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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While the usual profile path for Chromium-based browser is in ~/.config/chromium/<name of profile>

This is wrong if you under these circumstances:

  • have multiple users in Chromium
  • specified the user profile path in Chromium
  • config folder is different if you're using app containers (snap/Flatpak/AppImage).

Visit chrome://version/ in your Chrome and check "Profile Path" for the definitive answer.

  • Like above answer, in my case, extension located at '~/.config/chromium/Profile 1' , '~/.config/chromium/Profile 2 ' '~/.config/chromium/Profile 3' and '~/.config/chromium/Profile 4'
    – agfe2
    Feb 22, 2021 at 3:33
  • This should be best answer. Chromium was installed with snap for me so was in a much different place. Thanks! Apr 18, 2021 at 3:19

Type this in Nautilus after pressing "ctrl+L"

  • 5
    won't work because not everyone's user name is gaurav.
    – Lincity
    Feb 17, 2011 at 11:11

They are located in:


Where USER_NAME is your user name.


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


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


It also can be in

/snap/chromium/common/chromium/Default/Local Extension Settings

verify where is installed path.


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