Solved: Recover Deleted or Lost Chrome Bookmarks, Histories and Favorites

Tracy King updated on Jul 02, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Happen to delete or remove important bookmarks from your Chrome browser? Lost Chrome histories due to browser update? Don’t bother. Here, you can recover deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks/histories/favorites with or without software. Just try to check if these methods can help!

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, follow the 4 bookmarks recovery solutions below to restore deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks/histories/favorites back.

Method 1. Find Your Deleted Chrome History on a PC

If you happen to have removed the browser history or bookmarks on Chrome, you may have a local file folder which backs up all of your browsing histories and bookmarks in Chrome. You can now find it locally on your PC:

C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\local storage(or Bookmarks)

When you find it, you can click to add to your Chrome again.

Method 2. Recover Deleted Chrome Bookmarks from PC

If you find no backups on your computer when your Chrome bookmarks got deleted or removed from the browser, you may still have one more chance. You can try the best data recovery software to retrieve the bookmarks and file folder by following the steps below. Download the free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to free restore the deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks/histories/favorites on your PC now.

To recover deleted data:

First, choose a location to scan
Second, quickly display the deleted data
Third, preview data and then recover

Let's learn the detailed steps:

Step 1. Choose a location

Just make it clear where the data was deleted. Choose this drive and click the Scan button.

select a location

Step 2. Check the quick scan result

It takes several minutes for the software to find deleted contents, and it will put the result in "Deleted files". You can recover the deleted data as soon as it appears in the result.

select data and click recover

Step 3. Preview data and recover

A double-click on a file allows you to preview. Select the wanted data and click "Recover".

scan deleted data

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 Favorites After the Browser 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/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 original location and restore them with ease then.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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