Undoubtedly, there will be a moment and circumstance when you want to export your Chrome bookmarks to your computer as a backup.
In this article, I’ll walk you through the quick and straightforward procedure of exporting bookmarks from Chrome.
Why Would Chrome Export Bookmarks?
Really, there are just two reasons why you might wish to export your Chrome bookmarks.
You want to export and store them so you can import them into another browser since you think anything might happen to your browser in the future.
In either case, the procedure is straightforward and uncomplicated, and it won’t take you very long.
Learn how to quickly save Chrome bookmarks to your computer so you may have them on hand in case you need a backup or want to import them somewhere else.
Please take note that this guide assumes you are already using Chrome and have some familiarity with it.
Chrome Bookmarks Export
1. Open the Chrome browser first.
In case you haven’t already, start the Chrome browser now.
2. Open the Chrome menu in step two.
On the top right of the page, select the three dots menu (also known as the Chrome browser menu symbol).
3. Go to Bookmark Manager in step three.
Hover over “Bookmarks” in the pop-up menu, and then choose “Bookmark Manager” from the second slide-out menu.
4. Open the Bookmark Menu Icon
You may see another menu icon from Chrome in this part. The option to manage bookmarks is located here. Select that by clicking now.
5. Select Export Bookmarks.
Choose “Export Bookmarks” from the dropdown menu that opens.
6. Choose a destination and save
7. Your computer’s save options will appear in a window that will appear. Whether you’re using Windows or Mac OS, the layout and appearance will vary, but the technique is the same in both cases.
8. Give the bookmarks file whatever name you choose, choose where to save the file, and then click “Save.” Chrome bookmarks will be saved to your computer in the location that you specified.
Back up your Chrome bookmarks
What if you need to restore your Chore bookmarks after you’ve already saved them? This procedure is also quite straightforward. Let’s complete it jointly.
Step 1: Choose the Bookmarks Import option.
In the top right corner, select the “three dots” menu (Chrome menu). Select the “Import Bookmarks and Settings” option after hovering your cursor over “Bookmarks” in the dropdown.
Step 2: Setup Import Options
You can configure various import settings in a box that will appear. Choose “Bookmarks HTML File” after checking the boxes that you desire.
Step 3: Select the file.
You will be given the option to select the file you desire when you do this. Select the pertinent bookmark file you already exported from Chrome and saved.
Simply click the import button after selecting the desired file, and Chrome will take care of the rest.
I’m done now! Your bookmarked pages have been successfully recovered.
Where Do Chrome’s Bookmarks Actually Live?
Chrome actually uses a lengthy path to store the bookmark and bookmark backup file. The location is “AppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault” in your user directory.
Always remember to exit Google Chrome before making any changes to or deleting the bookmarks file.
Can I Sync My Bookmarks Between Browsers?
Definitely, yes. Most browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, have options for doing this.
Is It Necessary to Enable Sync in Google Chrome?
Simply put, this is a question of opinion. Having said that, switching between various device types or adding a new device will be a fairly fluid experience thanks to the Google Chrome Sync setting.
As a result, your home computer and your office PC or laptop could both contain the same bookmarks. It’s really useful, especially if you travel frequently.