“Hi, my little sister delete Chrome bookmarks from my Mac, is there any way to get the deleted Chrome bookmarks back?” - Lance

Is it possible to recover deleted/lost Chrome bookmarks on Mac?

Is it possible to recover deleted or lost Google Chrome bookmarks on Mac? Yes, if you lose Chrome bookmarks in cases below, the Chrome bookmarks can be recovered easily.

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  • Delete Chrome bookmarks by mistake.
  • Reinstall Chrome on Mac.
  • Uninstall Chrome without backup.
  • Lose Chrome bookmarks due to macOS update or Chrome version update.
  • Lose Chrome bookmarks due to Chrome crashes or system reinstallation.

Once you lose important Chrome bookmarks, you may check the visit history, backups to find all or partial bookmarks, then add them again manually. Here, we also pick up three efficient methods to help you quickly recover deleted Chrome bookmarks on Mac.

Method 1. Restore lost Chrome bookmarks from Chrome app location.

Normally, Chrome saves its Bookmarks in this location: Macintosh HD -> user -> Library -> AppSupport -> Google -> Chrome -> Default -> Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak.

Just open Chrome, enter a link: chrome://version, click Return, you will find the Chrome bookmarks’ location. For example, we have a Mac, and find the location, Profile Path /Users/Bryan/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default. Open it to find Chrome bookmarks.

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Method 2. Recover lost Chrome bookmarks from Time Machine backup.

If you have backed up your Mac with Time Machine, you can quickly find the lost Chrome bookmarks from Time Machine backup.

Step 1. Click to Open up >Finder> and go to Macintosh HD -> Users -> user name (your user name) -> Library -> Application Support -> Google -> Chrome -> Default; in the Default folder, you will see two files (Bookmarks & Bookmarks.bak).

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Step 2. Next, copy, rename and save Bookmarks file to another location. Then, go back and delete the original file. Why do you need to do it? It means you will use the backup to create a new file.

Step 3. Go down to Bookmarks.bak and rename it to simply "Bookmarks", deleting the .bak extension. It will make your backup copy of the bookmarks as the original bookmarks folder. After then you can launch Chrome again to check out the bookmarks.

If you back up your Mac with other Mac data backup software - such as DoYourClone for Mac, you can search & find the lost Chrome bookmarks via a backup.

Method 3. Recover lost Chrome bookmarks with Mac data recovery application.

If you have uninstalled Chrome from your Mac completely or you can’t find lost Chrome bookmarks via the two methods above, you can try Mac data recovery application. Here, we recommend Do Your Data Recovery for Mac . It will help you easily and completely recover deleted, formatted or erased Chrome bookmarks on Mac. Just download it here:

Then follow the steps below to recover deleted or lost Chrome bookmarks on Mac.

Step 1. Select your Mac hard drive.

Run Do Your Data Recovery for Mac from Launchpad. Then select the Mac hard drive to start data recovery.

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Step 2. Scan your Mac hard drive.

Just click on Scan button to scan your hard drive. It is recommended to enable advanced recovery mode to deeply scan your hard drive.

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Step 3. Find and recover Chrome bookmarks.

Once the scanning is completed, this software will find all lost data on your Mac. You can search and find the Chrome bookmarks. Then select them and save them.

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Do Your Data Recovery for Mac is the best tool to recover lost Chrome bookmarks, Safari bookmarks, Firefox bookmarks or other data on Mac. It also can help you recover lost data from external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, etc.


In some cases, you may need to permanently erase Chrome data on your Mac (such as before you sell your Mac.) To prevent Chrome bookmarks recovery, you need to download special data erasure tool - DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac. This software can help you completely uninstall Google Chrome on Mac and permanently erase Chrome data to avoid data recovery.

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