Sometimes we need pass the old data to the new computer where is set up a new chrome browser. For instance, assume that we want to save a old browser history data to a new browser. To do that we have to do the next:
- find the path to the folder where chrome stores data. In my case it’s the path ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/
- find there a file History and put it in the new browser
- restart the new browser.
- that’s it. the history should be imported
To pass the visited links to the browser
the a:visited is the links which is in the history of browser. When the browser is visited the any link it adds it to the browser history. If the link is in the browser history it is mark as a:visited and highlighted in according with the a:visited css style. Thus to add the visited links from the old browser to the new one we have to pass the ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/History files. That’s all
The problem which you could face
There can be a few problems. For instance we have always restart the browser and sing out from the crhome account which is syncing the browser with the rest of devices.