How To Export Bookmarks From Chrome
As you browse the Internet every day, you'll find some that are worth saving. Of course, it's not hard for modern browsers to keep that many bookmarks. But what happens to the bookmarks if you reinstall the operating system on your computer or buy a new one? Google Chrome has a way to keep those important bookmarks. Chrome has a built-in sync feature that saves all your bookmarks so that you can easily use them on any device that uses the Chrome browser. You can save your bookmarks from Chrome if you are switching to another web browser. Here's how to export Chrome bookmarks and import them back into the browser.
How To Export Bookmarks From Chrome on Mac
Follow the steps below to move your Chrome bookmarks to your Mac.
1. On your Mac, open "Chrome."
2. Click the "three vertical dots" icon in the top right corner of Chrome.
3. Click "Bookmarks."
4. Choose "Bookmark Manager."
5. Click the "vertical ellipsis" (three vertical dots) icon all the way to the right of the "Search bookmarks" field to open the bookmark manager menu.
6. Now, click "Export Bookmarks."
7. Choose a "location" and a "name" for the export file. Just make sure to keep the ".html" at the end of the file name.
To save your Chrome bookmarks outside of Chrome, click the "Save" button.
This should make an HTML file with all of your Google Chrome bookmarks. If you have problems, you can always export your Chrome bookmarks by hand. Once you've saved them, it's easy to bring them into Safari, Firefox, Opera, and many other browsers. You can also import them at any time, on any device, into Chrome.
How to Import Chrome Bookmarks Back into Chrome on Mac
Follow the steps below to get your bookmarks back into Google Chrome on a Mac.
1. On your Mac, open "Chrome."
2. Click the "three vertical dots" menu in the upper right corner of your browser.
3. Click Bookmarks.
4. Click "Bookmark Manager."
5. Now, to the right of the search box, click the "vertical ellipsis" (three vertical dots) menu.
6. Click on "Import Bookmarks."
7. Find the file you want to export, and when you're ready, click "Import."
Once you do this, Chrome will import all of the bookmarks in the export file.
How to export Chrome bookmarks on a Windows computer
Exporting Chrome bookmarks on Windows 10, 8, 8.1, and 7 is pretty easy, just like it is on a Mac.
1. Open "Google Chrome" on Windows 10 or a version before that.
2. Click the three dots (vertical ellipsis) in the top right corner of Chrome.
3. Select "Bookmarks" and then "Bookmark manager."
4. Click the "three vertical dots" icon in the "Bookmark Manager" menu. This is the icon that is all the way to the right of the "Search bookmarks" field.
5. Click on "Export Bookmarks."
6. The menu "Save As" shows up. Go to the place where you want your bookmarks to be saved. Click "Save" after giving the file a name and making sure "Type" is set to "HTML Document."
Chrome will now send all of your bookmarks to the folder you chose. When you open it, you'll see your export file.
If you keep your bookmarks in the universal "HTML Document" format, you can easily import them back into Chrome or any other web browser whenever you need to.
How to Import Chrome Bookmarks on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Once you've exported your Chrome Bookmarks in Chrome for Windows, it's easy to import them into a new OS, a new computer, or Chrome that you've reinstalled.
1. Open "Chrome" on your computer and then press "Ctrl + Shift + O" (MS Windows) at the same time on your keyboard. This will open "Bookmark Manager" in Chrome.
2. Click the menu with three vertical dots in the top right corner of the page. It's the one to the right of the search box.
3. Choose "Import bookmarks."
4. The Open window comes up, which lets you find where your bookmarks export file is. When you find it, click "Open" in the lower right corner of the window and choose the file.
This will start the import, which may take a few seconds to finish. This depends on the number of bookmarks in the export file.
How to Export Bookmarks on a Chromebook
Just like Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks let you export your bookmarks to keep track of them.
1. Open the browser "Google Chrome."
2. In the top right corner of Chrome, click the "three dots icon."
3. Click "Bookmarks" and then "Bookmark manager."
4. Click the "three dots menu" in the upper right corner of Chrome, but the one next to the search box (the blue section).
5. Select "Export bookmarks."
6. Choose where you want to save your bookmarks export file and what it will be called. Make sure you leave the ".html" file extension at the end, and then click "Save" to export your bookmarks.
How to Import Bookmarks to Chrome on a Chromebook
Follow the steps below to import the Chrome bookmarks you saved to an HTML file and want to use on your Chromebook.
1. Open Chrome.
2. Click the three dots in the upper right corner to open the menu.
3. Click "Bookmarks" and then "Bookmark manager."
4. Now, click the menu with three dots next to the search field.
5. Click on "Import bookmarks."
6. Find the place where your bookmarks export file is and click on it.
7. Just click "Import," and you're done.
How to export Chrome bookmarks on Android
The Google Chrome app for Android doesn't let you export bookmarks directly, but you can still do it. To finish the task, you use Chrome's sync feature. If you want to keep your mobile bookmarks separate from the rest, you can also use a third-party app from the Google Play Store.
Basically, Google Chrome bookmarks sync between all of your devices that use the Chrome browser, so you don't have to export anything on your phone or tablet to get them.
If you don't change where the bookmark is saved, it will show up in the "Mobile Bookmarks" folder for each page you save on your mobile device. You can also use your desktop or laptop to get to the bookmarks. You can export your bookmarks, including the "Mobile Bookmarks" folder, from there.
Using Sync and a PC
1. On your Android device, open "Chrome."
2. Tap the three vertical dots icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
3. Choose “Settings.”
4. When you tap "Sync," the Sync menu will appear.
5. Set the slider to "On" if you want to sync everything, or uncheck it and check the boxes next to the items you want to sync. For either option, make sure "Bookmarks" is checked.
6. If you want to get your bookmarks back after resetting your phone or reinstalling Chrome, just sign in to Chrome again and make sure "Sync" is turned on. Go to the next step if you want to export your mobile bookmarks.
7. Open "Chrome" on your Windows or Mac PC.
8. Click the three vertical dots icon.
9. Choose "Saved bookmarks."
10. Click the "Bookmark Manager" button.
11. Click on the three vertical dots icon and choose "Export bookmarks."
12. Type a name for the file you want to export your bookmarks to, or leave the default one (includes date). You can add any "Tags" you want. Pick where you want to save the file. Make sure "Format" is set to "HTML text," and click "Save" when you're done.
Now, your exported bookmarks are in the place you chose and have the name you gave them. You can add them to any browser you want, like Chrome on a PC, Mac, or Chromebook, which is what we told you to do before.
How to export and import Chrome bookmarks on iPhone
Google Chrome for iOS doesn't have exporting features, just like it doesn't have exporting features for Android devices. Your bookmarks will always be in sync with your desktop or laptop computer. This lets you choose which set of bookmarks you want your mobile device to use.
Follow the steps below to switch between different sets of bookmarks.
On your iPhone, open Chrome.
Tap the three vertical dots icon.
Now tap "Bookmarks."
This brings up a list of the bookmarks you have saved on your iPhone. Tap the arrow in the upper left corner of the screen that says "Back."
Now, you can use your Chrome bookmarks on your other devices. You can load any of the bookmark folders by tapping on it.
This article should have helped you learn how to export all of your Google Chrome bookmarks. No bookmarks will be left out, no matter if you use a Windows PC, a Mac, or a Chromebook. Even though the mobile version of Chrome doesn't let you import or export bookmarks, you can get the same bookmarks on all of your devices by syncing them.