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Solved: how to recover IE favorites from corrupted xp system

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by carbonrose, Dec 11, 2007.

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  1. carbonrose

    carbonrose Thread Starter

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    A friend of mines pc fell over the other day from a power failure causing what appears to be irreparable damage to the file system. This prevents the pc from booting. I.E boot.ini file corrupt. NTLDR missing, volume appears to contain 1 or more unrecoverable problems.
    We have tried everything we have found on the net to try and fix it but we cannot.

    Is there a way to import the Favorites from the IE into another operable system?
    I.E connecting the failed HDD to another system as slave.
    I was thinking that we might be able to get into the system perhaps and copy a file from somewhere and save it or import it into the working pc.
     
  2. zabusant

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    The favorites are located in C:\Documents and Settings\ACCOUNTNAME\Favorites. You can simply copy them, they're just your basic shortcuts :)
     
  3. carbonrose

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    thanks for that. well give it a shot.
     
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