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Recover Deleted or Lost Chrome Bookmarks, Histories and Favorites

Happen to delete or remove important bookmarks from your Chrome browser? Lost Chrome histories due to browser update? Here are 4 effective solutions to restore Chrome bookmarks, histories and favorites.

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How to Restore Bookmarks in Chrome Windows 10

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If you just deletedbookmark or bookmark folder, you can just hit Ctrl+Z in the Library window or Bookmarks sidebar to bring it back. In the Library window, you can also find the Undo command on the "Organize" menu.

If you lost Google bookmarks, follow one of the listed methods to restore bookmarks Chrome on Windows 10. Check the quick navigation of workable solutions: 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Restore Bookmarks in Chrome from Backup Find Chrome history in C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\...Full steps
Fix 2. Recover Deleted Chrome Bookmarks from Hard Drive Run EaseUS file recovery software > Scan hard drive with Chrome backup files > Restore lost history...Full steps
Fix 3. Use DNS to Find Lost Chrome Bookmarks Press Windows + R > Type cmd > Open Command Prompt and type ipconfig /displaydns...Full steps
Fix 4. Restore Chrome Bookmarks via Google History Go to Google History > Sign in Google account > Click History...Full steps

Important bookmarks got removed or deleted when you were trying to clean up the browsing history? Your browsing history and favorites are all lost when you tried to close the Chrome browser? Or perhaps your bookmarks just disappeared after a Chrome browser update into a newer version?

To restore accidentally deleted or lost bookmarks in Chrome on Windows 10, follow the four bookmarks recovery solutions below to restore deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks/histories/favorites back. If you also need to restore deleted bookmarks in chrome on Mac, check the full guide. 

Method 1. How to Restore Bookmarks in Chrome from Backup

If you happen to lose the browser history or bookmarks on Chrome, you may have a local file folder that backs up all of your browsing histories and bookmarks in Chrome. Close your Chrome first and restore deleted bookmarks in Chrome by following these steps: 

Step 1. Go to: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data. Replace the UserName with your Windows user account. 

Step 2. Type Bookmarks in the search bar. You will see a list of files named "Bookmarks" and "Bookmarks.bak".

chrome bookmarks backup on Windows 10

Step 3. Move Bookmarks file into another location. 

Step 4. Rename the Bookmarks.bak file to Bookmarks.

Step 5. Open your Chrome and it will load the bookmarks from the backup file. 

After these steps, Chrome will load the bookmarks from the backup file. 

Method 2. Recover Chrome Bookmarks from Hard Drive on Windows 10

Restoring deleted Chrome bookmarks only works if your local bookmark.bak files haven't been deleted or removed. If you find no backups on your computer when your Chrome bookmarks got deleted from the browser, you can use file recovery software to get back the last backup files. 

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You can try the best data recovery software to retrieve the bookmarks and file folder by following the steps below. Download data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore the deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks/histories/favorites on your PC now.

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Step 1. Select a location and start scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition/drive where the deleted files were stored. Click "Scan" to find lost files.

select a location where you deleted files

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover

When the scanning has finished, select the deleted files you want to recover. You can click on the filter to display only the file types you want. If you remember the file name, you can also search in the "Search files or folders" box, which is the fastest way to find the target file. 

Choose recoverable files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted files

Preview the recoverable files. Then, select files you want to restore and click "Recover" to store the files at a new storage locations instead of the disk where the data was previously lost.

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When you recover Chrome histories, you can then copy the bookmarks back to the local backup folder in your PC as a backup and then browse each one of them to set them as bookmarks again in Chrome.

Method 3. Use DNS Cache to Find Lost Chrome Bookmarks After Update

This method will be very helpful when you happen to lose important bookmarks or favorites inside Chrome due to the browser update. Just follow the tutorial steps below to fix the problem now.

Step 1. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and click OK. Or you can also type cmd in the Windows search bar.

Step 2. Open Command Prompt, type ipcongif /displaydns, and click Enter. All recent websites that you've visited will be listed and you can browse them and set them as bookmarks in Chrome again.

Restore deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks or favorites.

Method 4. Recover Deleted/Lost Chrome Bookmarks, Histories, and Favorites via Google History

This method requires you to have a Google Account when you lose Chrome bookmarks. You can check and find all the lost bookmarks back by viewing all your browsing history inside the Google Account.

Go to Google History > sign in Google account > click History.

There, you'll be able to find all your browsing histories and then you can add them to your Chrome favorites or bookmarks again.

Note: When you get all lost Chrome histories or bookmarks back, it would be a wise choice to back up your local Chrome browsing files in PC regularly into another hard drive or storage device. If you happen to lose Chrome bookmarks, you can copy the backups into the original location and restore them with ease then.

How to Restore Bookmarks in Chrome with Time Machine on Mac

If you have accidentally deleted Chrome bookmarks in Chrome on Mac, you can get back the files with Time Machine. Time Machine creates backups of all Mac files, including Chrome bookmarks. Once your Chrome bookmarks are lost, you can find them from Time Machine backup. 

Where is the Location of Chrome Bookmark on Mac? 

Go to Macintosh HD > Users > Your user name > Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default > Bookmarks and  Bookmarks.bak.

To recover deleted chrome bookmarks on mac, take the following steps: 

Step 1. Open Finder, go to Macintosh HD > Users > Your user name > Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default. 

Step 2. Expand Default folder and fine Bookmarks &  files.

recover bookmarks chrome on Mac

Step 3. Move Bookmarks to a different location. The purpose is to use the Bookmarks.bak file as the new bookmark file. 

Step 4. Rename Bookmarks.bak to Bookmarks. Then, close Finder and restart Google Chrome. 

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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