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How to Find Chrome Bookmarks File Location in Windows

Want to make an offline backup of Google Chrome bookmarks? Here’s where you can find the Google Bookmarks folder in Windows.

By default, Google Chrome tries to sync bookmarks with your Google Account all the while storing it locally. Even if you didn’t choose to sync with your Google Account, Chrome browser stores any and all bookmarks in a local file in the Windows C drive.

If you want to backup Google Chrome bookmarks or import them to some other browser, knowing where Google Chrome store bookmarks files can be helpful. Additionally, you can also manually edit the bookmarks file to make changes of your choice.

So, without further due, here’s the answer for Where does Google Chrome store bookmarks in Windows.

Find Google Bookmarks Folder in Windows

Like I said before, whether you are syncing with Google Account or not, the bookmarks file is stored locally on your computer. It’s just that it is fairly hard to find unless you know where to look for.

1. First, open the File Explorer by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + E. If needed, you can also search for the same in the start menu or click on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.

2. In the File Explorer window, copy the below path, paste it in the address bar, replace <username> with your actual Windows account username, and press “Enter”.

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

3. In this folder, find the file name “Bookmarks”. It will not have any file extension.

Google chrome bookmarks folder - bookmarks file

4. Once you find the file, copy it to the folder of your choice to either backup or modify. Don’t ever modify or delete the file in place. Always create a backup before modifying or deleting the bookmarks file.

Wrapping Up – Local Google Chrome Bookmarks File

Though the file has no file extension, all the bookmarks are stored in JSON format. So, simply rename the file and add “.json” at the end of the name.

Google chrome bookmarks folder - rename bookmarks file

Once you do that, you can open the file with any text editor or code editor. In my case, I opened it with VS Code. You can use the editor of your choice.

Google chrome bookmarks folder - open bookmarks file

Since all the bookmarks are stored in JSON format, you can easily add, remove, or modify the bookmarks as needed. If you don’t know how to navigate a JSON file, it is pretty simple to follow. To get you started here’s a simple yet detailed article that explains JSON and its syntax.

Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

If you like this article, do check out how to control Google Chrome tab volume and how to limit Google Chrome cache size.

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