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I'm trying to recover a Windows system from backups and can't seem to find where Chrome saves its bookmarks.

Does anybody know where Chrome saves its bookmarks on Windows?

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%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Go to that folder and you can see a file with a name "Bookmarks".

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Note: The AppData folder is hidden by default. Either just type the name in the addressbar or set the explorer to show hidden folders. – Feroc Jan 9 '12 at 12:33
You don't need to change visibility of hidden files & folders to access AppData, open Run dialog using Win+R and enter %AppData% and go to the location, it will open Roaming directory by default, now press Alt+Up Arrow to go to its parent folder, and there you have the folders Local,LocalLow and Roaming, now can navigate to the Chrome's directory. – Kushal Jan 16 '12 at 8:15
%APPDATA% actually throm me to the followinf location: C:\Users\{User Account}\AppData\Roaming – NoNameProvided Jun 19 '14 at 3:40
I am using Windows XP and there is no hidden or unhidden path like that. – user318055 Jul 1 '14 at 8:55
@begueradj Perhaps you’re using a localised version. I have corrected the answer to make it apply to all Windows versions – kinokijuf Oct 10 '14 at 4:57

On my PC (Windows Vista) i can find the bookmarks file (and also cache/history/etc.) in this location:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
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note that in Chrome's newer version instead of the Default folder there will be a "Profile 1" folder. – Oz Edri Jan 17 '15 at 4:54

You can use the built-in Bookmark Manager by typing


in Chrome's address bar.

The bookmarks are stored in the "bookmarks" and the "Bookmarks.bak" files which are located in these locations:
In Windows XP and older versions:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

In Windows Vista and newer versions:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

You can open these files with notepad and see their content.

Please note that in Chrome's newer versions instead of the "Default" folder there will be a "Profile 1" folder.

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