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    I accidentally formatted drive that contained IE favorites. I had them backed to a folder in another drive. How do I restore the favorites so IE will recognize them?

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    What version of Windows are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltcafr View Post
    I accidentally formatted drive that contained IE favorites. I had them backed to a folder in another drive. How do I restore the favorites so IE will recognize them?
    Go to your named folder (the one with your name on it). Look & see if there isn't a Favorites folder in there (w/ your Favorites).
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    The Menu Bar of the IE browser shows Favorites.

    You had them backed-up and that is what you lost. But, they, still, exist where I have said.

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    Favorites, Import and Export, Import from a file: Import favorites

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    I tried that. All IE wants to import is "bookmark.htm" even though I told it to import all files/folders from favorites folder.

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    I can't get IE 11 to import favorites from that folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltcafr View Post
    I can't get IE 11 to import favorites from that folder.
    You could always just Copy-Paste. Primitive, maybe but, doable.

    Did you look for a Favorites Folder where I had suggested?

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    I was able to restore favorites by looking where windows was storing new favorites-on the drive I formatted in the "windows games" folder.
    I created favorites in folder you suggested and copied favorites into it, but IE wouldn't retrieve them

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    I found where windows is currently storing new favorites in drive I formatted under "windows games" so I copied and pasted saved favorites into folder and it works.

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