Windows 10: Lost Edge Faves After Factory Wipe and Win 10 Reinstall ... Now What?

Discus and support Lost Edge Faves After Factory Wipe and Win 10 Reinstall ... Now What? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; OK, here's the order of awful events: 1. I install Windows 10, and there's much rejoicing (for about a week). 2. I switch to MS Edge because it... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by blueowl, Aug 23, 2015.

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    Lost Edge Faves After Factory Wipe and Win 10 Reinstall ... Now What?


    OK, here's the order of awful events:

    1. I install Windows 10, and there's much rejoicing (for about a week).
    2. I switch to MS Edge because it seems so awesome. I move all of my browser favorites from Chrome to Edge, and them remove them from Chrome to "clean it up" (since I now only use Chrome for work-related stuff). I realize, looking back, what a dumb move this was.
    3. In my irrational exuberance over Windows 10, I don't bother backing up my favorites.
    4. It all falls apart about a week in, when I experience, a) Idle computer turning into a black screen with no mouse and a non-responsive keyboard, b) The dreaded Win 10 reboot loop, c) Laptop overheating that actually BURNS skin, and d) a complete meltdown of the system, which includes failure of all diagnostic tests and an eventual emergency factory reset of the laptop.
    5. During this reset, of course, I tried to save some files, but I wasn't that successful. I was so frustrated at that point that I just opted to move forward with the complete wipe so I could have a working computer.
    6. After some tough love and trust exercises, I reinstalled Windows 10 and we're living in a kind of delicate peace.

    EXCEPT - all of my dozens of bookmarks, collected over several years, are completely gone. I can't find them in any hidden nook of the computer, nor in any of my backup files on my external drive. Am I screwed? Tell it to me straight.

    :)
     
    blueowl, Aug 23, 2015
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    FrustratedUser90123, Aug 23, 2015
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    ranger_535, Aug 23, 2015
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