Does formatting erase bookmarks

India
October 1, 2012 2:21am CST
I want to format my C drive. Will it erase the bookmarks bar too? I have lots of bookmarks and it will not be possible to save them manually. There are folders and all the stuff. Please help me.
4 responses
• India
4 Oct 12
Hi friend, if you format your c drive, you will lose every information there, surely your bookmark will also be deleted. Take a back up of your book marks and send it in the format of email, i.e email all your bookmarked files to your id and save it in drafts, it will be useful for your future use
• India
6 Oct 12
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• India
6 Oct 12
Good to know that you are following my articles, do you think that i will create an article with this 4 line reply, i have lot of ideas to create my article and i don't write any article based on this discussion. If you are really following my articles, you come to know about it.
• India
9 Oct 12
It's no laughing matter my friend. If we are contributing to sites where we earn from pageviews, we have to have lots of ideas. I don't know about you, but I have created articles from only 4 words, let alone 4 lines. 4 lines would be lots of material and ideas for someone like me to write at least a 300-word article. And if I am not wrong, I had read about your response here, when you said that we can have longer responses in mylot discussions and then edit and add stuff to it to make an article out of it. I am sure, it was your response.
• India
2 Oct 12
I try to explain it as simple as possible. 1. Where are your bookmarks saved? Ans: The browser. 2. Where is your browser installed? Ans: Within C:\ 3. What happens after you format C:\ ? Ans: Every file, program, etc. gets formatted, i.e., deleted. A fresh OS is installed. So you see how and why you loose the bookmarks? I think you got it. In order to keep you're bookmarks I advice you to install a different browser than what you use. Before installing it will ask for a path, as to in which drive or folder you want to install it. Select any drive other than C:\ After the installation is done and it runs for the first time, it will ask you if you wish to copy bookmarks from other browsers. Select yes and all the bookmarks will be copied to the new browser. Now format C:\ The new browser will still remain as it was not installed in D:\ Now run the new browser once. Then installed your preferred, i.e., the old browser again. As usual after the installation and before if runs for the first time, it will ask if you want to import bookmarks from other browsers. Select yes and you're done. So you'll be able to use the browser as you're using it now, even after the format. Good day!
• India
4 Oct 12
Well, I have to admit that you have literally written a mini tutorial and that will certainly help other people here. As far as I am concerned, my problem has been solved as you might have read above. But still you have given a quality reply. Hats off!
• India
5 Oct 12
Mimi-tutorial! I liked the word. Good to hear that you were able to solve your problem. As you mentioned, someone else may find it useful. Maybe you also, if you desire to format C:\ again. Who knows! Good day!
• India
6 Oct 12
People here are very helpful. Some will certainly be enlightened with these tips.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
1 Oct 12
Hi Abhi Unfortunately yes all those bookmarks will be deleted too with that formatting. As all software store their data in system drive.. But as above responder said, every new browser having option of exporting bookmark. Using that you can export them and store in other drive. After the formatting of drive you can import them in browser again.
• India
1 Oct 12
So now I know some of the things I was taking for granted. I have gone through the help and exported the bookmarks. Now when I format the C drive and make it functional again, I will just import the same file back again. It's so simple. Thanks for the information !
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Oct 12
Hi, You should make a temporary folder in another drive and save them there. It could be in a separate partition or on a flash disk. It is only a matter of downloading the whole stuff as soon as the new operating system is operational.
• India
1 Oct 12
Do you mean I do this manually? I am asking this because if I make a temporary folder, then I will have to copy-paste the links manually. That would be really difficult to do. There are lots of links and folders and doing it manually is the last thing I am looking to do.