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How to Backup Browser Bookmarks

12 Jun 2013 by

How to Backup Browser Bookmarks

Whether you are switching browsers or getting a new computer, you always are in a need to backup browser bookmarks in order to recover your important saved web URLs in case of a browser re-install. It’s also a good idea to backup browser bookmarks regularly just in case, to make sure that you do not lose them for whatever reason that might be out of your control. Thankfully, the process of backing up your favorite and most important or most-visited sites is quite easy no matter what browser you are using. Learn here how to backup browser bookmarks and favorites from your Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari browser.

 

Chrome

Click on the Chrome menu, which is located on the upper right side of the browser toolbar.

favorites bookmarks

Now select Bookmarks and then Bookmark manager.

Click the Organize menu in the Bookmark manager and then select Export bookmarks to HTML file.

export bookmarks in chrome

 

Firefox

Click on the Bookmarks button, which is located on the upper right side of the navigation toolbar.

favorites and bookmarks

Select Show All Bookmarks, which will open up the Library window.

Click Import and Backup from the Library window’s toolbar and then select Export Bookmarks to HTML.

exporting favorites and bookmarks

 

Internet Explorer

Click the Favorites button. This is the button located in the upper right side that looks like a star.

Click Import and export from the dropdown menu.

backup internet explorer bookmarks

Select Export to a file in the dialog box and then click on Next.

Backup Bookmarks IE

Follow the next couple of steps to choose what you want to export (favorites, feeds cookies).

Click Finish at the end to save the exported HTML file.

 

Safari

Select File and Export Bookmarks.

exporting bookmarks in safari

All you have to do after that is save the HTML file to your computer.

backup browser bookmarks in safari

 

As you can see, it’s a fairly simple process to backup browser bookmarks no matter what browser you are using. Many people put a lot of time into organizing and updating their bookmarks and favorites, dividing them into folders and categories and making sure that everything is easy to find.

And that is why it would be a real shame to lose them. Backing up your bookmarks and then keeping these HTML files stored in the cloud is a good way to make sure that you are never without your favorite websites, no matter what computer you are using and where you are working from at the moment.


Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is an author, designer for print and web who is inspired by beautiful book covers, well-designed fonts and interior design. Also a lover of chocolate chip cookies and indie music.


2 Comments

  1. Without my favorite bookmarks I feel helpless :) Ive exported my boomarks afew times in Chrome in the manner you’ve described.
    Thanks for this useful and concise tutorial :)
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  2. David Lazar says:

    Hey Howard, thanks for the reply. Glad you liked the post :)

    We would all be lost without our bookmarks, that’s why I make sure to back mine up at least once a month!
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