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How to Recover Deleted Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

Updated on Jan 30, 2019 by Jean to Mac File Recovery

Summary

Deleting Chrome bookmarks on Mac happens from time to time, you may get frustrated when the accident occurs because there are not many tutorials online about how to recover deleted bookmarks in Chrome on Mac. Luckily, you are here. There are two possible ways provided below to restore Chrome bookmarks by using Time Machine backup and a free data recovery program.

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Where is the location of Chrome bookmark on Mac
Restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac with Time Machine
Possible method to recover deleted Chrome bookmarks with free software

"My Chrome didn't load anything this morning. I found out that the issue is related to my Chrome account. So I signed out my account and signed into but realized I lost all my Chrome bookmarks. I had no idea of what happened. Can I get back my bookmarks?”

Deletion of Chrome bookmarks on Mac may occur when you are trying to recognize the bookmarks folders or remove the bookmarks bar. The bookmarks in Chrome also can get lost when Chrome fails to respond, and you try to solve the problem by removing your account. Whatever the reason is, the loss of Chrome bookmarks happens more than you think.

When you try to get help from the internet, you will see many tutorials are written for Chrome bookmarks recovery on Windows, and few are for Mac users. Luckily, you are here. We provide probable methods to help you recover the deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks on Mac with Time Machine backup and a free data restoring program. 

Where Is the Location of Chrome Bookmark on Mac

If you haven't removed the local records of the deleted Chrome bookmarks, you can find the path location, then export them. After this, import the bookmarks to Chrome to use them again. 

The default location: Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks

If there are other profiles, the way to find out folder path for a particular user is:

  • Switch to the other profile within Chrome, enter the address in the address bar: chrome://version/ and click "Return" button.
  • Find the "Profile Path" entry, which will show you the exact file path location of the profile you selected. Then, you can use the path to find all the Chrome Bookmarks associated with that profile on Mac. 

How to Restore Chrome Bookmarks on Mac with Time Machine

If there isn't a local cache of Chrome bookmarks, you have another choice to recover the deleted bookmarks from Time Machine backup if you have created before.  

 Notice:
Having no Time Machine backup to restore Chrom bookmarks on Mac since there is not a suitable external storage drive? Don't despair. There is a chance you can get the deleted bookmarks back via a professional data recovery program. Go on reading the next part and check the how-to instructions.

Step 1. Click "Finder" and go to Macintosh HD > Users > Your user name > Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default > Bookmarks & Bookmarks.bak.

recover deleted chrome bookmarks on mac

Step 2. Copy, rename and save Bookmarks file to another location. Then, go back and delete the original file.

Step 3. Next, 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 the bookmarks you've collected coming back.  

Important
After the recovery, you can open Chrome and re-import the restored bookmarks. To avoid further Chrome bookmarks loss after the recovery, we strongly recommend that you regularly back up all the files on your Mac with Time Machine or free data backup software in case you don't have an available external storage media. 

Possible Method to Recover Deleted Chome Bookmarks with Free Software

Let's suppose that not only the online bookmarks (folder) but also the local bookmarks.bark file has been deleted without a backup, then how to restore Chrom bookmarks on Mac at this circumstance? There is no doubt that the easiest way is using a free data recovery tool, like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac here. It is a professional data recovery program that allows users to recover deleted files on Mac, USB flash drive, pen drive, external hard drive, as well as other storage devices. You can use it to restore lost, deleted, and hidden bookmarks and bookmarks.bak files in many sticky situations.

Now, following the simple guide below to restore disappeared bookmarks from Chrome on your Mac.

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the Scan button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac