Moving Google Chrome’s user data to another location

Imagine you want to move all Chrome’s user data to another location, for space and/or performance, or for other reason(s).

Imagine that the other location is at volume D:

You could do it be creating a symbolic link from the original default location (C:/Users/<your user name>/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data) to, for example, a “D:/chrome.userData” folder.

You’ll need to:
– close Chrome;
– know your Windows login user name (“user” in the example);
– decide to where you want to move the files.

The steps are:
– create the destination directory (e.g.: md “d:/chrome.userData”)
– using Windows Explorer, move (cut) C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data to d:/chrome.userData
– then run the command
mklink /d “C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data” “d:/chrome.userData”

That is it.