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How do I save my bookmarks from deletion on my work PC before Google deletes them?

Last response: in Mobile Computing
September 15, 2013 10:49:31 AM

So as part of an attempt to force a sync, I "stopped" Google sync in my Chrome browser after a fresh install of Windows 8. Doing this deleted all of my bookmarks from my Google account and replaced them with the Chrome bookmarks from my virgin install of Windows and Chrome. I confirmed this by opening Chrome on my phone and saw that there were no bookmarks there as well.

As far as I know, my only chance at restoring the original bookmarks is due to the fact that my work PC is turned off and the bookmarks still exist in the yet-to-be synced browser on that machine.

So when I get to work tomorrow, what steps can I take to keep Google sync from replacing my giant list of bookmarks that still exist on that PC with the current void that is now synced to my account? If I disconnect the network cable before opening Chrome and then open the browser, will I be able to quick save my bookmarks into a backup file and then bring them back after reestablishing sync?

Any help here is appreciated as I would hate to have to rebuild my huge list of bookmarks.

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September 15, 2013 11:43:55 AM

Does Google have a backup program like Mozilla (MozBackup) ?!category-topic/chrome/discuss-chrome/K2FUB_-cx1I

THG truncates long url's so hit reply w/ quote to copy paste the url

Following that:
1. Disconnect machine from internet
2. Export all your bookmarks into a html file as a back-up. Chrome menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark manager > Organize > Export bookmarks to HTML file.

September 16, 2013 7:08:16 AM

Thanks Jack. That's what I planned to do, that's what I did, and that's what worked.
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