Chrome Bookmarks

Chrome Bookmarks went missing

Chrome Bookmarks

by John Vincent


Posted on April 02, 2017



It is a real pest when these go missing.

This appears to be a standard solution

Checking

Bookmarks should be stored in:

/Users/jv/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default

This directory no longer existed.

However, two new directories had been created:

`/Users/jv/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Profile 2`
`/Users/jv/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/profile 3`

Thus my Bookmarks had been deleted.

Solution

First retrieve Bookmarks from backup.

Then, reconfigure Chrome:

  • Closed all Chrome windows
  • Killed all Chrome tasks (ps -ef \| grep -i chrome)
  • Start chrome
    • sign in
    • OK, Got it
  • Close chrome and all chrome processes.
  • Copy Bookmark to /Users/jv/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmark
  • Start chrome
  • sign in, if needed

Browser has the correct bookmarks.