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[Solved]Bookmarks gone, where the hell did it go??? Using Opera 33

  • Just this week my bookmarks are accessible, from the toolbar to the bookmarks folders and speed dial, then yesterday all of a sudden I noticed that my speed dials were missing. I didn't mind it, but today when I need to access a bookmark on the toolbar, there's no bookmarks. All my bookmarks are gone. I can't find it, I checked the profile folder can't find the bookmarks file. I have a ton bookmarks, now I can't see any of them. How do I restore it back.

    Opera 33, Windows 7.

    Thanks!

  • The bookmarks file should certainly be there.
    Even if the original got trashed somehow, the browser should have generated a new one.
    Look again in the profile\data folder. The file is just called "bookmarks" with no file extension.
    If it is very small in size it will be a newly generated empty database.
    If that is the case your only hope of restoring the bookmarks is from a backup or using an undelete program to recover the original file if it hasn't been over-written. There may be a "bookmarks.bak" file in the folder that may not be too out of date. Copy it and the "bookmarks" file out of the folder, re-name it "bookmarks", and see what that brings back.
    Good luck!
    :)

  • Hey man thanks!
    I did manage to see the bookmarks on the \AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
    but the only thing there are the two most recent bookmarks that I bookmarked awhile ago :|
    Did it get ovewritten? I mean my old bookmarks?

    I'm also seeing the bookmarks.bak but like the bookmarks file, it still shows the most recent bookmarks, not the old ones :awww:

    I also saw bookmarksExtras it's a 7mb file do you think that's it? I can't seem to open it.

  • Nope...that BookmarksExtras didn't do jack shit.

    I'm desperate. Help!

  • Well, I did play around with the files(both the bookmarks and bookmarks.bak files) and I manage to restore back all my old bookmarks.

    What I did was I right clicked on both bookmarks and bookmarks.bak files and 2 properties windows appeared one for each file. On the "Previous Versions" tab(for both windows) there's an option for me to restore to an earlier date, which is Nov 17, I clicked restore for both and restarted Opera and that's it, all my old bookmarks are restored.

    Here's a screenshot(just in case somebody encounter this issue)

    http://i65.tinypic.com/2zevy8i.jpg

  • Glad you fixed it!
    :yes:
    Sorry to state the obvious and easy to be wise after the event, but this is a prime example why you should always regularly back up your system!
    :)

  • Glad you fixed it!

    Sorry to state the obvious and easy to be wise after the event, but this is a prime example why you should always regularly back up your system!

    Yeah, I actually do back up before an update, but this time it updated itself to 33, It didn't gave me a chance to back up. I'll probably back up everyday before I sleep. This new Opera update messed up my routine. Haha.

    Thanks man! :cheers:

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