Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I use Google Chrome and I have 100s of bookmarks, history, search preferences, search engines, extensions, and apps installed.

I want to have a new Google account, and I need to move everything from my current account to the new one.

I did sign in to another Chrome and transferred my bookmarks using the Export/Import option. How can I transfer all the Google Chrome data, saved usernames and passwords, and everything else to the new account?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Copy the user data (find it at /opt/Google/chrome/default on Linux I think) then make a new user profile from the settings and delete the other one. Copy back the data and wait for it to sync.

share|improve this answer
Wow, will this work, i mean in Windows? –  Thedijje Jun 29 '13 at 8:59
I opened Appdata in Windows, and navigated to C:\Users\Thedijje\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data and found two folder named profile1 and default. I opened it and found that this all contain data from both user,i think copying data from Default to Profile1 should move data from one to another account after sync? isn't it? –  Thedijje Jun 29 '13 at 9:02
Hang on a minute, you could do it a much easier way. (Sorry...) You can delete the other profile. Goto the menu and click "Signed in as thedijje@gmail.com" then click "disconnect", click "sign in" and click "sign in with a different account" if it doesn't let you change the username. Then sign in with the new account... done! –  user234593 Jun 29 '13 at 13:07
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.