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How to Recover Deleted Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

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Google Chrome has been the most popular web browser for people to surf the internet since people can sync bookmarks anywhere on any computer with his or her account signed in. That’s why many people install Chrome on Mac as well. And I like to use Chrome mostly because there are many extensions as well as it is easy to manage Chrome Bookmarks. However, it might bother people a lot when they can’t find the Google Chrome bookmarks location on Mac or do not know how to restore and recover deleted Google Chrome bookmarks on Mac. Let’s solve the problem together.

Where Is Google Chrome Bookmarks Location on Mac?

By default, Google Chrome Bookmarks is save in : Macintosh HD -> user -> Library -> AppSupport -> Google -> Chrome -> Default -> Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak.

And other people also provided a useful and easy way to find Google Chrome bookmarks location on Mac:

1. Launch Google Chrome on Mac and enter the address in the address bar: chrome://version/ and click return button on the keyboard.

2. Next, please find the Profile Path entry. Now you can use the entry to find all Chrome Bookmarks on Mac there.

How to Recover/Restore Google Chrome Bookmarks on Your Mac?

Some people say they’ve deleted the bookmarks accidentally and want to get all the Google Chrome bookmarks back, but don’t know how to do it. Actually, there are 2 ways to recover deleted Bookmarks on Mac or recover lost Google Chrome bookmarks on Mac. Check them out now:

Method #1. How to Recover Chrome Bookmarks on Mac Simply

Method #2. How to Recover Google Chrome Bookmarks with Time Machine

Method #1. How to Recover Google Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

The simplest way to recover deleted bookmarks of Chrome on Mac or restore lost Chrome bookmarks on Mac, either in Sierra or high Sierra is using iBeesoft Data Recovery. It is a professional tool specially designed for users to recover deleted files on Mac or other storage devices and format drive recovery on Mac. It is fully compatible with recover Chrome bookmarks on Mac. Here are the simple steps for how to recover deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac with Chrome bookmark recovery Mac:

Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft Data Recovery

Click the Download button to get the Chrome Bookmark recovery Mac tool. Since it is not available in App Store yet, please set up your preferences for install apps from trust source first. Next, install it on your Mac. It is virus-free.

Step 2. Select file types to scan

In the next window, all supported files, more than 800 types, are listed there, including documents, pictures, audio files, videos, archives, other files, etc. Here, you need to uncheck other types of files, only keep the "Other files" checked, which means it will only scan for the needed files, saving your time for the scanning process. Click "Start" to the let the best Mac data recovery software begin to work.

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Step 3. Select hard drive on Mac to scan

Next, you can see all hard drives on your Mac are displayed there, even including the deleted volume. From there, check the hard drive where you’ve deleted the Google Chrome bookmarks and click "Scan" to recover Chrome bookmarks Mac.

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Step 4. Recover deleted Google Chrome bookmarks on Mac

In a few minutes, the software will finish the scanning process, with all the data it found a list on the left side. From there, you can find the Google Chrome bookmarks to preview. When finding the target ones, check them and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.

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By default, the scanning mode you’ve used to look for deleted Google Chrome bookmarks is Quick Scan. If you’re not satisfied with the result, you can try the Deep Scan as well. It takes longer but with the better result.

Method #2. How to Recover Google Chrome Bookmarks with Time Machine

If you have your Time Machine opened all the time for saving your files on your Mac, then it will back up all files once existed on your Mac. In this case, you can restore the deleted Google Chrome bookmarks with Time Machine. Here is the simple step for how to recover Chrome bookmarks on Mac.

Step 1. Click to Open up "Finder" and go to Macintosh HD -> Users -> user name (your user name) -> Library -> Application Support -> Google -> Chrome -> Default; in the Default folder, you will see two files (Bookmarks & Bookmarks.bak).

Step 2. Next, copy, rename and save Bookmarks file to another location. Then, go back and delete the original file. Why do you need to do it? It means you will use the backup to create a new file.

Step 3. Go down to Bookmarks.bak and rename it to simply "Bookmarks", deleting the .bak extension. It will make your backup copy of the bookmarks as the original bookmarks folder.

After then you can launch Chrome again to check out the bookmarks.

My Suggestion: Since we can signed in Chrome to sync Bookmarks, my suggestion is sync your Google Chrome bookmarks with your account and do not deleted bookmarks directly. You can create a trash folder to save these you not needed.

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