How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Chrome Bookmark Folders?

This article guides you to recover accidentally/permanently deleted Chrome Bookmark folders via five efficient solutions. Besides, you can get some tips to prevent data loss.


By Penny / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Is it possible to recover accidentally deleted Chrome Bookmark folders?

Bookmarks provide great convenience for users. With bookmarks, users can locate and visit their desired web without wasting time shifting through websites. The same is true for Google users.


Besides, Google users often use folders to keep similar or series of Chrome Bookmarks. But if you accidentally Chrome Bookmark folders, what can you do to get deleted Chrome Bookmark folders back? If it happens to be your case, please scroll down.

5 solutions to recover accidentally deleted Chrome Bookmark folders

Wondering how to recover deleted bookmark folder in Chrome? There’re five efficient ways for your reference.

Way 1. Undo deleted bookmarks in Chrome

Chrome’s bookmark manager offers an Undo Delete feature for users to execute Undo Delete performances. This way is similar to performing Undo Delete files on Windows.


Please press “Ctrl + Shift + O” to open the bookmark manager. Then press “Ctrl + Z” to undo delete your wanted bookmark folder.

However, if the Undo Delete performance cannot recover accidentally deleted Chrome bookmark folders, please read on.

Way 2. Restore deleted Chrome Bookmarks from browsing history

Chrome browsing history makes it easier for you to recover accidentally & permanently deleted Chrome Bookmarks because Chrome browsing history can record and keep the recently visited websites.

Step 1. Open your Google Chrome site and click the three icons on the top right.

Step 2. Select History > History to see all the recently closed web pages.


Step 3. You can select the previous website you want to open. Please note this solution could be hard for you to restore the whole Chrome Bookmark folder.

Way 3. Restore deleted Chrome Bookmarks via local backups

Undeniably, regular backups are the best hedge against data loss. You can try to restore Chrome Bookmarks from local backups because the Google browser can automatically save your browsing history and Bookmarks.

This local backup usually contains two types of bookmarks: Bookmarks and bookmarks. bak. The following steps depict how to restore Chrome Bookmarks from backups.

Step 1. Press “Win + E” to open File Explorer and go to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserData\Default. Then search for “bookmarks” in the search bar.


Step 2. Rename the Bookmarks file to Bookmarks.old.

Step 3. Rename the Bookmarks. bak file to Bookmarks (remove the .bak extension). After that, Chrome will load the bookmark file when you open it.

Way 4. Restore deleted Chrome Bookmarks via exported backups

Google Chrome enables users to export bookmarks. As long as you’ve taken advantage of this feature, you could restore deleted Chrome Bookmark folders from your exported backups.


How to restore Chrome Bookmarks from backups? Let’s show how it works.

Step 1. Go to the Google Chrome site and click the three dots on the top right.

Step 2. Select Bookmarks > Import bookmarks and settings.


Step 3. Select “Bookmarks HTML File” and click “Choose File” to add your exported backup.


Way 5. Recover deleted & lost Chrome Bookmarks folders via data recovery software

If you never take any data loss prevention measures like exporting backups, you’ll have no choice but to use professional data recovery software to recover Chrome Bookmarks.

Perhaps highly-praised MyRecover is your treatment. You can get an overview of its powerful features, good compatibility, easy-to-follow operating steps, etc.   

Powerful features: Recover deleted & lost MS Office files, folders, compressed files, photos, videos, audio, websites, and hundreds of file types from HDD, USB, SD cards, etc.
Easy-to-find: During Quick Scan and Deep Scan, you can search your desired files by Path, Filename, Date, etc.
Convenient: Retain the original Path, Filename, and Format for the deleted files.   
Excellent compatibility: Support NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS file systems.

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Step 1. After launching MyRecover, hover the mouse over the partition that stores your Google Chrome application before data loss. Then click Scan.


Step 2. You can quickly locate your desired websites according to Name, Path, Date, or Type or wait to view all the deleted & lost files after the scanning process.


Step 3. Go to the Deleted Files/Recycle Bin/Other Missing Files folder and click “Recover x files” to get your selected websites back.


After the Windows data recovery process, it’s necessary for you to store these restored websites in another safe location.

In the end

How to recover accidentally deleted Chrome Bookmark folders? In brief, you can Undo delete Chrome Bookmark folders to get your accidentally deleted items back.

But if you only need to recover disappeared Chrome Bookmarks, please seek help from browsing history. For Chrome Bookmark folders, you’d better restore deleted Chrome Bookmarks from backups or use leading Windows data recovery tools like MyRecover.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.