How to hide or delete other bookmarks folder in Chrome [Tip]

Have you ever noticed that “other bookmarks” folder that always appears on the right side of your Chrome bookmarks toolbar? Yes, it is always there by default. It doesn’t even matter whether you’re using it or not. Well, it’s not really a big deal but the space that it occupies can definitely make some room for more bookmarks. So, if you want to utilize your browser’s bookmarks toolbar to the fullest, better learn how to quickly hide or delete the “other bookmarks” folder.

As a matter of fact, it is very simple to do. Just follow the steps listed below.

Hide or delete “other bookmarks” folder in Chrome

Step 1

Open your Chrome web browser.

Step 2

Press “Ctrl + Shift + B” to show your bookmarks toolbar (a.k.a. “bookmarks bar”) or go to Settings > Bookmarks then check the option for “Show Bookmarks Bar”. If it’s already checked, just skip and proceed to the next step.

Show bookmarks bar

Step 3

By default, you will be able to see the “other bookmarks” folder on the right side of your bookmarks bar. Once you see it, just click on it to view and manage all of its bookmarked items and sub-folders.

Delete Other Bookmarks Bar

Step 4

Delete every item and sub-folder that is nested under the “other bookmarks” folder. If you don’t want to delete the items, just go to your bookmarks manager (press “Ctrl + Shift + O”) to move the items and sub-folders to another folder. The main objective here is to clear the “other bookmarks” folder. Empty it out without leaving anything even if it’s just a blank page or folder.

Delete Other Bookmarks Bar 2

Step 5

Once your “other bookmarks” folder has been completely emptied, you will notice that it has automatically been removed from your browser’s bookmarks bar. Now, you can use the extra space in your bookmarks bar to save more useful websites and articles.

No Other Bookmarks Folder

Just keep in mind that even if you have removed the “other bookmarks” folder in the bookmarks toolbar, it will still appear on your bookmarks manager so be extra careful not to put anything in it or else, it will appear again on your bookmarks bar.

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  • LadySama

    This doesn’t help me at all. I still want to use the bookmarks bar the same way I use it in Firefox. The problem is that if I put any folder system within Chrome at all, it shows me that folder system within the bookmarks bar. The best I can do is rename it to BMs so that it barely takes up space.

  • I don’t want to hide the bookmarks bar. I want to move or get rid of the other bookmarks folder.

  • Capnblinski

    Thanks! I deleted everything (3 bm’s) under the ‘other bookmarks’ folder that had mysteriously appeared on the right side of the bookmarks bar and viola! the bar is back to normal.

  • Coert

    Well that works indeed…. but that is another unwanted mouseclick.
    Can’t seem to get it to store in bookmark bar by default…. default is a new folder. And some time before the default was storing in bookmark bar

  • Love Andrew

    @yoy yo:I have the same problem and Just figured it out how to get rid of it!
    Simply bookmark the page as usual
    >then click “add to folder” when the small window pop ups from the upper right corner
    >then select”bookmarks bar”
    Your favorite bookmark should be stored in the bookmark bar right now:)
    And the annoying “other bookmarks”icon is hidden.
    Hope this helps!
    *Sorry for my poor English*

  • Coert

    [@yoy yo]

    I have the same! Did you already figure out how to solve it?

  • yoy yo

    but when i bookmark any page it comes up again and that page is stored in other bookmarks plzz help i want to save bookmarks in the bookmark tab

  • gloriazankech

    If you want to delete bookmarks permanently, you can use iPhone Data Eraser, which help you get rid of trouble.