Chrome Broken? Here’s the Ultimate Fix
Over 1000 of you have voted in our most recent browser poll, and so far Chrome has left the other in the dust… as you can see by the graphic below.
Google Chrome’s percentage would be higher, but it seems some Chrome users are finding out that Chrome can break like any other program. If Chrome is not working correctly for you, and you’ve tried disabling extensions, clearing history and resetting it to no avail, here’s a tip that may work for you. We have used this tip when repair Chrome on our own computers and when we work on computer with our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care repair service.
Remember, this is only if you’ve tried everything else and nothing seems to work.
- Export your bookmarks by following he instructions here. Save them to your desktop and give them a name you’ll recognize… you’ll need this file when your done re-installing Chrome.
- Make sure you’ve enabled “View hidden files and folders” . Press Windows Key + R to open a Run Box. In the Run Box type
CONTROLand press Enter.
- In Control Panel, make sure you’re in Icon view, and find File and Folder Options (or File Explorer options in Windows 10) and tick the circle next to “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”.
- Uninstall Chrome using Control Panel / Programs & features – or your favorite uninstaller such as Geek or Revo.
- Find the folder called Google in C:\Users\***Your User Name***\AppData\Local. Right-click on it and delete it.
- Restart your computer. This is an important step – don’t skip it.
- Download and install Chrome from Google.
- Import your bookmarks from the bookmark backup you made at the beginning of this tip.
- Add your favorite extensions – but be careful – don’t install too many extensions, that can be bad for your browsers health.
Chrome should be as good as new – since it is new.