Recently, we added the article about how to open XML file in Windows and best adblock for chrome, but many users asked me about how to get current location of Chrome or chrome.exe, where it is installed in Windows 10 or Windows 11, so we can choose it, to open XML file. So in this article, I am going to provide you steps about how to check Google Chrome folder location in Windows.
Check Chrome Folder path using Windows
You can directly check Chrome's location using Windows Folder.
In the new Windows folder, if you have already installed chrome, browse to location "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application"
You will find chrome and it's related folder there.
So, basically depending upon your Windows version
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Application\chrome.exe
- C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome
- /Applications/Google Chrome.app
Or in Mac try using terminal
find / -type d -name "*Chrome.app"
Check using Task Manager in Windows
You can also check Chrome Browser Installed location using Task manager. Here are the steps to follow
- Click Ctrl+Alt+Del -> Select "Task Manager" from new Window
- In the "Processes" tab, Select "Chrome"
- Expand Chrome
- Right-Click on any of Chrome Instances and select "Open File Location", as show in below image
Where Is Google Chrome Profile Data Stored?
So you might be thinking, Where does google chrome stores profile data like passwords, bookmarks etc. Your profile is stored in a separate folder on your computer, so if anything goes wrong with Chrome, your information is saved.
You can check it by opening a new tab in Chrome and enter "chrome://version/" in place of URL
Here is the sample output:
Here is the default location of Chrome's user profile data location
- Windows: C:\Users\<YourUserName>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
- Mac OS X El Capitan: Users/<YourUserName>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
- Linux: /home/<YourUserName>/.config/google-chrome/default
here "YourUserName" = your desktop profile name, for which you want to check data
For example, for me it is "C:\Users\ct\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data", as you can see in the above image.
Note: "AppData" can be hidden in your Windows when you search this folder, so you might have to enable "Show Hidden folder", navigate to folder "View" -> "Options" -> Again select "View" tab and then below "Hidden Files and Folders" -> Select "Show Hidden Files and folders"
That's it hope it helps.
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