How to Move Chrome Bookmarks to a New Computer


Google Chrome includes a bookmark management tool that allows you to organize your bookmarks, export them for backup or import them from another computer. This allows you change Web browsers or purchase a new computer without fear that you will have difficulty finding your favorite websites again.


Step 1

Insert a removable storage device such as a USB flash drive into the old computer, and then launch Google Chrome.

Step 2

Click the three lines in the upper-right corner of the Google Chrome window, and then click “Bookmarks” and “Bookmark Manager.” You can also press CTRL + Shift + O on your keyboard. A new browser tab opens, displaying all of your stored bookmarks. chrome://bookmarks/

Step 3

Click the “Organize” button in the upper-left corner of the browser tab, and then click “Export Bookmarks.” A new window with the title “Save As” appears.

Step 4

Navigate in the “Save As” window to the removable storage device, and then click the “Save” button. Google Chrome automatically gives the file a name such as “My Bookmarks.html.”

Step 5

Transfer the removable storage device to the new computer, and launch Google Chrome.

Step 6

Click the three lines button in the upper right hand corner, and then click “Bookmarks” and “Bookmark Manager.”

Step 7

Click the “Organize” button, and then click “Import Bookmarks.” A new window titled “Open” appears.

Step 8

Navigate in the “Open” window to the removable storage device, and double-click the Google Chrome bookmarks file. A new folder called “Imported” appears on the left side of the Bookmark Manager tab.

Step 9

Click the “Imported” folder to see your bookmarks.