How to Backup and Export Bookmarks on Mac?

By Jordan, Last updated: March 26, 2019

Most of the time, we often use our browsers to search something over the internet or to connect with our friends and family via social media accounts. However, most of the browsers that we have does not really contain too much important data which includes your cookies, histories, and more.

Though the bookmarks that you have are different. That is why in this article, we are going to show you on how you can export your bookmarks from Chrome on your Mac. 

Part 1: A Brief Introduction on Bookmarks

Bookmarks are considered to be and also called your favorites or your internet shortcuts. Once that you have a certain website being bookmarked on your browser, then you will be able to access it without having to type in the website. All you need to do is to click on your bookmark and it will then automatically take you to that website.

That is why most browsers have the ability to let you export your bookmarks to an HTML file. At times, you can actually do this natively. But some would need to you to have an add-on extension or even to have a third party program to do so.

Most of your browsers as well will also let you import the HTML files that you have. This way, you will be able to use it for you to be able to move your bookmarks to some other browsers that you have.

Browser Bookmarks

Part 2: Ways on How to Use Bookmarks on Google Chrome

It does not matter if you are bookmarking your favorite website that you frequently visit or you just want to save those websites that you would like to find at ease, using your bookmarks on your Google Chrome is actually very simple. Here, we are going to show you how to use your bookmarks on your Google Chrome.

Method #1: Adding Bookmarks on Google Chrome

Step 1: Go ahead and launch the website that you would want to bookmark.

Step 2: And then, look for the start icon beside the URL box or the address bar of the Google Chrome browser.

Step 3: Then go ahead and click on the star. And then you will be able to see a pop-up window that will appear on your screen.

Bookmate Star

Step 4: From there, go ahead and choose a name for the bookmark. If you are going to leave it blank, then it will only show you the icon of that website you are trying to bookmark.

Step 5: Then go ahead and select the folder that you would want to keep in it. For you to do this, all you have to do is select on the folder field and then choose an alternative folder. Once that you have added this to your Bookmarks bar will automatically add it to the grey bar which can be viewed at the New tab page.

Step 6: After that, go ahead and click on the “Done” button once that you are completely done.

Method #2: Editing Your Bookmark on Google Chrome

Step 1: Go ahead and click on the bookmark that you would want to edit on your Google Chrome browser.

Step 2: And then, go ahead and click on the golden star located at the upper right corner of your screen. This is beside the URL box or the address bar.

Step 3: From there, go ahead and change it to anything that you would want. If you want to do advanced editing, all you have to do is to click on “Edit”.

Step 4: Then, go ahead and click on the “Done” button once that you are done editing your bookmark.

Method #3: Removing your Bookmark on Google Chrome

Step 1: Go ahead and click on your bookmark that you would want to remove from your Google Chrome browser.

Step 2: After that, go ahead and then click on the start icon located at upper right corner of your screen beside the address bar or the URL bar.

Step 3: And then finally, go ahead and click on the “Remove” button. This way, you will be able to remove your bookmark from your Google Chrome.

Part 3: How to Import or Export Bookmarks on from Your Google Chrome Browser on your Mac

Here, we are going to show you on how you can import or export your bookmarks from whatever browser that you have on your Mac – especially on your Google Chrome. So if you want to know how, go ahead and read on. 

For you to be able to import or export your bookmarks on your Google Chrome, all you have to do is to follow the steps the steps below. 

Step 1: Go ahead and launch your Google Chrome on your Mac. 

Step 2: Then after that, go ahead and click on the Chrome menu icon located at the upper right corner of your browser screen. 

Step 3: Then, go ahead and simply click on “Bookmarks” and then click on “Bookmark Manager”. Another way for you to do this is to simply press on Control + Shift + O.

Bookmark Manager

Step 4: Then, the bookmark manager will launch a new tab on your browser. From there, all you have to do is to click on “Organize”.

Step 5: And then go ahead and click on the “Export bookmarks to HTML file”.

Export Bookmarks

Step 6: Then on the “Save As” dialog box, Google Chrome will then automatically give you an HTML file a certain name which contains the current data.

Step 7: And then go ahead and navigate to the location wherein you would want to save the file. You can also change the file name if you want to.

Save Bookmate

Step 8: If you are going to import an HTML bookmark file, go ahead and choose the HMTL file from the to save as dialog box.

So, the bookmarks that you are going to import from HTML file will be directly put in the folder name “Imported”. Then after that, go ahead and close on the Bookmark Manager by clicking on the close (X) button.

