How to Find Installed Chrome Extension Files on PC

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In this tutorial, we are going to provide two methods that you can use to find or view the files & source code associated with a Chrome extension you have installed or you want to see. The first method is to find the actual files installed on your computer.

The second method is to use an extension called “Chrome extension source viewer” that makes it very easy to view the source code of any extensions directly from the Chrome Web Store.

Method #1

When extensions are installed into Chrome they are extracted into the C:\Users\[login_name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions folder. Each extension will be stored in its own folder named after the ID of the extension.

To find the extension’s ID, open your Chrome browser & go to the extensions list (chrome://extensions/) & enable Developer mode. Now you can see ID for each extension you have installed in your chrome browser.

How to Find Installed Chrome Extension Files on PC

For example, below is the folder that contains the currently installed Chrome extensions, with each subfolder corresponding to an installed extension. When you open the folder you will be shown all the images, html, JavaScript files used by the associated extension.

How to Find Installed Chrome Extension Files on PC

Method #2

If you would like to see the source code of an extension before you install it, then there is a great extension that allows you to do so. The Chrome extension source viewer is an extension that allows you to look at the source code of any extension that is available from the Chrome Web Store.

Once you install this extension, you will be given a new a right-click context menu option titled “View extension source”.

How to Find Installed Chrome Extension Files on PC

Clicking on this menu option, will open the zip file containing the extension and display the contents of the archive in the new tab of your browser. From this interface you can click on the various files to see their contents.

This extension also allows you to download the corresponding Zip file of the extension from the Chrome Web Store by clicking on the Download button.

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