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Something has changed on my Chromebook.My bookmarks icon has

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Something has changed on my Chromebook.My bookmarks icon has disappeared and my chromecast no longer shows up anywhere.

Ehab Tutor :

It's my pleasure to help you on any computer related questions

Ehab Tutor :

can you please clarify what do you mean by Your bookmarks icon disappeared?

Ehab Tutor :

can you send a screenshot?

Ehab Tutor :

are you refering to the bookmarks bar inside chrome?

Ehab Tutor :

if yes, you can try pressing ctrl+Shift+B at the together on your keyboard, this will toggle the show and hide of the bookmarks bar

Customer:

Bookmarks bar must be new...haven't seen it b-4 this problem started

Customer:

Used to have a "Favorites" "Button" to click....is no longer there

Ehab Tutor :

did you try pressing ctrl+shift+B

Ehab Tutor :

did it show the bookmarks bar on top of your chrome browser?

Customer:

Can't find any of my saved sites

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

is it empty or does it have your bookmarks

Customer:

only has two that I just saved this AM

Ehab Tutor :

ok can you see the icon at the top right with 3 horizontal lines

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

click it and choose bookmarks

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

and then choose bookmark manager

Ehab Tutor :

from the other menu that pops up

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

you should be able to see all your bookmarks here.

Ehab Tutor :

some of the bookmarks are added to the bookmarks bar but other can be added into folders

Customer:

nope...just the new ones

Ehab Tutor :

nothing appears under "other bookmarks"?

Customer:

no

Ehab Tutor :

it seems that the bookmarks was removed accidently

Customer:

by google,apparantly

Ehab Tutor :

unfortunatley chrome doesn't keep except a single backup which is overwritten each time you launch chrome

Customer:

Chromecast also gone

Ehab Tutor :

what do you mean by gone?

Customer:

no longer shows an icon

Ehab Tutor :

on the desktop you mean

Customer:

yes

Customer:

doesn't show up on u-tube,either

Ehab Tutor :

ok lets first make sure it is still there on your laptop

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

can you click on the app launcher icon

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

the one with multiple small squares

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

now the chromcast was pinned to the desktop right?

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

ok can you see it in the app launcher?

Customer:

no

Ehab Tutor :

was it named chromecast?

Customer:

I think so...never paid much attention...always launched on desktop

Ehab Tutor :

can you type in the search chrome cast?

Ehab Tutor :

and tell me if among the results there is a familiar icon

Ehab Tutor :

do you remember how its icon looked like?

Ehab Tutor :

was it named google cast?

Ehab Tutor :

with a blue icon that looks like a rectangle with a wireless sign at the botto

Ehab Tutor :

bottom

Customer:

Icon was a screen outline....looked like the "full screen" icon

Customer:

Chromecast

Ehab Tutor :

where you able to find it in the search?

Customer:

wait

Ehab Tutor :

The search on the app launcher shows all the apps that are there on your pc

Ehab Tutor :

so if it doesn't show up, it must have been removed somehow

Customer:

app launcher takes me to a regular-looking search page

Ehab Tutor :

once you click the app launcher at the top of it there is search bar where you can type

Ehab Tutor :

type chromecast in it

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

and press enter

Customer:

Already did

Ehab Tutor :

but it doesn't show the icon you knew, right?

Ehab Tutor :

in the search results i mean

Customer:

app launcher takes me to a regular-looking search page

Ehab Tutor :

ok lets attempt something else

Ehab Tutor :

can you click on the store icon

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

once there type in the search box at the left handside " chrome cast "

Ehab Tutor :

then press enter

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

i can see on the search results an extension named chromecast that is deprecated

Customer:

shows that I have it...wants me to "rate it"

Ehab Tutor :

which means no longer supported

Ehab Tutor :

really

Customer:

yep

Ehab Tutor :

then you should be able to see it in your app launcher

Customer:

yep

Ehab Tutor :

are you able to see it in your app launcher?

Customer:

nope

Ehab Tutor :

this is really weired

Customer:

yep

Ehab Tutor :

on the webstore, do you get the plus sign to add it?

Customer:

nope

Customer:

"Rate it"

Ehab Tutor :

this is normal since it is already installed.

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

can you read the word (deprecated) next to its name?

Customer:

its the next one down on the list

Ehab Tutor :

under extensions?

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

ok let me send you a screenshot to make sure its the same app we are talking about

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

does it show on your browser next to the 3 horizontal line icon?

Customer:

It used to

Ehab Tutor :

Full Size Image

Ehab Tutor :

Full Size Image

Customer:

"not found"

Ehab Tutor :

check this image, is this the same app we are talking about

Ehab Tutor :

check the next image, the first didn't go through

Customer:

ok...says depricated

Ehab Tutor :

yeah but is this the icon?

Customer:

no

Ehab Tutor :

this is the one i could find name chrome cast

Ehab Tutor :

ok lets try this

Customer:

icon is a rectangle

Ehab Tutor :

click on the 3 horizontal lines icon

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

then choose settings

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

now on the new window

Ehab Tutor :

click on extensions

Ehab Tutor :

from the left menu

Customer:

says googlecast not enabled

Ehab Tutor :

just check the enable box

Ehab Tutor :

this should make it appear

Customer:

ok

Customer:

icon is back

Ehab Tutor :

:)

Ehab Tutor :

congratulations

Customer:

:)

Ehab Tutor :

sorry for the lost bookmarks, wished i could help more on this issue

Customer:

Now,my favorites

Ehab Tutor :

the problem with the favorites is that they obviously were deleted somehow

Customer:

Wonder what happened???

Customer:

Google must have changed something

Ehab Tutor :

yeah i cannot really know what could have happened

Ehab Tutor :

I can help you know how to backup your bookmarks to avoid this from happening again

Customer:

Well,you solved part of my problem

Ehab Tutor :

Chrome menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark manager > Organize > Export bookmarks to HTML file

Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

you can use this to export your bookmark to an html file for later use if this problem ever occurs

Customer:

took me 10 years to accumulate my bookmarks

Ehab Tutor :

What a loss

Ehab Tutor :

do you have them on any former pc/ laptop?

Customer:

Maybe

Ehab Tutor :

great

Ehab Tutor :

if this is the case

Ehab Tutor :

you can use the same method to export them from the older pc/laptop

Ehab Tutor :

then you can import them here

Ehab Tutor :

Chrome menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark manager > Organize > Import Bookmarks from Html Files

Ehab Tutor :

got it?

Customer:

yep

Ehab Tutor :

10 years of bookmarks must be on an old laptop

Ehab Tutor :

at least you can save uptil you moved to chrombook

Ehab Tutor :

by the way, how is it performing with you?

Customer:

Should be all, except for last years

Ehab Tutor :

In terms of battery life and overall performance?

Customer:

Up until this problem,my Chromebook has been GREAT

Ehab Tutor :

nice as i am thinking of buying one this fall

Customer:

Its a Samsung

Ehab Tutor :

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Ehab Tutor :

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Customer:

Thank you

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Customer:

ok

Ehab Tutor :

Thank you very much

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