Selenium Chromedriver causes Chrome to start without configured plugins, bookmarks and other settings

I am a new user of Selenium. I want to use it to start up the Chrome browser but I have a problem.

public static void processor(String url, String name) {     
    System.setProperty("", "C:/Documents and Settings/jingxiong/Local Settings/Application Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chromedriver.exe");
    WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
    WebElement element = driver.findElement(;
    System.out.println("Page title is: " + driver.getTitle());

When I run this example the Chrome browser starts ok but without configured plugins, my settings or bookmarks. What should I do to cause it load these? Thank you.


You should first read chromedriver document in selenium wiki. Its available here -

As mentioned in the wiki:- Similarly, to load an extension when Chrome starts:

DesiredCapabilities capabilities =;
  capabilities.setCapability("chrome.switches", Arrays.asList("--load-extension=/path/to/extension/directory"));
  WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(capabilities);

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