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Now that I have Google Chrome all set up, I got myself a new laptop. Does anyone have any idea how to transfer my settings, cookies, favorites, etc?

I checked documents and settings\me\application data, and found nothing.

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I tried both ways, but my OLD PC settings of CHROME donot show up in new install on new laptop. OLD = WinXP New = Win7. Used CMD> %APPDATA% to discover the hidden Path and all. I copied in RAR format and unzipped, to recreate the files like original. What am I missing ? Also tried to SYNC but there is no explicit SYNC-to-ACCOUNT-from-current-PC. It seems you can only ENABLE and DISABLE a continuous SYNC process. How to SYNC your PAST HISTORY/ Bookmarks etc. RIGHT NOW --- its not clear at all. Probly I erred -- signed in on new laptop first; but I shud hav signed in FIRST on OLD one. Now I have – user134916 May 18 '12 at 12:44

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This link should help you out - basically:

  • On XP - C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data
  • On Vista - C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
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This works for everything but the saved passwords. – Ryaner Jun 1 '12 at 8:46
Does this keep login status? e.g. Will I be able to log into gmail on the other computer? – trusktr Jul 17 '14 at 21:15
@Ryaner, I can't seem to get the "current tabs" properly migrated. Did you manage to get that? – Pacerier May 3 at 23:17

All you have to do is on your old computer, go to google chrome, and then type in the address bar: chrome://settings/personal, then click sync to my account (or something like that) then sync it to your google account, then on your new computer, click the wrench icon, and click sign in to chrome, as soon as you sign in to your synced google account, all of your settings, bookmarks etc. are transferred.

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But browsing history is stored in a local database. You will loose that. – lzap Aug 29 '13 at 16:54
@Izap, And that's the most important..... – Pacerier May 3 at 23:18

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\RA.N.DO.M Numbers

copy this folder and replace only the contents inside the Random Numbered Folder this is where all of your contents are held.


Click inside the folder and a list of files will be there this is what you need to copy and move over to another computer

When moving this file over to a new computer you must first install google chrome and establish a new profile number ( thats why the number is random )

delete the contents in the newly created profile and paste over the contents from the old profile.

Open chrome up and you are back in business.

Hope this explains!!

( windows 7 to windows 8 machine )

If you wish to do a folder migration from xp to windows 7 or 8 it is going to be

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\RA.N.DOM Numbers

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I tried editing this, but I cannot figure out what it is trying to say. Those “random numbers” are not random, they are the version of Chrome. After you update it a few times, you will have several folder where each one is named for the version of Chrome installed in it. (For some reason, Google decided that it is a good idea to keep every version of Chrome you have ever used—my folder is currently >700MB.) – Synetech Nov 27 '12 at 4:09

Its all there in Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome

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