Migrate Chromium and Keep all Settings

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TL;DR: Backup App Data\Local\Chromium on your old machine, copy it to your new one and uncompress (in the same place), install Chromium, profit.

With the migration to a new computer, I’ve managed to keep all my Chromium settings. The steps I did are the following:

  • On the old computer
    1. Note the chromium version you’ve installed
    2. Go to App Data\Local
    3. Archive the Chromium directory
      Note: this might be huge! To reduce it, clean the Chromium\User Data\Default\Cache
    4. Note the plugins (optional) – this might be useful if you have plugins depending on external apps like 1Password
  • On the new computer
    1. Download and install Chromium. Ideally, the same version as on the desktop.
      Important: Don’t launch it!
    2. Copy the archived Chromium from the old computer to the new one
    3. Uncompress it in your new App Data\Local
    4. Launch Chromium

And, voila!


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