Where are Chrome bookmarks stored on your computer?
Bookmarks in Google Chrome can be organized and viewed from the browser’s address bar. Bookmarks can be added, deleted and renamed with just a few mouse clicks in the Chrome browser. However, there are cases where you have to manually transfer your bookmarks from one computer to another unless you have the export feature which creates a new file.
All Chrome bookmarks are kept in one place. You may have opened the wrong folder or are in the wrong user directory if you cannot locate the bookmark file. But the location of the folder may vary depending on the operating system you are using. If you’re using Windows 10, Mac OS X, or some Linux variant, the folder may be in a different location.
In this article, we will see where Chrome bookmarks are stored on your computer.
Where are Google Chrome bookmarks stored on PC?
A popular web browser, Google Chrome allows you to change many functions and install must-have extensions. However, locating your bookmark files is a bit of a pain. When you need to delete a damaged file or back up your bookmarks, you may need to locate those bookmark files. You must save your bookmarks if you reset your operating system, otherwise they will be lost. It’s possible that you no longer want to use Google Chrome, but still want your bookmarks to appear in a new browser you’ve installed. Either way, it’s important to locate your Google Chrome bookmarks.
As mentioned above, different operating systems have different directories where Google Chrome bookmarks are stored. Windows, macOS and Linux directories will be different. But, Windows 10.8 and 7 directories will remain the same. With that in mind, let’s move on to the directory where you can find your Google Chrome bookmarks on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
How to find Google Chrome bookmarks in Windows?
Google Chrome stores its bookmarks deep inside your computer. You have to go a long way to find your bookmarks. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. If you’re using Windows, here’s how to find Google Chrome bookmarks on your PC.
- Open “File Explorer” on your PC.
- On the left side of the panel, tap “My PC” or “This PC”.
- When all drives are available, navigate to the following directory –C:/Users/[YourUserNameHere].
- After going to the above directory, you will have two options. Either you see the “App Data” folder or there will be no such folder. If you see the “App Data” folder, just double-tap it to open it.
If you are unable to locate the “Application data” folder, it is probably hidden. To locate it, change the settings to show hidden folders.
If you want to show hidden folders, tap on the “View” tab in the menu above. In the Show/Hide section, check the “Hidden items” box. This way you will see the “App Data Folder”. Open this folder.
- In the list of folders, open the “Local” folder.
- Head to “Google > Chrome > User Data.”
- If you are able to see”Profile 2“, then open it. If not, select “Fault” or “1″ profile. It depends on how many profiles you use on Google Chrome.
- Scroll down to find the “bookmark” file. To make sure you have the correct bookmark file, you can use Notepad++ to inspect it somehow. If you can’t find one, try browsing for a new profile folder.
Your Chrome bookmarks can now be moved, copied or deleted at your discretion.
How to find Google Chrome bookmarks in macOS?
If you are using macOS as your operating system, follow the steps below to find Google Chrome bookmarks.
The “Application Support” directory on macOS is where Google Chrome keeps its bookmarks. The terminal is the best way to discover this directory. On macOS, you need to enable visibility of hidden folders in your file browser.
Type the following command on the command line: /Users/your username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default. Press “Enter” and the Finder will open the folder containing your bookmarks.
The Finder can still access the folder even if it is hidden. Here’s what you need to do.
How to find Google Chrome bookmarks in Linux?
If you are using Linux as your operating system, follow the steps below to find Google Chrome bookmarks.
- Open “Terminal” by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + T”.
- Type the following path in the Terminal window:
/.config/google-chrome/Default/ If you are using chromium as your browser, type this path on the terminal window –
- Press “Enter”, and you will be redirected to the bookmarks folder on your PC.
If you cannot see the required file, you need to enable the “Show hidden files” option in the file browser menu.
This is how you can locate your Google Chrome bookmarks on your PC. I hope this article helped you locate your important bookmarks on your PC. If in doubt, let us know in the comment section below.