Export Chrome Extension, Password and Bookmarks and Install Manually[Working]
Installing OS in a new computer is always boring and specially when you are using the computer since a long period. Newly installed OS however gives you a nice speed and experience but on the contrary its quite frustrating to copy all the data from old OS to new.
Things go worst when you are a hardcore net surfer. We all usually use chrome bookmark feature to save the page for later use. While installing new OS and Chrome will make you loss all those extension, bookmarks, passwords and all. We wish there should be some option to export all you saved passwords, extension and bookmarks to newly Installed PC on Chrome.
In this article we shall discuss about detail methods to Export your Saved password , Bookmarks and Extension to Chrome.
Why should we consider exporting Chrome Bookmarks, Extension and Password
While surfing on internet we often come across some good and some bad web pages. And some pages are as awesome or informative that you wish to save it for later use or an article which is good enough to read but you are running out of time to read it for now. So, you bookmark that page for later use. But, While installing Google chrome to new operating system or in case of OS crash you may lost all your saved bookmark as you are supposed to install a fresh version of Google Chrome on your Computer.
Actually you can backup all your Chrome password, Extension, Bookmarks and all to your local computer and re import them to newly installed browser. Here are the top two methods to export you Chrome Password, Extensions and Bookmarks locally and import it on newly installed computer.
Stick with the article and we will discuss about all the process to save your chrome data locally.
How to Export Google Chrome Bookmarks
Exporting and Importing Chrome Bookmarks is quite easy of all.
Method to Export Google Chrome Bookmarks to a single file
- Go to your Bookmark manager by clicking three little dots on the upper right corner of Chrome Browser or you may simply press Ctlr+Shift+O. This will show up the bookmark Manager. Here you can find all your bookmarks you have save till now.
- To save all your bookmarks to one html file click on three little dots besides you search bar of the Bookmark Manger and select Import. It will redirect you to option to save location of the Bookmarks, Choose the desired destination and save the file.
- Here is all your bookmarks on a single handy html file you can use it later on.
- To import all bookmarks to newly installed Chrome Browser or wherever you want all these bookmarks, simply repeat the above methods and import the file you have saved.
Method to Backup Chrome Bookmarks online
This method is quite simple than the other one. Google Chrome actually comes with a feature called online sync. This feature allows you to sync all your bookmarks to you Gmail-ID and let you sync again to get all your saved bookmarks to newly Installed.
How to Backup your Chrome Bookmarks online
Open you chrome browser setting by clicking on upper three dots and sign in to you Chrome Account using Gmail Email-ID. Now sync the bookmark. One successfully sync, use the same Gmail ID on new Chrome and sync, where you want the bookmarks to be imported.
Export Google Chrome Saved password to Local Computer
You can use same method to sync all your passwords with your Gmail Account and re-sync where you wish to import the filled form data and saved passwords to new Chrome Browser. However you can also Import all your existing Login data with web service address filled forms and Password to you computer locally.In new Chrome browser you will need to be a little tricky with chrome.
Importing your password and auto fill form data is not enabled in Chrome by Default. We have a complete guide about How to export Chrome password to local computer and use it later to migrate from one Chrome to another Chrome Browser.
Export Google Chrome Extension
Like Chrome Bookmarks and password you can’t ignore the importance of all the Extension installed on your current Google Chrome Browser. Extension give you an extra productivity and web surfing experience which are absent by default.
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There are plenty of extensions available on Chrome Web store to provide you various additional features, like, blocking unwanted adds, tracing you Gmail, Finding keywords and many more. Here are some top Chrome extension which will enhance your Gmail experience.
Method to export Chrome extension
Exporting you Chrome Extension is quite time taking process and needs a advance level of knowledge in Computer. Here I assume that you all are well aware of system files and folders of your Windows PC.
Steps to Export Chrome Extension
Open Run dialogue box by pressing Windows+R.
- Type “%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\chrome\User Data\default” or simply copy paste this line in Run dialogue box and hit Enter key. This action will take you to your Google Chrome Default folder.
- Hunt for “Extensions” folder. Here you can find all your installed extensions.
- Copy the entire ” Extensions” folder to backup your extensions.
- Keep this folder to use it later for reinstalling all your extension on new Chrome Browse.
Install or Import Google Chrome Extension Manually
Installing Google Chrome Extension is quite trick as Chrome does not allow you to installing any external extension considering it virus. While Googling about the query for manual installation on Chrome I came across may post advising simply copying and pasting the Extensions Folder(Discussed above) will install all the extensions.
But it’s not working any more. To install Chrome extension manually you have to use “Load Unpacked” option on Chrome Extensions menu. Here is a simple method to Install your Chrome Extensions Manually.
Steps to Install Google Chrome Extensions Manually
As I have already explained above to backup your Chrome extension to your local computer. I hope the files are safe till now. Now Installing these extensions back to Chrome is quite simple. Follow the Steps below to Install Chrome Extension Manually.
If you have followed the backup instructions carefully then your extensions folder would be containing many folders as shown in image below. If not then read the backup and exporting method for Chrome extensions explained above. Here I assume that you are smart enough to follow the instructions to backup the Chrome extension and have successfully backed up all your extensions.
Open a folder and there should be a sub folder naming the version name like 14.1_0, 12.1_0 etc. These are the complete extension file which you have to install manually in your Chrome Browser.
Now I am going to install all the extensions manually. There are two working Methods to install Chrome Extensions manually I will explain both of them.
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- Go to Chrome Extension by clicking on three vertical line and selection more tools then Extensions option.
- Look for Here you will find “Developer option” at the upper right corner, make sure to enable it.
- Now click on ” Load Unpacked” and browse the saved extension folder.
- Browse to the Extensions folder and add the sub folder one by one manually. If every thing goes as explained, you will find all the extensions getting installed.
This is quite easy process. Just open extension page on your Chrome and Drag-Drop the extension folder one by one and the extensions shall be installed. Remember open each sub folder and simply drag and drop.Actually you can backup all your Chrome password, Extension, Bookmarks and all to your local computer and re import them to newly installed browser. Here are the top two methods to export you Chrome Password, Extensions and Bookmarks locally and import it on newly installed computer.Stick with the article and we will discuss about all the process to save your chrome data locally.