How to backup Chrome bookmarks easily
In this article, we will be showing you a really easy way to backup Chrome bookmarks.
For Bloggers, bookmarks are really important. Every day, we see a lot of informative content on the internet, be it on social media or on a blog. And in many cases we don’t need that content right now, but we might need it in future. So we just bookmark it. Not only informative content, we also bookmark our favorite music video, or our favorite movie which we want to save for later. There can be a lot of cases where you would need a bookmark. I make at least one or two bookmarks everyday.
Google chrome, one of the fastest and best browser out there. I love Chrome so much, that even if I buy a Mac (which is very unlikely considering my wealth and brain), I would install and use Chrome on Mac instead of Safari. One of the best thing I love about Chrome is it’s simple and beautiful UI. Whenever you bookmark a page, you can see it in your toolbar.
However, your browser can get corrupt sometimes. If that happens, you will loose everything. Your bookmarks, history, themes and your whole Google chrome profile. It mostly happens when you download a malware. So, only download stuff from official and trusted sites.
So, why not be safe? You can be totally safe if you backup your Google Chrome profile.
How to backup Chrome bookmarks
- Open “Run” by pressing “Windows” +
- If you’re a Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 user enter the following path in Run:
While if you are a Windows XP user enter this path instead:
%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeUser Data
- Click on OK. It will open the profile directory of Google Chrome. The next step to backup Chrome bookmarks is to copy the folder named “default” and paste it to a safe location. A good place to save it will be Google drive. Even if you format your drive, your backup will be safe online.
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How to restore Google Chrome backup
We have made the backup, but how would we use this backup in case our Google chrome profile gets corrupt? If you want to restore the backup in a new account, simply rename the backup file from default to your desired name. Once you’ve done that, simple go to the same path (step 2) and replace the folder with your backup.