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How to Export and Import Bookmarks on Google Chrome

Bookmarking any page is the best way to quickly access essential web pages without opening extra tabs in your browser. Also, if you want the same bookmarks in your other Chrome browser, you can easily export or import them. Go to the Bookmarks Manager and manage to export or import the bookmarks.

Save and Manage Web Bookmarks on Chrome browser

Just like marking in a book is helpful when reading, bookmarks are crucial to 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 create a shortcut to access that page quickly and at any time. You can view the web page as often as you want without searching the net to find it again.

If 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.

Export Bookmarks from Chrome Computer

The browser bookmarks export helps seamlessly transition from one browser to another. All your favorite links and bookmarks can be exported and imported into any other browser, even when switching your computer. Here are the steps to export the bookmarks:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on the computer.
  2. Click on More vertical 3dots icon for options and a menu.
  3. Hover on the Bookmarks menu from the options.
  4. Select the Bookmark Manager option from the list.
  5. Click on More 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 BrowserThis will open File Explorer, where you can choose the folder path.
  7. 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 anyone on any computer.

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. All browsers support bookmark export. Just find the export bookmark option in the Bookmark Manager.

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

Alternatively, if you want to import bookmarks from a Chrome computer to a Chrome Android browser and vice-versa, you just need to enable the browser-sync option. Here are the steps to import the bookmarks:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app on the computer.
  2. Click on More vertical 3dots icon for options and menu.
  3. Hover on the Bookmarks menu from the options.
  4. Select the Bookmark Manager option from the list.
  5. Click on More vertical 3dots icon within the Bookmark Manager header bar for more options.
  6. Select the Import bookmarks option command within the menus.
    This will open File Explorer.
  7. Choose the .HTML file containing the bookmarks data you want to import.
    Choose File to Import Bookmark from other browser
  8. Click the Open command button.
  9. Hit on the Done button to complete the bookmarks import.

If the Chrome browser you use doesn’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

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

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 must log in to 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 also use bookmarks to save websites 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

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Victor Oloo

Victor is Bachelor's degree holder in Business & Commerce and has been associated with the tech industry since the beginning of his career. He has 7+ years of experience in technology and media services. He is a passionate tech content writer and news editor. He loves the Firefox browser and uses it as a daily driver. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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