Bookmarks in Time Machine Backup

Hi, Im trying to recover my Brave Browser bookmarks, as I have downgraded my Mac OS from Catalina to Mojave and I cant find a way to recover those bookmarks as I have exported my bookmarks beforehand. I thought this would be easy peasy and I could restore them from the backup. This is not possible, as Time Machine does not work if the OS was downgraded. Is there any way to get to my bookmarks even though I have not exported them? Where can I find the Brave Bookmark folder in my Time Machine Backup?

No answer, sorry, I am here because I am Interested as well.
I had to do a clean install of High Sierra, but I did not have time to export my bookmarks. I have a Time Machine backup, and I need to locate the bookmarks registry. I managed to show invisible files and go to user/Library/Application Support/Brave-Browser/
but I am stuck there.
Hoping for a hint !

I have just done a clean install of High Sierra and have a time machine backup of my old El Capitan install.
Now, I need to transfer all the BAT tokens I earned over the last year and put them into my new High Sierra Brave install.
Where do I look in my Time Machine backup and how do I do this?
This is driving me nuts.
Where do I find my old Brave wallet in my old El Capitan system so I can transfer all my BAT into my new High Sierra installation???

I have the same question. Had to revert back to Mojave from Catalina, and had to do it fast. Unfortunately, I forgot to backup my bookmarks… But I still have a Time Machine backup. Where in the Time Machine backup can I find my bookmarks files?

It looks like there are a couple issues here:

For users trying to recover bookmarks, can you try and restate exactly what you need?

@jon-smith – the best way to backup your tokens is to verify your wallet with Uphold.

> For users trying to recover bookmarks, can you try and restate exactly what you need?

Need instructions on where exactly to find them (backup filename and location) and how to restore them (non-destructively to current bookmarks).

In my case this harks back to the general bookmarks loss that occurred in late 2019 (apparently, as a result of a new Brave release that had a bug that erased all users’ bookmarks – though I’ve never gotten the full story on what happened), and the apparent ‘fix’ that followed, which created a “Restored Bookmarks” ‘file’ that I haven’t been able to find.


What I need is, instructions on the precise folder location or locations of where the bookmarks are stored. When I now go to Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager, I see only an empty Bookmarks folder and empty Other Bookmarks folder. Where are the contents of those folders normally stored so I can go to that location in my Time Machine backup and retrieve them?

I located the bookmarks file by adding a bookmark of a site which I would normally never bookmark ( then looking through the file system for the phrase ‘yummy’.

The bookmarks are here: Mac OS X⁩ ▸ ⁨Users⁩ ▸ ⁨your_user⁩ ▸ ⁨Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Application Support⁩ ▸ ⁨BraveSoftware⁩ ▸ ⁨Brave-Browser⁩ ▸ ⁨Default⁩ ▸ ⁨Bookmarks

If you can’t see the Library folder, then open Finder, press and hold Option, and select Go > Library from the menu.

When I restored the whole BraveSoftware folder into my Library, and restarted Brave, I really got back in time: all tabs I had open at that time, opened up, and I had my original bookmarks back. Great software!

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@brightwolf is correct – sorry for my confusion, I just needed to know what exactly people were asking. But again, @brightwolf was already on the right path.

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