Google Chrome is a Popular web Browsing App with more than a billion monthly active users. With the ban of apps like the UC browser in India, the popularity and user base of Chrome increased drastically in the past few months.
One of the reasons behind the popularity of Google Chrome is that it offers a wide range of features and functionality that no other browser is able to offer. With the help of the ‘Sync’ feature you can easily sync your browsing history, Bookmarks, Passwords, and Credit card information with your Gmail account.
Bookmarks are a great feature offered by Google Chrome. With bookmarks, you can save web pages for later use and also organize them in a proper folder. But when it comes you finding your bookmarks it gets a little difficult as you won’t find the file on the Chrome browser.
To access the Bookmarks folder you have to access Google Chrome’s Application folder and look for Bookmarks in it. The Folder structure inside Application is the same on all the Operating systems but the Application folder’s location may change.
In this article, we are going to help you find the Google Chrome Bookmarks folder.
Note: Before performing any action on the bookmarks folder please make sure that you exit the Chrome browser and then perform them otherwise Google Chrome will automatically generate a new file and restore the previous one.
Where are Google chrome bookmarks stored on Windows
If you are a windows user then it is really easy for you to reach the Google chrome’s bookmark folder location.
Follow the steps below:
- Open ‘File Explorer’
- Visit this link – “AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.” by entering it in your folders Location bar.
- Look for the ‘Bookmarks’ and ‘Bookmarks.bak’ files. These two files contain your bookmarks.
- Please exit your Chrome browser before making any changes or modifications in the default folder.
How to Find Chrome Bookmarks location in Mac
Google Chrome stored its bookmarks in the ‘Applications support’ directly of your Macbook. You can visit the folder by using the finder or Terminal of your Mac.
Below are the steps to access chrome bookmarks on your Macbook.
- Open your Terminal or Mac command line.
- Type “cd /Users/<your username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default” Replace ‘<your username>’ with your actual username.
- If it shows ‘No such file or directory found’ is because the folder is hidden. You can unhide the folder using the Finder option on your Mac.
- To see the hidden folder, Open your Finder and go to your Username. Click Command+Shift+’>’ or ‘.’ Sign (without quotes). You will see that the Library folder is visible now.
- Go to the ‘Library’ folder and click on ‘Application Support’.
- Look for the directory named ‘Google’ and Enter it.
- Click on the ‘Default’ folder.
- You will see Bookmark and Bookmark.bak file.
You can Move, Modify, or Delete the bookmark files from this folder.
Google Chrome Bookmark Folder’s Location on Linux
Just like on Windows and Mac the Bookmarks folder is also hidden on the Linux and you can access it by checking ‘Show Hidden Files & Folders’ Option in the File browser’s menu.
Once you are done with the Hidden files the next step is to access the Bookmark folder. To access it we are going to use the terminal on Linux. Follow these steps :
- Press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open ‘Terminal.’ Alternatively, you can also open your terminal directly from the applications list.
- In the Terminal’s input box type ‘/home/<your username>/.config/chromium/Default/’ or ‘/home/<your username>/.config/google-chrome/Default/’ Depending upon your Chrome’s or your Linux version.
- You will see Bookmark and Bookmark.bak file stored at this location.
- You can now modify, Copy, or Delete these files according to your preference.
It is always advised to take a backup of your Bookmarks for later use. If you are trying to copy or delete the bookmarks from your Chrome browser directly then make sure that you have closed all the tabs of your browser otherwise the browser will restore the copies immediately after you make any changes to it.