Import or export bookmarks

You can easily import bookmarks or favorites from another browser into Google Chrome. Similarly, you can always get your bookmarks out of Chrome by exporting them as an HTML file.

Import bookmarks

Import bookmarks from Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari

To import existing bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari, follow these steps:

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  3. Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  4. Click Import.
  5. Click Done.

Where the imported bookmarks will appear:

  • If you haven't created any bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks will import directly into the bookmarks bar, normally docked underneath the address bar.
  • If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks will import into a new folder labeled "Imported from Firefox" (or IE, or Safari). You can see your bookmarks by clicking the Chrome menu and selecting Bookmarks.

Using a Chromebook? This option is not available. Instead, export your bookmarks as an HTML file and import them via the bookmark manager. See the next section for steps.

Import bookmarks from all other browsers
  1. Export bookmarks from the browser as an HTML file.
  2. Open Chrome.
  3. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  4. Select Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  5. In the "From" drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  6. Select Choose File.
  7. Upload the saved HTML.
  8. Click Done.

Where the imported bookmarks will appear:

  • If you haven't created any bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks will import directly into the bookmarks bar, normally docked underneath the address bar.
  • If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks will import into a new folder. You can see them by clicking the Chrome menu and selecting Bookmarks.
Import bookmarks from Google Toolbar
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Visit Bookmarks.
  3. Sign in with the same Google Account used to sign in to Google Toolbar.
  4. In the left-hand menu on the homepage, click "Export bookmarks." Your bookmarks will download to your computer as an HTML file.
  5. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  6. Select Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  7. In the "From" drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  8. Select Choose File.
  9. Upload the saved HTML.
  10. Click Done.
Import bookmarks from other devices where you use Chrome

If your bookmarks are stored in Chrome on another device, the easiest way to get them on to the device you're using is by signing in to Chrome on both. Then sync the bookmarks to your Google Account.

Export bookmarks from Chrome

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
  3. Click the "Organize" menu in the manager.
  4. Select Export bookmarks.

Chrome will export your bookmarks as an HTML file, which you can then import into another browser.

Troubleshoot

My computer died. How can I recover my Chrome bookmarks?

If you used Sync in Chrome on your previous computer, try signing in to your Google Account on Chrome on another device. Chrome will then download your synced bookmarks.

If you didn't turn on Sync before your computer died, there's sadly no way to recover your bookmarks.

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