Google Chrome Backup

Google Chrome Backup


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 21 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.8.0.141
File Size:
1.09MB
Date Added:
July 17, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
65,338
Downloads Last Week:
84
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework, Google Chrome

Editors' review

Although there's not much to back up right now, it's good to see this tool for Google Chrome that will surely become more important as the program gains extensions and other complexities. Currently, the app can create and restore multiple profiles, although it wasn't able to bring back browsing histories during our tests.

The interface is pleasantly reminiscent of Google Chrome itself, with a clean layout and a plethora of options hidden behind slick drop-down menus. We were not impressed that the EXE comes in a ZIP, which added an unnecessary step to the installation. That's a minor quibble, though, and the program performed as promised.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    2.5

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 1 stars

    "have lost my bookmarks and passwords"

    March 07, 2013   |   By MagnusCostaSol

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    easy to install and to use (do the backup)

    Cons

    Restore refuses to work, tried for hours to restore after a reinstall of the o/s, comes up with messages that Chrome is not installed, there is a new version available... (bit of a contradiction...)
    Worst thing is that it does not say why it can't restore the backup file

    Summary

    Maybe it will work for someone else but make sure you copy your Local settings/... Which sort of defeats the purpose...
    Thought I had all mine, didn't so now the chrome profile info is gone :(

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  • 2 stars

    "NOT ALL HOPE IS LOST"

    March 01, 2013   |   By parheliasdead

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    -Doesn't complete destroy your data

    Cons

    -Makes you think it's completely destroyed your data

    Summary

    IN CASE YOU FELL FOR IT LIKE ME, do not worry! This program saves the .gcb file in a format that winrar knows how to open! I don't know what format that is, but I know 7-zip was not able to open it. If you open the generated .gcb file in WinRar, you will be able to extract your original appdata/local/google/chrome/user data folder, and indeed have a working backup.

    "But wait, if it's just an archive of your AppData folder, which should i use GCB at all!?"

    Glad you asked! You shouldn't! Just back up your user data folder! This review is here solely to inform you that if the .gcb is all that's left of your chrome user data, you can still get it back. However, I have to say, with this knowledge DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM. Just back up AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data using an archive utility and restore it once you've done whatever needs doing.

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  • 1 stars

    "Buggy; was not able to restore"

    January 22, 2012   |   By KatieMaeFritz

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    It wasn't that hard to download or install, and backing up was pretty easy.

    Cons

    After reinstalling Windows 7 and downloading the program again, it is buggy; like some other users I'm getting "Google Chrome is not installed" error messages at startup. More seriously, I've tried several times to restore from the .gcb file and it keeps failing, without giving any reason. I backed up my AppData folders too, in case this didn't work, and I'll have to use them.

    Summary

    I can't recommend this program - I haven't been able to successfully restore, and I can't find good support for the tool.

    Updated on Jan 22, 2012

    Update: not sure how, but at some point one of the "failed" restores actually worked. However, I would still say to use this at your own risk - I'll stick to copying AppData folders next time.

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  • 5 stars

    "EXCELLENT APP - Highly Recommended for Chrome backup"

    January 19, 2012   |   By AtlantisLondon

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    Works Perfectly
    EASY TO USE
    interface nice and clean

    Cons

    Minor objection: Need winzip /winrar to decompress App and install.

    Summary

    Awesome slick backup App, though it could with some updates to support the latest release of Google Chrome.

    Looking at the App developers official web site / URL below I did not find any mention of new version?:
    http://www.parhelia-tools.com/products/gcb/googlechrome.aspx

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  • 4 stars

    "Useful program"

    November 29, 2011   |   By Backburner52

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    Simple to use.

    Cons

    None really.

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  • 1 stars

    "Really bad program"

    June 26, 2011   |   By andrea1992wr

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    Nothing, it just exists for destroy your computer.

    Cons

    Removes random files when choicing a profile, I've lost like 6GB of my important data, due to this BAD program.

    Summary

    Do not download this if you don't want to suddenly some important files and stuff.

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  • 1 stars

    "Says I don't have google chrome installed.... DUH???"

    June 08, 2011   |   By Philly_Bob_Squires

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    None... doesn't work for me..

    Cons

    Doesn't work for me!

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  • 1 stars

    "Destroyed my data & froze when restoring profile"

    February 15, 2011   |   By timaustralia

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    Nice interface

    Cons

    * Freezes when restoring a profile
    * Destroys data

    Summary

    Destroyed a bunch of COMPLETELY UNRELATED files when I deleted a profile.
    I put the stored profile in c drive because i thought this might make it work better - without freezing.
    When I then deleted that profile, it destroyed all files in root C drive that weren't in folders!
    It also appears to have destroyed other data in the c drive - because one of my other programs lost it's toolbars and the icons in the data. Who knows what else this piece of junk program has done.

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  • 1 stars

    "Used to work. No longer works on current Chrome"

    December 30, 2010   |   By mongo546

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    With old Chrome, it was great. Backed up extensions, profile, cookies.

    Cons

    With the more recent versions of Chrome in windows XP, it will SAY it backs up your profile, but when it comes time to restore it . . . forget it. You lose everything.

    Summary

    It was great once upon a time when they had it working with Chrome, but apparently Chrome gets updated far, far more often than Parehelia can keep up with. Now it just plain doesn't work. If you download this, you may want to do a sandboxie install of Chrome so you can see that it won't restore your profile, but it locks up nicely.

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  • 3 stars

    "Restores everything, even my profile-error problem."

    November 01, 2010   |   By Haasbat

    Version: Google Chrome Backup 1.8.0.141

    Pros

    It did a good job of restoring everything in the profile. My open tabs re-opened, all my settings were the same.

    Cons

    The problem is, I've been getting a profile-error, and thought, I could save my settings with this application, but uninstall and re-install Chrome, and then it would be fixed. But unfortunately, this imported the error again.

    Summary

    Good tool, just not the one I needed for my problem.

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