A lot of people don’t think of backing up their bookmarks, but that doesn’t make it any less important. I remember one unfortunate time when I was reformatting my hard drive (back in those days, if Windows was running slow you had to wipe it clean). I backed up all my files to an external hard drive, reformatted my primary drive, and as I was copying everything back over I realized my bookmarks were gone. Whoops. Lesson learned.
If you’re wondering how to backup your Chrome bookmarks, you’ll be pleased to know Google has made this very simple. You can do it in one of two ways.
Sync Your Bookmarks to Google
If you connect Chrome to your Google account, your profile will be automatically synced to the cloud (including bookmarks, passwords, open tabs, etc.)
- Click the Chrome menu button in the uppr right hand corner of your screen.
- Click Sign in to Chrome.
- Enter your Google account information.
- Your bookmarks are now synced to the cloud.
Option 2: Export Your Bookmarks Manually
- Click the Chrome menu button.
- Select Bookmarks, then click Bookmark Manager.
- Under the Organize drop-down menu, select Export Bookmarks to HTML file.
- Choose a safe location to store your Chrome bookmarks.
Your Chrome bookmarks are now backed up. The HTML file that was exported can easily be imported into another Chrome installation, by using the import option of the Bookmarks menu.