How can I delete all the bookmarks in Google Chrome macOS app with one delete command?

Most solutions on the Web say to delete them one at a time. I have hundreds I want to clear. I imagine there is a file somewhere that contains them. Where can I find and delete it?


You can easily delete all the bookmarks in Google Chrome in one go.

  1. Open Bookmark manager by going to Bookmarks → Bookmark Manager or by using keyboard short Option + Command + B.

  2. Use the keyboard shortcut Command + A to select all bookmarks and folders.

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  1. Press the Delete key to delete all the bookmarks in one go.

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Do note that Google Chrome doesn't ask for confirmation before deleting the bookmarks. They are gone as soon as you press the Delete key. However, you can undo the delete operation by clicking on the Undo button shown in the bottom left for a few seconds, immediately after the operation is performed.

  • Yes. I just checked and confirmed that this is the best answer. Then I shamefacedly deleted my comment. – Ray Salemi Jun 25 '19 at 14:14

I figured out a reasonable solution to this problem.

  1. Go to the Bookmark Manager in Chrome (Bookmarks -> Bookmark Manager).
  2. Create a folder named "Begone".
  3. Drag all folders and bookmarks into Begone.
  4. Delete Begone with "..." menu on the right of the folder entry.

The file you're looking for can be found by CMDShiftG in Finder and typing:

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks.

  • Turns out the problem there was that it got repopulated by the Google cloud. – Ray Salemi Jun 25 '19 at 14:11

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