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StorURL is an offline bookmark manager for Windows desktops. It helps you to store links to all of your favorite websites in one central repository. It works with the browsers installed on your system so you can open your links in any web browser available to you from one central interface.
A patch for the Microsoft .NET 3.5 framework may be required for your system for the most recent version of StorURL. If you have trouble launching the application, check the Prerequisites section below for the appropriate link for your system (Win 7 and Win8/10 require different patches).

  • Import your bookmarks from most major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera.
  • Open websites in any browser installed on your computer, directly from within StorURL.
  • Store and sort sites in unlimited categories.
  • Enable a floating toolbar that you can keep anywhere on your screen, for quick access to all your bookmarks.
  • Generate HTML “home” pages containing links from one or all categories.
  • Save credentials for any site in an encrypted format.
  • Open and manage unlimited numbers of databases. Have one for work bookmarks and a separate one for home.
  • Portable mode! Now, run it from a USB thumb drive! Check out the download section.
  • Specify a browser for each individual bookmark so websites that only work in certain browsers will automatically open where they need to.

In this modern era, sometimes you aren’t able to get to your own personal PC where StorURL may be installed. If you’re the type of person who moves around from computer to computer, there is a StorURL solution for you! Check out our web-based version of StorURL, which is available for use for free, just like the desktop version.
StorURL on Windows 10StorURL on Windows 8.1StorURL on Windows XPStorURL Main Interface
The following items are required for StorURL to run properly.
Supported/Tested Operating Systems
The following operating systems are supported for running StorURL. It may run on other operating systems, but I have not tested any except the ones listed.
Version Information

The current version of StorURL is See the change log.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I export my bookmarks from StorURL into <Your Browser Here>?
It is not possible to export bookmarks from StorURL into a specific browser format. StorURL was not designed to be a conversion tool. If you are trying to move your bookmarks from one browser to another, there are better tools available on the web.
I am getting an error message about SQLite or something similar. What would cause this problem?
You most likely need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update listed in the prerequisites on this page. Please make sure that is installed and try launching the application again.
After launching in the application, the user interface disappears. Where did it go?
There was a known in issue in older versions of StorURL where the configuration file would become corrupt and open the window as zero pixels wide and zero pixels tall, making it impossible to see. The best solution to this problem is to find the configuration file in %APPDATA%\HazteK Software\StorURL and either manually edit the contents or delete the file and reconfigure the application. While you are at it, you should upgrade to a newer version which has extra checks to mitigate this problem.
Can I rearrange the order of bookmarks within a category?
Currently, the application does not allow for rearranging bookmarks. Due to the design of the database that holds the information, it's not easily possible to sort the bookmarks like this. You can, however, use a simple hack to order your bookmarks how you like. By default, the category is sorted by Site Title. If you add numbers to the beginning of the titles, you can control which order the bookmarks are in. For example, something like this:
All Trains, All the Time
Best Cars in the World
Dogs Love Trains, Too
Great Boating Experiences
Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Could be renamed to keep all the train sites together:
010 All Trains, All the Time
020 Dogs Love Trains, Too
030 Trains, Planes and Automobiles
040 Best Cars in the World
050 Great Boating Experiences

Video Tutorials
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July 21, 2021
It would be helpful if we could add new bookmarks by dragging and dropping from browser
June 21, 2021
hey joey, veeery cool piece of software - big thank you for programming! one question: sometimes i like to open websites in private tabs... how could i do that with StorURL? greetings from hannover, germany andreas
Joey Hazlett
June 22, 2021
Hi Andreas,

If you want to open a private tab, you will need to set up a Custom browser and specify the necessary argument for loading a private tab. For example, if you want Chrome to open in Incognito mode, you'd add the -incognito parameter. If you are using Firefox, the parameter would be -private. I'm sure most of the other browsers would also work the same way.
May 16, 2021
I have started using StoreURL Portable a while ago. Only today I went deeper into the option and found the "Floating Treeview" which was exactly what I needed and makes it easy to add bookmarks directly from the toolbar.
I am saving the StoreURL Portable in the Cloud and would the perfect Workflow would be: 1. Have the option to start up StoreURL automatically, 2. have the "floating treeview" starting automatically.
Are these options already available with StoreURL? If not, I would like to suggest them for future development.
Thank you again. I have tested many other apps and I love StoreURL the most.
Joey Hazlett
May 16, 2021
Hi Peter,

To start up StorURL automatically on system boot, just create a shortcut to the executable in your standard Windows startup directory. The easiest way to get to it is to press Win+R on your keyboard, and in the run dialog type shell:startup.
If you want it to start up with the floating treeview already open, just append --treeview to the shortcut parameters.
storurl treeview shortcut

