How To Reset Google Chrome Settings

If you are having any trouble with Google Chrome, you can restore it to its default settings. Most issues can be resolved quickly and easily by resetting Google Chrome.

When you reset Google Chrome any changes that you have made will be reverted to the default settings. The New Tab page is set as the home page and displays whenever you start up Google Chrome. The Home button is also turned off on the toolbar.

The default location for new downloads will be Documents and Settings > My Documents > Downloads .

All cookies are allowed, Phishing and malware protection is enabled, Smart navigation error suggestions are enabled, DNS pre-fetching is enabled and Address bar suggestions are enabled.

How to Reset Google Chrome

Reset Google Chrome Old Version

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Go to ToolsOptions.

Google Chrome Options

3.  Click Reset to defaults button on Under the Hood tab.

Reset Google Chrome Settings

4. A pop-up will appear, Click Reset to defaults to confirm.

Reset Google Chrome New Version

There is no resetting button in the newer versions of Google Chrome but you can still reset Google Chrome by following the below given steps.

1. Make sure that Google Chrome is not open.

2. Windows: Open Windows Explorer (Windows key +E). Linux: Go to Computer, Select Go > Location. Mac: Go menu > Go to Folder.

3. Enter the following according to your operating system.

  • Windows XP%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/
  • Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/

4. Rename “Default” folder as “Backup default.”

Rename Default Folder

5. Now open Google Chrome again. A new “Default” folder will be automatically created as you start using the browser. The browser will now have the default settings.

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