Where are Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored?

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Do you need to find out where are Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored on your operating system?

 

Chrome browser bookmarks file can be difficult to find!

 

Sometimes you have to find the bookmark files to get rid of a corrupt file, or you are searching for old bookmarks or backups.

You may want to find old bookmarks because you are migrating to a new web browser or computer and need to find the location.

In this how-to article, we will show you how to find the location of Google Chrome bookmarks. We will show you how to find the bookmarks file  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

 

Windows Chrome will store your Windows Chrome bookmarks (AppData) and bookmark backups in a standard file path on the Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows 10, etc).

Follow these steps to find the Google Chrome bookmarks location:

 

First, Shutdown/Quit your Google Chrome Browser if it is open. 

 

Second, Go the following path: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default (Please note replace “%username%” with your PC’s username folder). 

Third, once your in the correct path, the files “Bookmarks” and “Bookmarks.bak” are the files which contain all of your bookmarks. 

windows chrome bookmarks location

 

Now you can copy, modify, migrate, or delete these bookmarks and bookmarks.bak files. Please note if you do NOT have bookmarks in your browser this file will NOT exist. 

 

 

 


Locating you Google Chrome Bookmark Files in MacOS?

 

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

First Shutdown/Quit Google Chrome.

quitting chrome mac

Next, open a NEW finder window in MacOS.

 

new mac finder window

Now, under the drop-down menu for Finder, select the “Go” menu and then select “Go to folder…” or you can press “shift + command + g” simultaneously.

 

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Go the following path: /Users/<your username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default. You must replace “<your username>” with the actual username on your computer. 

 

Mac Chrome Bookmark Path

 

The file “Bookmarks” will be in the root of that folder.

 

You can now copy, modify, migrate or delete these bookmarks files.

 

You can check your Bookmark Manager in your Chrome browser at any time to see if everything is OK.


Where are Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored for Linux?

Chrome will store your bookmarks and bookmark backups in a file path in the 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”. For PC users, you press “Ctrl+Shift+O” simultaneously to bring up the manager. Select the folder where you want your backup placed then you are ready to import those Bookmarks onto another browser or computer.

 

 

We will be adding a Firefox page soon!

 

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