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?
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
Bookmarksand rename the file
1I've edited your post and quoted where a quote was due. Please remember to add a proper quote if you copy/paste content from somewhere else. Thank you!– slhckAug 22, 2011 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, 2013 at 12:48
I have done that but I still can't see the old bookmarks. Nov 30, 2017 at 18:37
Additionally to the other answers, in Ubuntu/Mint you can find the bookmarks in: