Today i formated my Windows machine and made a clean fresh Windows installation but wait… Oops! i forgot to backup my valuable bookmarks to external Harddisk…. Thanks to Google Chrome and Sync, i have it all back again. Chrome was (and will be hence forth) my default Browser where i had all my bookmarks and i had enabled Sync on it. I had to just sign into my gmail account in the new browser and BLING! it was all there as it was before. This is really a great feature in Google Chrome. You have to have the Sync enabled for this to work. Following are the steps to enable Sync:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
- Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux).
- Click the Personal Stuff tab.
- In the “Sync” section, click Set up sync.
- Sign in to your Google Account in the dialog that appears. Don’t have an account? Learn how to create one
- In the “Set Up Sync” dialog that appears, choose what you want to sync.
- Sync everything: Select the “Keep everything in sync” option.
- Choose specific items to sync: Select the “Choose what to sync” option, then select the checkboxes for the items you want to sync.
- Optional: If you’re syncing website passwords, you can choose how they are protected by clicking the Encryption tab. By default, your Google Account password is used to encrypt saved passwords. If you change your encryption method on one computer, be sure to make the same change on other computers where you’re syncing your passwords.
- Click OK.
So you don’t have to worry any more about Bookmarks getting lost!!