How to Backup Chrome Settings without Sync [Step-by-Step Tutorial]

The Chrome Sync function allows you to back up your Chrome settings to Google servers to restore them on any other computer. However, this comes with a risk - if something happens to your Google account, you could lose all of your settings. This passage will show you how to back up your Chrome settings without using Sync.

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Updated by Jean on Feb 22, 2023
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An Overview of Google Chrome Sync 

Sync means keeping two or more things in harmony. Synchronizing files refers to achieving consistent file updates across two or more devices. Nowadays, many people own more than one electronic device. Most of us have at least a computer and a mobile phone. The Sync helps a lot for those who want to keep files consistent across devices.

In Google Chrome, Sync is a built-in feature that can back up your settings, bookmarks, passwords, extensions and apps to Google data center, so you don't need to set up everything again when you sign in with the same account on another device. It's pretty convenient for those who prefer not to back up data manually or don't want to bother with it.

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Why You Might Not Want to Backup with Sync 

However, everything has two sides, and Google Chrome Syne is no exception. Although the Sync feature can save you time from backup data manually, it also comes with some disadvantages.

The most significant disadvantage is that it's not safe. Google stores your backup data on its servers. Once something happens to your account, all the stored data will also be lost as well. So if you're looking for a safe and reliable backup solution for Chrome, Sync is not the best choice.

Another downside is that the sync feature doesn't always work as smoothly as we'd like. According to some users' feedback, they have encountered issues with Google Chrome sync keeps pausing, or it sometimes may not be fully synchronized on each device, and sometimes some data may be lost during the process.

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With these considerations, you might not want to back up your Chrome settings with Sync. Fortunately, a better solution can help you save a copy of your Chrome settings without using Sync. Please keep reading, and explore it.

Chrome Sync Alternative - Backup Your Chrome Settings Safer

EaseUS Todo Backup is professional backup and restore software that can backup files, partitions, and even the operating system. It's pretty easy to use and can back up your data in just a few clicks. 

You can use it to back up your Chrome settings quickly, and you don't need to set up everything again when you reinstall Windows or change to another computer.

Security is one of the biggest advantages of using EaseUS Todo Backup to back up Chrome settings. It allows users to store backups to various devices, including internal & external hard drives, Cloud services, network locations (NAS), and even security zone. If your PC crashes or fails to boot, you can still retrieve backup data from other devices.

Another significant benefit of EaseUS Todo Backup is scheduled backup. With it, you can set up backup plans and have the software automatically back up your Chrome settings. Even if you forget to back up data regularly, EaseUS Todo Backup will do it for you.

It also has the following features that make you choose it with confidence:

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Now, follow the detailed steps below to see how EaseUS Todo Backup backs up Chrome settings: 

The Google Chrome settings and User Data are all stored on your computer by default: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\

Before backup, make sure you have closed the Google Chrome web browser and all extensions.

Step 1. Click the "Select backup contents" button to start backup.

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Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

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Step 3. Both local and network files will be listed on the left. You can expand the directory to select the files to be backed up.

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Step 4. Follow the on-screen guide, select the destination where you want to save the backup.

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Click "Options" to encrypt the backup with password in "Backup Options", set the backup schedule and choose to start back up at certain event in "Backup Scheme". There are also many other options you can explore, customize the backup task according to your need.

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Step 5. You can store the backup to local drive, EaseUS's cloud service, and NAS.

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Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables users to back up data to both third-party cloud drive and its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to third-party cloud drive, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, add and login your account.

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You can also choose EaseUS's own cloud drive. Click EaseUS Cloud, sign up with your EaseUS Account and log in.

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Step 7. Click "Backup Now" to start backup. After the backup task is completed, it will be displayed in the form of a card on the left side of the panel. Right-click the backup task to further manage it.

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The Bottom Line

Google Chrome Sync is a convenient feature that can save you time from backup data manually. However, it's not safe and doesn't always work smoothly. If you prefer to backup Chrome settings without sync, we recommend EaseUS Todo Backup. It's safe, reliable, and easy to use. Plus, it offers many other features that can help you easily back up and restore data. 

If you have any questions when using EaseUS Todo Backup, please feel free to contact us. We're always here to help.

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FAQ on Backup Chrome Settings without Sync

1. How do I backup my Google Chrome settings?

The sync feature of Google Chrome enables you to have multiple backups of your Chrome settings on different devices. But it isn't so safe because the data may lose during the synchronization. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup Home to back up your Chrome settings safer and securely.

2. Can I export all Chrome settings?

Yes, you can. With EaseUS Todo Backup, you can back up all your Chrome settings, including bookmarks, passwords, extensions, and more, in just a few clicks.

3. How do I transfer Chrome settings to a new computer?

If you want to transfer Chrome settings to a new computer, you need to back up a copy of your Chrome settings and restore it to your new computer. This is a more reliable method without losing any data compared with Sync.

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Updated by Jean

Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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Written by Larissa

Larissa has rich experience in writing technical articles. After joining EaseUS, she frantically learned about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, and other related knowledge. Now she is able to master the relevant content proficiently and write effective step-by-step guides on computer issues.

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