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Old 06-08-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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my mom did some rearranging on the computer and then took all my favorites and put them under document(she used a USB stick) and then switched us to Google chrome from internet explorer.

now when I go to documents I see all my old files that are full of favorites and link, but when I open them it says "this file is empty" or it only shows one or two of what was at least 20 links..

my question is...where are they? did they get deleted? will they only work under internet explorer? are they on the USB stick?

is there any hope of getting my liberty of links back?
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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First of all... did you check the "Recycle bin"?

Since your mom did all the changes, did you asked her what she did with all your stuff and how to recover it?
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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First of all... did you check the "Recycle bin"?

Since your mom did all the changes, did you asked her what she did with all your stuff and how to recover it?
I did ask her, she said she does not know what happened...which is really ****ing aggravating..
no i have not checked, what should i be looking for? i feel really dumb having to ask..
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:23 AM
 
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Just click on it and see whats there. Let us know. We will proceed accordingly.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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Are the files still on the usb stick? If she deleted them from there you may be able to get them back using a program. Same for the recycle bin elnina mentions for the PC itself.

Recuva is a good free one.

If they are still on the usb then you can just copy them to the correct file folder.

Browsers expect bookmarks to be in a specific location. If she moved them somewhere else the browser won't see them. So if they are on the PC, but in the wrong place, the browser will not display them.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Just click on it and see whats there. Let us know. We will proceed accordingly.
the recycling bin is empty...there is nothing there..any other options?
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Are the files still on the usb stick? If she deleted them from there you may be able to get them back using a program. Same for the recycle bin elnina mentions for the PC itself.

Recuva is a good free one.

If they are still on the usb then you can just copy them to the correct file folder.

Browsers expect bookmarks to be in a specific location. If she moved them somewhere else the browser won't see them. So if they are on the PC, but in the wrong place, the browser will not display them.
I will give that site a look...any other things it could be..
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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the recycling bin is empty...there is nothing there..any other options?
If the recycling bin is empty and it hasn't been emptied since the work was done then the favorites are probably somewhere. The question is where since they should be there if they were deleted.

Did you check the usb drive?

About the only other thing I can think of is to search for the name, or part of a name, of a favorite you remember. Start at the root of C: with the search so it will look at the entire file structure.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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If the recycling bin is empty and it hasn't been emptied since the work was done then the favorites are probably somewhere. The question is where since they should be there if they were deleted.

Did you check the usb drive?

About the only other thing I can think of is to search for the name, or part of a name, of a favorite you remember. Start at the root of C: with the search so it will look at the entire file structure.
I hate to ask, but what if it was emptied?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What happens when you launch IE now and pull up favorites? Are they still there?
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