Google Chrome won’t open Windows 10

Google Chrome won’t open Windows 10 device… There is no need to worry, follow this article’s fixes, and the problem will be solved very quickly.

There are many probable reasons behind problem where Google Chrome won’t open Windows 10 device, but mainly this happens due to corrupted user profiles or some harmful software.

But before going ahead for the more meaningful solutions, check out these more straightforward solutions.

  1. Restart and try opening the Chrome browser on the computer.
  2. Temporarily disable antivirus and firewall on the computer. Check whether Chrome can open or not.
    Workarounds are given fixes to get Google Chrome working-

Fix-1 Run Chrome in compatibility mode

  • Right-click on Google Chrome icon.
  • click on properties.
  • Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Tap on Change Settings for all users.
  • Check Run program in compatibility mode to choose Windows 8 from the dropdown.
  • Tap on OK & Apply.

Fix-2 Renaming Chrome

  • Tap Windows key+E simultaneously to open File Explorer window.Navigate to this location on a computer-
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
  • In the Application folder, right-click on “chrome” and press on “Rename” to rename it “chrome1 “.
  • Right-click on “chrome1” to tap on “Send to> “.
  • Press “Desktop (create shortcut)” to create a desktop shortcut.
  • Close File Explorer window.
  • Right-click on “chrome1-Shortcut” in the desktop to tap on “Rename “.
  • Rename it as “chrome “.
  • Double tap on “chrome-Shortcut” for opening it on the computer. It should open without error. Now, get Google Chrome already pinned to the taskbar, follow these steps to pin the new one-
    • Right-click on “Google Chrome” on the taskbar, tap on “Unpin from taskbar” to unpin.
    • Double tap on the new “chrome” icon on the desktop to open it.
  • Right-click on the “Google Chrome” icon to tap on “Pin to taskbar” to pin it. Try to launch Google Chrome without any further issue.

Fix-3 Restarting Chrome process from Task Manager-

Restarting Chrome process will remove bugs/glitches in Chrome. So, follow these steps to do so-

  • Tap Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the Task Manager window on your computer.
  • Find out the “Google Chrome” in the applications list.
  • Right-click on” Google Chrome,” tap on “End Task “.
  • Google Chrome process will be ended on a computer.
  • Try to open Google Chrome again on the computer. Check whether facing the same issue.

Fix-4 Removing user profile from Google Chrome folder-

The corrupted user profile may some time cause the problem. Deleting the profile may solve this issue.

  • Press Windows key+R to launch the Run window on the computer.
  • For opening the user Data folder, copy-paste following line in Run window and then hit Enter.
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
  • Scroll down to search the ‘Default ‘folder.
  • Right-click on the “Default” folder, tap on “Copy” to copy the folder.
  • Go to a choice location on the hard drive to tap Ctrl+V to paste the folder to the original folder’s backup. Wait patiently to let the process to complete as the process takes few minutes.
  • Come back to the User Data folder to choose “Default” folder and then press “Delete” to delete the folder from the computer. Restart Chrome browser to follow the steps to reset Chrome-
  • Open the Google Chrome window on the computer.
  • In Google Chrome window, copy-paste or type this line in the address bar and then hit Enter.
    chrome://settings/reset profile settings
  • Tap on “Reset settings” to reset Google Chrome on the computer.
    Google Chrome will be reset. After resetting the browser, check if the error is still coming back or not.

Fix-5 Running in-built Malware and Virus Detector of Chrome-

If the problem is happening due to virus or malware, running Google Chrome’s malware and virus detector may solve it.

  • Open the Google Chrome window on the computer.
  • Copy-paste this line in the Chrome window’s address bar and press Enter.
    • chrome://settings/cleanup
  • Besides the ‘Find Harmful Software ‘option, tap on “Find “.
  • Chrome will detect whether any harmful software is present on the computer to relaunch Google.

Fix-6 Resetting Network on the computer-

Reset the Network if nothing is working out.

  • By pressing the Windows key and the ‘I ‘key to access the Settings.
  • Tap on “Network and Internet “.
  • Scroll down the right-hand side of the Settings window to click on “Network reset “.
  • Restart your computer. After rebooting your computer, try to relaunch Google Chrome.

Your problem will be solved.