Transferring bookmarks from Brave files


A Windows 10 update recently broke my PC. I plan to reinstall Windows 10 to my SSD once I have all the data I need, however I won’t be able to keep my applications, including Brave. I have lots of bookmarks I would prefer to keep, but they aren’t stored in a .html file, only the “Bookmarks” file with no extension. I tried running Brave anyway to see if it would pick up on my files, but it didn’t. Is there any way I can keep my bookmarks, even if it’s by taking a long, tedious route?


How can this issue be reproduced?

Expected result:

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.16.72 Chromium: 86.0.4240.183 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

Do you still have Brave installed? If so, you can simply go to
Menu --> Bookmarks --> Bookmarks Manager --> More options (three dots on right side of the page):

Then select Export from the menu:

Your bookmarks will then be exported in .html format.

I do have Brave on my disk, but it isn’t recognizing my files when I open it. Like I said, I can’t boot to the drive with Brave because the update broke it. I can’t see my bookmarks in the browser, either.

Apologies but perhaps I’m misunderstanding something here.

So where do you go (at this time) to find your Brave installation files? Feel free to include screenshots if you’d like.

No worries!

I have two drives in my PC: My SSD and my hard drive. My SSD had Windows and Brave installed to it. but then I updated Windows 10 and it broke itself, meaning that I can’t boot to it, which also means I can’t get to that installation of Brave to export my bookmarks. I reinstalled Windows 10 to my hard drive as a temporary solution, so I could backup my files before performing a clean installation of Windows 10 to my SSD. I won’t be able to keep my programs when I do so, which means Brave will be deleted, which means I won’t be able to keep my bookmarks.
To find my Brave bookmarks (as in, the file stored on disk), I go to D:\Users\User\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default. The D drive is my old drive with the broken installation of Windows on it. My goal is to take those bookmarks and have some way to transfer them into a different browser, so I can use them again when I reinstall Windows. Long explanation, I know, but that’s just how it is, lol.

Never mind, I’ve fixed it. I just reinstalled Brave to my other disk and replaced the bookmarks file with the correct one, and now all is good.