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How to reset Chrome browser to its default settings on Windows 10

If Chrome is getting slow, or it keeps freezing or crashing, use the reset option to fix any issues — Here's how.

Google Chrome reset option

Google Chrome is among the best browsers you can use, because it’s fast, fully featured, and it has many useful extensions. However, sometimes its performance can become sluggish, and you may also experience crashing and freezing issues as a result of extensions, installation problems, profile, etc.

Although you can always spend time troubleshooting or reinstalling, Chrome includes a master reset button to quickly reset and restore all the default settings to the browser to fix virtually any issue.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to reset Chrome to its default factory settings on Windows 10.

How to reset Google Chrome

If you’re experiencing slow performance or Chrome is acting up, use the following steps to reset Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

  3. Click the Reset option.

    Chrome reset settings
    Chrome reset settings
  4. Read the explanation about the reset process.

  5. Click the Reset button.

    Chrome Reset button
    Chrome Reset button

Once you’ve completed the steps, Google Chrome will restore the default settings, disable extensions, clear cached data like cookies, but your bookmarks, history, and passwords will be kept.

While we’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, you can use the same steps on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and other platforms like macOS.

Are you still having problems with Chrome? Submit your questions to the Pureinfotech forums.