Where is the Chrome settings file?

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In Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\

Inside this folder there is a Temp folder, several global files, and then a folder for each profile. Most settings are profile-specific, so you'll probably want to look in there.

There's probably just one profile, "Default". If you delete it, you'll lose all your settings, history, cookies, saved passwords, bookmarks, extensions, etc. Chrome will simply recreate it the next time you run it, though.

In OS X: ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/
In Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/

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    And in OS X this is located at ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/
    – jsejcksn
    Mar 8, 2012 at 11:09
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    And in Linux this is located at ~/.config/google-chrome/
    – cbliard
    Dec 14, 2013 at 10:06
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    Do you know how can I change this location in Linux?
    – Noam Peled
    Jan 8, 2016 at 16:28
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    @NoamPeled – I'm guessing you'd have to change the source code and recompile. Maybe just create a symlink from there to wherever you want it, e.g. mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/library/google/chrome && cd ~/.config && ln -s ../library/google/chrome google-chrome
    – Adam Katz
    Mar 15, 2017 at 21:42
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    You can change the location by running Chrome every time using the --user-data-dir command-line switch. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:36

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