Use Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Tool to recover deleted bookmarks

Your Bookmarks are important! Most browsers like Google Chrome allow users to restore bookmarks they accidentally deleted. However, they must do it manually. Moreover, all file the browser restores gets frequently overwritten. This causes unnecessary trouble. Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Tool avoids all this and helps you successfully restore your bookmarks.

Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Tool

Bookmarks, as you are aware is a record of the address of (a website, file, etc.) to enable quick access in future. So, whenever you visit a website and like it, you can bookmark it for future reference. What if the bookmarks go missing or the file gets corrupted? The Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Tool can help you.

In most cases, Chrome stores the bookmarks and bookmarks backup file (bookmarks.back) to its profile folder. So, if you find it missing, you should first locate it by doing the following-

Copy the following in File Explorer.

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

Next, in the search bar, type Bookmarks, hit Enter and wait for few seconds. You should see a list of files named Bookmarks and/or Bookmarks.bak. One thing that is particularly noteworthy to mention here is that if there is more than one user using the same Chrome browser, then the bookmarks from other users will be listed here too.

Bookmarks recovery

Select all the files with mouse and drag them to the block provided at this github.io website.

Once the process is complete, you’ll get a message saying ‘The download is ready’.

Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Tool

Download all the HTML files, open each HTML file separately with Chrome and determine the HTML file that contains your bookmarks. The largest file is most likely the correct one.

Now, in your Chrome, click the menu icon and go to Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.

Then, click Organize > Import bookmarks from HTML file. Select the HTML file that contains your bookmarks.

Your bookmarks should now be imported back to Chrome.

Hope this helps!

The other way via which you can recover bookmarks is through Windows System Protection. If you notice that Windows System Protection is turned on, Windows will automatically store previous versions of your files. Then, to restore such a version of your bookmarks files, find your bookmarks files as described in the method above. When found, right click on a bookmark file, choose ‘Properties’ option and switch to ‘Previous versions’ tab. Next, select a version from a date when everything was fine.

Firefox users may want to check out how to restore deleted Firefox Bookmarks or Favorites.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

2 Comments

  1. Croesus Speaker

    Hi Hermant,
    Thanks for the instructions. Didn’t understand this:
    “Select all the files with mouse and drag them to the block provided at their website. Once the process is complete, you’ll get a message saying ‘The download is ready’.”
    Please do explain further when you can. Thanks.

  2. Aspen Arie

    As said by someone else, the instructions about selecting the files confused me. If it is possible to clear this up, it would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

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