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I have accidentally deleted some of the book marks that show up on my 'new tab' page (recently visited / popular I guess).

Chrome New Tab page

How can I restore deleted links to this page? Or, how can I add new ones?

Windows 7, Google Chrome 29.0.1547.76 m

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If you have not closed chrome then you might be able to restore the previous version by grabbing the backup file but if you have closed the instance the bookmarks are already gone. – Ramhound Sep 27 '13 at 18:47

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It's almost impossible to restore that. One possibility could be: Everytime you install a new windows-update, windows sets a restore-point. So when you have installed an update short time, before you have deleted them, you can restore to the last restore-point and hopefully, the bookmarks will be restored. But be aware: Everything else that you have done after this restore point will be deleted. But if it's worth for you, give it a try.

How to restore to a restore-point.

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Note: This is no longer the best answer. As of version 33 this is possible. See Andrew Lott's answer below. – sixtyfootersdude Sep 22 '14 at 20:22

I've just found how to restore these, at least in Version 33.0.1714.0 canary.

Click the x to "Don't show on this page" for another link. You should get options below to Undo or Restore all. The Restore all brings back all links that have previously been hidden.

Chrome New Tab page

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"Restore all" doesn't seem to restore removed links before closing down chrome though (atleast the latest version on Mac Os X). – Chandra Mohan Mar 12 at 13:43
Note that Restore all will show only after you delete something, so if you deleted something earlier, you need to delete another item in order to be able to restore them all. – Shomz Apr 22 at 23:03
Note that you should scroll down a bit on some screens. – ybeltukov Oct 24 at 12:26
Just tried this, not working for me anymore, version 46.0.2490.80 m – Terry Nov 6 at 20:15

you could also try Previous versions of Users folder on C:\ drive. Go to C:\Users\ = right click on your user name and go to Previous versions tab and select the date you want to restore the folder to. It should list multiple dates.

Note: this works only if the system protection is turned on.

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If you remember what bookmarks you had, and want to restore (or, more to the point, if you know what bookmarks you want to have now), go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and delete all data from there. Your Chrome browser will be like a newly installed one. Then if you go to your favorite sites three or four times, they will appear on the “new tab” page.

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