Side note, I am working on a version of StorURL called StorURL Mini that is JUST the floating treeview. It doesn't have all extra features of StorURL, so it will run as sort of a companion to the full application. If you would like beta test it for me, please contact me via the contact page and I'll get you a copy.
April 2, 2021
Very nice tool, thanks for that. Unfortunately one , to my view, essential feature is missing. StorURL doesn't keep the timestamps contained in the imported data. Many people have URL collected since years and wouldn't like to lose information. I appreciate that browsers store in different formats but add_date should be present. Is it possible to add this at least as an option ?
Joey Hazlett
April 2, 2021
Thank you Achim. That is a good suggestion, and I will add it to my list of feature requests.
April 11, 2021
I've seen that you implemented that, many thanks. Sorting bookmarks by added date however does not work as intended. I'm working on a non US Win10.(Imported) add_Dates are displayed correctly in dd.mm.yyyy but are getting sorted by in that order when clicking on the "date added" column, i.e starting by the day.
April 11, 2021
Can I, in a more general context, (hope I didn't miss anything) also suggest that the changes.txt is somehow added to the website or a most recent version is shown there. Currently the only way to find out if a new version is available is to download and then to check the exe-properties or the changes.txt
March 13, 2021

After installing the current version of StorUrl, I created a test bookmark folder including urls. I also imported a list of several hundred bookmarks. Two weeks later, StorUrl is only running in the background. The user interface has disappeared. In the AppData there are only two files (recent.xml and settings.xml) which do not contain any saved data. The StorUrl database can only be opened in the installation folder via the databaseEditor. The saved entries can be viewed there, but they cannot be marked and saved as a whole.

Question: How can I save my data? The FAQ entry doesn't help me. Thank you in advance for a helpful advice
Joey Hazlett
March 22, 2021
Hi Lucas,

This sounds like the window location configuration may have been corrupted. Please check your settings.xml file for the section where the WindowLeft, WindowTop, WindowWidth, and WindowHeight settings are. Try changing the left and top to 0 and the width and height to something like 640 and 480 while the application is closed, and then launch it again. Hopefully that will put it back in the top left corner of your main screen and you can retrieve all of your data.
Axel Diederich
January 5, 2021
You did not mention powermarks from kaylon. I read about your programm in a german computer magazine, special link. So thanks a lot, I was always searching for an equivalent for powermarks, it is still working on Windows 10!
September 29, 2020
Esse programa é maravilhoso, pra ficar completo falta apenas o idioma em português, de resto meus parabéns.

[rough translation]
This program is wonderful, to be complete, only the Portuguese language is missing, congratulations.
July 31, 2020
great looking program but needs a linux version even though it runs under WINE
July 4, 2020
Very useful program, I like it.
May 11, 2020
This program is good, but the floating tree view function is a bit unfortunate.

The floating tree view does not have an autorun function when the program starts, so you have to click again.

Also, there is no auto hide feature like taskbar or the ability to call tree view with keyboard shortcuts.

I 'm Korean and I used a translator. Thank you for making a good program.

Joey Hazlett
May 12, 2020
Hi pikachunet,

To get the treeview to run at startup, just add --treeview to your shortcut file. It will then open the treeview each time you launch the application.

What kind of keyboard shortcuts would you like to see in the treeview mode? Let me know, and I'll consider adding them to the application.

May 15, 2020
I like alt + space like Alfred.But it would be better if we could set the keyboard shortcuts.
March 13, 2020
Hi Joey Hazlett
Thanks for your reply.

  1. Sorry for my cool text:
    "Set a default browser for each browser."
    Better is:
    "Set a Browser-Preference for each Entry"
    (The default browser is set in Windows).

  2. Is it possible the set also:
    - Google Chrome
    - Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    - Internet Explorer

  3. Maybe you could also just configure the export.
    The import is available.
    Furthermore I noticed that you cannot open web-based Version of StorURL (https://www.storurl.us/) anymore.
    This was not set up, was it?

Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards John
Joey Hazlett
March 13, 2020

  1. Thanks for the clarification John. I understood what you meant by default browser per bookmark.

  2. I believe it is already possible to set each of the browsers you listed as a browser in the application. For Edge, you currently need to define it manually as a custom browser, as Microsoft decided to go against all past conventions and make their Windows 10 "apps" not act like normal Windows applications. I haven't found an easy way to detect and automatically add Edge back in, and I haven't really put much thought into it, since I abhor "apps" on my desktop system and avoid anything that I don't have full control over.

