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How to Backup/Export and Restore Chrome History and Cookies

Updated by Tracy King on Mar 04, 2021
Written by Tracy King

How to backup and export Chrome history/cookies? And how to restore history backup to Chrome?

"Hi guys, do you know any simple way to backup and export Chrome history or cookies? I'm recently trying to change a new Laptop and I don't want to lose those fancy websites on Chrome on my old PC. If I can backup the history and cookies, even bookmarks on Chrome, and restore them to my new laptop, it would be perfect. Do know how to do it?"

Sometimes, browser cookies, history, or bookmarks may indeed take some storage space on PC and slow down the browsing speed. Therefore, fancy and important browser history or cookies may get easily cleared up or deleted by mistake. Here we'd like to show you how to effectively backup, export history, cookies, or bookmarks on Chrome and restore Chrome history/cookies/bookmarks into the browser.

3 Ways to Backup Chrome History or Export Chrome Cookies

Try the following three solutions to back up chrome history or export chrome cookies effectively. 

Way 1. Backup and Export Chrome History/Cookies in 3 Steps

Do you need a simple way to backup Chrome history and cookies on your PC? All your needs can be met right here now with powerful file backup recovery software - EaseUS Todo Backup.

It also supports backup personal files and data, hard disk partition, and even Windows systems with simple clicks. You may free download it and follow the guidelines below to back up whatever you want now:

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Step 1: Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File" as the backup mode.

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

Step 2: Select the files that you want to back up.

Tick the option at the top left corner named User Defined, you can browse to back up one or some specific file types on your computer or external storage device.

click file backup to back up files

Step 3: Select a destination to save your backup file. 

You'd better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

Step 4: Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.

Way 2. Manually Backup and Export Chrome History/Cookies

  • Step 1. Type: %appdata% at the search box and hit Enter;
  • Step 2. Go to "AppData" folder > Click "Local" > Click "Google" > "Chrome";
  • Step 3. Click "User Data" > Go to "Default" folder and select "Cookies", copy and save somewhere safe.

Way 3. Export Chrome  History/Bookmarks/Cookies to JSON/CSV/XLS with Chrome Extension

Another way that you can try is to add a history export extension to your Chrome browser which allows you to export all Chrome history, cookies, and bookmarks, etc. to JSON file which can be converted to CSV/XLS/XLSX easily:

  1. 1. Save Chrome history, bookmarks, and even cookies as JSON files.
  2. 2. Click on "Chrome History.json" or "Chrome Bookmarks.json" button to download the JSON files with your Chrome history or cookies.

Export Chrome history/bookmarks/cookies.

  1. 3. Check the checkbox and the JSON to XLS/CSV online converter page. 

How to Automatically Backup Chrome History/Cookies

Don't want to repeat similar steps again and again after adding new bookmarks or backup new Chrome history/cookies? EaseUS file backup software can help you fix this issue. You can directly set a backup plan for Chrome history, cookies or bookmarks with a certain frequency. Let's see how to automatically backup Chrome history or cookies now:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer and select backup mode - File Backup, Disk/Partition Backup or System Backup on the left pane.

Select backup mode.

Step 2. Choose the files or partition that you want to backup.
Then navigate the target disk or location to save the backup images of selected files, disk partition or even system.

Choose what you want to backup.

Step 3. Click Schedule: Off to schedule backup when system startup or shutdown.

Set schedule to backup files, disk or system when system startup or shutdown.

Step 4. Click Upon event and set to backup files, disk/partition or system when System startup or System shutdown.
Click Save to keep all changes.

Set to backup when system startup or shutdown.

Step 5. Click Proceed to start back up selected files, disk partition, or even system now.
The program will backup your target data automatically as scheduled when the Windows system startup or shutdown after the first full backup.

How to Restore History/Cookies Backup to Chrome Browser

To restore Chrome history/cookie backups to the Chrome browser is not quite complicated. Simply clicks will do:

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1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Browse to recover";
2. Select Chrome history/cookie backup image and click "OK";
3. Click "Specify a recovery location" and set where you want to save restored Chrome history or cookies, click "Proceed". 
4. Copy and paste backed up cookies into a new PC by following these steps below:

  • Type: %appdata% in the "Search" and hit Enter;
  • Go to "AppData folder" > Click "Local" > Click "Google" and select "Chrome";
  • Find "User Data folder", go to "Default" folder;
  • Find Cookies file and replace it with the former one which you backed up.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy is enthusiastic to share technical tips and solutions about computing and technology. Being an EaseUS member since 2013, she also writes instructional content about data recovery, file/disk partition/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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