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How to Import and Export Bookmarks in Google Chrome?

Bookmarking any page is the best way to get access to the important web pages quickly without opening any extra tabs in your browser. Also, if you want the same sets of bookmarks in your other Chrome browser then you can easily export or import them. Just go to the Bookmarks manager and manage to export or import the bookmarks.

Just like marking in a book is helpful when reading, bookmarks are a very crucial part of web browsing. They help you save a web page on a particular web browser so that you can access that page quickly at a later stage.

In a web browser, it can be vital for you to refer back to a web page. When you create a bookmark for a web page, you are creating a shortcut to access that page quickly and at any time. You can view the web page as many times as you want without having to search the net to find it again.

If by any chance you forgot to bookmark a page and have forgotten the address, you can view your browser history.

You can transfer bookmarks and browser settings from one device to another. Similarly, you can transfer bookmarks from one browser to another on the same device. These are very much possible and we shall look at that in detail in this article.

How to Export Bookmarks from Chrome Computer?

The browser bookmarks export helps in making a seamless transition from one browser to another. All your favorite links and bookmarks can be exported and imported into any other browser and even when switching your computer machine.

Here are the steps to export the bookmarks from the Chrome browser:

  1. LaunchĀ theĀ Google ChromeĀ browser on the computer.
  2. Click onĀ vertical 3dots icon forĀ more options and a menu.
  3. Hover on theĀ BookmarksĀ menu from the options.
  4. Select theĀ Bookmark ManagerĀ option from the list.
  5. Click onĀ vertical 3dots icon within the Bookmark Manager header bar for more options.
  6. Select the Export bookmarks option command within menus.
    Import and Export Bookmarks Options in Chrome Browser
  7. This will open the File Explorer where you can choose the folder path.
  8. Hit on the Done button to save bookmarks export.

Now you can use this exported .HTML file to import into any other supported browser. This exported file can be emailed and imported by any person on any computer.

How to Import Bookmarks in Chrome?

When transferring bookmarks from one browser or device to another, you will first need to export the bookmarks from your existing browser. The bookmark export is supported by all the browsers. Just find the export bookmark option in the Bookmark manager.

Once you have the bookmark exported in .HTML format. You are ready to import the Bookmarks into Chrome.

Alternatively, if you are looking to import bookmarks from Chrome computer to Chrome Android browser and vice-versa, then you need to just enable the browser-sync option.

Here are the steps to import the bookmarks into the Chrome browser on any computer:

  1. LaunchĀ theĀ Google ChromeĀ browser on the computer.
  2. Click onĀ vertical 3dots icon forĀ more options and a menu.
  3. Hover on theĀ BookmarksĀ menu from the options.
  4. Select theĀ Bookmark ManagerĀ option from the list.
  5. Click onĀ vertical 3dots icon within the Bookmark Manager header bar for more options.
  6. Select the Import bookmarks option command within menus.
  7. This will open the File Explorer.
  8. Choose the .HTML file that contains the bookmarks data you’d like to import.
    Choose File to Import Bookmark from other browser
  9. Click the Open command button.
  10. Hit on the Done button to complete the bookmarks import.

If the chrome browser you are using didn’t have any bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks appear in the bookmarks bar.

If it already had bookmarked, the imported bookmarks are added to the “Other bookmarks” folder at the end of the bookmarks bar.

Bottom Line: Import and Export Bookmarks in Chrome

The browser bookmarks are quite crucial for every user to become productive. These steps will help in importing and exporting the browser bookmarks or favorites in the chrome browser. You can switch to a different browser or migrate your bookmarks from other browsers into chrome.

If you want to copy bookmarks from a chrome computer to any other device like chrome in android or iOS, then you can just turn on the sync option. However, you need to log in the chrome with the same Google Account on all your devices. By default, the option is enabled, and your bookmarks will sync on all of them.

I normally use bookmarks to save pages I frequently return to plus web pages that have valuable resources and information for me but I do not have time to explore them immediately.

I also use bookmarks to save websites that are constantly updated with important information, for example, you can bookmark this blog browserhow.com to learn about web browsers and how-tos.

Bookmark URL in URL Bar on Chrome Computer

What do you normally use web browser bookmarks for? Share with us in the comments section below.

FAQs: Export and Import Bookmarks from Chrome Computer

Now, let us go through some of the major frequently asked questions regarding how to export of imports Bookmarks from Chrome Computer.

How to Import Bookmarks in Chrome Computer?

Hit on the three dots at the corner of the Chrome Browser and open the Bookmarks option. Now, click on the Bookmarks manager and click on the three dots on the Bookmarks header, and selectĀ Import Bookmarks.Ā This will open your File Explore from where you need to open the HTML code that contains your Bookmarks. Select it and hit on the will done command.

How to Export Bookmarks from Chrome Computer?

Hit on the three dots at the corner of the Chrome Browser and open the Bookmarks option. Now, click on the Bookmarks manager and click on the three dots on the Bookmarks header, and select Export Bookmarks.Ā This will open your file explorer where you need to select the location where you want to export the bookmarks and hit on Done.

Where do imported bookmarks get saved in the Chrome Computer?

If the Chrome computer where you imported the bookmarks does not have any bookmarks then it appears in the bookmarks tab but in case there are bookmarks already existing in Chrome then it gets added to the Other Bookmarks folder.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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3 thoughts on “How to Import and Export Bookmarks in Google Chrome?”

  1. Can’t bookmarks be impressed/Exported just using my mobile from browser to browser

    1. Editor Staff

      Hi Emma, the mobile browsers do not support the import or export of bookmarks. However, you can import/export in a computer browser that will sync automatically and display it in the mobile browser.

      Let me know what browser you want to export or import too. I can share the relevant steps.

  2. Kaden Ferguson

    Backup and Restore Google Chrome Offline even keeps installed extension

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