Google Chrome bookmarks are easy to sort and access from the browser. It only takes a few clicks to add, remove and rename bookmarks as needed. However, when you need to migrate bookmarks to a new browser, you may need to locate your bookmarks file to transfer them manually.
Chrome stores all bookmarks in a single file. If you want to back up, move, or access your bookmarks from the drive, you'll need to locate this file in your file system. If you can't find the bookmark file, you must have opened the wrong folder or you are in the wrong user path. It is always in the same folder on any system. However, the folder may reside in a different location depending on the operating system used, such as Windows 10, macOS, or a Linux variant. This article provides different methods to access your Google Chrome bookmarks to back them up or import them to another browser.
How to Find Google Chrome Bookmarks on Windows
To access the bookmark file in Windows, you will need to navigate to your AppData folder. To find the folder, follow these steps:
- Open File Explorer.
- Go to C:/Users/[YourPC] and select the Application data folder.
If you don't see the AppData folder, it's hidden. To access it, you need to change your settings to show hidden folders.
- Select the View tab in the menu.
- Dance Show / hide options, tick Hidden items.
- Select the View tab in the menu.
- Open Application data folder.
- Click on ADDRESS.
- Go to Google > Chrome > User Data.
- Select the Profile 2 folder.
You might observe the folder as " Defect " or " Profile 1 or 2… based on the number of profiles on your Google Chrome browser.
- Scroll down and you will find the bookmarks drop off.
You can now move, copy or delete your Chrome bookmarks at your discretion.
Where are Google Chrome bookmarks on macOS?
Google Chrome stores its bookmarks in the "Application Support" directory of macOS. Your file browser should be set to show hidden folders in macOS. You can find this directory via the “Terminal”.
Type the command line: /Users/'utilisateur>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default. hurry Enter and the Finder will access the folder with your bookmarks.
If the folder is hidden, you can still access it with Finder. Here's what you should do:
- Open Researcher.
- Aller vers Users/'user>/.
- If you don't see Library directory, press the Command + Shift + Period buttons to disable hidden folders. Alternatively, if you want to directly access files in the library, hold down the Alt key before selecting the " Go " menu.
- Go to Library > Application support.
- Find Google and click on it.
- Now click on Chrome.
- Enter the Defect folder.
Here you should see a "Favorites" file containing all of your Chrome bookmarks.
Where are Google Chrome bookmarks stored in Linux?
If you are using Linux, you can access the files by following these steps.
- press Ctrl + Alt + T open Port.
- In the Terminal window, enter this path:
Or, depending on the version of Chrome you're using, you might need this path instead:
- press Enter and you will navigate to the folder with your bookmark file.
If you cannot access the file path/folder, you need to click "Show hidden files" in the file browser menu.
Export Chrome bookmarks as HTML file
If you don't want to browse hidden files and system files, you can still access your Google Chrome bookmarks by exporting them as an HTML file.
To export your bookmarks, you must:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click it three vertical points in the upper right corner of the Chrome window.
- Hover over the bookmarks option.
- Click on Favorites manager.
- Click on the Organize icon (the three vertical white dots under the Suite icon).
- Click on Export bookmarks. You can now choose a destination folder for your file.
Importing this file into another browser is simple.
- Follow steps 1 through 5 and instead of Export, Click on Import.
- Next, select the file destination and click Open. This action will add all saved bookmarks to the existing ones.
Unable to locate file or export bookmarks?
If for some reason you cannot find your bookmarks file in the mentioned folders or if you are having trouble exporting an HMTL file, you can ask a question on Google Support.
Sometimes the problem is a glitch in your Google Chrome profile or the current state of the operating system, or there may be some other kind of malfunction. If so, try restarting the PC and try again or contact someone from the Customer team who will take over and guide you to a solution.
Although you may need to change some settings to show hidden folders, you can easily find your bookmark file on most devices and operating systems. If exporting your bookmarks isn't enough, now you know where the file is located so you can create a copy of the file at any time.
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