Reset Google Chrome Browser Settings to Default

Luckily, Google Chrome has offered a simple solution to reset the Chrome browser settings to default. Earlier, Earlier, the process was a bit complex for the user had to ‘Rename’ the default folder which had all the Google extensions, Bookmarks, History, Jumplist icons and more. Why? Because, if the folder wasn’t the cause of the random freezes or crashes, then he didn’t have to lose all the information.

We’ve added a new option to the Chrome settings page to let you restore it back to its original state. And don’t worry, it won’t affect your bookmarks, saved passwords and history, reported the Chrome Blog.

Now, with the provision of new Reset button, available natively in the browser, you do not need have to modify system folders for resetting the browser. Here’s how you can reset the Google Chrome browser Settings to default.

Reset Google Chrome Browser Settings to Default

First off, verify the version of the browser. Chrome 29 is the latest version of the browser and therefore the feature is implemented in it. To check the version of your Chrome browser, click settings menu, choose ‘About Google Chrome’ option.

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If the browser is the most recent one proceed and try the following

Click on the  icon

Select Settings


Click Show advanced settings

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And click on the button shown here:

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That’s it! The action will restore browser settings to its defaults. It will reset your homepage, new tab page and search engine, disable your extensions and unpin all tabs. Moreover traces of temporary and cached data, such as cookies, content and site data will also be removed.