Import Brave Bookmarks from the Brave Browser

Dear Brave Community,

My computer crashed. I refreshed my OS (Linux), but that removed Brave. So I reinstalled Brave. Now I want my bookmarks back. They are in a non-html file at

~/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Default/Bookmarks

There is no extension on this file name and it is not an html file. When I open the file, it looks like this:

“checksum”: “long number here”,
“roots”: {
“bookmark_bar”: {
“children”: [ {
“children”: [ {
“children”: [ {
“children”: [ {
“date_added”: “long number here”,
“guid”: “long number here”,
“id”: “1234”,
“name”: “NameOfFirstBookmark”,
“type”: “url”,
“url”: “https://url/to/the/page
}, {
“date_added”: “long number here”,
“guid”: “long number here”,
“id”: “4321”,
“name”: “NameOfSecondBookmark”,
“type”: “url”,
“url”: “https://url/to/the/page
}
… followed by similar syntax defining the rest of my bookmarks.

When I try to import the bookmarks, I can select the file. Brave gives me a reassuring blue filled circle with a black check mark with a message, “Your bookmarks and settings are ready.” I click on Done. Nothing happens and my bookmarks do not appear.

So how do I import my Brave book marks into my Brave browser?

Thanks,

Joe

Hi

Try this tool: It will ransform the bookmarks format to html format accepted by Brave or other browsers such as Opera.

Open the link below, drag your bookmarks (without extension) then save as html

Sorry, this did not work. When I dragged the file to the linked page, I got the following error message:

Error! The file is invalid. Try again!

may be it is corrupt. Does it begin with

{
“checksum”:

NB: no space before {

What about bookmarks.bak? Do you see it?

CerealLover,

It starts out with { carriage return, 3 spaces and “checksum”:

When I pasted into the forum text editor all of the leading spaces (indenting) was removed.

I also tried dragging Bookmarks.bak to the linked page and received the same error.

Joe

Hi

This how it should look; check the begining and the end of the file only. Make a backup of the file, then make the begining and the end the same.

{
“checksum”:

“version”: 1
}

Below is a “bookmarks” (without .txt) I tested on the link given.

Bookmarks.txt (1.2 KB)