Performed hard drive recovery, forgot to save Firefox bookmarks. Any way to recover my bookmarks?

 

Home Forums ASK THE TECHS FOR HELP Performed hard drive recovery, forgot to save Firefox bookmarks. Any way to recover my bookmarks?

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Joey Cam Joey Cam 2 years, 2 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #1414

    ayi1369
    Member

    Hello,
    I did hard drive recovery on my computer and forgot to save my firefox bookmarks. Is there any way to recover those bookmarks even after computer has been reformatted. Thanks so much.
    Ayi

  • #1416
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
    Moderator

    There chance you will be able to recover Firefox bookmarks, but it is not 100%.

    You need to find File Recovery software that can recover Firefox bookmarks. The extension for Firefox bookmarks is “.json”.

    I know of 2 free recovery software programs (there may be more free ones, I just know of 2), “Recuva” and “Wise Data Recovery”.

    Here are instructions on how to use Recuva. It is the more complicated of the 2.

    Step 1: Download / Install “Recuva” from here: http://www.piriform.com/recuva/builds
    (Download the “Installer” version unless you are familiar with portable apps)

    Step 2: Run the program.

    Step 3: Click the checkbox titled “Do not show this Wizard on Startup.” Then click the “Cancel” button

    Step 4: Go to options > Actions and check everything under the “Actions > Scanning” category. Click the “OK” button

    Step 5: In the text input box on the right type in the characters “.json” without the parenthesis.

    Step 6: Click the “Scan” button. Now wait. This may take an hour or 2.

    Step 7: When the scan is completed it may show a lot of different files that are not relevant to what you want. Search through the files and look for any files that are named SIMILAR (but not the same) as this “bookmarks-2015-05-24_8.json”.

    Step 8: If you find a winner, click the checkbox near the filename then click the “Recover” button

    You can also try Wise Data Recovery. Get it from here: http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html

    Not sure if those 2 programs will work for your specific situation but it does not hurt or cost anything to try with them.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Advertisment ad adsense adlogger