I googled for this, but didn't find an answer.
I removed a folder in Google Chrome's Bookmarks bar. Chrome says nothing when doing this, and I assumed it wouldn't actually delete the data from the Bookmarks manager, just the folder in the Bookmarks bar.
Turns out I was wrong, and now I lost hundred's of URLs.
I closed and restarted Chrome since then, so data is apparently no longer on disk.
Since Google Sync is on by default, it says I have "536 bookmarks", I installed Chrome on another computer, logged on to Google... but the folder is still gone.
I can't believe Chrome doesn't prompt the user with an obvious message for something that important.
Is there somehow a way to recover a folder removed from the Bookmarks bar?
Edit: Amazingly, Chrome doesn't 1) provide a way to remove an item from the Bookmarks bar without also deleting it from the Bookmarks list, and 2) doesn't even warn the user of the consequences when doing so!
The only way to recover data is:
- if you haven't closed the browser yet, make a backup of the Bookmarks file, close the browser, replace the now-leaner Bookmarks file with the previous version, and restart Chrome
- if you have closed it, recover the file from your backup. You did backup that file, right? ;-)