Chrome and Firefox bookmark files, stored in your roaming profile, are being backed up daily (around 3:30am) to your UDrive space in case you have to clear your roaming profile. You will see a V:\Backup\Bookmarks folder of you have such a backup. IE Favorites are redirected to your "Home Folder" which is PASS or UDrive, and won't disappear if a roaming profile is cleared.
A new version of "PSU Alerts" that will restore such a file should be out this week.
For the Fall 2013 semester we are reviewing all installed applications and removing the ones with low usage. We are asking Faculty to review the list of the currently installed applications to ensure we do not miss a critical application required for their courses.