google chrome favourites

  sunnystaines 13:14 03 Nov 2014

is there a way to back them up. next week or so will be doing a factory reset. would like to save the fav's or will google auto restore them when reinstalled after factory reset.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 03 Nov 2014

Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.

Select Bookmarks.

Select Bookmark manager.

Click the Organise menu in the manager.

Select Export bookmarks. Chrome will export your bookmarks as a HTML file, which you can then import into another browser.

  Batch 15:15 03 Nov 2014

Alternatively, find the Bookmarks file (it is just named Bookmarks) that Chrome uses and back it up.

It is usually at: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Once you've reinstalled Chrome you can go to the same location and just copy the file back (over the existing default one).

However if you synchronise Chrome with the online Google service, when you reinstall Chrome on the fresh build it shouuld re-sync automatically. But it certainly would not do any harm to create your own backup as above.

  sunnystaines 16:16 03 Nov 2014

fb and batch thankyou

  Ian in Northampton 18:56 03 Nov 2014

If you want to back up cookies - I always do, as it makes life much simpler - Batch's approach backs those up along with bookmarks.

  sunnystaines 19:11 03 Nov 2014

ian thanks

  sunnystaines 09:23 07 Nov 2014


cannot find chrome back up get lost looking for app data?

using w8.1 & chrome 64bit

  Batch 14:22 07 Nov 2014

Do you need to expose hidden files and folders?

E.g. click here

  sunnystaines 15:24 07 Nov 2014

batch thanks will try this evening

  alanrwood 20:26 07 Nov 2014

Install the Xmarks extension

  sunnystaines 21:10 07 Nov 2014

alan and batch

opened hidden folders ok, followed the link in your post, the bookmarks in the default folder would not open so have saved the default folder. so will paste in in the new google and delete or rename the freshinly installed default.

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