Google Chrome Backup (GCB) allows you to backup & restore profiles, creating new browser profiles, lock & unlock profiles for privacy and security reasons, creating desktop shortcuts with switches, exporting bookmarks and more.
It uses Microsoft Framework 2.0 and can be run on all systems above Windows XP.
First, download it here and run it. The application will open and it will look like this:
The main window is divided into three segments.
Here we have 3 profiles on my computer. You can notice that on the screen below.
You can access backup and restore features from two places.
1. The easiest way is to run a wizard from a toolbar, which is a recommended way for new users (look at the segment 2 above).
2. You can run backup and restore them from a profile menu popup, when you "right-click" on a profile in the list (segment 3 above).
If you want to make your Google Chrome profile (data) unavailable to other users on your computer you can lock it. You can read about this below.
Google Chrome Backup allows you to create many GC profiles, where you can specify the location and switches (we'll discuss switches below). Then you can run it by creating a shortcut icon on your desktop or run it within GCB. In this section we will show you how to create a new profile and how to import/add an exsiting one.
GCB allows you to use switches as an arguments to start chorme.exe file. Below is a list of supported switches. We are planning to include more switches later. Let us know which switch would you like to see included at i...@googlechromebackup.com.
List of Google Chrome switches.
|--proxy-server||Don't use a proxy server, always make direct connections. Overrides any other proxy server flags that are passed.|
|--disable-popup-blocking||Disable pop-up blocking.|
|--dns-prefetch-disable||Disables prefetching of DNS information.|
|--start-maximized||Starts the browser maximized, regardless of any previous settings.|
|--disable-prompt-on-repost||Normally when the user attempts to navigate to a page that was the result of a post we prompt to make sure they want to. This switch may be used to disable that check. This switch is used during automated testing.|
|--disable-logging||Force logging to be disabled. Logging is enabled by default in debug builds.|
|--disable-hang-monitor||Suppresses hang monitor dialogs in renderer processes. This may allow slow unload handlers on a page to prevent the tab from closing, but the Task Manager can be used to terminate the offending process in this case.|
|--incognito||Causes the browser to launch directly in incognito mode.|
|--user-data-dir||Specifies the user data directory, which is where the browser will look for all of its state.|
|--load-extension||Loads an extension from the specified directory.|
|--no-startup-window||Does not automatically open a browser window on startup (used when launching Chrome for the purpose of hosting background apps).|
|--allow-file-access-from-files||By default, file:// URIs cannot read other file:// URIs. This is an override for developers who need the old behavior for testing.|
Read forward to learn how to add argument switches to the Google Chrome profile.
From version 2.1 Google Chrome Backup supports three other builds, Chromium, Canary and Comodo Dragon. It will try to find them on your PC automatically, otherwise you will need to use Settings to point to their location. Also the profiles might not be add automatically.