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In my bookmarks window I have two to three folders like, jquery and sql server. How do I export the jquery folder only from Google Chrome?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

The Data Liberation Front has a short statement about this: It seems to be possible to export the bookmarks to Google Docs. Perhaps post-processing is easier there. However, I haven't tried that.

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In recent versions of Google Chrome it is not possible to export bookmarks to Google Docs. – Colonel Panic Sep 6 '11 at 12:21

It doesn't seem possible by now. You can export all of your bookmarks then edit with a text editor and delete unwanted. If you temporarily seperate your bookmarks into groups before it's easier to do.

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Export all your bookmarks as HTML, import them into a browser with a better bookmark manager (such as Firefox), then you can export a single folder of bookmarks. – Colonel Panic Sep 6 '11 at 12:22
It is possible now. – Sathya May 26 '14 at 7:15
@Sathya♦ how to ? – Muhammed Athimannil Sep 27 '14 at 19:19
@Athimannil I explain it in my answer – Sathya Sep 28 '14 at 19:37

Create a new user in Chrome, then drag your desired bookmarks to the bookmarks of the new user (make sure you enabled bookmarks bars being shown for two users).

Next, export bookmarks from the new user. Voilà!

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I think this is the most elegant and user friendly way – JacopKane Oct 2 '15 at 21:45
I like this solution best. But how to enable bookmarks bar for 2 users? – Randy Skretka Feb 5 at 2:18

Move the folder you want to export to the left end of the bookmark bar. Export all bookmarks to file. Open the file in notepad. Find the bookmark that appears last in the folder you are trying to export. Delete everything after that bookmark. Save the file.

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You can use this JS folder-exporter I hacked together.

Note: this may break any time Chrome changes the underlying HTML of their bookmarks manager.

Manual workflow

  1. Go to bookmarks, and open your desired folder
  2. Open Console F12
  3. Paste this:

    var items = document.querySelectorAll('[role="listitem"]');
    var ret = [];
    var str = '';
    // store to temp array items, function ( elem ) {
      var label = elem.getElementsByClassName('label')[0];
      var url = elem.getElementsByClassName('url')[0];
      ret.push( [ label.textContent, url.textContent ] );
    // style the output here
    ret.forEach(function( item ) {
      str += item[0] + '\r\n\t' + item[1] + '\r\n';
    // print to console
  4. Copy output from console

Or you can have the output download as a file using e.g. this snippet (make sure you use it after you've run the previous one):

function downloadFile( fileName, urlData ) {

    var aLink = document.createElement('a');
    var evt = document.createEvent("HTMLEvents");
    evt.initEvent("click"); = fileName;
    aLink.href = urlData;

var d = new Date();
var month = (d.getMonth() + '').length === 1 ? '0' + d.getMonth() : d.getMonth();
var year = d.getFullYear();
var date = d.getDate();
var dateStr = year + '-' + month + '-' + date;

downloadFile( 'bookmarks-'+ dateStr +'.txt', 'data:text/plain;charset=UTF-8,' + encodeURIComponent(str) );


Or put this bookmarklet to your bookmarks-bar and click it any time you're in your folder you want to export (it's the same code as above, including the save-as-file).

javascript:(function(){function downloadFile(t,e){var n=document.createElement("a"),a=document.createEvent("HTMLEvents");a.initEvent("click"),,n.href=e,n.dispatchEvent(a)}var items=document.querySelectorAll('[role="listitem"]'),ret=[],str="";,function(t){var e=t.getElementsByClassName("label")[0],n=t.getElementsByClassName("url")[0];ret.push([e.textContent,n.textContent])}),ret.forEach(function(t){str+=t[0]+"\r\n\t"+t[1]+"\r\n"}),console.log(str);var d=new Date,month=1===(d.getMonth()+"").length?"0"+d.getMonth():d.getMonth(),year=d.getFullYear(),date=d.getDate(),dateStr=year+"-"+month+"-"+date;downloadFile("bookmarks-"+dateStr+".txt","data:text/plain;charset=UTF-8,"+encodeURIComponent(str));})()

The above code exports e.g. this folder,

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into following output:

How to export an individual bookmark folder in Google Chrome? - Super User
data URIs - HTTP | MDN

You can style the output as you wish in the ret.forEach loop.

