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I seem to have lost my Google Chrome bookmarks, and I'm not

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Hello. I seem to have lost my Google Chrome bookmarks, and I'm not sure why, or more importantly, how to get them back. I'm on Windows 8.1. Nothing else seems to have been gone (passwords, homepage, etc.), just my bookmarks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no "previous versions" tab under properties for me. I read on Google that it's been removed in Windows 8.
Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

It may not be enabled on your PC, but it's still an option in Windows 8.

Try uploading your bookmark files here

Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

send me the link and I will see if I can open them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought there was a different system in place for Windows 8. I looked into that one, but what I found suggested that it did indeed need to be enabled ahead of time.I think I have uploaded them all; the one without extension and the one with .bak are ones that I have been attempting to reconstruct. The .bak2 is the one that was previously the one without extension.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh, the link, I'm sorry.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually there's also this one. uploaded one of the files first, and then got the first link, which seemed to make it so I could not upload any more; I went to the link again and uploaded the other two, and then I got this second link.
Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

Go to Bookmarks --> Bookmark Manager --> Organize --> Import bookmarks from HTML file

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, but that just gets me my current bookmarks again. Like I said, those are the ones that I'm currently rebuilding in case I cannot retrieve them.
Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

I didn't see a file with.bak2

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Something probably went wrong with my upload, then. How's this?
Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's unfortunate, but that's what I thought. Thanks anyway. I suppose I'll have to continue rebuilding my bookmarks (and remember to back them up properly this time).
Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

Ya, make sure you export them to a html file once you are done creating them again.

Expert:  Cody replied 1 year ago.

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