Backup Chrome Bookmarks [HOW TO]

As you know the Chrome bookmarks are our favorites places (websites) at the Daedalus Internet world. For that reason is important to have a backup copy of your bookmarks in case of profile corrupt or in case that you want to transfer them to another computer. 

Backup Chrome Bookmarks

This tutorial contains instructions on how to backup and restore your Chrome Bookmarks (Favorites).

How to backup and restore Chrome Bookmarks.

Where Chrome Bookmarks are stored?

The Chrome Bookmarks are stored in a single file named “bookmarks”. Chrome also stores a backup copy of your bookmarks to another file named “bookmarks.bak”.
Both bookmarks files (‘bookmarks‘ & ‘bookmarks.bak’) are stored under your user profile folder at the following location on the disk:

If you use Windows 8, 7 or Vista:

  • C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    • e.g. If your username is “User” then your bookmarks are stored in ‘C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default’  folder

 

If you use Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\\%Username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    • e.g. ‘If your username is “User” then your bookmarks are stored in ‘C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default’ folder.

 

How to Backup Chrome Bookmarks.

If your want to backup your chrome bookmarks, then from your Chrome profile folder, copy the ‘bookmarks’ file to another storage location. To do that:

If you use Windows 8, 7 or Vista:

  • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
  • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following command:
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\default
  • Press Enter
  • Find the ‘bookmarks‘ file and copy it to the backup location. *

 

If you use Windows XP:

  • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
  • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following command:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\default
  • Press Enter
  • Find the ‘bookmarks‘ file and copy it to backup location. *

* Suggestion: Backup (copy) also the ‘bookmarks.bak‘ file (bookmarks backup file) just in case that the original bookmarks file “bookmarks” has corrupted. At this case, just rename the “bookmarks.bak” file to “bookmarks” and you ‘re done!

chrome-bookmarks-backup

 

How to Restore Chrome bookmarks.

1. In order to restore your bookmarks, exit Google Chrome on then navigate to Chrome profile folder: To do that:

  • If you use Windows 8, 7 or Vista:
    • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
    • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following:
      • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\default
    • Press Enter
  • If you use Windows XP:
    • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
    • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following:
      • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\default
    • Press Enter

2. Copy and paste the “bookmarks” file from the backup location, inside the “Default” folder.

3. Finally open Google Chrome and you ‘re done.

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