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

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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.

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Type this in Nautilus after pressing "ctrl+L"

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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

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

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

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They are located in:


Where USER_NAME is your user name.

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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".

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