I had to reinstall Linux due to some errors.
Anyway, so what I did was make sure that chrome sync said up to date as of less than a minute ago, and that all of my stuff was being sent up.
Then I reinstalled, now after logging into chrome sync NONE of the stuff has been downloaded. I waited a while, still the same. NO preferences, extensions, bookmarks, etc.
The most important thing is extensions and their settings, because my bookmarks are saved in Xmarks as well so no issue there.
Whoever can help me with this is a legend among the internet, because I had stuff saved in my extensions that is otherwise unrecoverable :(