In order to manually transfer Google Chrome to a new computer, you will need to follow these steps:
Copy the “User Data” folder found in this path to a portable media device such as a USB or external drive:
Export this registry key to the same portable media:
Move the drive to the new computer.
On the new computer, copy all of the files in the “User Data” folder from your portable media to “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\”
Double click on the registry key that, in step 2, you saved to the portable media device.
Now, download and install Chrome, and launch it.Doable? Yes. Easy? Not exactly. Of course, manual transfer is just one of the options. To make things much, much easier, you can just let a dedicated transfer product do this whole thing for you. Read on for instructions on that.
Automatic Transfer of Chrome to a New Computer
The easiest way to transfer Chrome from one computer to another is to use a dedicated transfer tool – Zinstall WinWin. No registry edits of folder copy required.
It can transfer not just your Chrome, but all other apps you have as well, along with your profiles, accounts, personalization, and all files from your old computer – automatically.
And it does not just copy files or profiles; apps get installed automatically on the new computer, and configured just like on the old one. You don’t need to install them yourself and you don’t need to configure them yourself.
It requires no technical knowledge to use, too. If you know how to download a file from the internet, you know how to use it – and can save a lot of time and avoid a lot of frustration when you transfer files to a new computer.
How to transfer Transfer Chrome to a New Computer
Run Zinstall WinWin on your current computer (the one you are transferring from).
Note: You can get Zinstall WinWin here.
Run Zinstall WinWin on the new computer
You don’t need to do any configurations for the computers to connect – it’s automatic
If the computers are already connect to same router, same Internet connection, or same wireless connection, you don’t need anything else
If the computers are not connected at all, connect them with a network / Ethernet cable
If you’d like to select which applications and files you want to transfer, press the Advanced menu. If you just want to transfer everything, you don’t need to go to the Advanced menu.
Press “Go” on the Windows 10 computer to start the transfer
Once the transfer is done, Chrome will be all set on the new computer, with your bookmarks, logins, passwords, even your recently viewed websites – just like on the old computer.
And not just Chrome – this transfers your other apps, profiles, settings and files as well.
The new computer will feel just like home.
Ready to transfer Chrome and the rest of your stuff to your new computer?