  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi Pete, do a search on your computer for:

  3. GreyGuy


    Dec 19, 2006
    Favorites can be found using Windows Explorer (R-Click the Start button and choose Explore or press and hold the Windows button on the KB and then tap the letter E... if you're a KB shortcut fan)
    Expand (click the + sign) Local Disk C
    Expand Documents and Settings
    Expand your profile and look for the Favorites folder. This is where all the IE favorites are stored. I recommend backing it up every now and again to someplace NOT in your profile.

    OK, this is where your favorites are stored... are they there? If not did you recently use a super anti-spyware cleaner upper utility? Some programs consider your IE history as personal data and delete it. Check there to see if there is a Restore option. It can also be deleted from IE – Tools – Internet Options but I don’t know of a restore option here. How about a system restore? Kind of like swatting a fly with a sledgehammer but it works.
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