Export Bookmarks in Chrome


Export & Import Bookmarks

Exporting Bookmarks

Exporting bookmarks to an HTML file is handy for several reasons; you can share an exported HTML file, keep the file as a backup or transfer your bookmarks to a different browser or computer by exporting and importing them. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to export your bookmarks to an HTML file on Chrome.

  1. Open Chrome on your PC, and click the three-dot menu on the top-right-hand side of the screen.
Step 1: Click the three dot menu on the top-right-hand side, Chrome web-page
  1. Navigate to Bookmarks on the menu, then click Bookmark Manager on the secondary menu. Alternatively, navigate to the Bookmark Manager by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+O on Windows & Linux or ⌥+⌘+B on Mac.
Step 2: Navigate to the `Bookmarks` option on the menu and then click `Bookmark Manager` on the secondary menu.
  1. After opening the Bookmark Manager, click the three-dot menu on the top-right-hand side of the screen.
Step 3: Click the three dot menu on the top-right-hand side, Chrome Bookmark Manager
  1. Click Export bookmarks from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Click `Export bookmarks` from the drop-down menu.
  1. Select a destination for your HTML file on your computer. You can rename the file here too if you prefer and save your bookmarks.
Step 5: Select a destination for your exported bookmarks `HTML` file on your computer.

That’s it! Just five easy steps to export bookmarks as an HTML file from Chrome.

Importing Bookmarks

  1. If you want to import bookmarks, then all you need to do is follow steps 1-3 above. Then, click Import bookmarks from the drop-down menu on the Bookmark manager.
Click `Import bookmarks` in drop-down menu of `Bookmark Manager`
  1. Select the bookmarks HTML file you’d like to import to Chrome and click Open.
Choose which `HTML` file to import to Chrome

Exporting Bookmarks: Limitations

Exporting is a good solution, but it has its limits. You will always need to export your bookmarks after you make a change, maybe you’ve just added, deleted or renamed a bookmark, and sometimes this can be completely unfeasible.

Transfer Bookmarks with Bookmark Llama

If you want to transfer bookmarks from one computer or browser to another or if you’d like to share bookmarks without needing to export them after every important change, try out Bookmark Llama.

This Chrome extension lets you sync your bookmark folders, giving you access to the latest version of your bookmarks, from any computer or browser, as long as you’re logged into the extension. You can also share folders easily, and shared bookmarks will be updated for everyone as soon as there’s a change.

  1. Install the Chrome extension if you’re using chrome and create an account on Bookmark Llama.
Create an account on Bookmark Llama
  1. Set up your account by answering a few questions, such as whether you want to join an existing team on Bookmark Llama or set up a new account. Set up an account, choose create a new account

  2. You’ll be immediately directed to share a folder. Select an existing bookmark folder and click Share Folder, or you can create an entirely new folder by clicking Create New Folder.

Select an existing folder to share
  1. Then, you can invite users to your folder, just add their email addresses and click Share Folder. You can also opt to Skip Invites if you only want to transfer bookmarks between computers or browsers.
Invite users to a shared folder Finish sharing a folder

Gone are the days of exports and imports, just share a folder!

Bookmark Llama is available on Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Happy Sharing 😊