I agree with R Profitt. Having been a fan of Chrome since Beta 1 I've learned to do just fine w/o them. I had been a Firfox fan but v3.5-6 got too bloated and slow. I do keep Firefox around just in case. Other than a few add-ons to increase security I keep my Chrome stripped down and fast.
As Grif Thomas mentioned, it is no problem saving your bookmarks to a file in My Docs.