Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Backup Chrome bookmarks using the bookmark manager

If you use same browser for quiet some time you will end up savings tons of bookmarks saved in the browser and you probably want to back them up for obvious purposes. When you start bookmarking lots of sites in Google Chrome, you can easily search for them in the Omnibar or in the Bookmark Manager (Ctrl + Shift + B). Google is beyond famous for its powerful search engine, but when it comes to searching for bookmarks within specific folders in Chrome. Just like any other browser backing up bookmarks in Google Chrome is pretty easy. Let’s check how to backup bookmarks in Chrome:

  •  Backup Chrome bookmarks using the bookmark manager

You can use the bookmark manager in Google Chrome to backup your saved sites as an .html file.

All you need to do is hit Ctrl + Shift + B when you’re in Google Chrome and a bookmark manager will pop up. Go to ‘Tools’ > ‘Export Bookmarks’ and specify a location where the bookmarks backup file should be stored in .html format.

Here are a few tips for using the Bookmark manager:

• Move bookmarks or folders around
Simply click the item you want to move and drag it to its new destination within the folder list on the left.

• Edit the name or web address of a bookmark, or a folder name
Select the item you'd like to edit, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can also easily edit bookmarks and folders from the bookmarks bar by right-clicking the item in question and selecting Rename.

• Search bookmarks
Use the search box at the top to quickly find a bookmark within the manager.

• Add a new bookmark folder
In the folder list on the left, right-click the location where you want the new folder to reside and select Add folder

• Delete a bookmark or folder
Right-click the item and select Delete.

  • Backup your entire Chrome profile
Google Chrome Backup is a neat little app that backs up your Google Chrome profile as such.

Your Google Chrome profile contains your modified settings and preferences. The profile also includes your bookmarks and browsing history. In case you’re doing a reinstall of Google Chrome, make sure you backup your profile using this application.