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Old 03-29-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Where are the Google Chrome bookmarks stored on my computer? I tried C/programs/google/google chrome with no results.

I like to back up my bookmarks (favorites) in my external hard drive in case my computer ever gives out. I know where explorer favorites are stored but I don't use explorer anymore.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Inside the "...\Chrome\User Data\Default\" directory are two files. "Bookmarks", and "Bookmarks.bak". One is for your current bookmarks, and the other one (with the .bak extension) signifies that it is a bookmarks backup, if anything goes wrong. Bookmarks.bak gets overwritten every time you close Chrome.

Bookmarks in Chrome exist as a virtual filesystem. Meaning, that all your bookmarks are really just stored in one file, but appear as an actual filesystem inside Chrome.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Inside the "...\Chrome\User Data\Default\" directory are two files. "Bookmarks", and "Bookmarks.bak". One is for your current bookmarks, and the other one (with the .bak extension) signifies that it is a bookmarks backup, if anything goes wrong. Bookmarks.bak gets overwritten every time you close Chrome.

Bookmarks in Chrome exist as a virtual filesystem. Meaning, that all your bookmarks are really just stored in one file, but appear as an actual filesystem inside Chrome.
I'm sorry, I misled. All I have is C/programs/google, after that I have only the following selections:
Common/Google Updater
Crash Reports
Google Toolbar/Component
Google Toolbar Notifier
Update

Where could they be hiding and can I save that virtual file on my external and initiate it on a new computer?
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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I'm sorry, I misled. All I have is C/programs/google, after that I have only the following selections:
Common/Google Updater
Crash Reports
Google Toolbar/Component
Google Toolbar Notifier
Update

Where could they be hiding and can I save that virtual file on my external and initiate it on a new computer?
If all you're doing is moving them to another computer, do it the easy way(s).

Method #1:

Export them with the bookmark manager:
chrome://bookmarks/#1
Click organize then export.



Or method #2:

simply set up syncing on both here:
chrome://settings/personal

Just sign in with a google account, tell it to sync, and watch magic happen.

Edit: Looks like the links aren't working, just copy them and paste them in your chrome window.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Originally Posted by kazyn View Post
If all you're doing is moving them to another computer, do it the easy way(s).

Method #1:

Export them with the bookmark manager:
chrome://bookmarks/#1
Click organize then export.



Or method #2:

simply set up syncing on both here:
chrome://settings/personal

Just sign in with a google account, tell it to sync, and watch magic happen.

Edit: Looks like the links aren't working, just copy them and paste them in your chrome window.
Oh Man - Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Originally Posted by kazyn View Post
If all you're doing is moving them to another computer, do it the easy way(s).

Method #1:

Export them with the bookmark manager:
chrome://bookmarks/#1
Click organize then export.



Or method #2:

simply set up syncing on both here:
chrome://settings/personal

Just sign in with a google account, tell it to sync, and watch magic happen.

Edit: Looks like the links aren't working, just copy them and paste them in your chrome window.
I did both and all went great. I now have my links saved in an HTML document on my external drive. I update as I add bookmarks. Thanks again, was just what I was looking for!
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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no problem, Chrome for life!
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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All this is close to my problem. However, my old computer crashed and is available only as drive D:. In the old days, we'd just Mount D, but I fear my training is obsolete. How can I get my bookmarks from D:UsersLarryAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault? I tried creating the folder and files on C:/ but it wouldn't be fooled. The last four folders needed to be manually created, even though I'm using Chrome on the "new" computer. Any help out there?
Thanks
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Just what the heck is this supposed to mean?

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but it wouldn't be fooled
Please take a look at this web page:

http://superuser.com/questions/37636...rks-on-windows

You'll note that depending on your Windows version the bookmarks are stored in two different places.....
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