Syncing Chrome between two computers
August 15, 2019 6:24 PM   Subscribe

I need to sync settings from Chromium on one computer to Chrome on another one but I'm running into problems. Details (and my possible stupidity) inside.

I have a Linux box running Chromium. It's my daily driver. I have a hated Win 8.1 laptop with Chrome. For various reason, I need to use Win on a more regular basis. I have a Google account. I want to sync the settings and bookmarks from Chromium to Chrome. I tried turning sync off and on in Chrome (Win) and told it to delete the data. When I enabled sync again, the settings were the same Chrome (Win) ones that I don't want. I think the problem is that Chromium (Linux) has sync turned on, but I somehow turned everything off in the custom settings. Both computers are logged into the same Google account.

I tried reading how to sync across the two, but I'm getting confused. I don't want to wipe out the setting in Chromium (Linux) with what appears to be what is saved in my Google account. So, how do I get the settings from Chromium (Linux) to Chrome (Win)?

I do apologize if I'm missing something stupid. I spent the evening doing continuing education online and snorting on how my center director doesn't do any of those things they talk about and never will.
posted by kathrynm to Computers & Internet (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Also, Firefox is not an option. The version of it in the Raspbian repositories is so out of date (though Chromium isn't much better) and runs like a an old arthritic asthmatic dog.
posted by kathrynm at 6:25 PM on August 15, 2019

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