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    I see that Chrome for Linux now has a feature that enables one to sign up for syncing one's bookmarks. That's great, Google following thru on their own cloud religion. Except, I am new to Linux and my bookmark collection is with my Chrome for Windows, where my syncing, therefore, would have to start, and the most recent version of Chrome for Windows XP does not have the sync feature.

    Now, alternatively, I could attach my WXP Chrome bookmark file to my Linux Chrome but, try as I might with all manner of Unix/Linux find commands, I cannot detect where Chrome for Linux stores its bookmarks. Any ideas?

    Thank you and regards,

    pe1800

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    Is the file structure in Linux similar to WinXP?

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    I am running:

    Windows Chrome 3.0.195.38 - no sync feature

    PCLinuxOS Chromium 4.0.269.0 (34425) - with sync feature

    Since most of my bookmarks are with WinXP I have given up on sync.

    Now I have brought my WXP Chrome bookmark file to the Linux desktop, opened the Bookmark Manager and from the tools menu I have selected IMPORT and tried to import the aforementioned file. NOTHING HAPPENS! I also tried as root, same result.

    Anybody have an idea?

    Thank you,

    pe1800

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    There are a couple of options you can use to get your bookmarks from Windows to XP. BTW, to answer sulasno, yes, the Bookmarks file structure is basically the same for Windows, Linux, and Mac; it is just a JSON formatted text file.

    (1) Import and Export
    Use the bookmarks import/export functions from the Bookmark Manager (Wrench menu > Bookmark Manager, or Ctrl+Shift+B). From the Tools menu of the Bookmark Manager on the Windows computer, select Export Bookmarks and save the HTML file. Then use Import Bookmarks on that file from the Linux computer.

    (2) Copy the Bookmarks file
    The more hacky method is to copy the User Data\Default\Bookmarks file from your Windows computer to replace the Bookmarks file on the Linux computer.

    The Linux Bookmarks file is stored in:
    ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Bookmarks

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    Just install Google Chrome Dev version on your Windows. Voila! Bookmark sync is there
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    Thank you all!

    I have downloaded the latest Chrome beta for Windows - with sync feature! With a little bit of massaging I have achieved perfect synchronization. So now everything, Gmail, Bookmarks, Calendar with reminders, resides in Google Heaven but can be accessed and manipulated from earth!



    Is there a way to mark this issue as resolved?

    Best wishes to you all and thank you again!

    pe1800

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    Have you tried using the xmarks extension?

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    OK with the stable release of 4 bookmark syncing is now available. I synced my one computer, and then moved some bookmarks around, and when I synced my other computer (which had the same bookmarks and in the same order as when I started on the first computer) I see that my bookmarks are synced when I check under the wrench icon, BUT the order did not change. Meaning I still have the same amount of bookmarks in the same order as before I synced. Is this suppose to happen? I thought when you sync bookmarks each computer that you sync will have exactly the same bookmarks in the same order (like xmarks). Am I missing something?

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