How to Reset Chrome Browser to its Default Settings

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If your Chrome browser starts to act slow, crashes, or displays unwanted ads, you can try to restore Chrome to its default settings.

By doing this you will erase all configuration information from Chrome like your home page, saved form information, browsing history, tab settings and cookies. This process will also disable any installed extensions, but all of your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords will still be stored.

This guide will show you how to reset the Chrome Browser to its default settings

Step 1:

To reset Chrome, open the program and click on the Chrome menu button (Chrome menu button ) in the top right-hand corner of the window. This will open the main menu for Chrome as shown below.

Chrome Browser Settings

Step 2:

Now click on the menu option labeled Settings as shown by the arrow in the picture above, which will open the basic settings screen. Scroll down to the very bottom and you will see a Show advanced settings... option as shown in the image below.

Advanced Settings

Step 3:

Click on the Show advanced settings... option to open the advanced settings screen. Scroll to the very bottom until you see the reset button as shown in the image below.


Step 4:

Now click on the Reset settings button as shown in the image above. Chrome will now open a confirmation dialog asking if you are sure you wish to reset your browser.

Confirm Reset

To reset Chrome, click on the Reset button. Chrome will now erase all your personal data, browsing history, and disable all installed extensions. Your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords, though, will remain intact and still be accessible.

You can now close the browser and reopen it again.

If your issues are now resolved, you can start enabling your extensions one-by-one to see if one of them was causing the unwanted behavior.

If you have any problems resetting your Chrome browser, please feel free to contact our Support Team on 010 555 0650.

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