How Do I Migrate a Chromium Snap Between Machines?

Ask Ubuntu Asked by CommonsWare on January 5, 2022

I am migrating from one notebook running 19.10 to a new notebook running 20.04. I know how to migrate directly-installed programs like Firefox (e.g., copy ~/.mozilla).

But, how do I do the equivalent for snaps like Chromium? I would like to copy the settings, bookmarks, etc. I poked around ~/snap/chromium, but it does not feel like this data is contained there. And ~/.config/chromium seems to be from when it was not a snap, based on last-modified timestamps.

One Answer

The user configuration data of the snap version of Chromium are located under


So it would be sufficient to copy the contents of that folder over to the new installation to restore your bookmarks, settings and extensions.

On the new installation, run Chromium for the first time in order to create the new default user configuration data (folders and files under ~/snap/chromium). Then replace the contents of the folder mentioned above with your backup profile from another Chromium install.

Answered by vanadium on January 5, 2022

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