[Solved] Exporting Google Chrome Settings

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[Solved] Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#1 by Jacoby59 » 22 Sep 2014, 19:23

When running Porteus in Always Fresh mode, where is the folder that stores all of Google Chrome's current session's data (bookmarks, history, settings, extensions, etc) located? As I'm unable to use Porteus with persistence for reasons I explained in an earlier forum, I wanted to copy the folder with all of Chrome's data so I can just paste it in it's appropriate location when I boot again later (in Always Fresh mode). This way, I won't have to go through all of Chrome's settings and download the extensions again. Thanks!
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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#2 by francois » 22 Sep 2014, 19:28

Please make a link to the thread where you explain your situation about the problem that you have to work with persistence. :wink:
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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#4 by Ed_P » 22 Sep 2014, 20:48

Do you have a . folder for Chrome? /home/guest/.chrome for example. I use Firefox and have a /home/guest/.mozilla folder which in turn has folders with my FireFox settings.
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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#5 by francois » 23 Sep 2014, 00:42

@jacoby:
Thus you prefer to boot always fresh (no save changes) but at the same time you want to save changes. If you persist running porteus on windows filesystem, you will have to resort to save.dat containers once again.

Is there a specific reason that motivated you to use fat32 to install porteus on you hdd? Why did not you install porteus on a linux partition like ext4? You should be working from a native linux file system and this way you will not be needing a save.dat file, except in special circumstances. If you boot porteus from a linux partition there is no need for save.dat containers.
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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#6 by brokenman » 23 Sep 2014, 01:48

The directory you want is at: ~/.config/google-chrome

Please look at the Porteus documentation for 'magic folders' which can save changes to just one folder.
You may also prefer to save your chrome settings as a module like this:

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mkdir /tmp/mod
cp -a --parents ~/.config/google-chrome /tmp/mod
dir2xzm /tmp/mod /mnt/sdxY/porteus/modules
where xY is the real path to your Porteus install partition.
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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#7 by Jacoby59 » 23 Sep 2014, 06:27

francois wrote:Is there a specific reason that motivated you to use fat32 to install porteus on you hdd?
Well, when I first installed Porteus on my pendrive, I was a complete newb and had no idea about linux file systems and whatnot. I think, in the forum I mentioned, someone suggested me to start from scratch except using ext4 fs this time, but I was too lazy back then. I'm starting to feel the pain now, though. :(

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Re: Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#8 by Jacoby59 » 23 Sep 2014, 06:29

brokenman wrote:Please look at the Porteus documentation for 'magic folders' which can save changes to just one folder.
Ah, I completely missed this option! This should be my cue to explore Porteus a bit more. Love this feature! Thanks :D

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Re: [Solved] Exporting Google Chrome Settings

Post#9 by francois » 23 Sep 2014, 13:42

@jacoby:
brokenman's words are gold. That is what could be called voluntary simplicity:
http://www.choosingvoluntarysimplicity. ... pler-life/
Downshifting means working towards simple living by making conscious choices to leave materialism behind and move on to a more sustainable lifestyle. It does not mean simply cutting back and trying to live the same life only with less money.
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