Are you looking for a way to export your Chrome profile? If so, you have come to the right place!
If you are a Chrome user, then you may want to back up Chrome settings such as Profile, Bookmarks, and others. This can be helpful if you need to move to a new computer or if you are having problems with Chrome and need to start fresh.
In this blog post, we will show you how to export your Chrome profile in just a few easy steps!
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What are the advantages of exporting Chrome Profile?
There are several advantages of exporting CHrome Profile:
- One advantage of exporting your Chrome profile is that you can create a backup. This way, if something goes wrong with your Chrome browser, you can always restore your profile from the backup.
- Another advantage of exporting your Chrome profile is that it makes it easy to transfer your settings and data to a new computer. If you have a lot of data in your Chrome profile, this can be a very time-saving process.
- Other than that, exporting your Chrome profile can also help you to troubleshoot issues with Chrome. If you are having problems with Chrome, exporting your profile and then importing it into a new installation of Chrome can help to fix the issue.
- Finally, exporting your Chrome profile can also be helpful if you want to share your settings and data with another person. For example, you can export your Chrome profile and then send it to a friend so that they can import it into their own Chrome browser.
How to Backup Google Chrome Profile using Browser?
The best and the most straightforward way to backup Google Chrome Profile is using Chrome’s in-built sync feature. It allows you to sync all your Chrome settings, bookmarks, history, and others across all synced devices.
Here is how to do that:
- Launch Chrome browser.
- Next, click the three dots in the browser’s top-right corner and then choose Settings from the menu that appears.
- You should see a big, blue button that says Turn on sync, click on it. After you click it, you’ll be taken to the Google login web page.
- If you already have a Google account, you may use it to log in. If not, click Create account, which will create a new one for you.
- After you’ve logged in to your Chrome account, go back to the settings menu and select Turn on sync. You’ll have to confirm that you want to do it; click Yes, I’m in.
- After that, click Manage what you sync to view what information will be transferred. You have the option of syncing everything or picking and choosing from the list shown in the image below. Once you’ve made your decision, all of it is immediately available on all of your devices, provided you use the same Google account.
How to Backup Google Chrome Profile Manually?
If you don’t want Google to have complete access to your data, you may manually backup the Chrome profile as well.
Find Chrome Folder Location
The first step to backup Google Chrome manually is to locate the Chrome folder on your computer. The folders may be found in the following locations, depending on your operating system:
- On computers running Windows 7 and above: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
- Computers running Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
- macOS X devices: Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
- Linux machines: Linux: /home/<username>/.config/google-chrome/default
Remember that you’ll need to replace the <username> parts of the paths with your own username.
Manually Backup Chrome Profile Folder
Here are the steps to backup your Google Chrome profile manually:
- To begin, you’ll need to find your Chrome profile folder that is stored locally on your device.
- Now, you have to show hidden files. For that, open any folder, click on the View tab in the top menu, hover your mouse to the Show option, and choose the box labeled Hidden Items.
- After enabling to show hidden items, navigate to the Chrome folder location.
- If you’re only using one user profile, it’ll be in the Default folder. Simply copy this folder to your backup location — whether on an external device or in the cloud — and you’ll have everything you need to restore Chrome back into current or into another device.
- It’s a little more complex if you have multiple profiles. Every profile after your first is placed in a folder named ProfileX, where “X” represents a number that rises with each additional profile. As a result, the second profile folder will be called Profile1, the third will be Profile2, and so on.
- If you’re backing up one of these profiles rather than the default, you’ll still need the original to back up your extensions and add-ons. Extensions are shared across profiles and only kept in the default folder, which is why we recommend keeping both a backup of the default profile and any additional ones.
How to Restore Google Chrome Profile?
When it’s time to recover your Google Chrome user profile, you’ll need to follow the procedure depending on how you backed up your data. If you used your Google account to back up your data, all you have to do is log in on your new device with the same account and Chrome will download everything for you.
- First, open Chrome and click on the three dots in the top-right corner. Then, click on Settings.
- On the Settings page, you’ll see a blue button at the top of the page named Turn on sync.
- Google Chrome will now ask you to log in with your Google account if you have not done that already. Log in with the account on which you have enabled syncing.
- As soon as you log in with the account with sync enabled, all your settings will be imported.
If you manually backed up your profile, go to the same Chrome folder on another device where you want to restore Chrome. Rename the Default folder to something different, such as defaultOLD, or just delete it, if it is not essential, and then put your backed-up folder in the same location. You will be automatically signed into your recovered profile the next time you open Chrome.
In this blog post, we have shown you how to export your Chrome profile. We have also discussed the advantages of exporting your Chrome profile. If you are a Chrome user, we hope that you find this information helpful! Thanks for reading!
To backup your Google Chrome data, you can either use your Google account or manually back up your profile folder.
If you’ve backed up your data using your Google account, simply log in on your new device with the same account and Chrome will download everything for you. If you manually backed up your profile folder, follow the steps outlined above.
Your Chrome profile is stored locally on your device and can be found in the Chrome profile folder located in the system drive.