We all have our favorite websites ain’t we? If it’s a glance at the news or a peek at your favorite subreddits as well, bookmarks basically allow us to save time and instantly get us where we need to go on the web at the tap of a button. Let’s now discuss How to Import and Export Chrome Bookmarks.
We actually build up hundreds of bookmarks over the years—a time capsule of our past browsing history as well. If you guys are moving to a new computer, then you will probably want to take your Chrome bookmarks along with you. If you guys are not syncing Chrome bookmarks with your Google account, then you can also export them manually.
This will allow you to import them into a new Chrome installation on any PC you want, here’s how you can do it.
How to Import and Export Chrome Bookmarks
Export and Save Your Chrome Bookmarks
If you guys bought a new computer or you want to reset Chrome, then you can easily export and also save your Chrome bookmarks. Then you guys can import your bookmarks on a new computer as well so that your new browser will be just like your old one too. Let’s see how you can export, save, and import Chrome bookmarks as well, so you can transfer them to another computer or have a backup of it.
Well, to export and save your bookmarks, just open Chrome and head to Menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark manager as well. Then click on the three-dot icon and choose Export Bookmarks. Finally, select where you want to save your Chrome bookmarks.
- You have to open Chrome and press the icon with three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
- Then go to Bookmarks. This will then open a pop-up menu.
- Next, tap on the Bookmark manager. tapping this will open a new tab actually.
- Then you have to tap on the icon with three vertical dots. You will there find this next to the Bookmarks search bar, under the Chrome address bar actually.
- Next, tap on Export Bookmarks. tapping on this will open the File Explorer on a Windows 10 computer or the Finder on a Mac computer actually.
- At last, select a name and destination and tap Save. If you guys want to transfer your Chrome bookmarks to a new computer. Then you can save the HTML file to a flash drive or an external hard drive as well. Or, you can save your Chrome bookmarks to your desktop and also email it to yourself as an attachment as well.
When you export your Chrome bookmarks, then you can import them on a new computer. You need to follow the steps below in order to find out how:
Import Chrome Bookmarks
To import your Chrome bookmarks, you have to open Chrome and go to Menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark manager and then tap on the three-dot icon. At last, tap on Import and choose the HTML file you exported.
- You need to open Google Chrome.
- Tap on the icon with three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
- Then head to Bookmarks > Bookmark manager
- Next, just tap on the icon with three vertical dots next to the search bar actually. You will there find this next to the Bookmarks search bar, under the Chrome address bar actually.
- Then tap on Import Bookmarks. Clicking this will actually open the computer’s Open file dialog box and prompt you in order to load a file. Select the HTML file you store to import your Chrome bookmarks.
- At last, choose the saved bookmarks HTML file and then tap on Open. All of your bookmarks will then be imported.
Back-Up Chrome Bookmarks To An HTML File
Chrome makes it really easy to create a manual backup of your bookmarks actually. It houses them all in just a single HTML file that you can import into any other browser or another Chrome profile as well. Have a look at these steps
- Open Chrome.
- Tap on the Chrome Customize and Control button (the three dots on the top right). Choose Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager from the menu. Just like that, right-click anywhere on the Bookmarks bar if it’s visible.
The Chrome shortcut in order to open the Bookmark Manager is Ctrl + Shift + O.
- In the Bookmark Manager window, you need to click the Organize menu button (the three dots on the top right). Choose Export bookmarks.
- Chrome opens the File Explorer dialog box so that you guys can save your bookmarks as an HTML file. You have to use this file to import your bookmarks into another Chrome browser or any other browser through its import dialog screen actually.
- Now save this Chrome bookmarks HTML file in a designated place just like the Documents folder. You can also export it directly to a connected flash drive too or store it to the cloud on Dropbox or Google Drive.
You can also select to organize your bookmarks before you export them via choosing Sort by name on the above menu in the Bookmark Manager.
Restore Your Bookmarks
Google Chrome actually has two ways to import your exported bookmarks back into the browser. They both do essentially the same thing actually. So for this guide, we will use the “Import Bookmarks and Settings” tool as well.
- Just tap on the menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser, hover over “Bookmarks,”. And then you need to tap on “Import Bookmarks and Settings” as well.
- Now from the drop-down menu, select “Bookmarks HTML File” and then tap on “Choose File.”
- From the file explorer, you have to navigate and choose the HTML file you previously exported and then press “Open.”
- If you want your bookmarks to show in the bookmark bar, then make sure to toggle on “Show Bookmarks Bar.” tap on “Done.”
Back-Up the Chrome Bookmarks in Windows 10 – Manually:
- First, you have to close the Chrome browser.
- Head to File Explorer and turn on the Hidden items’ view. (You guys can also do it from Folder Options > View tab)
- Then navigate to the path that is mentioned above and shown in the screenshot from Windows 10.
- Copy and then save the Bookmarks file somewhere else as well.
- If you want to restore, then just copy the same file from the backup location and paste it into the Default folder as well.
You are good to go. If you have any queries and issues related to this article then let us know in the comments section below.
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