Where does Google Chrome for Linux store user specific data such as bookmarks ? I can't find a .chrome or .google directory under my home directory, any other directory I should look at ?


I think it stores in ~/.config/google-chrome or ~/.config/chromium. Though i have it inside the first location! Check for the Default folder under this location, more specifically.

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    Yup - it was at ~/.config/google-chrome/Default. Thanks for the quick reply! – Sathyajith Bhat Oct 7 '09 at 20:01

It is usually in ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Bookmarks, where "Default" is its way of dealing with usernames and different possible sessions. However, it could also be in ~/.config/chromium/Default/Bookmarks.


I couldn't find at all on internet where the chromium data folder is supposed to be. I found some locations like ~/.config/google-chrome or ~/.config/chromium but that wasn't it for me.

I couldn't find this in the settings either... But I found a way:

  • On your chrome/chromium go to chrome://extensions in the URL bar
  • Pick any extension (or the one you're trying to find)
  • Then copy the extension id from one of those locations

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  • Open a terminal and run find ~/ -type d -name "id-of-the-extension-here"

In my case it was in ~/snap/chromium/common/chromium/Default/Extensions/

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