I have recently formatted my Laptop. However I forgot to export my bookmarks before formatting .What I have now is a folder named as Windows.old ..... but I don't know how to recover my lost bookmarks. Is there a way so that I can get my old bookmarks ..... i.e. I could import my old bookmarks .... into the new installation ?
The folder Windows.old contains your previous Windows installation. Its presence means that you have not formatted the hard disk, but have rather reinstalled Windows as a new installation in the unformatted disk.
If I am right about that misuse of the term "formatting", then there is still hope. Your bookmarks may still exist somewhere on the disk.
Search your hard disk for a file named
There might be several versions of it, if you have reinstalled Firefox and were lucky enough for it to have picked up a different profile name the second time. If there is only one, then Firefox has probably over-written it (verify, just in case).
Verify that this file contains your old bookmarks - you can just double-click on it to open in a browser.
Now follow the instructions in Import bookmarks. For Firefox 3:
Browse to the folder containing the file, select bookmarks.html and click "open". The imported bookmarks will be added to your existing bookmarks.