When we use a web browser for sometime, we tend to bookmark several websites and webpages for easily accessing them at any later time. Personally, I have more than two hundred websites bookmarked in the Google Chrome web browser. But when you have so many sites bookmarked, you should always keep a backup of your bookmarks in case your browser crashes and all the related settings become corrupted. You do not want to lose all the bookmarks you have piled up over the years. Fortunately, Google Chrome allows you to easily import and export the bookmarks. This feature can be used to backup your bookmarks to an HTML file which you can upload to an online storage account.
If you want to import or export the bookmarks, then you can follow these simple steps:
- Open Google Chrome browser from its desktop shortcut.
- Type in chrome://bookmarks in the address bar and press Enter.
- This would open the Bookmarks Manager tab in Google Chrome. Here you can display all the websites and webpages that you have bookmarked in Google Chrome.
- In order to export the bookmarks, click on the Organize and then select Export bookmarks to HTML file from the drop-down menu. Then select a folder where you want to save this file.
- If you want to restore or import the bookmarks, then click on Organize, select Import bookmarks from HTML file from the drop-down menu and then select the HTML file that you had saved earlier.
If you want to protect your saved bookmarks file against hard disk crashes, file corruptions or operating system failures, then you can upload the exported bookmarks file to an online storage account like Google Drive.