  3. To import your bookmarks into StorURL online, you can just upload your StorURL 3.x database file (the *.sudb file created by the app) and it will automatically load all of your bookmarks in. Just choose that option in the Import Bookmarks page. The Export function of the desktop application is not needed for this anymore. You can also do the reverse from the website from your Profile page, just click the button that says Download Database. It will let you download a compatible StorURL 3.x database that will open directly in the desktop application.

  4. Thank you for pointing that out. Somehow my redirection for those vanity URLs got disabled. I've re-enabled it so that storurl.us, trueip.us and bikeman.us should work again.

March 1, 2020
Thanks for your program, I really like it.
I want to suggest a little improvement.
Make, if that possible, to drag the bookmarks up or down in the list as in Chrome browser, for example.
Or add to the context menu of program an item - "Regularize" with the ability to move bookmarks up or down.
Joey Hazlett
March 11, 2020
Hi Ann,

This is a very common request, but currently the way the database is designed, it makes it difficult to actually implement. As a quick fix, I usually recommend just naming your bookmarks with a number sequence at the beginning to sort them how you would like. I know this is not ideal, but until I re-write the back end to use a different database structure, that's the best I can suggest.
February 19, 2020
A realy cool Tool.

Is it possible to integrate the following features:
1. Set a default Browser for each Browser.
(Windows File Share also going, that’s very cool but only when I press the Windows Explorer ~Browser~)
2. Drag and Drop URL from Browser direct to StorURL and from StorURL to Browser
3. Sync automatic with online Store by Startup the App and Change someting on the DB.
4. On the OnlineStorURL is it possible to set Icons, will this feature also come to the GUI-APP? And maybe with automatic the ICON from Website

Thanks for your feedback.

Best Greeting John
Joey Hazlett
March 11, 2020
Hi John,

1. This sounds like a great feature, and I will add it to the list of things for me to add in the future. :)
2. Drag and Drop currently works from Firefox, as that my is my primary browser. If you drag the little icon next to the URL, it will allow you to drop in StorURL, then open and pre-populate the "Add new bookmark" window.
3. This is a feature I've considered in the past, but decided that it'd add a lot of complexity for something that was designed to mostly be an offline desktop tool.
4. The desktop application currently supports retrieving the icon for a bookmark from the site. It does not, however, have support to choose a custom icon. I'll add it to the list of requested features as well.

Thank you for your interest in StorURL. :)
Adrian S.
December 28, 2019
The idea of your program is good, keep developing it.
It would be very useful to me, but the prerequisites make it harder to use in all the OSes I work: MacOS, Windows and Linux.
LinkStash and Linkman work fine in Wine, without the hassle to install anything more.
Donald Voogd
December 24, 2019
I organised my bookmarks with StorURL. But when I try to export or generate an HTML-file, StorURL crashes and exits. I am running it on Windows 10 release 1909. I installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update. Please help. Took me 1.5 hours to origanise all my bookmarks.
Greetings, Donald
November 8, 2020
Same here. Export or gnerate HTML works for a selected category but not for the whole database once you have organised the bookmark categories in multi-level hierarchies. The application always crashes.
Joey Hazlett
November 8, 2020
Hi Peter,

Have you updated to the latest version? I am unable to reproduce any kind of crash, even with 10+ levels of hierarchy with my ~700ish bookmarks.
William de Haan
November 8, 2019

First of all, congrats on what seems like a nice tool. I've used it with Firefox and it seems to do very well with JSON files.

For Chrome, however, it can't seem to find the exported HTML file? Using Chrome bookmark manager, I export file bookmarks_08_11_2019.html, but StorURL's File => Import => Chrome Bookmark File shows "No items match your search" when using Windows 7.

It's looking for type "Bookmark File". The HTML file format is mapped to Chrome, so I'm not sure what the issue is. Unfortunately, this is a corporate environment, so I can't add any extensions to convert the file to JSON. I was able to import it as a Bookmarks HTML file, but that loses all folder information and etc.

Am I missing a step here somewhere? Or can you make any recommendations?
Joey Hazlett
November 12, 2019
Hi William,

You do not need to export the bookmarks from Chrome to HTML in order for the import to work. You can just point StorURL directly at the Bookmarks file from your Chrome profile directory. In my case, the bookmarks file was here: C:\Users\joey\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Bookmarks
October 7, 2019
Do you have plans for a mobile version iOS, Android, or for other systems like Mac? Thanks!
Joey Hazlett
October 28, 2019
Hi Rodrigo,

There are currently no plans for mobile or Mac versions of my applications. Some of them will run on Linux using Wine though.
September 25, 2019
How do I restore the edited bookmarks in the beowser(s)?
Joey Hazlett
October 28, 2019
Hi Ger,

I am not quite sure what you are asking for with this question. StorURL is designed to import bookmarks from browsers, not export out to browsers.
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