Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most used and secure web browsers available on both mobile devices and as well as desktop computers. Like other browsers, the Chrome browser has also some error issues that users have to be confronted with. One such error you can encounter on Google Chrome is ERR FILE NOT FOUND which generally occurs when you try to open any page tab on the browser. When you encounter this error code, you’ll receive a popup with the following error message on your desktop screen:
This webpage is not found
No webpage was found for the web address: Chrome-extension
Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)
The file or directory could not be found.
This type of problem normally occurs due to Chrome extensions. In this article, we will explain all the possible workarounds that may help you to fix this error.
If you face error ERR FILE NOT FOUND on Google Chrome browser on Windows 10, here are a few things you could try:
- Remove the Default Tab Extension
- Disable the Extension that is causing problems
- Reset your Chrome Browser.
Let’s check out these solutions in detail.
1] Remove the Default Tab Extension
The Default Tab extension in your Chrome browser might be the real culprit to cause this error. It is a browser hijacker that comes with some freeware software and can change the browser’s settings without your permission. If you remove this extension, you will find it again in your extension list when the next time you open the extensions tab.
- To get it started, open the Control Panel first.
- Once it opens, select Programs and Features from the list of all Control Panel items.
- Now search for the Default Tab among all the applications listed there.
- Once you find the application, right-click on it and then select Uninstall.
- If UAC prompts on the screen, click Yes.
- Again click on the Uninstall button to finally remove the application.
- Now open the Chrome browser and go to the top-right corner of the screen.
- Click on three dots icon and select Settings from the option list.
- From the left sidebar, select Extensions and then remove the Default Tab extension.
Once you complete the process, visit the site again and see if it solves the problem.
2] Disable the Extension that causing problems
In case you don’t find the Default Tab extension in the extensions list, you can fix the issue by disabling the extension that causing problems. But before that, you first have to find the problematic extension. Here are the steps to follow:
- Open the Chrome browser and then click on the three dots line in the top-right corner of the screen.
- From the options list, select More Details > Extensions.
- On the Extensions page, you will see all the extensions you have installed on your computer.
- Now make disable all the extensions one after another by switching off the respective toggle button.
- Then restart your Chrome browser and check if the problem is resolved now.
- If it works, then enable any disabled extension and check for the error.
In the same way, enable the other extensions until you find the problematic extension.
Once you find it, either leave it to remain disabled or remove it from your browser.
3] Reset your Chrome Browser
Even after following the above methods, if you’re still encountering the problem then you can reset the Chrome browser settings to default and check if it helps you to fix the issue.
But before that open the Task Manager and make sure that Google Chrome is not running in the background.
Let us know in the comment section if these solutions helped you to fix the problem.