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Merge two Google Chrome Bookmark files or convert Excel list into an HTML file

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How can I get a list of URLs in Excel into an HTML file to import into the Google Chrome Bookmark Manager?

After running Windows 7 for a few years, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and at the same time, upgraded to a larger C Drive.  The previous C Drive is now Drive F.

I found somewhere online that Chrome bookmarks are saved in a file called Bookmarks which resides in this folder:

      C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

I've located that file as well as the old (much larger) file in the same directory on the F Drive but now how do I merge the two?

I tried opening the smaller file with Notepad but it's a mess (ie lots of code) but then I found that by opening Chrome's Bookmark Manager and Selecting All, I could copy all the bookmarks to Excel as a nice neat list of familiar-looking URLs. But trying that process in reverse to get them merged doesn't work.

Under the Organize heading in the Bookmark Manager is an option to:

        Import bookmarks from HTML file...

so that's why I'm wondering if I can convert the Excel list of URLs to an HTML file.

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