How to copy an extension from one Chrome installation to another?
I have a great extension on one of my computers, that for whatever reason the developer decided to pull from the Google WebStore so I can't download it from there (and the developer has a personal website of the typical "who gives a shit about others" design, and I can't find it if it even is available there).
The developer did pull it himself, it wasn't Google that disallowed the extension for some weird reason. This is something I am wondering in general if it's even possible? Did Google design Chrome in such a way that I can't get extensions except through the WebStore? Is it impossible to manually transfer a file from my source computer to the target computer, and install the extension that way?
I'm worried that if I set up Sync, the extension will be lost forever, I'd at least want to be able to back up the extension somehow first.
In my case I'm transferring from a Mac to Windows, but I'm hoping we can find a universal method.