In Google Contacts, we are able to do a restore of our contacts (data) in case we accidentally deleted all our data or something bad happens.

So I am assured that as long as I can login to Google Contacts at elast once every 30 days, my data is sort of safe.

However I could not find a way to do this in Google Bookmarks. Like say I woke up today and find all my data messed up, I would like to restore to the "state" I have yesterday.

What is the solution (external solution would be fine as well) for data recovery of Google Bookmarks ?

  • Are you talking about bookmarks stored in Google Chrome or stored at google.com/bookmarks ? Oct 5 '11 at 13:03
  • @Barry Yep google.com/bookmarks
    – Pacerier
    Oct 5 '11 at 23:04

In google bookmarks there is an "Export bookmarks" feature that will save your bookmarks to your computer.

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    But that's not a real solution..
    – Pacerier
    Apr 5 '12 at 8:24
  • That loses the labels, arguably the most important feature of bookmarking.
    – Graham
    Dec 13 '12 at 7:56

Here is undocumented method to extract all the metadata, including labels, for your Google Bookmarks:

Simply fetch this URL, which generates XML of your first 10000 bookmarks:


This is what the first part of the file looks like:

<xml_api_reply version="1">

This is only a partial answer, because you can't import bookmarks in the same format. You could use a script to submit appropriate post requests to re-generate your bookmarks with labels.

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