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Nice, I was just about to do this but I saw you had done it. Thanks! – user420667 Oct 24 '15 at 1:22
With the bookmarklet option I occasionally misclick and it downloads an empty text file. I just updated it to check the window.location.url and alert if it's not on the chrome bookmarks page. – user420667 Mar 9 at 19:11
Brilliant, thanks! Should be the accepted answer... – Flo Ledermann Mar 23 at 13:40
  1. Export your bookmarks as normal
  2. Get the FREE OpenOffice Writer
  3. Open your bookmarks HTML-file in Writer
  4. Delete, move, change as normal. Be aware of end and starting points of HEADINGS etc
  5. File > Save as a name of your choice. OpenOffice understands that you want a HTML-file
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worked best for me! – Jens Jan 5 '14 at 19:28
  1. Delete all the folders you don't want to Export.
  2. Now, Export. It will only export the one folder left.
  3. Once done, Ctrl+z on bookmarks manager, and you'll get back all the deleted bookmark groups back.
  4. Be happy and dance.
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  1. Open the bookmark manager (bookmarks menu drop down)
  2. Pare down until you open the folder you want to export with the contents shown on the right side window
  3. click once on the first listing, so as to select it. ctrl-A to select all in the right side window, ctrl-C to copy all of the contents.
  4. Open a new file in your text editor*
  5. Paste (ctr-v) links into text document. Save as rich text.
  6. If you would prefer in word, copy from text editor and paste in word.

*This method provides the title of the pages you saved, with the URL link in it. If you ONLY want the URL, instead of opening a text editor at step 4, open a WORD doc. Paste (ctrl-v) there and you will only have a list of URLs.

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I found no way but to export Bookmarks into .html file and then open it (using chrome). Then I have to hand-pick all required bookmarks and copy them.

However I found that the following preparation step simplifies the above process:

  1. Enter Bookmark Manager - you will see "Bookmarks bar" with subfolders
  2. In the "Bookmarks bar" create a new sub-folder, say "Export", and position it as the 1st (top-most) sub-folder in the "Bookmarks bar" .

When you export Bookmarks - this subfolder will be the 1st (the top-most) in the exported file.

  1. Withing Bookmark Manager copy required items into the "Export" one.

  2. Presto.

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I just used the following work-around:

  • Export all bookmarks to html document.
  • Edit the file (using notepad++ or any other html editor) and delete all unwanted parts.
  • Save it and import it again.

You are done. :) woopey

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Open Bookmarks Manager in Chrome by hitting Ctrl+B (or by entering chrome://bookmarks in the Address Bar/Omnibox)

Chrome Bookmark Manager image

Select the desired folder by clicking it, click on Organize and then click on Export Bookmarks to HTML file

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Are you sure this still works? I just tried it on Chrome v41 and didn't work – nixda Dec 23 '14 at 11:41
@nixda I'm using dev, which has the new bookmarks manager - which has export which works only for all the bookmarks, not the one specific to a folder. Can't say about stable version.. – Sathya Dec 23 '14 at 12:15

Google Chrome is constantly removing these methods to copy the bookmark folder. Easiest solution would be going back to your previous favorite browser - for me it was Firefox.

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Switch to new chrome user, then drag and drop bookmark folder to new user bookmark. After done, export it from new chrome user.

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  1. Select "Bookmarks Manager", then select "Organize".
  2. Select "Export bookmarks to HTML file...". Name your file and save on desktop.
  3. The file saved will have ALL bookmarks.
  4. Open this file, highlight only the bookmarks you want, and copy and paste on a MS Word document BUT save this document as an HTML file. Make sure you remove "docx", and change the extension to "html" after the file name. Make sure, under "Save as type:" you select "Web page (.htm;.html)".
  5. Now you have an html file with only the bookmarks you want. You can now email this anywhere, and import the bookmarks from this file into the browser by selecting "Import bookmarks from HTML file..." under "Organize".

I don't think you can get any simpler.

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  1. Export all bookmarks, and view the source code of the created html file
  2. Scroll down to the folder you want to copy
  3. Copy the source code you want
  4. Open a new notepad txt file and paste the code
  5. Save the file in HTML format
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To save your Chrome bookmarks as a .doc file or .pdf file: In Chrome Export your bookmarks as an HTML file. In Firefox, open that HTML file that you just saved. CTRL 'A' to select all then open WORD In a new document CTRL 'V' to paste. At the bottom of the text that you have just pasted is a small box with a clipboard inside and the word (CTRL). Click on the small downward pointing chevron and then select "Keep source formatting (K) Now save as a Word document or a PDF.

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Please read the question again carefully. Your answer does not answer the original question. – DavidPostill Dec 23 '14 at 12:00

There are more efficient ways, better ways and so on and so on... but I think in this case the easiest way is just sufficient. No Text Editing.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Navigate to bookmarks manager
  3. Export to html file
  4. Download and install srware iron (or other chrome based browser)
  5. Open iron (do NOT log in!)
  6. Navigate to bookmarks manager
  7. Import from html file
  8. Now manually delete all things you don't need in you end file
  9. Export edited setting as html file
  10. You're ready to go!
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