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Version: v0.15.0

Importing Bookmarks

Import using the WebUI

Hoarder supports importing bookmarks using the Netscape HTML Format.

Simply open the WebUI of your Hoarder instance and drag and drop the bookmarks file into the UI.


All the URLs in the bookmarks file will be added automatically, you will not be able to pick and choose which bookmarks to import!

Import using the CLI


Importing bookmarks using the CLI requires some technical knowledge and might not be very straightforward for non-technical users. Don't hesitate to ask questions in github discussions or discord though.

Import from Chrome

  • First follow the steps below to export your bookmarks from Chrome
  • To extract the links from this html file, you can run this simple bash one liner (if on windows, you might need to use WSL): cat <file_path> | grep HREF | sed 's/.*HREF="\([^"]*\)".*/\1/' > all_links.txt.
  • This will create a file all_links.txt with all of your bookmarks one per line.
  • To import them, we'll use the hoarder cli. You'll need a Hoarder API key for that.
  • Run the following command to import all the links from all_links.txt:
cat all_links.txt | xargs -I{} hoarder --api-key <key> --server-addr <addr> bookmarks add --link {}

Import from other platforms

If you can get your bookmarks in a text file with one link per line, you can use the following command to import them using the hoarder cli:

cat all_links.txt | xargs -I{} hoarder --api-key <key> --server-addr <addr> bookmarks add --link {}

Exporting Bookmarks from Chrome

  • Open Chrome and go to chrome://bookmarks
  • Click on the three dots on the top right corner and choose Export bookmarks
  • This will download an html file with all of your bookmarks.

You can use this file to import the bookmarks using the UI or CLI method described above