Most favorites have disappeared in Chrome

kernelbozo

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 19041, Installed 20201203204523.000000-300
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7, CPU Count: 2
Total Physical RAM: 6 GB
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Hard Drives: C: 905 GB (847 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO To be filled by O.E.M., ver To be filled by O.E.M., s/n ES07923794
System: LENOVO, ver LENOVO - 121, s/n ES07923794
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Is there a way to restore these favorites? They were not backed up in any way. Sytem restore to earlier date failed.
 

Couriant

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If you have used the synced Chrome with a Google account, then you just sign back in into Chrome with that account (which is recommended for this reason).

Also, to confirm you are referring to the Bookmark toolbar? if you go to the Bookmark Manager (Hold CTRL_SHIFT and press O) the bookmarks are not there?
 
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only some are there
This doesn't sound good, I had the same problem with Edge (both are chromium based) and even restoring from exported HTML file didn't work.

I don't have sync but my recommendation is to do nothing and get your bookmarks on another computer!
Go to another computer and sign into browser then export bookmarks to file (if they're still there)
 
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I always export my bookmarks to my external hdd. That way if something goes wrong i can always import them back to chrome or whatever browser im using.
 

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