Thursday, July 30, 2009

Recover deleted bookmarks in Google chrome.



The other day while I was going through my bookmarks folder, I did a big mistake. I deleted my bookmarks folder, in a second I lost all my important bookmarks. I tried undo'ing it but it did'nt work. Unlike Mozilla and Internet Explorer, the bookmarks in Google chrome is maintained in a single file called Bookmark. If you have gone through the same thing I have a solution for you.

The problem in Google chrome bookmark is that the 'rename' option is right before the 'delete' option. Sometimes, you might click the delete option and then your bookmarks bid you a farewell. No option to recover them there.



There is a small editing which is required to recover your bookmakrs.

You should be able to see your hidden folder , so that you can see the Local settings folder.

For Xp user's, Go to : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

For Vista user's, Go to : C:\Users\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

You can see a file named 'Bookmarks.bak' . May be you can make a backup copy of this folder for safety purpose, but it works out usually. Delete the file 'Bookmark' and rename the file 'Bookmarks.bak' to 'Bookmarks'.


This will solve your problem and you will be able to see your Bookmarks back into place.

3 comments:

Ishaan on July 31, 2009 at 4:46 PM said...

Ok..I wil try ths out!

Dv8r on August 16, 2009 at 11:04 PM said...
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Dv8r on August 16, 2009 at 11:05 PM said...

Kewl one..very handy specially for ppl using chrome as primary browsers

 

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