Google Chrome - Backup Plugin

Google Chrome is a popular web browser developed by Google. This article presents briefly what Google Chrome is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

On this page: About Google Chrome How to backup and restore Google Chrome using Backup4all plugin What information is backed up when using the Google Chrome plugin

About Google Chrome

Google Chrome was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers.

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. You can just type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages. Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website

How to backup and restore Google Chrome using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure Google Chrome, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up Google Chrome is important as it will save you time.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Google Chrome plugin, will allow you to back-up the dictionaries and user data files.

In order to backup Google Chrome, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Google Chrome backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Google Chrome. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-910.html

If you need to restore the Google Chrome files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install Google Chrome and the Google Chrome plugin from here: Google Chrome backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Google Chrome plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • Dictionaries: %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\Application\Dictionaries
  • User Data: %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data

The above Google Chrome data can be manually included in a backup, but we recommend to use the backup plugin to avoid any mistakes. If you want to backup other multimedia applications, visit the Network and Internet section.

Applies to:
Google Chrome 13.x-38.x
Backup4all 4.x, 5.x

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