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Does any one know where the "Options" settings for chrome are stored?

Can they be transferred to another PC ?

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They are stored in multiple files in the User Data directory. You’ll need to copy them all or else be more specific about which option you want to export. – Synetech Mar 29 '11 at 6:34
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On Windows XP they are stored in:

C:\Documents and Settings[user]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

in a file called Preferences (no extension).

I don't see why you can't copy this from one profile to another - just back up the existing file first.

However, there's the sync options in:


Google Chrome sync options

which allow you sync everything anyway - you do need to have a Google account to do this.

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I tried preferences and it did not seem to carry over settings. I get a "chrome did not shut down correctly" when I open chrome for the first time after copying the file. I am having trouble adding a new search engine to "manage search engines" I thought I could migrate that setting, I guess not. – Moab Mar 20 '11 at 16:40
Figured it out, seems they changed the requirement for the keyword. it must contain .com, .net, etc. It did not when I first set it up on an older version, you could use any set of letters or numbers. – Moab Mar 20 '11 at 16:52

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