Part 4: How to Clean Up Your Google Chrome on Mac

Now, since that, we have mentioned earlier that the data that you have on your browser is really not that important such as your cache, cookies, and history.

Then it is time that you get rid of them. This is because for the longest time you have them in your browser, then time will come that you might have trouble using your browser as well. 

Now for you to do this, you will be needing a powerful tool that can help you. This way, you would not have to go through your stuff one by one.

That would take like forever! Well, do not worry because we have the perfect and powerful that you can use. And this is the iMyMac Browser Cleanup.

The iMyMac Browser Cleanup is considered to be an award-winning browser cleaner there is today. This is one of the most excellent tools that you can use for you to improve your experience in using up your browser. This is because it has the ability to clean up all the junks that you have on your browser. 

It can help you in cleaning up your junks such as your cookies and your history. It can also help you to remove any deceleration reasons and clear all your privacy traces.

This way, you will be able to protect all the confidential files that you have on your Mac. And the best thing about the iMyMac Browser Cleanup is that it is very safe, easy, and fast to use. 

So, if you are ready to start cleaning up your Google Chrome on your Mac, then simply go ahead and follow on the guide below. 

Step 1: Download and Install

Go ahead and have the iMyMac Cleaner be downloaded from our official website. Once that you have downloaded the program, go ahead and have it installed on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch the iMyMac Cleaner

Once that the iMyMac Cleaner is fully installed in your Mac, go ahead and launch the program. Now, on the main interface of the iMyMac Cleaner, you will be able to check out your Mac’s system status such as its memory, CPU and your hard disk. 

Mac Cleaner Main

Step 3: Select the Browser Cleanup Module

And then, on the left side of your screen, you will be able to see a list of modules that the iMyMac Cleaner can do. From that list, go ahead and choose “Browser Cleanup”. 

Browser Cleanup

Step 4: Start the Scanning Process

Once that you have already chosen the Browser Cleanup module, go ahead and simply click on the “Scan” button. Then the iMyMac Browser Cleanup will then start to scan all the junks that you have on each browser that you have on your Mac. This may take some so just wait patiently.

Step 5: Choose the Browser You Want to Clean

Once that the scanning process is done, the iMyMac Browser Cleanup will then start to show you all the browsers that you have installed on your Mac. From here, go ahead and click on Google Chrome.

NOTE: You can also choose a different web browser that you would want to get cleaned.

Step 6: Choose the Data To Clean from your Browser

Then once that you click on Google Chrome browser from the list, the iMyMac Browser Cleanup will then show you a list of folders that you have on your Google Chrome. This includes your Visit History, Download History, Download Files, Search History, Cookies and a lot more.

From that list, go ahead and click on the files that you would want to remove from your Google Chrome browser.

Select Browser History

Step 7: Cleanup Browser Complete

Once that you have already chosen all the files that you would want to remove from your Mac, go ahead and click on the “Clean” button. And then, click on the “Confirm” button as well for you to confirm the action that is going to take place. 

Clean Browser History

Then the cleaning process will now start. This process may take some time depending on how large the files that you have. From here, all you have to do is to be patient and wait until the cleaning process is complete. And once that the cleaning process is done, the iMyMac Browser Cleanup will then notify you. 

NOTE: You can also do the same process if you would want to clean up the other browsers that you have on your Mac. Or if you would want to remove some more junks from your Google Chrome browser on your Mac. 

So that is it! That is how easy and fast to use the iMyMac Browser Cleanup. Nothing complicated right?

Part 5: Conclusion

Exporting the bookmarks that you have from your Google Chrome browser on your Mac is really a very easy thing to do. All you have to do is to follow all the steps that we have provided for you.

Also, it is one great idea for you to have your Google Chrome browser cleaned up from time to time. This way, you will be able to have a better experience on surfing the internet and doing all the things that you like. And for you to do this, only the iMyMac Browser Cleanup is the perfect tool that you can use.

Using this tool is no doubt the easiest and the fastest way for you to be able to remove all the junks that you have on your Google Chrome browser. This is because the iMyMac Browser Cleanup has the ability to remove all the unwanted data that you have on your browser.

Another great thing about the iMyMac Browser Cleanup is that it does not only work for your Google Chrome browser but it can also work for any other browser that you have. This includes your Safari browser, Mozilla Firefox, and some other browsers that you have on your Mac.

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