Where is the Chrome settings file?
The user data directory contains profile data such as history, bookmarks, [extensions] and cookies, as well as other per-installation local state.
Each profile is a subdirectory (often
Default) within the user data directory.
To determine the user data directory for a running Chrome instance:
- Navigate to
- Look for the
Profile Pathfield. This gives the path to the profile directory.
- The user data directory is the parent of the profile directory.
- [Profile Path]
- [User Data Dir]
Generally it varies by
- OS platform,
- branding (Chrome vs. Chromium, based on
is_chrome_brandedin GN args), and
- release channel (stable / beta / dev / canary).
The default location is in the local app data folder:
- [Chrome Beta]
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome Beta\User Data
- [Chrome Canary]
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome SxS\User Data
Mac OS X
The default location is in the
The default location is in
- [Chrome Stable]
~/.configportion of the default location can be overridden by
$CHROME_CONFIG_HOME(since M61) or by
$XDG_CONFIG_HOMEaffects all applications conforming to the XDG Base Directory Spec, while
$CHROME_CONFIG_HOMEis specific to Chrome and Chromium.
For more details including other operating systems, read the complete official documentation.
Most settings are profile specific. If you delete the folder, Chrome will simply recreate it the next time you run it.
You can check the location of your Chrome Profile Settings Path by visiting the
chrome://profile-internals/ URI in Chrome. With a default installation it will just list one profile under 'Person 1' which you click on to show the Profile Path and other details. But if you have more than one profile configured it should list them and you can check the location of the other profiles.