How to Recover All Bookmarks in Chrome after Formatting PC

Look, I was thinking about formatting my PC because I will sell it to someone else. But there is always something Unexpected. I found that I forgot to back up bookmarks in Chrome. And they are really important to me. So now I was wondering if there is any way to recover all bookmarks in Chrome after formatting the PC. I want to solve this problem as soon as possible. I appreciate any help you can provide.

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Finley· Answered on Mar 22, 2024

It depends. You can restore the bookmarks in Chrome from the backup if you haven't deleted the local file that saves your bookmarks and browsing history. You need to close your Chrome and do as follows:

  • Go to: C:/Users/UserName/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. Change the UserName with your Windows user account. 
  • Type Bookmarks in the search bar. The bookmark files are often named "Bookmarks" and "Bookmarks.bak".
  • Move the Bookmarks file to a different location. 
  • You need to rename the Bookmarks.bak file to Bookmarks.

Now, you can reopen Chrome and see your bookmarks restored from backup. However, this method works only when your local files still exist. Suppose you have deleted the local files from your PC, as you said, format. You need to use data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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Do like this:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and find the partition or drive to scan for deleted Chrome bookmarks.

Step 2. Go to the "Document" folder or type the name Chrome bookmark that is saved in HTML format.

Step 3. You can preview the files to ensure you have found the right one. Click "Recover" to get them back.

Now, you have the lost files containing the bookmark backup back. You need to go to your Chrome browser and click the three-dot icon. Choose "Bookmarks" > "Bookmark Manager". Go back to the three-dot icon and choose "Import bookmarks". You now successfully recover all bookmarks in Chrome after formatting.

Related article: 3 Ways to Fix Google Chrome Bookmarks Disappeared

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