Google Chrome is used by many as their default browser because it is fast and loads quickly. Although it launches immediately at times you may find it displaying an error message as follows:
Your profile could not be opened correctly in Google Chrome, Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.
This can be annoying especially when you require the browser to show up immediately. A corrupted history file can be regarded as the main source for getting this error message. But what is a corrupted history file? Well, the corrupted history file is a file that holds records of old visited websites. This record is primarily stored in a file called WEB DATA file. So, you need to remove the web data files completely from the Google Chrome Web Browser directories first. However, before doing so it is essential to back up all your valuable data – because, the web data files include all the valuable information such as your passwords, bookmarks, Chrome extensions, etc.
Your profile could not be opened correctly in Google Chrome
1] Delete web data files from Chrome
Close Google Chrome.
Find the web data file using this path
If found, delete the file and restart the browser
Hopefully, the problem should get fixed. Also, make sure, the option to show hidden files is enabled on your computer system while you follow the process. Don’t know how to do it? No worries! Follow the steps mentioned below.
- Open Explorer
- Click on ‘Organize’ and choose ‘Folder and search’ Option
- Locate ‘View’ tab and the ‘Files and Folders’ menu
- Check the ‘Show hidden files, folders and drives’ option.
2] Create a new profile by copying data from old profile
Here, instead of removing ‘Web Data’ completely, you include most of the useful data from the old profile into a new profile by copying it there.
To do so, rename the Default folder at
to the word of your choice say, Temporary.
Then, create a new folder and name it as ‘default’.
Next, copy the files/folders given below from the original Default folder (currently named as temporary) to the new Default folder one by one.
After every step, try opening the browser and see if the problem persists. At some point you will get it; most probably for the latest object copied.
3] Delete the existing user and creating a new one
- In this method, you just delete the existing user and create a new one. The action deletes all your data associated with the account. How to do this?
- Assuming that you are using Google Chrome, click on the wrench icon and navigate to Settings/Options.
- Next, choose personal stuff >Users and finally click on the ‘Delete’ button, when found.
- Now, add a new user. That’s it!
If nothing helps, you may need to reset the Chrome browser.
Hope it helps!
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