Backup your Google chrome setting so that when bad things happen you’ll not be left on the spot. For example you need to reformat your computer, you obviously need to reinstall Google chrome later except if you’re using Google chrome portable. If you have no backup therefor you’ll lose your extensions, save passwords, customization and most important of all your bookmarks as bookmarks serves as reference of all of your web activities.
If you want to backup your bookmarks only:
- Open Google chrome, click the square with three stripes on the upper right corner then click Bookmarks>Bookmark manager or just paste this address on the address bar.
- In the bookmark manager tab, click Organize>Export bookmarks to HTML file. Browse to the location where you want to save your bookmark backup then hit Save.
To restore bookmarks only:
- Follow step one on how to backup bookmarks.
- In bookmark manager tab, click Organize>Import bookmarks from HTML file. Locate your HTML bookmark file then hit Open. This process is also applicable to those who use Google chrome portable.
Backup entire Google chrome settings by enabling sync.
In this process you can backup your entire Google chrome setting including your bookmarks, extensions, saved passwords, tabs and other customization to where they are by just signing in to your Google account. Google Chrome will upload your entire setting to your Google account making it accessible to any computer or device you use together with your Google account. If for example you signed in your Google account into two Google chrome using different computers, what changes you make on Google chrome computer 1 will automatically reflect on Google chrome computer 2.
[icon name=”icon-warning-sign”]For security measures, avoid signing in your Google account into public or untrusted computers. Your data will be stored on these computers and will be accessible to other users. To remove your data, just delete the user you use to sign in.
To sign in to your Google account just click the square with three stripes on the upper right side of Google chrome or just paste the address given below to the address bar then click Sign in to Chrome.
This setting is also applicable to Google chrome portable.
I removed google chrome backup and restore manually because it isn’t working anymore due to recent chrome updates. Be sure to sync your chrome with your google account to backup your setting and all the stuff you need.