Is Chrome is not opening on your Windows 10 device? Well, there is no need to worry, simply follow the fixes of this article and the problem will be solved very easily. There are a lot of probable reasons behind this problem, but mainly this thing happens due to corrupted user profiles or due to some harmful softwares. But before going ahead for the bigger solutions, check out these simpler solutions.
1. Restart and try opening Chrome browser on your computer.
2. Temporarily disable the antivirus and the firewall on your computer. Now, check if Chrome is opening or not.
If any of these workarounds didn’t work out, try these fixes-
Fix-1 Rename Chrome and create a shortcut-
1. Press Windows key+E to open File Explorer window.
2. In File Explorer window, navigate to this location on your computer-
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
3. In Application folder, right click on “chrome” and then click on “Rename” to rename it.
4. Name it “chrome1“.
5. Now, right click on “chrome1” and click on “Send to>“.
6. Click on “Desktop (create shortcut) ” to create a desktop shortcut.
Close File Explorer window.
6. Now, right click on “chrome1-Shortcut” in the desktop and then click on “Rename“.
7. Rename it as “chrome“.
8. Now, double click on “chrome-Shortcut” to open it on your computer.
It should open without any further error.
Now, if you have Google Chrome already pinned to your taskbar, follow these steps to pin the new one-
1. Right click on “Google Chrome” on your taskbar, and then click on “Unpin from taskbar” to unpin it.
2. Now, double click on the new “chrome” icon on your desktop to open it on your computer.
3. Now, on taskbar, right click on “Google Chrome” icon on taskbar, and then click on “Pin to taskbar” to pin it.
Now, you can launch Google Chrome without any further issue.
Fix-2 Restart Chrome process from Task Manager-
Restarting Chrome process will remove any bugs or glitches in Chrome. So, follow these steps to do so-
1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open Task Manager window on your computer.
2. In Task Manager window, find out the “Google Chrome” in the list of applications.
Right click on”Google Chrome” and then click on “End Task“.
Google Chrome process will be ended on your computer.
Try to open Google Chrome again on your computer. Check if you are still facing the issue or not.
Fix-3 Remove the user profile from Google Chrome folder-
Corrupted user profile some time may cause this problem. Deleting the profile may solve this issue.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window on your computer. Now, copy-paste following line in Run window and then hit Enter. User Data folder will be opened in File Explorer window.
2. Scroll down to find out the ‘Default‘ folder. Now, right click on the “Default” folder and then click on “Copy” to copy the folder.
3. Now, go to a location of your choice on your hard drive and then press Ctrl+V to paste the folder. This will be the backup of the original folder.
Wait patiently as this process may take quite a while.
4. Now, again coming back to User Data folder, select “Default” folder and then press “Delete” to delete the folder from your computer.
Restart Chrome browser and once it starts, follow these steps to perform reset Chrome-
Open Google Chrome window on your computer.
5. In Google Chrome window, copy-paste or type this line in the address bar and then hit Enter.
6. In Google Chrome settings window, click on “Reset settings” to reset Google Chrome on your computer.
Google Chrome will be reset.
After resetting Chrome browser, check if the error is still coming back or not.
Fix-4 Run in-built Malware and Virus Detector of Chrome-
If this problem is happening due to any virus or malware, running Google Chrome‘s malware and virus detector may solve your problem.
1. Open Google Chrome window on your computer. Now, copy-paste this line in the address bar of Chrome window and then hit Enter.
2. In Chrome settings window, beside ‘Find Harmful Software‘ option, click on “Find“.
Chrome will detect if there are any harmful software on your computer. Now, relaunch Google Chrome and check if the problem is still happening or not.
Fix-5 Flush DNS cache-
Flushing out DNS cache sweeps any kind of corrupted data on your computer.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window on your computer.
2. Type “cmd” and then hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open Command Prompt window with administrative rights.
2. In Command Prompt window, type or copy-paste these commands one-by-one and then hit Enter to execute them sequentially to execute them on your computer.
NETSH INT IP RESET C:\RESETLOG.TXT netsh winsock reset ipconfig /flushdns
Close Command Prompt window.
Reboot your computer. After rebooting your computer, launch Google Chrome on your computer.
The error will not occur further.
Fix-6 Reset the network on your computer-
If nothing is working out for you, resetting the network will surely work out for you-
1. Press Windows Key+I to open Settings window, on your computer.
2. Now, click on “Network and Internet“.
3. Now, scroll down through the right hand side of Sett ings window and click on “Network reset” to reset the network to default state.
Restart your computer.
After rebooting your computer, try to launch Google Chrome again.
Your problem will be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.