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    Missing bookmark.htm

    I am running IE 11 on Win 8.1. Recently I had to do a system restore. In the process the bookmark.htm file disappeared. Now I can not open the favorites file under C:\windows\users\{my name}\favorites; neither can I save any url to favorites. I used the search charm to look for bookmark.htm with no results. When I try to import favorites, I can't because windows can't find the bookmark.htm file. I tried copying the favorites file I saved to a thumb drive, but windows won't recognize the folder C:\windows\users\{my name}\favorites. I also tried copying and pasting the favorites folder from another Win 8.1 computer with the same results - windows won't recognize it.

    How can I create or restore the bookmark.htm?

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    Normally at C:\users\{my name}\favorites (no "windows" in the path).

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    My bad. Favorites are located in c:\users\{my name}\users\favorites. Microsoft Fix It has no posts dealing w/bookmark.htm

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    A bookmark.htm file is created when you export Favorites to a file.

    The default location is C:\Users\<Your User Name>\Documents.

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    Thanks. Now how I get windows to recognize favorites I have stored in C:\Users\<Your User Name>\Documents?

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    IE favorites should be stored in the Favorites folder.

    If you just want to use bookmark.htm, make it your Home Page.

    Open it in IE, go to Tools > Internet Options.

    In the General tab, Home page section, click the Use Current button.

    However, every time you add a bookmark, you'll need to create a new bookmark.htm file to see it.

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    Try these:

    Let me modify that; the first is for Vista no W8 machine running to check.

    http://www.brighthub.com/computing/w...les/31564.aspx

    Try these first :http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...c-551ea4d46b3c


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...c-68b599b31bf5




    Last edited by wavy; 2015-05-25 at 09:22. Reason: note on first link add 2nd
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    Thanks to all. Somehow I managed to get it fixed.

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    Since you know the filename, an excellent FAST & FREE file searcher program is Search Everything from www.voidtools.com. It seems to locate stuff for me that the WinExpl search function misses. Does not search contents of files, just paths & filenames (or any portion thereof).

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