How to Sort Chrome Bookmarks in Alphabetical Order

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If you save a lot of bookmarks, finding the one you want can sometimes be difficult. A smart way to tidy up your bookmarks is by arranging them alphabetically (better for human eyes). This means you can find what you need by the website’s name, not just by when you added it. This short guide will show you how to sort your bookmarks in alphabetical order in Google Chrome.

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How to Sort Bookmarks in Alphabetical Order in Chrome

Sorting bookmarks alphabetically in Chrome

To put your bookmarks in alphabetical order in Google Chrome, just follow the simple steps below.

Step 1: Open the Bookmark Manager in Chrome

First thing is to get to your Chrome Bookmark Manager:

  1. In the top-right corner of the Chrome window, look for three vertical dots. That’s the menu button. Click it to see the Chrome menu.
  2. Move your mouse over “Bookmarks” in the menu. A submenu will pop up.
  3. Now, click “Bookmark manager.” You’ll see the Bookmark Manager tab open in a new Chrome window. Or, you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+O (for Windows/Linux) or Cmd+Shift+O (for Mac) to jump straight there.How to open bookmark manager in Chrome

Useful tip: How to Make Bookmarks Open in New Tab in Chrome

Step 2: Select a bookmark folder

Inside the Bookmark Manager, do the following:

  1. Look on the left side for a list of folders. You might see “Bookmarks bar”, “Other bookmarks”, and any others you’ve made.
  2. Click on the folder you want to sort. Each folder needs to be sorted on its own.Sort Chrome Bookmark folder by name

Step 3: Access the “More” menu

After picking a folder in the Bookmark Manager, below is how to start sorting them:

  1. Find the “More” option, which looks like three vertical dots, at the top-right corner of the Bookmark Manager.
  2. Click it to see more choices.Sorting bookmarks by name in Chrome

Step 4: Sort bookmarks alphabetically in Chrome

With the “More” menu open:

  1. Choose “Sort by name” from the menu that shows up.How to sort Chrome bookmarks alphabetically

That’s it. Your bookmarks are now in alphabetical order. It should now be easier to find and use your favorite sites.

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Some issues when sorting bookmarks in Chrome

Sorting bookmarks in alphabetical order in Google Chrome is usually pretty simple, but sometimes you might run into problems or need more options.

Can’t find the “Sort by name” option?

If “Sort by Name” is missing in the Bookmark Manager’s “More” menu, it could be for a few reasons:

  • If there are no bookmarks in the folder you’re trying to sort, “Sort by Name” won’t show up. Make sure there are bookmarks in the folder first.
  • Check if your Google Chrome is up to date. Older versions might not have all the newest stuff like the sorting options. To update Chrome, click the three dots in the top-right corner, go to “Help,” then “About Google Chrome.” Chrome will look for updates and install them if there are any.Update Chrome browser

Related resource: How to Sort Folders by Size in Windows 11/10

Undo the bookmark sorting changes

If you sort your bookmarks by accident or change your mind, here’s how to undo it:

  • Just press Ctrl + Z (or Cmd + Z on Mac). This shortcut undoes the last thing you did, including sorting bookmarks.

This quick fix can help you go back if you didn’t mean to rearrange your bookmarks.

Use extensions for advanced bookmark sorting in Chrome

Google Chrome has tons of extensions that can do many things, including ones for managing bookmarks. If you need more help organizing your bookmarks, check out these extensions:

  • SuperSorter: This tool makes managing bookmarks easy. It gets rid of duplicates, sorts bookmarks by name or URL, and does other cleanup jobs.Chrome extension to sort bookmarks alphabetically
  • Recursive Bookmark Sorter: Great for sorting bookmarks in nested folders.Extension to sort Chrome bookmarks by name

To add an extension, just open Chrome, go to the Chrome Web Store, search for what you need, click “Add to Chrome,” and follow the instructions.

Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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