Profile Error Occurred Issue in Chrome (Solved)

Chrome is perhaps one of the most used web browsers in Windows 11 due to its ease of use, range of features, and useful extensions. However, off-late, users are reporting a strange error while trying to open Google Chrome either in standard or Incognito mode. It seems, whenever they are trying to open Chrome, an error message pops up saying, “Profile Error Occurred“.

This error forces you to log in again using their Google account to retrieve the saved tabs and any other preferences. It also creates an issue when you try to open a new Chrome incognito window. It does not help even though you update Chrome and run the latest version.¬†However, the problem doesn’t occur when you log in to a different computer using the same account.

Well, this error also has a fix and is pretty easy. Let’s see how to get access to Chrome hassle-free.


Fix 1 – Profile Error Occurred Issue in Chrome Via the Local App Data Path


Step 1: Click on the Windows icon on your desktop and type %localappdata% in the search field. Click on the result to open the Local File folder.


Desktop Windows Icon Search Result


Step 2: In the Local File folder, scroll down to find Google and double-click on it to open the folder.


Local File Folder Google


Step 3: Next, in the Google folder, double-click on Chrome to open the folder.


Google Folder Chrome Double Click


Step 4: Now, in the Chrome folder, double-click on the User Data folder.


Chrome Folder User Data Double Click


Step 5: In the User Data folder, find and double-click on the Default folder.


User Data Folder Default Double Click


Step 6: In the Default folder, scroll down and find Web Data. Right-click on it and click on Delete in the context menu to delete it.


Default Foder Web Data Right Click Delete


Now, simply restart your PC and try opening Chrome. Google Chrome should open smoothly, without any error pop up anymore.

Fix 2 – End all Google chrome processes

1 -Close Chrome browser

2 – Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc keys together to open task manager.

3 – Locate all Google chrome processes from the list and right click and choose end task.

End Task Chrome 1 Min


4 – Now, start chrome again.

Fix 3 – Remove AVG Toolbar extension

If you have by any chance AVG Toolbar extension installed in chrome, Just get rid of that and try again.

If that extension is not there , please uninstall AVG Secure Search or AVG Toolbar from your computer.

Fix 4 – Rename Default folder

First of all Close chrome browser. Also, before doing this , please make sure that you have your google data synced and backed up with a google account.

1 – Press Windows key + R key together to open run.

2 -Now, copy and paste the path given below in the run command box.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\

3- Now, Rename default Folder to default-backup

Default Backup Min

4 – Now, start chrome again.

Fix 5 – Reinstall chrome with deleting cache folder

1 – First of all Uninstall Chrome

2 – Now, Press Windows key + R key together to open run command box window.

3 – Now, Type %localappdata% in it and click OK.

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4 -Now, Go to Google Folder.

5 -Inside Google folder, Locate Chrome folder and delete the folder.


Chrome Google Min


Now, Install Chrome again by downloading it again from chrome official website.

2 thoughts on “Profile Error Occurred Issue in Chrome (Solved)”

  1. This fix worked – but the “Profile error occurred” kept coming back after boot up. I noticed this message started after I uninstalled RESTORO PC cleaner – I re-installed this (Free version) and the message stopped. I don’t know how to delete files that may be left over after uninstalling something.

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