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I set up chrome sync between two computers and someone decided to wipe out one of the folders in my bookmarks. Is there a way to get it back?

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According to this Google Help forum post:

For Windows XP, go to: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.

For Vista, go to: C:\Users\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.

You can see a file named Bookmarks.bak. Maybe you can make a backup copy of this folder for safety purposes, but it works out usually. Delete the file Bookmarks and rename the file Bookmarks.bak to Bookmarks.

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    – slhck
    Aug 22 '11 at 18:22
  • Note that Chrome creates a backup file every session, so you have to restore the backup file right away as soon as you detect the problem. I made the mistake of closing and re-opening Chrome once before trying to restore the backup. By that point, it had already been replaced with a copy of the new, corrupted bookmarks file. Jan 18 '13 at 12:48
  • I have done that but I still can't see the old bookmarks. Nov 30 '17 at 18:37
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Additionally to the other answers, in Ubuntu/Mint you can find the bookmarks in:

.config/google-chrome/Default/Bookmarks.bak

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