How To Backup Preferences In Chrome

by on September 4, 2008
in Google, Tips and Tricks




It’s just been two days since Google released its open source web browser, Chrome, and the blogosphere is filled with its tips and tricks.

The last Chrome tip I wrote about was how to browse privately, and today I’d like to share how you can backup your preferences.

How To Backup Preferences In Chrome

Open: C:\Documents and Settings\<user account>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

There you will see a file “Preferences” with no file extension. That is the file that contains all your Chrome settings. Copy it from that folder and save it somewhere else. Next time you re-install your OS and want your settings back, you can easily copy the file back to the same folder.

NOTE: This will backup only the settings. No passwords, bookmarks, cookies etc. will be included.

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