How To Export Chrome Bookmarks

Wondering how to export your Chrome bookmarks to enjoy them on another device? Then read on for our handy guide!

Export Chrome bookmarks

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Google Chrome is one of the most widely used browsers around the globe. It was launched back in 2008 and since then, it has become the default web browser for millions of users thanks to the ease of use, flexibility, and good search results, among other advantages.

Chrome now offers a feature called ‘Export’.

This feature lets you export your bookmarks from the browser into a file.

Once exported, you can easily share them with other devices or even move them to another computer, and this can be a very useful tool.

Wondering how to achieve this? Then read on for all you need to know!

What Are Bookmarks In Chrome?

Bookmarks are a way to save links that you visit frequently. You can also organize them by categories such as news, shopping, social media, etc.

These are stored locally on your device, so they won’t get lost when you reinstall the operating system and can be ideal for saving precious time each day – as well as eliminating the need for you to continually remember multiple URLs and websites to access your favourite sites.


How Do I Export My Bookmarks In Chrome?

Read on to learn how to export bookmarks in Chrome.



Open Bookmarks

To start exporting your bookmarks, open up the Chrome menu (the three dots icon) and select “Bookmarks”.




From there, click on “Show All Bookmarks” and then click on “Export…”. A window will pop-up asking if you want to export only your favorites, or both your favourites and tabs.

If you choose the latter option, you’ll have to make sure that you’ve saved any open tabs before clicking OK.



Save Folder To Export

Once you’re done, you’ll see a list of bookmark folders and files. Click on the folder you’d like to export to, and then press “Save As…”.

The location where you save these files will depend on what type of file format you chose to export.

For example, if you chose HTML, you’ll find the file in the same directory as the original bookmark.

If you chose CSV, you’ll find the exported file in the same directory but named something different.



Delete Bookmark

Once you’ve saved the file, you can delete the original bookmark folder. To do this, go back to the Bookmarks page and click on the trashcan icon next to the folder name.

If you don’t want to keep track of your bookmarks anymore, you can simply delete them from the Bookmarks page.

Simply click on the trashcan next to the folder name, and then confirm the deletion.



Import Bookmarks

If you want to import your bookmarks again, just follow the same steps above.

However, instead of choosing “Export”, choose “Import”, and your bookmarks will be added back into your browser, ready for easy access.

Archiving Bookmarks

Some people may not want to lose their bookmarks because they might use them later. In order to prevent this from happening, you can create an archive of your bookmarks.

To do this, firstly, go to the Bookmarks page. Next, right-click on the bookmark folder you wish to archive, and then click on “Create Archive.”

The archive will appear under the “Favorites” section of the Bookmarks page.

Now, whenever you want to restore your bookmarks, simply click on the archive, and it will bring back all your old bookmarks.

Final Thoughts

Chrome’s Export feature is a great way to save valuable time every day, and its ability to sync between computers makes it perfect for those who travel often, and this is a useful feature that helps to set Google Chrome above other browsers in terms of practicality and functionality.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.