Windows 10: Removing Chrome profile

Discus and support Removing Chrome profile in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I created a basic second user account on my Windows 10 computer, I also use Google Chrome extensively. I was miffed to find out that simply logging out... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Gusgf, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. Gusgf Win User

    Removing Chrome profile

    I created a basic second user account on my Windows 10 computer, I also use Google Chrome extensively. I was miffed to find out that simply logging out of Google in that second Win10 account does not mean that ones bookmarks also disappear which confused me and so it seems I have to also delete the Chrome profile from this new basic Win10 profile. But typically with Google it's not straightforward as to how one achieves this. So to be clear I want to delete my Chrome profile from the basic Win10 account I'm logged in with but do not want to effect the Chrome profile within the main Win10 account.

    How do I do this from within Chrome. Yes I'm sure I could find where Chrome stores all this crap and delete it form the local Wind10 profile but there has got to be a more formal approach to this within Chrome itself.

    Gusgf, Apr 1, 2021
  2. kormath Win User

    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done Removing Chrome profile :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
    kormath, Apr 1, 2021
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    eidairaman1, Apr 1, 2021
  4. Roohi_Taj Win User

    Removing Chrome profile

    Google Chrome Crahses and suspended in task manager

    Hi GSsswuw8,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Could you please help me with the below information:

    1. Do you have any antivirus installed on the computer?
    2. Are you aware of making any changes to the computer or browser prior to the issue?

    This issue is because of profile data corruption on google chrome or because of cookies, extensions, plugins and History. I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to resolve this issue.

    Method 1: Rename Google chrome file.

    Before proceeding I would suggest you end all the task related to Google Chrome from task manager.

    Step 1: Rename Chrome User Data file.

    1. Press Windows and
      E key together on your Keyboard.
    2. Navigate to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome.
    3. Search for User data folder. Rename this folder to UserData.old
    4. Open the chrome now and check if it is working.

    The new user data folder will be created automatically, but
    new profile will not have any of your previous data in it. To access the data back, try signing out and signing in back to the application. Or you have to manually copy the data from old profile.

    Step 2: Copy the previous data to New Profile.

    I would suggest you end all the task related to Google Chrome from task manager.
    Then follow the steps mentioned below:

    1. Press Windows and
      E key together on your Keyboard.
    2. Navigate to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\UserData.old\Default.
    3. Open a new tab and navigate to: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. (Make sure this is the new user data folder)
    4. Now copy the file one by one, once the copy is done. In-between Reopen Chrome browser and check if there is issue same issue.
    5. If the issue reoccurs, then the culprit is one of the file copied above.

    Method 2:
    Troubleshoot on google chrome.

    Note: The Uninstall and Reinstall option might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added, this will also clear the history, favorites, cookies and password. We recommend
    that you note these sites and settings before you use the Reset on chrome.

    I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned in the article on
    Fix Chrome if it crashes or won't open.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.

    Roohi Taj S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
    Roohi_Taj, Apr 1, 2021

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