7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2015 9:58 AM by tango_red_pearl
manbrot Level 1 Level 1
in google's chrome, how do i restore, using time machine, a deleted bookmark folder.
i see in the library folder a bookmark/plist for safari, but i can't locate the chrome bookmark folder,
or do i just restore the entire google chrome app.

imac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    You can find Chrome bookmarks at:

    $HOME/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks

  • manbrot Level 1 Level 1
    thanks roger,
    it worked
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    Your welcome.
  • Gem2003 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi there, I have tried unsuccessfully like manbrot to recover deleted bookmarks on my iMac from Google Chrome - I have stupidly deleted ALL my bookmarks as they were imported from Safari and I didn't realise I was deleting the whole google chrome bookmarks.  I can only get as far as Home/Library/Application Support - I can not see Google at that point just the following:

    App Store







    Script Editor

    Can someone please help?

    Thank you

    A luddite

  • tango_red_pearl Level 1 Level 1

    I have this question too, now in 2015, and maybe Google has changed the Chrome configurations. Here's the scoop:


    I found the Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak files in the "Default" folder in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/  when hooked up with Time Machine -- there are not any "Profile" folders in the Time Machine backups as there are now on my hard drive.


    But the Bookmarks file is not an html file; it's written in this kind of code:



       "checksum": "0292355746520f0e959c085ba2d8ed83",

       "roots": {

          "bookmark_bar": {

             "children": [ {

                "date_added": "13033558603967151",

                "id": "16981",

                "name": "Forecast",

                "type": "url",

                "url": "http://forecast.io/#/f/35.6009,-82.5540"

             }, {


    So, now my question is: How do I convert the Bookmarks file into an html file so I can import it into Chrome? Or, how do I place the Bookmarks file into the Profile folder without Chrome overwriting that file when it opens?



  • jlittle602 Level 1 Level 1

    Did you find out how to convert the file?


    I think I have restored the original bookmarks from Time Machine and put theme in the folder, but Chrome is still not recognizing them.

  • tango_red_pearl Level 1 Level 1

    Looking back at what I wrote in another thread at Recover Chrome bookmarks with Time Machine?


    The trick seems to be: Be sure to quit Chrome, then put the new Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak files in the Profile folder. And maybe reinstall the extensions.


    These days my best bet is to export a copy of the bookmarks file on a regular basis. Hope this helps!