Before I discovered the value of Chrome profiles, or “People” in Chrome nomenclature, I would open an Incognito tab to manage a client’s Office 365 environment. However, the saved credentials would be lost upon closing the Incognito browser window, which means we’d have to log in and supply the MFA code again. Worse, I couldn’t manage multiple clients’ Office 365 environments at the same time!
By creating a Chrome profile for each client, we can manage all of our clients’ environments simultaneously, and we retain our authentication session if we close the browser window!
Unfortunately, Chrome People aren’t synchronized with one’s Google Account, so you have to manually move them if you get a new computer.
You’ll find many sites showing you where the profile data is stored on disk, but moving the folders alone is insufficient. The secret ingredient is to bring over the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs registry key.
Here’s everything you need to do: