Personal settings and data locations
Where are personal settings and data files (such as saved Sessions and Extensions) located? I think I'm going to make a fresh install of Windows 10 v1703 but I don't want to lose those crucial data along with it.
@KOMMyHuCT: The location of all those files is specified under Menu/Help/About, in the line labeled "Profile Path." Every user-specific setting and preference and all user data is in the Default folder.
If you do a fresh Windows install, you WILL lose your passwords and your extensions, because these are encrypted with a key specific to your unique user ID on Windows - and that ID will change with a new install of Windows, no matter what you do.
Your Extension SETTINGS and DATA will remain available but the extensions themselves will have to be re-installed.
You can export your passwords to a clear text .csv file and re-import them, if you first go to chrome://settings/search#pass within the browser, select "Manage Passwords" and enable password exporting. Then you can export your passwords, save that file, and import it back after the Windows fresh install.
Many thanks. Glad I can at least save my Settings and Sessions.