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Windows 7: 'Lock' Bookmarks On Google Chrome

23 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
'Lock' Bookmarks On Google Chrome

Well... I have a little sister that loved to go on the pc, we have 2 users, one for me and one for the rest of the family. Now and then i forget to log out and the first thing my sister does is delete all my bookmarks, Is there anyway to LOCK the bookmarks so they cant be deleted with a password or similar?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Dec 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

You can make the file named bookmarks a read-only file...
"C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks"
...but if you forget to "unlock it" and you bookmark something, Chrome does not warn you, it just fails to bookmark the site.

Probably a better way would be to put a small batch file in the startup folder for your profile. Have that batch file copy your bookmark file to a place in your documents (or wherever you think would be safe). That way, you would have a backup copy that you could restore.

xcopy "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\chrome-bookmark-backups\year_%date:~-4,4%_month_%date:~-7,2%_day_%date:~-10,2%_hour_%time:~-11,2%_minute_%time:~-8,2%\" /v
The code above is simplistic and assumes that the date and time is stored mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Yes that is a good idea. I have history with bqtch and will make q bqckup and restore batch later today
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