How To Export Google Chrome Bookmarks

Google Chrome is the most popular browser being used in the world today. It’s available in most computing platforms and is the preferred choice by most users. When using this browser, you will usually bookmark your favorite websites. If you would like to access your bookmarks using another browser then this can easily be done. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to export Google Chrome bookmarks.

Transfer your Chrome bookmarks

Even if you don’t use a different browser it is still a good idea to keep a copy of your bookmarks. This makes it easy for you to retrieve them whenever something goes wrong. Google has made the process of backing up your bookmarks easy as it can be done from the browser settings.

Backup Chrome Bookmarks to an HTML File

In order for the bookmarks to be exported you will need to back this up first as an HTML file. This file is what you will be using when you import the bookmarks to a different browser such as Firefox, Edge, Safari, or Opera just to name a few.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Export bookmark

  1. Open Google Chrome.

    You can do this by clicking on its icon from the Start menu program Google Chrome

  2. Click on More.

    This is the three dots located on the top right of the browser.Backup Chrome Bookmarks to an HTML File

  3. Select Bookmarks.

    A new bookmarks menu should appear.Transfer your Chrome bookmarks

  4. Click on Bookmark Manager.

    You can also do this by simultaneously pressing Ctrl-Shift-O bookmark manager

  5. Click on More.

    This is the three dots located on the top right of the Bookmark manager.bookmark manager more

  6. Click on Export Bookmarks.

    Your Chrome bookmarks will be exported as an HTML file.Export Google Chrome Bookmarks

You can use the HTML file created to export Google Chrome bookmarks to a different browser. You can also use this to restore your bookmarks in Chrome.

Restore Chrome Bookmarks From a Backup

You can use the HTML file to restore your bookmarks in the Chrome browser.

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on More.
  • Select Bookmarks.
  • Click on Bookmark Manager.
  • Click on More
  • Click on Import Bookmarks. Go to the location where the HTML file is saved then click on Open.

If you would like to import your Chrome bookmark from a different browser then make sure to choose import from a file setting on this other browser.

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