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Google Chrome Plugin


Google Chrome backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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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.

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:
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

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Google-chrome.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
  <!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
  <!--Program name-->
  <name>Google Chrome</name>
  <!--Executable file path-->
  <exepath type="0"/>
  <!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
  <!--Information about the plugin author-->
    <email>[email protected]</email>
  <!--Variables used in the XML file-->
    <!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
    <variable name="path" type="reg">HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Local AppData</variable>
  <!--The backup sources-->
    <source name="Dictionaries" type="folder">
    <source name="User Data" type="folder">
      <folder>#path#\Google\Chrome\User Data</folder>