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How to Backup/Export and Restore Chrome History and Cookies

Updated by Gemma on Nov 10, 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 to 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.

Quick Navigation Step-by-step Guide
Backup and Export Chrome History/Cookies Type %appdata% at the search box and hit Enter...Full steps
Automatically Backup Chrome History/Cookies Run Todo Backup and select backup mode...Full steps
Restore Chrome History/Cookies Click "Specify a recovery location" and set where...Full steps

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.

click the file mode to back up files

Step 2: Select the files that you want to back up. You can quickly locate the desired files, folders or directories under the "User Defined" mode or "File Type" mode.

click file backup to back up files

Step 3: Next, click the Browse area to select a destination to save your backup file. EaseUS Todo Backup allows for a variety of backup locations that are available to you, including an internal and external storage drive, a cloud drive or a NAS drive. Among all the backup options, we recommend you the most secure and convenient to reach location - EaseUS Cloud.

choose easeus cloud to backup files

You can directly login the cloud drive with your account and password. If it's the first time you use the cloud drive, use your email to sign up.

log in easeus cloud to backup files

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 Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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