How to Restore Lost Browser Favorites & Bookmarks


How to Restore Lost Browser Favorites and
Bookmarks. It’s easy to restore lost browser bookmarks
from a backup copy. Here are step-by-step instructions for Internet
Explorer and Firefox. You will need Internet Explorer 8 and firefox
3. Step 1. Click on Internet Explorer’s “Add to Favorites”
button. Select “Import and Export” from the drop-down
menu. Step 2. Choose the option of importing Favorites from
a file. Browse to the “bookmark.htm” file and import
it. The “bookmark.htm” file is usually in the
“My Documents” folder. Look for the blue Internet Explorer icon next
to the file name. Step 3. If there is no “bookmark.htm” file to import,
restore your “Favorites” file from a backup. Open Windows backup and tell the wizard you
want to restore files. Browse to the “Favorites” folder under your
user name, and restore. In XP, “Favorites” are in your user’s folder
in “Documents and Settings.” In Vista, they are in the “Roaming” folder
inside your user’s folder. Step 4. Consult a professional if you don’t have a
backup file. It may be possible to restore your Favorites
by editing the Windows registry. Incorrectly editing or deleting registry keys
can seriously damage your system, cause data loss, and require reinstallation of the operating
system. Step 5. Restore bookmarks in Firefox by choosing “Organize
Bookmarks” from the Bookmarks menu. This opens the Library window. Step 6. Select “Restore” from the “Import and Backup”
menu. Choose the most recent backup date. Your Favorites are now restored to where they
were when the backup was created. Did you know Did you know? Firefox overtook Internet Explorer as the
most used browser in early 2009.

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