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How to Export Bookmarks From Chrome Browser

Recently updated on August 31st, 2020 at 07:07 pm

The export bookmark feature of chrome is really helpful for users. As it lets you get a backup file of all the chrome bookmarks locally on your system. So if in the future you decide to switch desktop you can restore this backup file on the newly installed chrome. You’ll have all the bookmarked from the previous chrome browser on your new chrome browser. This process works for both windows and mac but not for the mobile chrome app.

In this post, we’re going to explain the export bookmarks option of the chrome browser and chrome bookmarks manager.

Steps to Backup Chrome Bookmarks

Follow these steps below to back chrome bookmarks:

  1. Open your chrome browser.
  2. Click on the three dots from the top right corner of the screen.
click on three dots
click on three dots
  1. Now hover your arrow above bookmarks
  2. Now from the options on the left side click on Bookmark manager. You can also use a shortcut by pressing the ctrl+shift+O button.
export chrome bookmarks
click on bookmark manager
  1. Click on the three dots from the top right corner
organize chrome bookmarks
  1. From the drop-down click on export bookmarks.
export chrome bookmarks
  1. Select your desired location to save the backup of chrome bookmarks on your system locally and click on save.
chrome bookmarks backup file location

Note: The format of the backup is .html so you can only use or open it with the help of chrome browser

How to Restore the Backup of Chrome Bookmarks

To restore the backup of bookmarks on your new Chrome browser follow the steps mentioned below

  1. Open your chrome browser.
  2. Click on the three dots from the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Hover over the bookmarks option and now from the left side option click on import bookmarks and setting options.
import bookmarks and settings
  1. Click on the Microsoft internet explorer option and from the drop-down menu select Bookmarks HTML file
restore chrome bookmarks html file
  1. click on the choose file blue button
click on choose file
  1. Select the chrome bookmarks file from your desktop storage
restore chrome bookmarks backup

You’ll now see a block correct sign with a message “Your bookmarks and settings are ready“. Click on done

Method 2

  1. Open your chrome browser
  2. Now press ctrl+shift+O this will open the bookmark manager
  3. Click on the three dots available on the top right corner of the screen.
three dots to organize bookmarks
  1. Click on the import bookmarks options
imports bookmarks bookmarks
  1. Now select the chrome bookmark backup HTML file from your system and click open
  1. On the left side of your screen, you’ll see a folder icon with the name imported and inside that bookmarks bar file. The bookmarks bar is the file that you’ve restored on the chrome. Now you can use your bookmarks from the previous chrome on this new chrome browser.
imported bookmarks

Conclusion: Exporting bookmarks from chrome is a really helpful feature that can help you to maintain the bookmarks while switching the desktop/system. You can easily export or import bookmarks on chrome with the help of bookmarks manager by pressing ctrl+shift+o

In case you’ve any query or issue with your chrome browser kindly mention below in the comment section. You can also read our post how to archive emails in gmail on desktop or mobile app

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