How do you hard code the google chrome homepage for non-domain joined computers?

We have a client that has a number of win 7 computers that are not joined to the domain but are managed by our RMM Labtech.

They just got bought out by a different company and the new owners want all of the chrome homepages to be reset to the new companies website.

Every time I go to try and replace a preferences file for Google Chrome it doesn't update the home page.

Also in the registry key I cannot find the correct key to update this and push that out through our RMM.

Any ideas?
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Chrome doesn't use the registry for settings like that.

That is stored in the preferences. file under C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

The Chrome preferences are stored in cleartext the following file (in Windows 7):

"C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences"

Setting the homepage is just a matter of parsing out that text file and setting the "homepage" line to your desired homepage, and the "homepage_is_newtabpage" line to 'false'.

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