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How to PassWord Protect Chrome Bookmarks?

Bookmarking is the way to save the important links on the browser for further visit. Almost all modern web browser support this feature. But Bookmarks accessible to all the users using your browser. Sometimes we do not want to show our saved links to all the persons. In this case, either we not links to another file or try to remember the website. Save links to another file is easy but not remembering.

For solving this problem, I will suggest you to use password to protect your bookmarks. If a user want to see the bookmark, Chrome will ask for the password. Now you can share your computer to any person without fearing of bookmark disclosure.

But how to add password to Bookmark because Google Chrome does not support for this feature? To add the password protect to bookmarks, you will have to install an extension called Secure Bookmark.

Secure bookmark Password protect Chrome Bookmarks

Go to Google Chrome Webstore and install Secure Bookmark extension to your browser. After installation, you will see a star icon in omni bar. Clicking on this icon for fist time will take you to a new page where you can set the password.

password protect bookmarks in chrome

When you wish to save bookmark in the password protected list, click on the star icon and then create a new bookmark button. Now save links to the list. Drag and drop also works for changing the location of a link in the list.

Secure bookmark

You will see three icons just above the list which can be used to perform some specific tasks.

  • First icon is for deleting the link from the list.
  • Second icon is for visiting the settings page
  • Third icon will sign off the extension and hide the list from other user.

Whenever you are going to give your system to other user, you should use sign off button to hide this list from other users. So next time when someone tries to access the bookmark list created by this extension, it will ask for the password.

Login to access Bookmarks

There is one important thing you must know about this extension is that there is no way for password recovery in this extension. So you must remember your password otherwise you will have to reset the extension and you will lose all your saved links.

This extension also works in incognito mode. But you need to allow this extension for incognito mode. For this go to Tools and then in extension tabs, Find Secure Bookmarks. Now, Tick the ‘Allow in incognito’ checkbox.

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How to Take Backup of Bookmarks in Internet Browsers

We can bookmark any web-page with our internet browsers such as Opera,Firefox,Internet Explorer etc. Page bookmarking option is available in every browser and with this feature we can keep our favorite webpages in browser memory. Most of internet browsers have a bookmarking button and by clicking this button we can easily bookmark a web-page url and can revisit anytime with this bookmark. Here is the ways to backup your bookmarks so that if you lose your bookmarks then you can restore.

Backup with Opera

Go to File > Import Export>Export Opera Bookmarks

opera-bookmarks

Backup with Mozilla Firefox

Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks >Import and Backup

firefox-bookmark

Backup with Internet Explorer

Go to File > Import and Export > Import Favorites

IE-bookmarks

Backup with Safari

In safari there is no direct option to save bookmarks but you can make backup of Application Data folder of Safari to make bookmarks backup

You can access this folder in document and settings >User >Application Data > Apple Computer > Safari > Here you will find a file named “Bookmarks.plist”. Copy this file and save this anywhere  instead of OS drive.

safari-bookmarks

In-fact browser bookmarks are working like an address book for web urls and just like address book we should also keep a backup of browser bookmarks.