Restore Chrome Bookmarks on Mac – Simple Methods to Retrieve Deleted Files

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April 17, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Chrome is one of the most popular web browser to surf the Internet on your Mac. What should you do if you lose Chrome bookmarks on Mac? Whether you delete them by accident, or fail to synchronize the files, how to restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac?

Actually Chrome contains a single hidden bookmark backup file, where you can locate and retrieve deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac. Even if the bookmark links are overwritten, you can still retrieve them back with some professional data-restoring program.

Just read on the article to get a desired solution from the article now.

Restore Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

1. Where is the location of Chrome bookmarks on Mac

If you accidently deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac, you can close all Chrome tabs, but DO NOT reopen the chrome. Each time you launch Chrome, the program will create a single new backup file, which will overwrite the previous one. As for the case, you have the chance to restore deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac without reopening the Chrome.

Default location of Chrome bookmarks on Mac

When you follow the standard process to install Chrome on your Mac, you can locate the deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac with the default path.

Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks

chrome bookmark location

Locate Chrome bookmarks path on Mac with Finder

In order to locate the Chrome bookmark path, you can also enter information to the address bar: chrome://version/ and click the Return button. Once you locate the Profile Path entry, you can find the exact file path location of the profile.

google bookmark finder

When you access to the location of Chrome bookmarks, you can find two bookmarks, Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak. How to restore the bookmark files back to Chrome on Mac?

2. How to Restore Chrome Bookmark with Time Machine

When you get the Chrome bookmarks files on Mac, you can copy the Bookmarks file to desktop or another location. If possible, rename the files and delete the original one in the original path.

Change the extension of Bookmarks.bak file as Bookmarks, it will make your backup copy of the bookmark as the original bookmark folder to restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac.

Simply restart the Chrome browser on Mac. As for the case, you can find all the Chrome bookmarks on Mac.

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3. How to Restore Chrome Bookmark from Backup

If you have synced your Chrome bookmarks on Mac, you can sync in again to check if they are still available.

Open your Chrome and log in your Google account.

Click three-dot icon > Settings > Sync > Bookmarks.

If you alread had bookmarks in Chrome, you can check them in Other bookmarks folder. Otherwise, they will be listed in the bookmarks bar.

4. How to Restore Deleted Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

If you cannot locate the files or fail to restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac in the way, you still have another chance to get the important files back with FoneLab Data Retriever. It is able to recover not only deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks, but also helps you recover deleted photos, documents, emails, videos and more.

Moreover, it also enables you retrieve data from external hard drive, flash drive, memory card, USB drive and more.

  1. Retrieve deleted/lost/overwritten/missing Chrome bookmarks from Mac.
  2. Restore bookmarks from Mac hard drive, flash drive, USB cable and more.
  3. Keep the original Chrome bookmark files without storing or modifying.
  4. Provide both Quick Scan and Deep Scan modes to retrieve bookmark files.

Download and install Mac Data Retriever

Once you install the program on your Mac, you can launch the program to choose the Mac Data Recovery option. It will scan the Mac hard drive or external device to restore Chrome bookmarks with ease.

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Scan the deleted Chrome bookmarks

Choose the Document file type and the desired Hard Disk Drive. You can click the Scan button to perform a quick scan for the deleted Chrome bookmarks. You can also try the Deep Scan mode instead.

choose data type to scan

Add the path for Chrome bookmarks

In order to get the exact result for the Chrome bookmarks, you can also enter the URL of the Chrome address bar to find out the profile path. Just copy the chrome://version/ to locate the path accordingly.

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Preview the deleted Chrome bookmarks

You can find the deleted Chrome bookmarks in red, which you can check the tmp files in order to get back the files. Choose the one with a date that you delete the Chrome bookmark on Mac by accidently.

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Restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac

Once you located the Chrome bookmarks, you can click the Recover button to restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac. After that you can click the retrieve HTML and open with Chrome to retrieve the file.

Conclusion

In order to retrieve the deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac, you just need to locate the path for Chrome bookmarks first. Once you get the backup files, you can restore them with Time Machine instead. If the files are not available, FoneLab Data Retriever should be one of the best choices to restore file on Windows, Mac, hard drive and more with ease.

If you have any other query about how to get back the deleted files, you can share more detailed information in the comments.

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