I guess you should know what is Google Chrome is by now. If not, Google Chrome is a web browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. When Google announced Google Chrome to the world, everyone started writing about it in their websites and forums which is why the reason you don’t see it here. I’ve tested Google Chrome myself and find that the interface is simple and easy to use, doesn’t take much memory and fast. Google Chrome is very suitable for basic computer users who just want to surf the web.
Google Chrome is like Firefox that supports profiles. Any changes you make while using Google Chrome are stored in files so that they can be used the next time you run Google Chrome. These changes can be obvious, like your home page, bookmarks, username & passwords and etc. They’re all stored in the same location, called profile. These files by default are kept separately from the program files that Google Chrome uses to run, which don’t change. This means that you can uninstall Google Chrome without losing your settings.
It is possible to backup your Google Chrome profile and restore it on another computer, or create a multiple profiles when the browser is used by a few people.
Google Chrome Backup is a small tool to create, backup, restore and manage Google Chrome profiles. The profile holds personal data like history, bookmarks, etc. Everything is done with one click. Latest version also supports Chromium, which modified version of Google Chrome, for portable use.
You need Google Chrome installed in order for this tool to work. It supports 0.2.149.27 version of Google Chrome or Chromium, but also newer builds. To use chromium please select a path within the Google Chrome Backup.
When you backup a profile, this tool will save everything from profile folder to a single filename chrome_FOLDERNAME_DATE.gcb. According to Online TrID, the GCB file is actually a ZIP compressed archive which means you can open it with your favorite archiving software such as WinZIP, WinRAR, and etc.
Google Chrome Backup tool also allow you to easily create separate profiles in Google Chrome for other users. This way, you don’t need to be afraid of your family members snooping on the sites that you’ve been to… Just right click on the new profile, select Create Shortcut.
You will notice that there is a new icon at your Desktop which your family members can use it to run Google Chrome in a clean profile.
I did a very big mistake when testing this tool because I did not read the manual. So I’d like to warn you and hope you don’t do the same mistake as me. I backed up a Chrome profile and saved it in Desktop. Then I clicked the Add Existing button thinking that should be how I can restore the backed up profile. I browse the Desktop path and click the Add button. Now, a Google Chrome icon with the name Desktop appears in the backup tool.
When I delete the profile that is saved at Desktop, everything in my desktop is wiped out! Luckily Recuva managed to recover 90% of the deleted files… So be very careful whenever you want to delete a profile. Make sure you know where is the profile location first by right clicking on the profile icon and select Details. It is important that the profile you want to delete should have a folder by itself.