Where Are Google Chrome Bookmarks Stored?

Google Chrome Bookmarks (Bookmarks folder, Other bookmarks, sidebar bookmarks) are stored in a folder on your computer’s physical storage. The location of this folder depends on your operating system.

Browser bookmarks make it easy to open your favorite websites quickly – often with just a single click. If you’ve been using Chrome for a while, you may have a lot of bookmarks.

Sometimes you will want to access these bookmark folder locations so that you can back them up or transfer them to another computer. Here are the instructions for finding your bookmarks in Chrome on different operating systems.

Chrome Bookmarks on Windows

To find your Chrome bookmarks on a Windows computer, you will need to go to the following location in your File Explorer: C:\Users\My PC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. Note that if your administrator name is different, you will need to enter the name instead of “My PC“. For example, if your PC name is John, you will need to enter C:\Users\john\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.

Here is a more detailed guide on how to access the folder.

1. Open the File Manager and press the folder path box (marked on the screenshot).

2. Paste the following path and press Enter:

C:\Users\My PC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default (make sure to change the username if it is different).

3. After doing so, you should land on the intended folder. Look for file name Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak. These are the files where your bookmarks are stored.

If you can’t find the folder on your computer, ensure that the Show hidden files option is selected in the File Explorer’s View tab. If it still doesn’t work, consider accessing the folder manually.

Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

Bookmarks of Google Chrome are stored in the Application Support directory on your Mac. You can easily access the bookmark folder by using the Terminal on Mac. First, make sure that the File Browser is set to show the hidden files. Then enter the following path on the Terminal and hit enter:

/Users/<your username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default (Make sure to update the username.)

Once after opening the path, you will find Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak where your bookmarks are stored.


As you see, accessing the Chrome bookmarks folder on your computer is a bit tricky. However, knowing the location of this folder makes it easier. Following the aforementioned guide, you should be able to find your bookmarks regardless of your operating system.

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