Backup your User data folder Win OS

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Backup your User data folder Win OS

Post by dev » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:15 pm

I always backup my user data folder before updating any chromium based browser. Now this folder a lots of the times is hidden within windows OS so the quickest way to find is to just enter chrome://open_profile_folder in the address box/search bar then copy that folder to where ever you see fit.
It also handy if you want to install slimjet to another computer but want to keep your bookmarks, extensions etc intact on that system, so you install slimjet as normal but the replace the newly created user data folder with your existing backup.

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by ClareLondon » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:21 am

That doesn't work for me.

It just returns "This webpage is not available" whenever I try it, in Chrome and Slimjet.

Any other quick way of locating the profile folder?

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by oftentired » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:07 am

ClareLondon wrote:That doesn't work for me.

It just returns "This webpage is not available" whenever I try it, in Chrome and Slimjet.

Any other quick way of locating the profile folder?
try

C:\Users\[REPLACE WITH LOGGED IN USER NAME]\AppData\Local\Slimjet\User Data

EDIT:

Also, I have found that with my installation of Slimet it requires at least 2 tries using the URL suggested by dev (chrome://open_profile_folder) in his post. Always, the first time I try it just doesn't do anything. Then I hit the Enter key again and it opens the profile folder. And, just because I walk down a different road than dev. I mostly use Slimjet in place of Chrome where it is an URL pointing at some chrome function so I use - slimjet://open_profile_folder. There seems to be no difference in the end result.
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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by Bluflower » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:34 pm

Thank you dev. Your instruction worked perfectly for me. It is very handy to keep a back up copy of the user data.

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by melchior » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:20 pm

One meore question in this matter ;)

Should I copy the whole folder "user data" or just the subfolder "default" in folder "user data"? Both ways work for me but which of them is correctly ?

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by dev » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:04 pm

melchior wrote:One meore question in this matter ;)

Should I copy the whole folder "user data" or just the subfolder "default" in folder "user data"? Both ways work for me but which of them is correctly ?
your choice really no real correct way as you say both work. i personally copy "userdata" as i have a back up of crash reports then

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by Finston Pickle » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:12 am

I have a further query on backups. I thought it best to post it here rather than start a new thread, as any answer would be in the correct place.

I have been successfully running Slimjet as my main browser on a Zorin 9, Linux laptop (Zorin 9 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). I have bought a more powerful Linux laptop running Zorin 12 (Zorin 12 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS). I have installed Slimjet and can navigate the Zorin file systems well - where is the "User Data" file located on a Linux system, please?

These settings, like those of many other applications, were hard won over a period of time. I think that the method here would work for many of them also - can anyone confirm this theory, please?

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by cwm4bama » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:15 am

On a Windows system those files are found in Programs/Slimjet.

If you have a program similar to Windows Explorer you can look for where your operating system stores all your installed programs and you should find the Slimjet folder under the Program Files folder..

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by RBTB2605 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:29 pm

cwm4bama wrote:On a Windows system those files are found in Programs/Slimjet.

If you have a program similar to Windows Explorer you can look for where your operating system stores all your installed programs and you should find the Slimjet folder under the Program Files folder..
Wrong.

In Windows, all pertinent Slimjet data that you would want to back up is stored in C:\Windows\Users\User name\AppData\Local\Slimjet

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Re: Backup your User data folder

Post by oftentired » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:36 pm

cwm4bama wrote:On a Windows system those files are found in Programs/Slimjet.

If you have a program similar to Windows Explorer you can look for where your operating system stores all your installed programs and you should find the Slimjet folder under the Program Files folder..
This will be for Win OS portable installations only. I don't think it will apply to the Linux install which uses a different method than windows OS for handling programs and files related to the programs.
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