Google Chrome allow its users to create multiple profiles. These profiles store settings, login sessions, bookmarks, apps, extensions, saved passwords for individual users.
The profile information is stored in your computer in a separate folder. Most people know where to access the profile but when you get to the actual folder you will find that they have generic names like like Profile 1, Profile 2, Profile 3 and so on instead of the ones you’ve given them. How can you find out your user folder of your Chrome Profile? The answer is very simple, here’s how:
- Open Google Chrome and switch in the profile you want to locate the folder;
- Type chrome://version in the search bar or Omnibar and hit enter;
- Once the page loads, look for the Profile Path field where it will indicate the user folder associated with the profile. Copy this path and save it for future use or you can copy and paste the path in Windows Explorer Address bar to open it directly.
Note: If there is only one Profile that is being used in the computer then it will read Default.
This information is important especially when one of your Chrome profiles becomes corrupted. You might choose to delete the profile and create it fresh to fix the problem and in such a case, it’s always good to know which folder to delete. Additionally, you can use the information to manually back-up bookmarks and other settings for a specific profile.
I hope that this article helped you to understand how to find the user folder for a specific Chrome Profile. Feel free to share your thoughts about this article using the comments section below or catch us on Twitter.