Why can’t Chrome sync all my bookmarks from different computers I use?
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  • Mahesh Kumar

    The sync does work. You just need to give the username , password and wait for 10 min..

  • Vhora Rizwan

    Choose what items to sync and encryption options
    1.If you haven’t already, sign in to your Chrome device.
    2.Click the status area in the lower-right corner of the screen, where your account picture appears.
    3.Select Settings and find the “Users” section
    4.Click Advanced sync settings.
    5.In the “Advanced sync settngs” dialog that appears, choose what you want to sync.
    Sync everything: Select “Sync everything” from the drop down menu.
    Choose specific items to sync: Select “Choose what to sync” from the drop down menu. Select the checkboxes for the items you want to sync
    6.Google Chrome encrypts your synced passwords using your Google Account password to make sure your personal information stays private. You can adjust what information is encrypted and the password that should be used to encrypt your settings.
    Note: If you change your encryption method on one computer, you might see a sync error on other computers where you’re syncing your browsing settings. Enter the new passphrase on other computers to continue syncing.
    7.Click OK.

  • Tech Nech

    You just need to connect all of these PC’s through one google account which has all of your bookmarks.!

  • Safvan Vhora

    When you sign in on a Chrome device, changes you make to your browser settings are automatically saved in your Google Account, using Chrome’s sync ability. That way, you can find your apps, bookmarks, extensions, and other preferences even when you’re on another computer, as long as you’re signed in to Chrome. To choose what information should be synced to your account, go to the Settings page on your Chrome device. There, you can also adjust how your data should be encrypted. The Google Dashboard gives you full control over your information, should you ever want to remove synced information from your account.

    Choose what items to sync and encryption options

    1.If you haven’t already, sign in to your Chrome device.

    2.Click the status area in the lower-right corner of the screen, where your account picture appears.

    3.Select Settings and find the “Users” section

    4.Click Advanced sync settings.

    5.In the “Advanced sync settngs” dialog that appears, choose what you want to sync.
    Sync everything: Select “Sync everything” from the drop down menu.
    Choose specific items to sync: Select “Choose what to sync” from the drop down menu. Select the checkboxes for the items you want to sync

    6.Google Chrome encrypts your synced passwords using your Google Account password to make sure your personal information stays private. You can adjust what information is encrypted and the password that should be used to encrypt your settings.
    Note: If you change your encryption method on one computer, you might see a sync error on other computers where you’re syncing your browsing settings. Enter the new passphrase on other computers to continue syncing.

    7.Click OK.

  • Nevzat Akkaya

    Make sure you don’t have a bookmark that is causing sync errors. A bogus bookmark (corrupt) might prevent proper syncing, I think. You can use one of the bookmark checking addons.

  • Saurav Azad

    try what Paul Pruitt said.It is the best way out

  • Mihovil Pletikos

    or logout and login to chrome….

  • ha14

    disable and re-enable sync!

    • Paul Pruitt

      Yes.

      Try this one each computer one at a time:
      1. Open settings.
      2. Click on the Disconnect Google your Google Account. you will get a message: “Disconnect your Google Account
      By disconnecting your Google Account from Google Chrome, your data will remain on this computer but changes will no Ionger be synced to your Google Account Data already stored in your Google Account will remain there until you remove it using Google Dashboard.”
      3. Click OK. Then you will see a button that says “Sign into Chrome”. Sign in again. Hopefully you Chrome sign in and your Gmail/Google accounts password are the same. It can be a pain if they are not if you didn’t keep track of your separate Chrome password, which is something that happened to me, as LastPass didn’t record my Chrome password that I chose to be different from the other one.
      4. Onced logged in again you will get a message:
      “Confirm sync settings
      Google Chrome securely syncs your data with your Google account. Keep everything synced or customize synced data types and encryption settings. Learn More.”
      5. Choose the same settings here for both machines if that is your wish. If not, click on the “Advanced” link in the dialogue box and uncheck some things you want to be different between the two machines. Then click the “OK, sync everything button”.

      Hopefully running this on both machines will fix your issues. it’s possible the reason you aren’t synced is one machine is not signed into Chrome. Or the two machines are signed into different Chrome settings.

      If you can’t figure it out, you can start from scratch again and try “going nuclear” by wiping out the sync data from your Google dashboard at this address, https://www.google.com/settings/chrome/sync (go down to the bottom on the lower left and choose the “Stop and Clear” button), which wipes out the data from the servers.

      I’m not sure if this “nuclear option” also wipes out the local bookmarks on the current machine you are using. I would try to do everything I could to avoid that as it may have some unforeseen consequences like losing you local bookmarks and website passwords, I’m not sure…

    • ha14

      step by step instruction, very good:)