Thursday, November 20, 2008

An easy way to override Chrome bookmarks

It is quite easy to manually override Chrome “Other Bookmarks” with your Firefox bookmarks:
1) In Chrome, click on “Other Bookmarks” and, if you have any, right click on each bookmark and delete it.
2) Use “Import Bookmarks and Settings”, switch to import from Firefox, clear all checkboxes except ‘Bookmarks’ one and hit ‘Import’.
3) This will keep all imported bookmarks in one ‘folder’, which is actually good, because next time when you decide to override Chrome bookmarks, you will need to delete only one Other Bookamrks ‘folder’ by right-clicking on it.

(On WinXP machine Chrome keeps bookamrks in C:\Documents and Settings\-your-name-\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks file. This is a text file which looks similar to XML. )