Set user data directory

Configures the directory that Google Chrome will use for storing user data.

If you set this policy, Google Chrome will use the provided directory regardless whether the user has specified the '--user-data-dir' flag or not. To avoid data loss or other unexpected errors this policy should not be set to a directory used for other purposes, because Google Chrome manages its contents.

See for a list of variables that can be used.

If this policy is left not set the default profile path will be used and the user will be able to override it with the '--user-data-dir' command line flag.

Example value: ${users}/${user_name}/Chrome

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Set user data directory

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
Value NameUserDataDir
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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