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This is a strange one.

I have had bookmark synching turned on for two OS X machines for some months now. Today, I noticed that my bookmarks have disappeared. It seems that an older version of the bookmark folders on my Home computer have overwritten my bookmarks on my Work computer.

Is there a revision history for bookmark synchs somewhere? How can I get my old bookmarks back?

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Nope. You're out of luck. Use Google Bookmarks or XMarks for cloud-stored bookmarks. – dnbrv Feb 4 '12 at 2:39

My research shows (in Windows 7) Chrome stores our bookmarks in a "file" file called "bookmarks" at:

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Fortunately when Chrome Syncs it creates "bookmarks.bak". I intend to merge the two somehow, but I digress.

In this case:

  1. Close Chrome

  2. Change "bookmarks" to "bookmarks.home"

  3. Change "bookmarks.bak" to "bookmarks"

  4. Relaunch Chrome!

Hope this helps someone!

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