How to backup Chrome Bookmarks.

As you know the Chrome bookmarks are our favorites places (websites) at the daedal 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. 

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Where your 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 directory and inside the Chrome storage folder at the following location:

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 your Chrome Bookmarks?

If your want to backup your chrome bookmarks your have to navigate to your user directory (profile folder) and copy the ‘bookmarks’ file to another 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 your 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. *

* Notice: If your profile is corrupted then copy also the ‘bookmarks.bak’ file (bookmarks backup file) found at the same location. In case that the original bookmarks file (bookmarks) is corrupted then just rename the “bookmarks.bak” file to “bookmarks” and you ‘re done!

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How to transfer or restore Chrome bookmarks?

In order to restore your bookmarks file or to transfer it to another computer, exit Google Chrome on then and then navigate to the Chrome profile folder (see above). Then paste the “bookmarks” file from your backup location to your Chrome profile folder. Finally open Google Chrome.

That’s all folks! Did it work for you?

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