Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world. Google has put in an incredible amount of work in its browser since its launch in September 2008, contributing to the browser being an extremely convenient experience.
Often considered a memory hog, if you look past the few headaches that the browser offers, everything else comes together in an extremely cohesive package. Especially Google services work extremely well with the browser.
Everything you save in the browser, your bookmarks, favourites, themes, extensions, and everything else is linked to your Google account. Exporting and importing bookmarks is only a matter of logging in with your Google account and a few clicks.
However, for those looking to take matters into their own hands, you can manually copy and transfer bookmarks. Chrome saves all bookmarks into one file. In this article, we’re talking about where Chrome saves bookmarks in Windows 10.
Chrome bookmark location in Windows 10
We’re going to have to access the AppData folder. Note that you might have to unhide folders to be able to access this directory.
Step 1: Open Windows Explorer and head over to the following directory.
C:/Users/[Your username]/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data
Step 2: You’ll see a folder named Default, Profile 1, Profile 2 and so on depending on the number of profiles you have in Chrome.
Step 3: Scroll down to find the Bookmarks file.
These files store a local backup of all your Chrome bookmarks. You can either copy these to save the backup or copy this file and move it to the same location on another computer to copy your bookmarks manually.
How to export Chrome bookmarks as an HTML file?
If you’re not into navigating complex folder structures and hiding/unhiding directories, you can also export bookmarks as an HTML file.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome, click on the three vertical dots in the top right and click on Bookmarks.
Step 2: Head over to the Bookmark manager. Alternatively, you can also use the Ctrl+Shift+O keyboard shortcut.
Step 3: Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right.
Step 4: Click on Export bookmarks and choose a destination folder.
Chrome will now export all your bookmarks in an HTML file that you can carry around either as a backup or to transfer bookmarks over to another machine.
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