While using computer or laptop we are habitual to bookmark pages on Google Chrome or On Firefox. That is a useful hack to revisit website pages next time, without searching or navigating in the whole website. But what if you clear browser history and delete bookmarks? What if you by mistake deleted bookmarks?
Don’t worry, there is a way to recover deleted bookmarks from Google Chrome or on Firefox. Let’s see the whole working method.
How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks on Chrome and Firefox
How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks from Chrome
Luck plays a part in restoring accidentally deleted bookmarks on Chrome. If you have not restarted your Chrome after deletion of your bookmarks when you are in with a big chance of restoring them. Because Chrome backs up your bookmarks every once in a while there are chances that your deleted bookmarks are just waiting for you to get restored. Here is how you can do exactly that.
Step #1: Go to Windows Explorer and type:
Note: There are possibilities that your explorer might not be set to show you hidden files and folders so replace your name with USERNAME in above path.
Step #2. Now you have found the folder find two files which are important for you Bookmarks is the one and the other is Bookmarks.bak.
Step #3. Bookmarks folder has current bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak has the deleted bookmarks, so go to that folder.
Step #4. Check the date next to Bookmarks.bak to make sure that the backup was done before you deleted those bookmarks.
Step #5. Change the name of Bookmarks folder to ‘Bookmarks.old’.
Step #6. Delete the .bak from Bookmark.bak so it automatically becomes your new Bookmark folder. You will be prompted with a message whether you are sure or not, Click on Yes because you are safe.
Step #7. Restart your Chrome to apply changes.
Important Note: Do not forget to save your current bookmarks which were not deleted because you have made changes into folders the current bookmarks will get deleted automatically.
How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks on Firefox
Firefox provides the easier way than Chrome to restore your accidentally deleted bookmarks and it also keeps last 10 backups as well which is not possible in Chrome. Here is that easy way to reinstall your deleted bookmarks.
Step #1. Go to Firefox menu and click on All Bookmarks. (You may also do Ctrl+Shift+B)
Step #2. Click on Import and Backup. Then click on Restore.
Step #3. You will see last 10 backups done by Firefox if you are sure that deletion of your bookmarks is done recently then choose the recent date or choose the older backup date.
Step #4. Firefox will prompt you with a warning message because this action will delete your current bookmarks. So if you have saved the current bookmarks on Firefox click on OK.
You need not to even restart your Firefox, unlike Google Chrome, just check your bookmarks again and you will see your deleted bookmark back again.
You must have felt that restoration of deleted bookmarks by mistake on Chrome and Firefox is rather straightforward than what you have thought. Right? We are sure this tutorial helped you to get back your deleted bookmarks on both the browsers. Is there any other way to restore bookmark? You can share it with us as well.