I was shutting down my computer. Yahoo IM was on. And then it happened…my computer frooze. I was in a hurry, so I had to forcefully shut it down. Then, later I turned on my computer, and guess what. All my email folders in Outlook Express have disaapeared, my bookmarks in both IE and Firefox have disappeared. I did some web searches to find out about fixes, nothing has helped (getting bookmarks.bak from the application data folder didn’t help). My email folders are not much of an issue, since I use IMAP. But my bookmarks are a big source of grief. I had just cleaned it up, re-organized it etc. Btw, I did install the latest Windows update before this happened.
Any ideas will be hugely appreciated.