Where are Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored?

Where is Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored?

Find where your Google Chrome bookmarks are stored can be difficult! Once in a while you’ll find the bookmark files to get rid of a corrupt file or you are searching for old bookmarks or backups. Another reason you may want to find old bookmarks is that you are migrating to a new browser or computer and need to find the location.

In this article we will show you how to find the location of Google Chrome bookmarks. We will show you how to find the bookmark location for operating systems; Windows, Mac, and Linux. Please follow the simple steps below to get started.

Locating you Google Chrome Bookmark Files in Microsoft Windows

Chrome will store you bookmarks and bookmark backups in a file path in Microsoft Windows operating system. Follow these steps:

  1. Shutdown/Quit Google Chrome
  2. Go the following path: AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. The files “Bookmarks” and “Bookmarks.bak” are the files you are looking for
  4. You can copy, modify, migrate or delete these bookmarks files

Locating you Google Chrome Bookmark Files in Mac

Chrome will store you bookmarks and bookmark backups in a file path in Apple macOS operating system. Follow these steps:

  1. Shutdown/Quit Google Chrome
  2. Open a Finder window
  3. Under the drop-down menu for Finder, go to the “Go” menu and then select “Go to folder…” or you can press “shift + command + g” simultaneously
  4. Go the following path: /Users/<your username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
  5. The file “Bookmarks” will be in the root of that folder
  6. You can copy, modify, migrate or delete these bookmarks files

Locating you Google Chrome Bookmark Files in Linux

Chrome will store you bookmarks and bookmark backups in a file path in Linux operating system. Follow these steps:

  1. Shutdown/Quit Google Chrome
  2. Go the following path: /home/<your username>/.config/google-chrome/Default/ or /home/<your username>/.config/chromium/Default/
  3. You’ll want to be in the command line because the “.config” is a hidden file
  4. The files “Bookmarks” is the file you are looking for
  5. You can copy, modify, migrate or delete these bookmarks files

How to Export Chrome Bookmarks

To export your Google Chrome books, just go to “Bookmarks” in Chrome. You should see a “Bookmarks Bar” option that says “Organize”, just click on that, and then when you scroll the bottom select “Export Bookmarks to HTML File”. Select the folder where you want your backup placed then you are ready to import those Bookmarks onto another browser or computer.

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