Lost Chrome Bookmarks after Hard Disk failure


  1. Posts : 310
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       #1

    Lost Chrome Bookmarks after Hard Disk failure


    20H2

    Luckily not much was lost, but I've had to download the latest 64 bit version of Chrome. I can see no way to create bookmarks, nor can I find back up copies, or items for import from IE or any other browser. I have a Win7 disk image on my external drive, but am unsure how they be opened or the files be extracted.
    Help please.
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  2. Posts : 1,540
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    I googled where are chrome bookmarks...and got a whole page full of possible solutions. Including this one:
    "Google Chrome stores the bookmark and bookmark backup file in a long path into the Windows file system. The location of the file is in your user directory in the path "AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default." If you want to modify or delete the bookmarks file for some reason, you should exit Google Chrome first."
    Maybe your bookmarks might still exist.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,520
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    RolandJS said:
    I googled where are chrome bookmarks...and got a whole page full of possible solutions. Including this one:
    "Google Chrome stores the bookmark and bookmark backup file in a long path into the Windows file system. The location of the file is in your user directory in the path "AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default." If you want to modify or delete the bookmarks file for some reason, you should exit Google Chrome first."
    Maybe your bookmarks might still exist.
    That's the correct location. I export my bookmarks to Onedrive periodically so I always have the bookmarks accessible to any PC.
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  4. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,201
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    Chrome normally syncs your bookmarks, did you not set that up? Might be a good reason to do it after this.
    Last edited by swarfega; 01 May 2021 at 04:06.
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  5. Posts : 310
    win 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thks all. Miraculously all have reappeared after a few days since new drive was put in.
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  6. Posts : 1,540
       #6

    Do not forget to continue making full image OS partitions backups onto external media, data partition either full image or at least folder/files backup onto external media.
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