Copy Google Chrome Data from different device

Usually when you sign into Google Chrome with your Google account, it syncs all of your browsing data (bookmarks, history, saved passwords) to all the devices you are connected to with that Google account. 

However, what do you do if you do not have a Google account, but you use Chrome as your browser of choice?  This article will help you find where Chrome saves this data on a Windows PC so you can copy it to another PC, or even just back it up.

First in order to see where this data is saved on your PC, you need to be able to view hidden files/folders.

To View Hidden Files/Folders on your PC (Windows 10)

  1. Open My Computer or This PC
  2. Click the View Tab on the top/left side of the screen
  3. Click Options on the top/right side of the screen
  4. On the Folder Options dialog box check the middle tab labeled View
  5. Mark the radio button labeled “Show hidden files, folders, or drives
  6. Click Apply or OK

Finding Chrome Data

  1.  Open My Computer or This PC
  2.  Browse to C:\Users\”Profile you log in with”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. This is where all of the browsing data resides
  4. Look for the following files to copy
    1. Bookmarks – this is where all of the bookmarks or favorites is stored
    2. History – All of your browsing history
    3. Login Data – this is where your stored passwords are

These are the really important files, however it might be easier to just copy the entire default folder to a usb drive to have as a backup.


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