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By nickwinn, Member on 26th January 2009, 06:42 PM
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Does anybody here know where the android browser bookmarks are stored on the file system? I'm hoping to keep a backup of my bookmarks so I don't need to go thru the hassle of entering all my favorite sites each time I have to wipe my phone!

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26th January 2009, 06:47 PM |#2  
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They're stored in a database in the browser's data directory. Check -- it gives you the command to use to retrieve them from the database, i.e.

sqlite3 /data/data/ "SELECT * FROM bookmarks;"

You can also use the My Backup app (available from the Market) to back them up.
26th January 2009, 06:58 PM |#3  
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm not really familiar with sqlite, more of a mysql guy personally

The bookmarks table holds the browser history as well.
28th January 2009, 04:01 AM |#4  
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Bookmarks backup
You should check out MyBackup on the Market. It's a free app that will backup your bookmarks (plus a lot of other things) to your SD card. It works quite well. The restore feature is also very simple.
28th January 2009, 04:04 AM |#5  
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There is also my bookmarks as well that allows you to import your bookmarks to your phone from your desktop browser.
28th January 2009, 06:48 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by speoples20

There is also my bookmarks as well that allows you to import your bookmarks to your phone from your desktop browser.

What I'd like to see (and I can't believe wasn't included in the OS) is automatic syncing of your Android bookmarks with Google Bookmarks. (or ones labeled as mobile in Google Bookmarks)
28th January 2009, 03:51 PM |#7  
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I had this frustration as well (not being able to sync or backup my bookmarks) so I finally just found a simple website where I could save all of my bookmarks, then I set it as the browser home page. There are tons of websites out there that allow you to store your bookmarks, but the one that I chose was
28th January 2009, 04:06 PM |#8  
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Since I use Firefox I use foxmarks. Which is one of the best programs I have ever used. It sycs all of your bookmarks through firefox on as many computers as you want. They have a mobile site you can bookmark in your browser or steel bookmarks and access all of them. Not perfect but better then nothing.
28th January 2009, 04:41 PM |#9  
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I use Foxmarks too, and I love it! Every time I use a different computer, I just sync my bookmarks, and everything stays the same on each machine!

Now when I use my phone, I can also just go to Foxmarks and click on any bookmark there to go to a website.
28th January 2009, 04:51 PM |#10  
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No FireFox here. (Work doesn't allow it for some reason.)

I use the Google Toolbar on both my desktop and notebook pcs at home and at the office to keep track of my bookmarks. I'm still surprised that it doesn't doesn't sync with android though. Seems like about the only Google thing that doesn't at this point.
28th January 2009, 04:51 PM |#11  
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I just wish someone would write a utility that automatically alphabetized the bookmarks, why this isn't an option by default is annoying. I'm thinking about making it my first Android project.
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