Sunday, August 31, 2014

How To Export And Import Bookmarks In Google Chrome

The act of bookmarking online pages can be useful when looking for information you rarely can locate easily in your searches or researches. This helpful process incorporated into browsers is by far one of the best ways to keep links of important sites. You can use bookmark for safe-keeping when any of your browsers crashed or downloading a new one where the whole information saved to it are required to be deleted for effective functionality. This is when the importing and exporting of bookmarks become very useful.

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If you are using Google Chrome and don't know how to do that or just don't have the time to read drudgery posts online on the process this rudimentary step-by-step instruction is meant for you. It will help you to do that without having to read much on it like when preparing for your examinations.

1) To Export Bookmarks In Google Chrome:

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STEP 1: Click on the 'wrench' icon and select 'Bookmarks' .

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STEP 2: Click on 'Bookmarks Manager' to continue.

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STEP 3: At the 'Bookmarks Manager' click on 'Organize' drop-down menu and click on 'Export bookmarks to HTML file...'.

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STEP 4: Click on 'Save' to save the file. Usually it is saved to your 'Documents' folder(you can change the location of your choice before saving it. It's optional).

2) To Import Bookmarks In Google Chrome:

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STEP 5: Click on the 'wrench' icon to the left-hand side of your Google browser and select 'Bookmarks'.

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STEP 6: Click on ' Import bookmarks and settings...' to open the dialog. 

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STEP 7: At the 'Import bookmarks and settings' dialog select 'Bookmarks HTML File' from the drop-down menu beside 'From:' and check the small box beside 'Favorites/Bookmarks' under 'Select items to import:' and click on the 'Choose File' tab.

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STEP 8: Locate the bookmarks HTML file directory, select your bookmarks  and click 'Open' to import your bookmarks.