How to Recover Deleted Chrome Bookmarks on Mac?

Summary: Anyone can lose their saved bookmark from Google Chrome. This blog outlined the complete procedure to restore deleted chrome bookmarks on Mac. We will also discuss some tips to avoid losing bookmarks in Mac.

Creating bookmarks in Google Chrome is a smart way of accessing important links. This helps users to go to saved links as and when required. Mac users can save and organize these links in the bookmarks folder. But, what if you lose Chrome bookmarks on Mac? This can happen due to accidental deletion or synchronization failure. Use stellar data recovery for Mac to restore bookmarks in Chrome in Mac. Download the demo version for Mac.

How to Restore Deleted Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

There are plenty of guides explaining how to recover deleted Chrome bookmarks.

For data backup and recovery, Mac systems have Time Machine backup software. It creates a backup of data including Chrome bookmarks that existed on your system.  You can locate the Chrome bookmarks by following the path:

Macintosh HD > user > Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default > Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak

Bookmarks.bak file is the backup file of Google Chrome bookmarks, created by the Time Machine app. To restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac using this backup file, follow these steps:

  • Click on the “Finder” and follow this path:
Macintosh HD > Users > Username Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default
  • Open Default folder, locate two files – Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak.
  • Now copy the Bookmarks file, rename it, and save it at another location. Go back to the Default folder and delete the original Bookmarks file. The purpose of deleting the original file is that you will use Bookmarks.bak file as the new Bookmarks file.
  • Now you have to rename Bookmarks.bak to Bookmarks. When you omit the extension, the backup file will become the new Bookmarks file. This will recover deleted Chrome bookmarks in Mac.
  • Close the Finder. Restart Google Chrome and see whether all the bookmarks are in place or not.

Stellar Data Recovery for Mac Software – Perfect solution to Restore Deleted Chrome Bookmark

Sometimes, the Time Machine method doesn’t help you restore Chrome bookmarks on Mac. The bookmarks and “ bookmarks.bak” files may not exist or you cannot locate them. Then what is the solution to recover lost chrome bookmarks? Stellar Data Recovery for Mac is the solution.  Use Stellar Data Recovery software to recover deleted Chrome bookmarks in macOS Monterey, Big Sur, and lower versions. 

After downloading the stellar software follow the below steps to recover Chrome bookmarks in Mac.

    • Launch Stellar Data Recovery software and select what to recover.
    • In the next step, select the storage location that you want to scan. You can also enable Deep Scan to recover every data. Click on Scan to initiate the process.
    • Once the process finishes, the software showcases recoverable bookmarks on the left pane. You can navigate files and folders by simply scrolling and clicking on them. To check deleted files, click on Deleted List.
    • Analyze, preview, and select the bookmark files that you want to recover. Once the selection is complete, you have to click on the Recover option.
    • A pop-up window appears, asking you to select the location where you want to save the bookmarks file. Follow this path:
Macintosh HD > Users > Username Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default
      • Save the bookmarks file in the Default folder to restore Chrome bookmarks in Mac.

How to Prevent Losing Bookmarks Again?

Taking precautions is the best way to prevent Chrome bookmarks from getting deleted. Follow these measures:

  • Log in with your Google account and turn on sync. This will let you synchronize Chrome bookmarks across all devices. When you access Chrome on another device using the same Google account, then everything will be synchronized, including bookmarks. You can manage sync settings from the Settings menu. It is accessible on the top right corner of Google Chrome.
  • Use the Time Machine backup tool to create a backup of deleted data. When you delete bookmarks, these will be secure in the Time Machine. Therefore, it is advised to keep Time Machine turned on at all times.Also, read- How to recover deleted files from Mac Trash?


Restoring Chrome bookmarks on Mac is an easy task. You will not face any complications while recovering deleted bookmarks. But, if you cannot locate the bookmarks, use Stellar Data Recovery for Mac software. The software will help you recover deleted Chrome bookmarks in Mac. The following features make Stellar an ideal tool for Mac data recovery:

      • Works with all types of Mac storage devices.
      • Capable of recovering unlimited file types, even recovers trashed files.
      • The combination of Quick Scan and Deep Scan retrieves every bit of data.
      • Effective in situations such as accidental deletion, malware attack, corrupt hard disk, corrupt Time Machine backup, physical damage to the disk, and so on.
      • Also, includes SMART Drive Monitor ensures optimum functioning of the hard disk.
      • The Scan Disk feature identifies bad sectors. And, the Clone Disk feature creates a replica of the affected hard drive.

You don’t have to look further beyond Stellar Data Recovery for Mac for recovering deleted chrome bookmarks.

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