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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?

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Copy the user data (find it at ~/.config/google-chrome on Linux) then make a new user profile from the settings and delete the other one. Copy back the data and wait for it to sync.

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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" 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

I'm just going to post this here for greater visibility (as I found it very useful) for future people who come across it, credit goes to user234593:

Go to the menu and at the top under signed in as click disconnect then click sign in and sign in as a different account.

When you click disconnect it warns you that all your data will stay on the computer (which is exactly what you want) and when you sign in with the new account the things get synced to that account

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Great answer... –  Jitesh Tukadiya Dec 29 '14 at 12:55

An old question but the current answer is out of date and I stumbled across this on my quest today (would simply comment this if I had the available rep).

Now the process is:

  1. go to Menu (the 3 line/hamburger sybol in the top right) and click 'settings'
  2. Select the 'disconnect' button which is one of the first buttons at the top of the main section of the settings page you just opened. Confirm you want to leave your data on the PC (do NOT select to clear bookmarks/history etc..)
  3. Close settings tab and sign-in using the man icon in the title bar. This will prompt you that another user was previously signed in on this machine and you can either clear their data, or you can 'sign in anyway' and merge the data. The latter is of course the one we want here.

Hey presto - job complete!

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Same answer as @Chowie –  Davidenko Jul 20 at 18:06

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