Bookmarks are links that allow you to access your favourite web pages quickly and easily. This is a standard feature in all modern browsers, so if you want to change browser, you can export your bookmarks so you don't have to manually add them one by one. Google Chrome allows you to back up your bookmarks so that they are not only accessible on your computer, but also on other devices signed into your account. In this article, we'll give you a quick and simple way to back up your Google Chrome bookmarks on a backup bookmark file, compatible with all browsers.
How to export your bookmarks from Google Chrome
Open Google Chrome
, and click the Customize and Control Google Chrome
menu > Bookmarks
Next, select Bookmarks manager
, or press [CTRL]
on your keyboard.
Now, click the Organize
menu > Export bookmarks to HTML file
Name the file and choose a location to save
it. You can send this bookmark file to whoever you want. The person who receives it can then import your bookmarks in their browser.
How to import your Google Chrome bookmark file into Firefox
Open Firefox, click on Bookmarks
and select Show all Bookmarks
. In the catalog window, click Import and backup
and select Import bookmarks from HTML.
Select the bookmark file you previously created with Chrome and click Open
How to import your Google Chrome bookmark file into Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer
and press the Alt
key to display the menu bar. Click File and select Import and Export
. Choose Import from a file
and click Next
. Choose what you want to import (favourites) and click Next
. Click Browse
, find the Chrome bookmarks file and click Open
How To import your Google Chrome bookmark file into Safari
Open Safari, click on File
and select Import From
. Locate the bookmark file you created in Chrome called Bookmarks HTML file
and click Open
How to import your bookmarks to your Android device
Sign in to Google Chrome
on your PC, click on the Chrome menu and select Settings
. In the Access
section, click Advanced synchronisation settings
. From the drop-down menu, select Choose what will be synchronised
, check the Bookmarks
box and click OK
. Then open Google Chrome
on your Android device, click on the Menu
( three vertical dots) and choose Bookmarks.
The list of bookmarks on your PC will now appear on your mobile.
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