Manually Sync Your Ghost Browser Data to Another Computer

Manually "sync" all of your Ghost Browser Data

Automatically syncing your Ghost Browser data (Workspaces, bookmarks, and extensions) between computers isn’t yet available. It's on our roadmap but it's a tricky problem to solve. Thanks for your patience while we work it out!

In the meantime, you can manually transfer this data between computers.

Please note that any Sessions or Workspaces you have set up on the second computer to which you're transferring data to will be erased and replaced with the data from the first computer. This process does not add the data to the setup on the second computer, it replaces it. If the transfer is unsuccessful, there is a way to undo it as listed in the instructions below.
Table of Contents:

Windows Instructions

From the first computer that has the Ghost Browser data
  1. Make sure that you have fully quit Ghost Browser. Click the three-dot browser menu in the upper right hand corner of the browser and select Exit.
  2. Copy the whole "Ghost Browser"  folder from C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\GhostBrowser and paste it to your desktop.

    Note: If you use Windows Explorer for files navigation then be sure to show hidden files and folders in the finder. The "AppData" folder is a hidden folder and you won't be able to see it by default. To show hidden folders please open the Windows Explorer window, click the View menu item and check the "Hidden items" box in the toolbar.

    Note
    To drastically reduce the size of the file before moving on to the next step, within the "Ghost Browser" folder you just saved to your desktop, delete the following folders from each of your profile folders (for example the Default, Profile 1, Profile 2, System Profile, Guest Profile)GPUCache, File System

  3. On the desktop, right-click on the folder and select Compress "Ghost Browser" from the menu. 
  4. Either email or store your Ghost Browser folder on an external drive/cloud storage service so you can access it from the computer to which you want to transfer your Ghost Browser data. 
On the second computer that you want to transfer Ghost Browser data to
  1. Make sure that you have fully quit Ghost Browser by clicking the three-dot browser menu in the upper right corner of the browser and select Exit.
  2. Go to the GhostBrowser user data folder in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\GhostBrowser\User Data and rename it to “GhostBrowserOrig”. (This is done as a backup in case something doesn't work quite right.)

    Note: If you use Windows Explorer for files navigation then be sure to show hidden files and folders in the finder. The Ghost Browser data folder is a hidden folder and you won't be able to see it by default. To show hidden folders please open the Windows Explorer window, click the View menu item and check the "Hidden items" box in the toolbar at the top of the window. 
  3. Paste the GhostBrowser folder from the first computer in this location.
  4. Open Ghost Browser to see if the data transferred successfully. If it did, you should see all of your Workspaces (and all tabs and Sessions in them), extensions, bookmarks, Identities and proxies from your other computer. (For security reasons, your cookies do not transfer.)

If the data did NOT transfer successfully

  1. Go to the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\GhostBrowser\User Data 
  2. Delete the folder labeled GhostBrowser.
  3. Rename the GhostBrowserOrig folder to GhostBrowser. (This will restore the previous data settings on your computer.)
  4. Try again.
  5. If it still doesn't work please contact us for help.


Mac Instructions

From the computer that has the Ghost Browser data
  1. Make sure that you have fully quit Ghost Browser by selecting Ghost Browser > Quit Ghost Browser from the menu bar, or press Cmd + Q on your keyboard.
  2. In the dock, right-click on the Finder and select Go to Folder

  3. Enter the following folder location and hit enter:  ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/

  4. Copy the whole "Ghost Browser" folder found in that location and paste it on your desktop.

    NoteTo drastically reduce the size of the file 

    before moving on to the next step, 

    within the Ghost Browser folder you just saved to your desktop, delete the following folders from each of your profile folders 

    (for example the Default, Profile 1, Profile 2, System Profile, Guest Profile)

    : GPUCache, File System

  5. On the desktop, right-click on the folder and select Compress "Ghost Browser" from the menu. 
  6. Either email or store your Ghost Browser folder on a removable drive/cloud storage service in order to access it on the computer to which you want to transfer the data.
On the computer that you want to transfer your Ghost Browser data to
  1. Make sure that you have fully quit Ghost Browser by clicking Ghost Browser > Quit Ghost Browser from the menu bar, or press Cmd + Q on your keyboard.
  2. In the dock, right-click on the Finder and select Go to Folder

  3. Enter the following folder location and hit enter:  ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/

  4. Find the folder labeled Ghost Browser and rename it to “GhostBrowserOrig”. (This is done as a backup in case something doesn't work quite right.)
  5. Paste the GhostBrowser folder from the first computer in this same location.
  6. Open Ghost Browser to see if the data transferred successfully. If it did, you should see all of your Workspaces (and all tabs and Sessions in them), extensions, bookmarks, Identities and proxies from your other computer. (For security reasons, your cookies do not transfer.)

If the data did NOT transfer successfully

  1. Go back to the Finder > Go to Folder ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/ folder.
  2. Delete the folder labeled GhostBrowser.
  3. Then rename the folder labeled GhostBrowserOrig to GhostBrowser. (This will restore the previous data settings on your computer.)
  4. Try again.
  5. If it still doesn't work please contact us for help.

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