Restore Google Chrome to its Default State to Fix Bugs & Configuration Problem

Few days back we shared a tip with our reader that how to use Firefox Reset Feature to fix most problems. Now Google recently added the same feature on Google chrome browser, Firefox has had the same feature for more than a year now. The new Google chrome feature is called “Reset browser settings”, with the help of this new feature you can restore your chrome browser to its default state. Same like the Firefox Reset feature works on the Firefox browser. Google chrome lots of other features too which are really helpful, but this one is the new feature in Google chrome which you can get on the latest update of Chrome version 29. To get this feature go to your Google chrome browser and Click on Menu > About Google Chrome and hit the update button. In Google chrome web store you can find lots of free Google chrome themes, Google Chrome addon which you can easily apply on your browser and customize the look of your chrome browser. But some times thee addon and themes will create some problems on your browser. It can be anything, a bug, a faulty app or extension, a configuration problem and so on. Now You can easily fix all these kind of problem with one single click, all you have to use the Google chrome Reset browser settings to let you restore it back to its original state and don’t worry, it won’t affect your themes, bookmarks or apps.

But if still you want to take the backup of all your data before using this feature then you can try this guide to Backup Extensions, Passwords, Browsing Data of Chrome. So let’s take a look how to restore Google Chrome to its default state to fix bugs & configuration problem.

Restore Google Chrome to its Default State

Restore Google Chrome to its Default State

How to Use Google Chrome Reset browser settings to Fix Most Problems

As we mention above to get this feature you need a updated version of Google chrome, once you updated your Google chrome browser click the Chrome menu button and then Settings. See the screen shot below:-

Google Chrome Settings

Google Chrome Settings

From the settings page click on the “Show advanced settings” link at the bottom and then click on the self-explanatory “Reset browser settings” button. From here you can easily reset your browser settings without losing your data like bookmarks, addon and themes.

Google Chrome Reset Browser Settings

Google Chrome Reset Browser Settings

Now Google chrome will reset all its settings and also remove some files like cache and temporary files from the browser to fix all the common problems from the browser and after that you can enable all your addons and themes easily from the settings menu of your chrome.

Reset Browser Settings

Reset Browser Settings

If you do run into a problem with your Google Chrome browser and can’t find the solution of the problem and everything fails, the ability to restore the default settings is a life saver.

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  1. Michael August 21, 2013