If you right click this folder, and go to properties --> previous versions --> is there any previous date in here that you can restore this folder?C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
It may not be enabled on your PC, but it's still an option in Windows 8.
Try uploading your bookmark files here http://www.filedropper.com/
send me the link and I will see if I can open them.
Go to Bookmarks --> Bookmark Manager --> Organize --> Import bookmarks from HTML file http://www.filedropper.com/bookmarks10115
I didn't see a file with.bak2
Sorry I got confused, I see the .bak2 file but it's only 1kb with nothing in it. Without being able to restore that folder, I don't see a way getting the original file back.
Ya, make sure you export them to a html file once you are done creating them again.
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