You love something, but it’s online, and you can’t download it. You want to revisit it, sooner or later, but with that forgetful memory of yours, you won’t remember it, what do you do? BOOKMARK IT!
The world of the Internet sees the coming and going of various trends, influencers, news, and whatnot, but bookmarks are here to stay. They're a written archive of your internet experience, your so-called personal history with your devices, so they should come with you even if you change machines. If it's time for a new Chrome update or you're ordering a new laptop, let me tell you how to export your Chrome bookmarks.
You store bookmarks like the tiny bits and remains of Chrome lost in a box, just like you stack photographs as memories in an album. Storage of these links can be a helpful Web corner for you. More or less, your search history, the pages you like, and bookmarks become a part of you. That's why exporting Chrome bookmarks is very important, and holding a backup is essential.
We are going to cover all the possible ways to export Chrome bookmarks.
1. Export Google Chrome bookmarks in HTML File
- Step 1: Open Google Chrome
- Step 2: Once it's open, click on the three dots in the top right corner. This will open a drop-down menu.
- Step 3: Select Bookmarks
- Step 4: The pop-up menu will have bookmarks settings, choose Bookmarks manager.
- Step 5: A new tab will open. Open the bookmarks menu by clicking on the three dots on the far right side of the blue tab.
- Step 6: Select Export bookmarks
- Step 7: File explorer will open.
- Step 8: Select download destination and save.
You've successfully exported your bookmarks in an HTML file. You can import this to any other browser and machine.
2. Importing without manual interference
If you already have a browser installed on your computer, you can quickly merge the bookmarks without manually exporting and importing them. Here's how it can be done!
- Step 1: Open Google Chrome
- Step 2: Select the three-dot icon in the top right corner to open the drop-down menu.
- Step 3: Choose Bookmarks, and a pop-up menu will appear
- Step 4: Select Import bookmarks and settings
- Step 5: It will open a new window with a pre-selected browser. You can change the browser according to your needs
- Step 6: Choose what all to import
- Step 7: Click Import and voila!
3. Syncing accounts
There’s another option for you if you don’t mind keeping your information in the cloud. You can use your Gmail account to sync your information to any device you use Chrome on.
- First, you need to select the User icon on the upper right-hand side of the Chrome window.
- Click “Sign in to Chrome.”
- By default, your account is designed to sync when you sign in. Starting thereon, your bookmarks will be waiting for you when you sign in to Chrome on any browser, even on your mobile phone.
- You can go to the configuration menu to check the sync and privacy settings.
Importance of organized bookmarks
If you discover a web page you want to browse every day, a bookmark can be very helpful. Once you bookmark a web page, a shortcut is created to allow easy access to the web page. You can easily access the bookmark and open the web page as many times as you want without having to scan the site and your search history again.
Here is a list of some keyboard shortcuts that can be used for accessing and updating bookmarks in your browser.
- Google Chrome - Ctrl+Shift+O or Cmd+Shift+B on
- Mozilla Firefox - Ctrl+B or Ctrl+Shift+B
- Microsoft Edge - Ctrl+I
- Internet Explorer - Ctrl+I
- Opera - Ctrl+Shift+B
While saving something of value can be enticing, you can reserve bookmarks for helpful tools/web pages and items that you frequently access (yes, I’m talking about important work stuff here). Be honest with yourself, and remove something that is not valuable to you (like those self-doubts and trash bookmarks you’ve saved). When you have hundreds of bookmarks, it might be time to delete the "Best Chocolate Cake" recipe, just in case you want to make cookies over the weekend. With today's Internet accessibility— and the power of a fast Google search — everything is at the tips of your fingers anyway, so getting rid of these kinds of bookmarks is simple and better for both you and your browser.
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