Creating a Google Chrome Profile that Includes Your Chrome Bookmarks
When you log in to your Georgetown Google account (Google Workspace), you will see the following message:
You’ll see this image if you use the Google Chrome desktop browser (Windows and Mac), version 102 or newer.
Just select the option Keep local browsing data, and then click Continue.
I Didn’t Select This Option—What Do I Do?
If you didn’t select the option Keep local browsing data, your bookmarks will appear to be “missing”. However, they’re actually still available. Chrome creates a new profile (with your name) that doesn’t include your bookmarks, but has kept your bookmarks in another, original profile (called “Person 1”). (A Chrome profile contains browser data such as browser bookmarks.)
To have your Chrome bookmarks be readily available to you again, perform the following:
- Click on your name located on the upper right-hand corner of your browser screen, and then select Person 1.
Chrome opens a new browser tab with your bookmarks displayed.
- Click on the profile icon, and then click Settings (gear-shaped icon).
- In the next screen, click the three vertical dots in the box of the profile with your name.
- Select Delete from the drop-down menu.
- In the next screen, click Delete to delete the new profile. (As highlighted below, your bookmarks are not associated with this profile.)
- In the next screen, click the profile listed as Person 1. (This is your original profile that contains your Chrome bookmarks.)
Chrome opens a new browser tab.
- Go to the Georgetown Google login page to log back in to your Georgetown Google account.
- If you see the following screen, click Continue.
- The Google message should be displayed again, as shown in the example below. In the message, select the option Keep local browsing data, and then click Continue.
As highlighted in the example below, your bookmarks are now available again.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Service Center by going to help.georgetown.edu.