How to Export and Import Chrome Bookmarks

for many of us, Google Chrome is our trusty sidekick. It’s not just a browser; it’s a repository of our online life, neatly bookmarked for convenience. Ever faced the need to move these bookmarks to a new device or browser? It’s a common scenario in our tech-driven world, whether it’s upgrading to a shiny new laptop or syncing across multiple devices for seamless access. That’s where the ability to import and export Chrome bookmarks becomes crucial.

This guide is all about empowering you with the know-how to keep your favorite sites and essential resources at your fingertips, no matter where you browse from. Let’s dive into the simple steps to ensure your digital journey is as smooth and uninterrupted as your browser’s bookmarks bar.

Exporting Chrome Bookmarks

  1. In Chrome, access the Bookmark Manager. Mac users can use the shortcut Command + Option + B, while Windows users can use Command + Alt + B. More Chrome shortcuts.
  2. Inside Bookmark Manager, click the Ellipsis icon (three vertical dots) in the top right corner and select “Export bookmarks.”
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  4. Choose the desired location on your computer to save the bookmark file.
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Following these steps will save a .html file containing all your bookmarks to the selected location.

Importing Chrome Bookmarks

To import bookmarks back into Chrome, follow a similar process. Instead of choosing "Export bookmarks," select "Import bookmarks." Then, find and select your bookmark file (in .html format) and confirm by clicking ‘OK.’

And that’s it! Your bookmarks will be successfully imported back into your Chrome browser.