How to find Chrome, Edge & Brave bookmarks in File Explorer

This tutorial will show you step by step how to find Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave bookmarks in File Explorer on Windows 10 and 11.

How to find Google Chrome bookmarks in File Explorer

Google Chrome stores bookmarks in a “Bookmarks” file located in the following location on your PC: C: > Users > (YourUserName) > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > Default.

Windows 10 and 11 hide the AppData folder by default. To view the AppData folder, you will need to select the “Hidden items” view option in File Explorer.

Steps

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 11 File Explorer

2. On Windows 11, you click on View located in the top toolbar > Show > Hidden items. On Windows 10, you check the Hidden items option in the “View” tab.

View hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 11 View hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 10

File Explorer will now show hidden files and folders.

3. You can find the “Bookmarks” file in the following location: C: > Users > (YourUserName) > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > Default.

Google Chrome Bookmarks file

You can open the “Bookmarks” file as a text file with a text editor (e.g., Notepad) to view its contents. But I don't recommend modifying the file. You can copy and paste the file to another location to create a backup.

How to find Microsoft Edge bookmarks in File Explorer

Microsoft Edge stores bookmarks (called Favorites) in a “Bookmarks” file located in the following location on your PC: C: > Users > (YourUserName) > AppData > Local > Microsoft > Edge > User Data > Default.

Windows 10 and 11 hide the AppData folder by default. To view the AppData folder, you will need to select the “Hidden items” view option in File Explorer.

Steps

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 11 File Explorer

2. On Windows 11, you click on View located in the top toolbar > Show > Hidden items. On Windows 10, you check the Hidden items option in the “View” tab.

View hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 11 View hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 10

File Explorer will now show hidden files and folders.

3. You can find the “Bookmarks” file in the following location: C: > Users > (YourUserName) > AppData > Local > Microsoft > Edge > User Data > Default.

Microsoft Edge Bookmarks file

You can open the “Bookmarks” file as a text file with a text editor (e.g., Notepad) to view its contents. But I don't recommend modifying the file. You can copy and paste the file to another location to create a backup.

How to find Brave bookmarks in File Explorer

Brave stores bookmarks in a “Bookmarks” file located in the following location on your PC: C: > Users > (YourUserName) > AppData > Local > BraveSoftware > Brave-Browser > User Data > Default.

Windows 10 and 11 hide the AppData folder by default. To view the AppData folder, you will need to select the “Hidden items” view option in File Explorer.

Steps

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 11 File Explorer

2. On Windows 11, you click on View located in the top toolbar > Show > Hidden items. On Windows 10, you check the Hidden items option in the “View” tab.

View hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 11 View hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 10

File Explorer will now show hidden files and folders.

3. You can find the “Bookmarks” file in the following location: C: > Users > (YourUserName) > AppData > Local > BraveSoftware > Brave-Browser > User Data > Default.

Brave Bookmarks file

You can open the “Bookmarks” file as a text file with a text editor (e.g., Notepad) to view its contents. But I don't recommend modifying the file. You can copy and paste the file to another location to create a backup.


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