Moving Google Chromes Bookmarks to a New Windows Installation

I have Google Chrome installed with some Bookmarks created:

Close Chrome.

The Google Chrome Bookmarks are saved in the folder:


Located in:

C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

If you have a Windows.old folder they will instead be in

C:\Windows.old\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

YourName depends on your user profile and the AppData folder is by default hidden…

On a Windows Installation you are best to get to it by typing in


into the address bar.

This actually takes you one level past it, to the Roaming folder:

Click App Data to take you up a level. Now go to the Local folder instead:

Select Google:

Then Chrome:

Now User Data:

Copy the Default Folder to your External Hard Drive:

If we take a new Windows Installation or another computer and open Chrome we see no Bookmarks (default):

Close Chrome

Rename Default to Default.old

Paste the folder Default from your external hard drive.

You now have all your Bookmarks:

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