Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Where are Google Chrome's extensions located on the file system?

I recently needed to install some Google Chrome extensions on a computer that was offline so I needed to know how to Pack my Extensions and where they were stored on the file system.

Fortunately, after doing some digging around on the Internet I was able to discover that they were located at the following location (on a Windows 8.1 machine):

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

You can then go into Google Chrome chrome://extensions/ to view all of your extensions.

Next, you must enable Developer mode to view the IDs of all your extensions.

Lastly, you select the button for "Pack Extension" to pack your extension for exporting to your other computer.

The extension will be packed as a .crx file.  That is all there is to it!!

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