Upgraded to Mountain Lion/Can't find Google Chrome folder

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by SomethingBlue42, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    Hi I just did a clean install of Mountain Lion and am slowly migrating my files back on to my machine from a Time Machine Backup. I was trying to drop my old Chrome settings folder found in HD/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome into the corresponding folder on my machine but it's not there. I had to do a search to find it in my Time Machine backups but a search isn't producing anything on the new machine.

    Things I tried that didn't work:

    turning on hidden files in finder (still not showing up)
    Dragging and dropping it into the place it's supposed to be (no change in Chrome/still acts like it's newly installed with no settings)
    Adding .html to the Bookmarks file in my backups (just made a gibberish file)

    I really just want my bookmarks so if anyone can help me out here I'd appreciate it.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    It doesn't go into the Library folder at the root of your boot volume (MacintoshHD), it goes in your user directory's library folder:

    Macintosh HD/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    Well this is fun. There's no Library folder in there. I don't think ML installed right because I'm having all kinds of problems with it. Everytime I move files it makes a copy instead of just moving it and it asks for my password for e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

    I might redo the clean install following the instructions you guys have on here. It would probably be easier that troubleshooting everything
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2010
    Sorry if you are aware of this, but the Library folder is hidden in 10.7 and 10.8.
    You have to option-click on View to see it, or use a Terminal command to make it permanently viewable.
    As I said, sorry if you were already aware of this, but I thought I'd just mention it.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    I thought that might have been the case but when I turned on hidden folders it still didn't show up. Maybe I used the wrong code to turn it on. Thanks for the heads up! I'll look into it more
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2010
    For the Library, it's chflags nohidden ~/Library/
  7. macrumors 68030


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Have you tried using chrome sync? Imports all your addons, bookmarks etc.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    I've always wondered about the logic behind hiding the user library, but keeping the system library and system folders visible. Those are even more dangerous to poke around in. :)
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    Chrome sync worked to a certain extent but it only have like half of my bookmarks. When I get it all sorted out I'm DEFINITELY going to look in to how to keep that more up to date because that would have been so much easier
  10. macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2012
    chrome trouble

    I started using Chrome two weeks ago on my MacBook Pro, w/ OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G56)

    At first all was well. Then all hell broke loose. My computer just started acting - dare I say it - like a PC! Slow, beach balls all over the place, I felt like my unit was having a mental break down.

    So, I go to uninstall Chrome, but can not find it anywhere. Not in applications, not in the now hidden library, where could it be? I want to delete this bugger.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    I don't see any chrome folder in the "/Users/username/Library/Google" directory... In there I only see:
    -Google Chrome Brand.plist

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