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Chrome Backup and Profile Tool

by Chrome Blog on September 8, 2008

Miha from Parhelia Tools just contacted me with a really awesome profile management tool for Google Chrome they have just made.

The other day i posted instructions on how to create seperate profiles in Chrome manually by running queries, however some people we having problems accomplishing this however this solves the problems.

Firstly a look at the tools’ interface:

As you can see it’s got a “Profile Tools” button which has the following options in a drop down:

    Create New Profile
    Add Existing
    Delete Profile
    Backup Profile
    Restore Profile
    Create a Chrome Shortcut
    Show Details

The options are faily self explanitory, however…

Create Profile will of course create a new profile for a family member or another user of your computer. When you click this, you simply select a location to create your new profile, along with a name for the profile. The standard is set to “default” so you just choose another name like Fred, and there’s a checkbox on that menu to create a shortcut for your new profile automatically.

Add Existing will do just that, add an existing profile to the tool to manage if you have created one already.

Delete Profile also will do just that, if you no longer want one of your Chrome profile it’s a one click and delete affair.

Backup will of course backup any profile you select, very useful to save your profile in a good and working state in case of problems or you could even save it on a USB stick then use the tool to import your profile on another computer. Very handy for syncing your home/work browser.

Restore, this will restore your backup on to your other computer like the above scenario or if you somehow corrupt your Chrome profile you can default it back to a good working version.

Create Shortcut, by clicking this it will automatically create a shortcut on your desktop of the selected profile.

Show Details, this will show you the path to your selected profile along with the size of the profile in MB

And.. Finally, there’s a Donate button if you find the tool useful you can buy the author a cup of coffee.

Note: 10th Sep 2008 – Download link updated to latest version. Also Miha has included a “Check For Updates” option in the tools “Help” menu, so it’s advisable every so often you run this to ensure you always have the latest stable release and to obtain all the new functionality of the tool. Miha is actively working on the tool so it will get even better over time.

Download Chrome Backup Tool

Tools Homepage: Google Chrome Backup

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miha 09.09.08 at 7:06 am

new version released today:

Click on the Check for updates in Google Chrome backup tool or visit http://www.parhelia-tools.com

Regards, Miha

2 Ameya Suvarna 09.11.08 at 3:24 am

Thanks for this wonderful tool, but how about creating a plug in in chrome which would auto sync my profile with my google account, so that I would able to get the updated profile from any location
Thanks again.


3 Carsten 09.16.08 at 12:14 am

A very fine Tool. Thanks to Developers

4 please 11.02.08 at 12:05 am

Haj meni veze ves’ chas
i s’ogodni i sejchas

5 allan 01.30.09 at 11:20 pm

How come after visiting this site today, it has become the home page in chrome. I have tried to make other pages my home page in “options”, cleared all my history, cache, etc. Even run cccleaner. It is my first time on this site, so I don’t know what to make of it. How do i get it out of chrome?

6 Chrome Blog 01.30.09 at 11:41 pm

Allan – are you sure this has happened? We get close to 5000 unique visitors a day and its the first time i am hearing such a thing. I believe it may be some kind of a glitch. Update your Chrome to the latest version and see what happens.

7 NOdaddy.com 07.05.09 at 8:32 pm

this *would* be great


it included support for the Iron build of chromium:


the chrome build of chromium does not meet my security- or privacy requirements

8 ramgarh 08.06.09 at 2:43 am

how do i allow pop-ups on google chrome?

9 Moon 07.06.11 at 2:12 pm

This makes evreythnig so completely painless.

10 Steve 07.01.14 at 12:19 am

Why when I run it, does it say “no version of google chrome detected” even though it’s installed in the normal spots?

I can ‘point’ it to the profiles, but find it odd that it can’t detect that chrome is installed.

Running Win 7 SP1 64bit.

Any ideas? Tried running it as an admin too, no luck.

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