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    After installing several Vista and Windows updates last night
    my IE8 Favorites has been almost totally removed.
    I still have all my Folders as far as I can tell, but
    only one or two entries are left.

    Which recent update did the damage?
    And can I recovery anything?
    Ray A.

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    Try restarting your machine.
    I have not seen this issue on any of the machines that I have upgraded, and I have done many of them.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raylsworth View Post
    After installing several Vista and Windows updates last night
    my IE Favorites has been almost totally removed.
    I still have all my Folders as far as I can tell, but
    only one or two entries are left.

    Which recent update did the damage?
    And can I recovery anything?
    Ray A.
    Haven't heard of this happening either. The favorites folder only contains a list of shortcuts and updates shouldn't even be looking at these items.

    I don't suppose you have an image copy or backup of any of these entries?
    If you don't.....you should. Great peace of mind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    Try restarting your machine.
    I have not seen this issue on any of the machines that I have upgraded, and I have done many of them.
    Restarted after installing updates and have shutdown and re-booted since.
    IE8 updates were KB975364 & KB976749.
    Any other reason for a reset of the Favorites file?
    Ray A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viking33 View Post
    Haven't heard of this happening either. The favorites folder only contains a list of shortcuts and updates shouldn't even be looking at these items.

    I don't suppose you have an image copy or backup of any of these entries?
    If you don't.....you should. Great peace of mind!
    No, but I was able to import my FireFox Bookmarks, which were close in content.
    Looks like I will be using FireFox a lot more now than IE8.
    Especially since IE8 is still STOPPING several times a session,
    and does not recall particial web address, but ends up in Google search.

    Ray A.

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