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Addressing Google Chrome's 'Can't Import Bookmarks' Problem

As a blogger, avid researcher, and internet enthusiast, I often have a plethora of bookmarks saved on my Google Chrome browser. Unfortunately, I recently encountered a frustrating problem when I attempted to import my bookmarks to a new device -- Chrome displayed a message that read "Can't import bookmarks." After doing some research and experimenting, I discovered several possible solutions to this issue.

Clear Your Cache and Cookies

The first solution is quite simple; clear your cache and cookies. To do this, go to the "Settings" menu in your Google Chrome browser and click "Privacy and Security." Scroll down until you see "Clear browsing data" and click on it. From there, you can select which data you want to clear, including cache and cookies. Once you have cleared this data, attempt to import your bookmarks again. If the issue persists, try one of the following solutions.

Disable Extensions

Extensions can sometimes interfere with the importation of bookmarks. To disable extensions, go to the "Settings" menu in your Google Chrome browser and click on "Extensions." From there, you can disable all extensions with one click of a button. Once you have done this, try importing your bookmarks again.

Check If You Are Using the Latest Version of Chrome

Outdated versions of Chrome can sometimes cause complications. Be sure to check that you are using the latest version of Chrome. To do this, go to the "Settings" menu and click on "About Chrome." From here, the browser will check for any updates and install them if necessary.

Manually Import Your Bookmarks

If none of the above solutions work, you can try manually importing your bookmarks. To do this, you will need to export your bookmarks as an HTML file from your previous device. Once you have done this, save the file to your new device and import it into Google Chrome. To import the bookmarks, go to the "Settings" menu and click on "Bookmarks." From there, select "Import bookmarks and settings" and choose the HTML file you saved earlier.


The "Can't import bookmarks" issue can be frustrating, but with a little troubleshooting and experimenting, you can easily solve it. Clear your cache and cookies, disable extensions, check that you are using the latest version of Chrome, or manually import your bookmarks. Hopefully, one of these solutions will work for you, and you can continue to enjoy all of your saved bookmarks on Google Chrome. Happy browsing!

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