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Old 09-12-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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OK to copy over bookmark & bookmark.bat Chrome files from Windows?

I've made the switch from windows, and this time it will probably be a sustainable one.

Anyways, just a quick question about importing user settings from windows Chrome to Chromium:

I copied the whole Chrome user-specific Default folder from my windows install, but linux gave an error when I opened chrome (Sorry, didn't write error down). So, I reverted and only copied bookmarks and bookmarks.bat files that were in the Default folder.

Old bookmarks showed up in browser; bookmarks seem in order; everything looks fine.

Is this all good, or could this bite me in the butt a ways down the road? There was no documentation that told me to do this. Almost all documentation told me to export the settings from the old OS, but my windows install had gone up in smoke and I could only get the files.

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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Copying over the bookmarks file is what I would have done in your situation, and if it works, good

Bookmarks should just be a list of internet addresses and perhaps some comments. They usually transfer between systems painlessly.

bookmarks.bat sounds like a windows "batch file", I think you can safely ignore it, it'll be windows specific.
There was no documentation that told me to do this.
That's often the case, but you have used common-sense sensibly, and it all looks OK.

Relax and enjoy linux.
Old 09-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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Hello zensunni,

I don't know anything about Chrome. But I'm running Windows- and Linux-machines. I'm using firefox as a browser and the plugin Xmarks. This plugin syncronizes the bookmarks between all my machines independent of the operating-system. And this is very useful since I often add bookmarks or delete some, but they are all the same on any system.



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