Sync in Google Chrome (Google Chrome)!
In this article, I would like to touch on the topic of bookmark synchronization.
First, I’ll briefly tell you my story of work and torment with bookmarks.
About two years ago, I was still using the Opera browser, I had a constant problem with bookmarks and various settings in the browser. Then I had the good old Windows XP installed, and I often had to reinstall it, especially with my constant experiments on the computer. So there was an acute problem of restoring everything that had accumulated in the browser: bookmarks, browsing history of various sites, saved passwords, etc. All this after reinstalling the system, and by itself after reinstalling the browser, was lost. It was necessary to drive everything in again. A little later, I realized that you can export all bookmarks (save a backup copy), and after reinstalling the browser, import them (restore from a saved file).But there was and is a much better option, to which I came a little later and now I will tell you about it.
Synchronization in the browser.
Synchronization in the Google Chrome browser can be called storing everything that we have in the browser, not only on our PC but also on Google servers. So we can, in addition to easily reinstalling the system or deleting the browser without fear that the data will be lost, we can also access our bookmarks from our other computers or even smartphones.
That is, we, having installed Google Chrome, must create an account, well, or log into the one that we already have, if we already registered in at least one of the Google services, whether it be gmail.com or something else. And everything after that, everything will be preserved with us. In the browser settings, you can choose what data can be used for synchronization. My checkboxes are in front of everyone, and these are: applications, auto-fill, bookmarks, extensions, omnibox history, settings, themes, tabs. For example, you do not want Google to store your passwords on its servers, in this case, uncheck the box next to this item and save it.
Well, I’m using all these synchronization features. Now, when I reinstall the system, I’m not restoring anything in the browser. I can only install Google Chrome, enter my username and password and wait about five minutes until everything is restored.
Let me now show you a little in the pictures to make it easier for you to navigate.
Launch the Google Chrome browser and in the upper right corner click on the Tools icon. In the pop-up menu that appears, find the “Log in to Chrome” item.
In the window that opens, enter the login and password from your Google account. Any that you have from Google will do. It can be mail or other services where you use from this search engine. We need to enter the username (email address) and password, then click “Login”.
If you have never registered in Google, you can do this by clicking on the link “Create a Google Account”.
Then we need to enter various data that are usually used during registration.
When the account is created Sign in to Chrome as I showed above.
We are told that we have successfully logged in and all data will be synchronized to the browser.
In your case, you do not have any bookmarks or history yet. They will start to be created from this moment, and the next time you log in this way in Chrome, they will appear in the browser, as it happened to me a few minutes later.
All bookmarks are in place. The rest was also synchronized, even the themes and extensions were installed, which I had before.
If we click on the settings icon again, we will see that now instead of the “Log in to Chrome” item, it becomes – “Logged in as gkarser”. This is my google account.
If we click on this item, and then in the window that opens, click “Advanced synchronization settings.”
That we can remove here, that does not need to be synchronized. Customize for yourself and click “OK.”
And finally. For those who have a smartphone, such as an iPhone or an Android device, be aware that bookmarks can also be synced there. Install Google Chrome, log in to your account. Then find there the item “Bookmarks on the computer” and you will see all your bookmarks that are stored on the computer.