First, create a new profile. If you set it as default it would be easier:
- Quit Google Chrome completely.
- Go to the Go menu > Go to Folder.
Enter the following directories in the text field, then press Go.
Locate the folder called
Default in the directory window that opens and rename it as
- Try opening Google Chrome again. A new
Default folder is automatically created as you start using the browser.
If you wish, you can transfer information from your old user profile to your new one. However, this action is not recommended, since a part of your old profile may be corrupt. With that in mind, to transfer your old bookmarks, copy the
Bookmarks.bak file from the
Backup default folder to your new
Default folder. Once moved, rename the file from
Bookmarks to complete the migration. All other browser data will remain in the
Backup default folder, but you won't be able to transfer it to your new profile.
Now, if you want to have several profiles you can "create new users" using the menu in Chrome:
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
- In the “Users” section, click Add new user.
A confirmation dialog appears, choose a picture and enter a name for the new Chrome user.
Note: When you add a new Chrome user a desktop shortcut is created by
default. If you don’t want a desktop shortcut uncheck the “Add desktop
shortcut” checkbox. Creating a desktop shortcut for new users allows
each Chrome user on your computer to quickly access their profile.
Different profiles are easily differentiated on the desktop by the
different names and pictures associated with each profile.
To switch users using Mac: You can switch to another user by right-clicking the Chrome icon in the Dock and select a different user. Alternatively, you can click Users in the menu bar to switch to another user.