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How do I transfer my Google Chrome profile to a new PC?

Now that I have Google Chrome all set up, I got myself a new laptop. Does anyone have any idea how to transfer my settings, cookies, favorites, etc?

I checked documents and settings\me\application data, and found nothing.

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This link should help you out - basically:

  • On XP - C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data
  • On Vista - C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

All you have to do is on your old computer, go to google chrome, and then type in the address bar: chrome://settings/personal, then click sync to my account (or something like that) then sync it to your google account, then on your new computer, click the wrench icon, and click sign in to chrome, as soon as you sign in to your synced google account, all of your settings, bookmarks etc. are transferred.

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\RA.N.DO.M Numbers

copy this folder and replace only the contents inside the Random Numbered Folder this is where all of your contents are held.

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\23.0.1271.91

Click inside the folder and a list of files will be there this is what you need to copy and move over to another computer

When moving this file over to a new computer you must first install google chrome and establish a new profile number ( thats why the number is random )

delete the contents in the newly created profile and paste over the contents from the old profile.

Open chrome up and you are back in business.

Hope this explains!!

( windows 7 to windows 8 machine )

If you wish to do a folder migration from xp to windows 7 or 8 it is going to be

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\RA.N.DOM Numbers

Its all there in Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome