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How To Move Chrome Bookmarks to Another Computer

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Chrome bookmarks make your life easy by letting you access your favorite websites with one click. But if you decide to move to a new computer. 

How will you access your bookmarks on your new computer? 

Quick Answer

If you sign in with your email and turn sync on, Google will automatically import your bookmarks on the computer.

In this article, I’ll show you how you can quickly move your bookmarks to another computer.

Method #1: Automatic Transfer

Google Chrome gives you different features, and the best part of Google Chrome is that if you put your Google account, Chrome will automatically back up your passwords and browser settings. This same feature applies to bookmarks. 

The only caveat is that you must log in with a Google account. After logging in, Chrome will automatically back up your bookmarks. 

Whenever you want your bookmarks on new Chrome, you can log in with your previous Google account. And you’ll have all your bookmarks accessible on the front page. 

You can edit and change them by accessing “Bookmarks Manager” from the vertical three-dot menu in the top right corner

Method #2: Manual Transfer

Google Chrome allows you to transfer bookmarks to another computer manually. This way, you can also share your bookmarks with your co-workers or friends. 

Here’s how you can save, export, and import bookmarks from one computer to another.

How To Save And Export Bookmarks 

To move bookmarks between computers, the first step is to save and export your bookmarks. 

Follow these simple steps to save and export bookmarks:

  1. Open “Chrome” and choose the “three-vertical dots” option on the top right corner
  2. After this, hover your mouse on the bookmarks, which will open a pop-up menu.
  3. Select the “Bookmarks Manager” option, which will open a new tab.
  4. Here, you can see all your saved bookmarks.
  5. Again, click on the three vertical dots option on the new tab located under the “Chrome address bar”.
  6. Choose the “Export Bookmarks” option.
  7. A “File Explorer” or “Finder” option will appear on Windows or Mac.
  8. Now type the file’s name and choose the destination where you want to save bookmarks. 
  9. Your bookmarks will be stored on your computer as an HTML file.

How To Import Bookmarks

Once you have bookmarks saved in an HTML file, you can import the file and use those bookmarks in your Chrome. 

Follow these guidelines to import bookmarks to a computer:

  1. Open Chrome on the new computer and select the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  2. After this, hover over “Bookmarks” and select “Bookmarks Manager”
  3. Select the three vertical dots under the Chome “address bar” on the “search bar”.
  4. Choose the option “Import Bookmarks”.
  5. The “Open” file dialog will pop up and ask you to load a file. 
  6. Now select the HTML file containing your bookmarks. 
  7. Click “Open” and voila – you’ve successfully imported bookmarks. 

Backed Up And Safe

If you use Google Chrome, you must turn on the sync. This is the best and fastest to back up your passwords and bookmarks. As long as the internet is provided, Chrome automatically backs up the data. This ensures your data is safe and prevents data losses. However, you can still take screenshots of data or export them as HTML files. These can be used as viable alternatives. 

How To Share Bookmarks

Once you’ve successfully exported your Chrome bookmarks HTML file, you can share it with friends or co-workers. The quickest is the send an email with an HTML file attached. The fellow can download and import files to use your Chrome bookmarks. You can also save bookmarks on a flash drive or an external hard drive. Anyone can access that hard disk and save bookmarks on their computer. They can export bookmarks on their Google Chrome. 

Conclusion

Google Chrome Bookmarks are easy to use and a time-saving tool. You can save your bookmarks in your Google account or as an HTML file. You can always use your Chrome bookmarks on another computer by logging in through your Google account or importing the HTML file.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find my bookmarks?

You can find your Chrome bookmarks on the tab under the Chrome address bar.

Can you automatically transfer Chrome bookmarks from one computer to another?

Yes, you can automatically transfer Chrome bookmarks from one computer to another by logging in to Chrome with your Google account. Chrome will automatically import bookmarks saved in your Google account.

Can I transfer Chrome bookmarks manually?

Yes, you can save Chrome bookmarks in an HTML file and then import that file to another computer.

Are bookmarks saved in my Google account?

Yes, Google Chrome saves your bookmarks on your Google account. You’ll need to turn on sync to access bookmarks and passwords across different devices using your Google account.

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