How to Export Bookmarks From Chrome

By: Jeremy Glass  | 

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Google Chrome web browser has a bookmark bar where you can save your favorite websites for easy access. Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Oh, how we love our internet browser bookmarks. Whether you use this nifty tool to save your settings or as a shortcut to get to your favorite articles, videos and food sites, your bookmark bar is vital to your daily website use.

But what happens when you update your computer? You don't want to lose all of your favorite bookmarks. The good news if you don't have to. Knowing how to properly export them from a browser like Chrome will save all of them when you either update to a new computer or when you restore your browser settings in Chrome.

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How to Export Your Bookmarks From Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. On the top-right corner of your Chrome browser, you should see an icon with three vertical dots. Click the dots.
  3. A window will pop up with options. Hover over Bookmarks and then click Bookmark Manager.
  4. Once the Bookmark Manager window opens, you'll see an icon of vertical dots at the very top-right corner of the screen. Click the dots and choose Export Bookmarks.
  5. This will direct you to a pop-up window where you'll choose where on your computer to save the download. Give your file a descriptive name and designate where you want the file to be saved.
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Exporting your Chrome bookmarks is simple and takes just a few steps.
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When it's time to transfer the file over to a new computer, email the file to yourself as an attachment (or upload it to the cloud) and follow the same steps, but when you get to step 5, choose Import bookmarks instead of Export bookmarks.

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