Editing Chrome: Basics with JSON-Files

Since some of the chrome user-data is not saved as sqlite3-database, you will have notice also the json-format for files.

JSON is the javascript object notation and since chrome has a very fast javascript engine called V8, why shouldn't use the notation for datastorage, too? :)

We'll have a short information about what files are in the user-data directory, which are encoded as json-files.


"default_search_provider": {
"id": "2",
"name": "Google",
"search_url": "{google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q={searchTerms}",
"suggest_url": "{google:baseSuggestURL}search?client=chrome&output=chrome&hl={language}&q={searchTerms}"
"download": {
"extensions_to_open": ""
"geoid_at_install": 94,
"profile": {
"exited_cleanly": true,
"id": "not-signed-in",
"name": "",
"nickname": ""
"search": {
"suggest_enabled": false
"session": {
"urls_to_restore_on_startup": [Â?  ]

Bookmarks: Contains all bookmarks in an object with all folders and it's


"date_added": "12865081791713103",
"name": "DracoBlue",
"type": "url",
"url": "http://dracoblue.net/"

We'll go in details about theme-ing and extending chrome in next days.

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