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    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows

    How to Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows
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    07 Oct 2020
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    How to Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows


    You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Google Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

    This tutorial will show you how to import (restore) or export (backup) your Google Chrome bookmarks as a .html file in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Export Google Chrome Bookmarks to HTML File
    • Option Two: To Import Google Chrome Bookmarks from HTML File






    OPTION ONE

    To Export Google Chrome Bookmarks to HTML File


    1 Open Google Chrome.
    2 Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (More) Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-more.png. button, click/tap on Bookmarks, and click/tap on Bookmark manager. (see screenshot below)

    If you like, you could also press the Ctrl+Shift+O keys to directly open Bookmark manager.

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-export_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on the Organize (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Export bookmarks in the drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-export_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-2.jpg

    4 Navigate to where you want to save the exported .html file to, enter a file name you want for the .html file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-export_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Import Google Chrome Bookmarks from HTML File


    1 Open Google Chrome.
    2 Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (More) Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-more.png. button, click/tap on Bookmarks, and click/tap on Bookmark manager. (see screenshot below)

    If you like, you could also press the Ctrl+Shift+O keys to directly open Bookmark manager.

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-import_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on the Organize (3 dots) , and click/tap on Import bookmarks in the drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-import_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-2.jpg

    4 Navigate to the location of the .html file, select the .html file, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-import_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-3.png

    5 The bookmarks from the .html file will now be imported into Google Chrome. (see screenshot below)

    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-import_bookmarks_in_google_chrome-4.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Feuer's Avatar
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1
       #1

    hi brink
    is there a way to export chrome bookmarks to an html file with batch, powershell or vbs script?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

    Feuer said:
    hi brink
    is there a way to export chrome bookmarks to an html file with batch, powershell or vbs script?
    Hello Feuer,

    Bookmarks in Google Chrome are stored in the file below. I suppose you could use a BAT file to copy it to backup and restore.

    %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks
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  3. Feuer's Avatar
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1
       #3

    thanks for your quick answer brink, like you allways do :)
    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-ekran-goeruentuesue-75-.png
    Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows-ekran-goeruentuesue-76-.png

    i copied the bookmark file to desktop and changed its extension to .html, i opened it, i saw that like in first picture,
    i also exported my bookmarks to an html file, same in this tutorial, i saw that when i open in chrome browser

    i controlled that yep all my bookmarks in this file,
    but is there no way to do it like "export to html file" with bat,vbs or powershell?

    if it is no way, i can save this file for backing up, do i need any other file?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,365
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #4

    Feuer said:
    i controlled that yep all my bookmarks in this file,
    but is there no way to do it like "export to html file" with bat,vbs or powershell?

    if it is no way, i can save this file for backing up, do i need any other file?
    Exporting and importing with an HTML is the recommended method since the HTML file can be imported to any browser.

    If you manually export using the Bookmarks file at the path I posted above, then it's just a copy and replace to restore. Of course, it's only good with Chrome.
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  5. Feuer's Avatar
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1
       #5

    i want to learn how to do it with .bat file just because of backing up, so i can use to copy that file thanks
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,365
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #6

    Feuer said:
    i want to learn how to do it with .bat file just because of backing up, so i can use to copy that file thanks
    One option would be to use the Copy command in your .bat file like below to copy the Bookmarks file to your desktop.

    Copy <source> <destination path>

    (Export)
    copy "%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" "%UserProfile%\Desktop"

    (Import)
    copy "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Bookmarks" "%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default"
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  7. NMI's Avatar
    NMI
    Posts : 836
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
       #7

    Looks like you can do the HTML export via a PowerShell script:

    Export Chrome Bookmarks as HTML

    (If you really want to automate the export, but with the option to import to a different browser.)
    Last edited by NMI; 30 Sep 2020 at 09:59.
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  8. Feuer's Avatar
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1
       #8

    thanks @Brink for .bat file codes
    thanks @NMI it works with chrome, gives .html file, what i was looking for
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    Feuer said:
    thanks @Brink for .bat file codes
    thanks @NMI it works with chrome, gives .html file, what i was looking for
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