"I accidentally lost all my bookmarks by signing into Chrome. How do I restore my bookmarks. I do not have the path: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks. "
Chrome bookmarks lost, deleted and gone on Mac...How to recover bookmarks in Chrome with a Mac? Many Mac users feel frustrated when their bookmarks collection suddendly got removed from Chrome, and searching on Internet they found that all tutorials are written for Chrome bookmarks recovery on Windows but not a single one applies to Mac OS X! So, is it possible to restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac? Answers are below in this article.
After some trial and error, we concluded the best effective way to restore bookmarks in Chrome with a Mac. And the key clue is about the bookmarks.bak file that lies in your Users account.
Step 1. Open up "Finder" and go to Macintosh HD ->Users ->Your user name ->Library ->Application Support ->Google ->Chrome ->Default; in the Default folder, you will see two files (Bookmarks & Bookmarks.bak).
Step 2. Now, you need to copy, rename and save Bookmarks file to another location. Then, go back and delete the original file.
Step 3. Next (very important step!), go down to Bookmarks.bak and rename it to simply "Bookmarks"(leave out the .bak extension, and this will make your backup copy of the bookmarks as the original bookmarks folder).
Step 4. At last, close Finder. Restart Chrome window, you shall see all bookmarks you've collected coming back.
However, like the first part mentioned, some people had difficulty in finding the bookmarks or bookmarks.bak file by following the path correctly. They lost the last chance to restore Chrome bookmarks!
Fortunately, EaseUS Mac data recovery software is able to recover lost, deleted and hidden bookmarks and bookmarks.bak files in many sticky situations. After applying EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and finding the critical files, repeat the guide above to restore the bookmarks in Chrome with your Mac.
Step 1. Scan the hard drive to find the lost bookmarks/bookmarks.bak files
Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and select the file types you want to find and click "Continue" to go on the process. Next choose the partition where you lost your data and click "Scan" to find your lost files.
Step 2. Preview and recover bookmarks/bookmarks.bak files
After scan, all the lost files will be found and displayed on the left side. You can choose to list them according to path, types or create time, then it is easier for you to find and preview the recoverable files you want to retrieve. Finally, mark those files and click "Recover" to selectively get them back.
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