Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Where are extensions stored once they've been installed to Chromium?

share|improve this question

6 Answers 6

up vote 15 down vote accepted

Extensions are stored at ~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions. Here's an example featuring the amazing adblock:

jake@daedalus:~$ cd .config/chromium/Default/Extensions/
jake@daedalus:~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions$ ls
gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/  jggheggpdocamneaacmfoipeehedigia/
jake@daedalus:~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions$ cd gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/2.3.1_0/
jake@daedalus:~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/2.3.1_0$ ls
adblock.js        background.html  blacklisting/         button/     functions.js  img/        jquery/    manifest.json  pages/   whitelister.js
adblock_start.js  blacklister.js   broadcast_channel.js  filtering/  Icon.png      Info.plist  _locales/  options/       port.js

To see it in your file browser, make sure you can see hidden files (View > Show Hidden Files). Or, do like Gaurav says and type in the path after pressing ctl+l.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Type this in Nautilus after pressing "ctrl+L"

share|improve this answer
won't work because not everyone's user name is gaurav. – Alaukik Feb 17 '11 at 11:11
Oops... Just realised, thanks – Gaurav Butola Feb 17 '11 at 11:11

They are located in


where YOUR_USER_NAME is your user name.

share|improve this answer

On the filesystem? In ~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions (a hidden folder inside your home directory).

share|improve this answer

If you are using Google chrome then look in ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Extensions

share|improve this answer

The other answers are wrong if you are not using the default profile (e.g. have multiple users or specified the user profile path).

Visit chrome://version/ in your Chrome and you'll see the "Profile Path".

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.