Where Are Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored?

Google Chrome bookmarks are easy to sort and access from the browser. It only takes a few clicks to add, delete and rename bookmarks as needed. However, when you need to migrate bookmarks to a new browser, you may need to locate your bookmarks file to transfer them manually, unless you use the export function to create a new file.

Where are Google Chrome bookmarks stored?

Chrome saves all bookmarks together. If you can’t find the bookmark file, you must have the wrong folder open or be in the wrong user path. It is always in the same folder on any system. However, the directory may reside in a different location based on the operating system being used, such as Windows 10, macOS, or a Linux variant.

This article provides several methods to access your Google Chrome bookmarks to back them up or import them into another browser.

How to Find Google Chrome Bookmarks on Windows

To reach the bookmarks folder in Windows, you will need to access your AppData folder. Follow these steps to find the directory:

  1. open File Explorer.
  2. go to C:/Users/[YourUserNameHere] and select the AppData guide. If successful, skip to Step 6.
    If you don’t have the AppData folder, it is hidden. To access it, you need to change your settings to show hidden folders.
  3. To show hidden folders, select the regard tab of the menu.
  4. In the show/hide section, tick Hidden items.
  5. Try opening again C:/Users/[YourUserNameHere] and select the AppData guide. It should now be visible.
  6. Click on the Local guide.
  7. go to Google > Chrome > User Data.
  8. Choose the Profile 2 folder if listed, then skip to Step 10. If not, continue to Step 9.
  9. If the Profile 2 folder does not exist, select Default or Profile 1depending on the number of profiles in your Chrome browser.
  10. Scroll down, and you will see the Bookmarks file. You can “sort of” view the bookmark file inside the folder using Notepad++ to verify that it is the correct one. If not, find another profile folder.

Now you can move, copy or delete your Chrome bookmarks at will.

Where are Google Chrome bookmarks stored in macOS?

Google Chrome stores its bookmarks in the “Application Support” folder in macOS. You can find this guide using Terminals. You need to set your file browser to show hidden folders in macOS.

Type command line: /Users//Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default. Pressure Enter and Finder will access the folder with your bookmarks.

If the folder is hidden, you can still access it using Finder. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. open Finder.
  2. Navigate to Users//.
  3. If you don’t have a Library directory, press the Command + Shift + Period buttons to turn off hidden folders. Alternatively, if you access the Library files directly, keep the alt key before selecting the go menu.
  4. go to Library > Application Support.
  5. Find and click on Google.
  6. Now click on Chrome.
  7. Open the Default guide.
  8. You should now see a Bookmarks file containing all your Chrome bookmarks and a bookmarks.bak file that serves as a backup.

Where are Google Chrome bookmarks stored in Linux?

If you are using Linux, you can access the files using two methods.

Option 1: Use the terminal in Linux

  1. Pressure Ctrl + Alt + T to open Terminals.
    where are google chrome bookmarks stored
  2. Type this path in the Terminal window:
    /home/<your username>/.config/google-chrome/Default/
    Or, depending on the version of Chrome you’re using, you might need this path instead:
    /home/<your username>/.config/chromium/Default/
  3. Pressure enter, and you will access the folder with your bookmarks file.

If you cannot access the file path/folder, you must click Show hidden files in the file browser’s menu.

Option 2: Use a file browser directly

Depending on your flavor of Linux, you have several file browsers at your disposal, such as Nautilus (default in Ubuntu), Dolphin (popular among various Linux systems), Thumar, Konqueror, Krusader, etc.

  1. Open the file browser of your choice. The default may be the best option based on pre-established privileges.
  2. open Home > [your username] > .config > google-chrome > default. alter Google Chrome on chrome in your navigation path if you’re using a Chromium browser version instead.
  3. The Bookmarks and bookmarks.bak files should appear within the Default guide.

Export Chrome bookmarks as an HTML file

If you don’t want to navigate through hidden files and system files, you can still get to your Google Chrome bookmarks by exporting them as an HTML file.

To export your Chrome bookmarks, do the following:

  1. open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome window.
  3. Move over the Bookmarks option.
  4. Click on Bookmark Manager.
  5. Click on the organize icon (the three vertical white dots).
  6. Click Export bookmarks. Now you can select a destination folder for your file.

Importing this file to another browser is simple.

  1. Follow steps 1-5, and instead of Exportclick Import.
  2. Then select the destination of the file and click Open up. This action adds all the saved bookmarks to the existing ones.

Can’t locate or export the Chrome Bookmarks file?

If for some reason you can’t find your bookmark file in the mentioned folders or you have trouble exporting an HMTL file, you can post a question on Google Support.

Sometimes the problem is an error in your Google Chrome profile or current operating system state, or there may be some other type of malfunction. If this is the case, try restarting the computer and try again, or contact someone from the customer team, who will take over and guide you to a solution.

Finally, although you may need to change some settings to see hidden folders, you can easily find your bookmarks file on most devices and operating systems. If exporting your bookmarks isn’t enough, now you know where the file is stored so you can create a copy when needed.

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