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Backing up Chrome before a reformat to restore exactly as it was?

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Elliot B.    1,138

I'm talking bookmarks, cookies, passwords etc.

 

Not so much cache files.

 

e.g. I use MozBackup for Firefox. Is there an ideal equivalent for Chrome?

 

I know some data is storage in "the cloud", but is all of the above?

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+Zlip792    463

Why don't you sync it?

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+Xinok    294

Press Win+R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog and type:

%appdata%

 

Look in there for a "Chrome" or "Google" folder. If it exists, then that's most likely where all of your browser data is stored, excluding temporary/cache files.

 

I don't have Chrome installed on my PC, but rather have a portable version, so I don't know for certain where that browser stores its data.

 

Of course, a simple Google search 10 seconds later proves me wrong:

http://ellisweb.net/2008/09/where-does-google-chrome-store-user-history-profile-and-bookmarks/

 

Backup the folder (mentioned in the link), restore it afterwards, and Chrome will be just as it was.

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spacer    981

Why don't you sync it?

 

This.

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Singh400    184

Sync that ###### mate, dead simple. All my settings follow me wherever I go now. Including Chrome settings, bookmarks and custom search engines. Very handy.

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Elliot B.    1,138

Sync that **** mate, dead simple. All my settings follow me wherever I go now. Including Chrome settings, bookmarks and custom search engines. Very handy.

Does it also sync cookies? (logins for websites etc.)

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+Zlip792    463

Does it also sync cookies? (logins for websites etc.)

I sync my main desktop Chromium with laptop Chrome and they sync flawlessly, I log out from one side and I already log out from another, same bookmarks both side. Only difference is New Tab Pages thumbnails which I think does not matter.

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Growled    3,880

I always sync. It works flawlessly. :)

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xendrome    4,446

Does it also sync cookies? (logins for websites etc.)

 

It does not do that.It will sync your saved username/passwords and forms though.

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Elliot B.    1,138

It does not do that.It will sync your saved username/passwords and forms though.

Oh, that's crap then.

I've just copied the User Data folder, let's hope that works :)

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