How to Export, Save, and Import Chrome Bookmarks
You can conveniently export and save your Chrome bookmarks, whether you have purchased a new device or want to reset Chrome. Then, on a new computer, you can import your bookmarks, so your new browser will be just like your old one. Here’s how you can export, save, and import Chrome bookmarks, so you can then upload or backup Chrome to another device.
How to Export and Save Your Chrome Bookmarks
Open Chrome and go to Menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager to export and save your bookmarks. Then press the three-dot button and pick Bookmarks for Export. Lastly, pick where your Chrome bookmarks should be saved.
- Open Chrome and press the button in the top-right corner with three vertical dots.
- Hover over the bookmarks, then. This opens up the pop-up menu.
- Next, press Manager for bookmarks. By clicking this, a new tab would open.
Then, with three vertical dots, press the button.
- Next to the Bookmarks search bar, under the Chrome address bar, you’ll find this.
- Next, click Bookmarks for Export. Open File Explorer on a Windows 10 computer or Finder on a Mac computer by clicking this button.
- Finally , select a name and a destination, and then click Save. You should save the HTML file to a disc drive or to an external hard drive if you wish to move your Chrome bookmarks to a different device. Or, you can save your Chrome bookmarks on your laptop and send them as an attachment on yourself. You can then import them to a new device after you export your Chrome bookmarks.
To find out how, follow the steps below:
How to Import Chrome Bookmarks
Open Chrome and go to Menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager to import your Chrome bookmarks, and then press the three-dot button. Finally, press Import, and then pick the HTML file that you have exported.
- Open Chrome with Google.
- In the top-right corner, press the button with three vertical dots.
- Then go to Bookmarks > Administrator of Bookmarks
- Then, click on the button next to the search bar with three vertical dots. Next to the Bookmarks search bar, under the Chrome address bar, you’ll find this.
- Then click the Bookmarks Import button. Clicking this would open the Open File dialogue box on the machine and ask you to load a file. To import your Chrome bookmarks, choose the HTML file you saved.
- Finally , select the saved HTML bookmarks file and click Open. It would then download all of your bookmarks.Check out our article on how to speed up Chrome if you’re having problems with your browser.
How To Back Up Chrome Bookmarks From The Hidden Folder
There is another way to manually back up your Chrome bookmarks. You just have to make the effort to locate the hidden folder in your Windows PC or macOS. Then copy and paste the Bookmarks file from the Chrome profile folder to another secure location.
Follow the steps below.
Drill down to the User Data folder on your PC. This is the default location for all your entire browser profile (it includes Bookmarks, Passwords, Extensions, and Settings).
In Windows (Windows 10, 8, 7 & Vista), the default location is:
C:\Users\<Your Username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
In macOS, the default location is:
Users/<Your Username>/Library / Application Support / Google / Chrome / Default
For both paths, replace Your Username with the account name you use on the computer.