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    Google Chrome Bookmarks

    Hi,

    I am looking at deploying Google Chrome on a large scale. I have an MSI for it and official group policies and all works nice. One think i would like is when a user logs onto another machines the Bookmarks are available on the other machine. The system uses Local profiles for staff and students use mandatory. The bookmarks are stored in a single file in the user profile. Redirected application data will not help with this as the file is stored in the local data folder.

    Does anyone have anything that will be able to help please?

    Thanks

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    Yes, let them all use a gmail account and synchronise their account - automatically syncs bookmarks!

    No idea what that means to a network though...


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    Thats not an option i am afraid.

    The only may i can think at the moment is by using a symbolic link.

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    Is this the kind of thing your looking for?


    Can I store my users' Chrome profiles on a Roaming Profile? Or sync it to a network drive?


    Chrome user profiles are not backwards-compatible. If you try to use mismatched profiles and Chrome versions, you may experience crashes or data loss. This mismatch can often occur if a Chrome profile is synced to a roaming profile or network drive across multiple machines that have different versions of Chrome. We strongly encourage admins & users to consider using Google Chrome Sync, which persists user settings across machines, instead of using roaming profiles for the time being.

    That said, there are policies for controlling the location of the user profile and the cache:
    Policy List - The Chromium Projects
    Policy List - The Chromium Projects
    Taken from Common Problems and Solutions - The Chromium Projects.

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    Using either Roaming profiles or redirected AppData is horrible because parts of the profile are still stored locally, and each time you run Chrome on a machine you haven't got a cached profile on, it will launch the first-run experience, which includes dropping a shortcut on the desktop whether you want it or not.

    This poor user experience was the main factor in us removing Chrome from our network, but Google don't care because they just want you to use Chrome Sync.



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