When I have purchased a new computer in the past, I went to the directory where my bookmarks were stored, copied them to a disk and then imported them via the new computer's browser, duplicating my Favorites List.
I just bought a new computer and I'm trying to do the same. I'm using Chrome and I can't find the directory that stores my Favorites. I've searched though the Chrome menu. I found some instructions for exporting bookmarks but there's no 3-bar icon as described in those instructions.
I even went so far as to bookmark a web page with an absurd name like XYZXYZ and used the search feature to find this file name and hence the bookmark directory. This has worked in the past when I was using Internet Explorer. No luck with this either.
I really don't want to open every bookmark and manually copy the web address to a Notepad file and then manually import one by one so I'd appreciate any assistance that you can offer. If this isn't the right forum for this question, please suggest a more appropriate one. TIA.
Per the answer below:
In Chrome simply go to the URL: chrome://bookmarks/
Does that mean that my bookmarks are stored online? I would have expected them to be stored on my computer. No?
...click on the 3 dots to the top right of the page, you will have a drop down for export bookmarks.
Clicking on the 3 bars does not open the same menu that you displayed. Perhaps I am on an older version of Chrome? I certainly never upgraded it. Regardless, from the choices shown in your displayed menu, I went into Bookmark Manager and then Organize and at the bottom it offers the ability to Export Bookmarks To HTML File. I did that and I now have a standalone file that is operational.
Will the import feature in Internet Explorer (new computer) recognize this HTML and create an IE list of favorites from it?
Thanks for you reply. Pardon my low tech awareness :->)