How to Backup Chrome Profile Settings, Bookmarks, Extensions etc.

This tutorial with detailed instructions on how you can backup and restore Chrome Profile. If you want to backup your Google Chrome Profile then you're on the right place to learn how you can do that. 

If you 're using Google Chrome as your favorite Internet browser, then do you don't want to miss your Chrome bookmarks, settings and extensions if you want to reinstall the operating system or to replace your computer with a new one.

Where Chrome Profile is stored?

The Chrome Profile contains all your bookmarks, settings and extensions that loaded within Chrome. The Google Profile is stored by default, into a folder named "Default" at the following location on your disk:

If you 're using Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista:

  • C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    • e.g. If your username is “User” then your bookmarks are stored in ‘C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

If you using Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\%Username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    • e.g. ‘If your username is “User” then your bookmarks are stored in ‘C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.

 

How to Backup and Restore Google Chrome Profile Settings, Bookmarks, Extensions etc.

Method 1. Backup Chrome Profile using a Google Account.

Method 2. Backup Chrome Profile without using a Google Account.

Method 1. Backup Google Chrome Profile using Google Account.

The first method to backup your Google Profile, is to to synchronize all your Chrome data (settings history, bookmarks, apps, extensions, etc.) to your Google Account, by using the “Sync Settings” from Chrome options. To do that:

1. From Chrome Options menu More at the top right, select Settings.
2. Sign in to Chrome, by using your Google Account.

Backup Chrome Profile Settings

3. Click Sync to view Advanced sync settings.

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4. Turn On Sync Everything or choose the information that you want to sync to your Google Account.

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– That's it! If you want to restore your Chrome Profile data in the future, just sign in with the same Google Account.

 

Method 2. Backup Google Chrome Profile without using a Google Account.

If your want to backup your Chrome Profile, without using a Google Account, then simply copy the "Default" folder to your storage (backup location). To do that:

If you use Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista:

  • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
  • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following command:
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Press Enter
  • Find the ‘Default‘ folder and copy it to the backup location. *

If you use Windows XP:

  • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
  • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following command:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Press Enter
  • Find the ‘Default‘ folder and copy it to your backup location.

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How to Restore Google Chrome Profile.

1. In order to restore your Chrome Profile, exit Google Chrome on then navigate to Chrome "User Data" profile folder. To do that:

If you use Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista:

  • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
  • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following command:
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Press Enter.

If you use Windows XP:

  • Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
  • In “RUN” window copy and paste the following command:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Press Enter

2. Find the ‘Default‘ folder and rename it to "DefaultOLD".

3. Then copy and paste the ‘Default‘ folder from your backup location here.

4. Finally open Google Chrome and you ‘re done.

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